Both Par Equity and the companies we invest in regularly appear in the press. We will let you know what they say here, as well as interesting press comment about the EIS and venture capital industry.

pureLiFi awarded a multi-million-dollar deal with the US Army Europe to deliver secure wireless communications system

27 April 2021

Congratulations to pureLiFi as the company announces a multi-million-dollar deal with the US Army Europe to supply its Kitefin™ technology to deliver a secure wireless communications system. Read more

Par Equity steps up investment activity across the North of the UK

26 April 2021

Par Equity is celebrating a record-breaking year despite the challenges inflicted by Covid-19 on much of the economy. Par deployed more than £17m of capital – 48% more than last year - into its portfolio companies, which in turn raised a further £26m from third party investors. Specialising in... Read more

Par Equity portfolio company, Current Health, raises a £31m series B funding round to scale remote patient monitoring

23 April 2021

Par Equity is pleased to continue its support of Current Health, one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK. Read more

Par portfolio company, Novosound, honoured in global awards ceremony for its Belenus corrosion monitoring sensor

20 April 2021

Congratulations to Novosound on being honoured at the 2021 Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.

Organised by the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), Novosound received the award in the Testing category for its revolutionary Belenus... Read more

Par Equity Partners with Turing Talent in Internship Programme for Portfolio Companies

19 April 2021

Par Equity is excited to announce our partnership with Turing Talent to further support our founders in hiring technical talent, specifically in Machine Learning and Data Science. Read more

Par Equity Leads £5m Series A Investment into Cyan Forensics

29 March 2021

We're excited to welcome Cyan to the Par Portfolio in a £5m Series A funding round that will accelerate Cyan’s ambitious global growth plans as the Company works to help law enforcement, social media and cloud companies find and block harmful content from paedophiles and terrorists.

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Censo Biotechnologies and Axol announce merger and £3.8m investment

18 March 2021

Par Equity Portfolio Company, CENSO Biotechnologies has announced its successful merger with Axol Bioscience Ltd, provider of iPSC-derived cells, media, and characterization services.

This exciting merger is underpinned by £3.8m of growth funding coming from Par Equity, Calculus Capital... Read more

100% vote to enhance EIS Carry Back relief

2 February 2021

In a survey held by Par Equity, working with GBI Magazine and IFA Magazine, we asked financial advisers about their thoughts on extending Carry Back from 1 to 2 years, and the impact that change would have on the EIS industry and investment into early stage companies in the UK.

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EC-OG Appoints Bob MacDonald as Chairman

27 January 2021

MacDonald brings 30 years' experience spanning multiple sectors within the energy transition and industrial markets. Bob's track record in growing businesses on an international scale makes a great addition to EC-OG at an exciting time in the Company's development. Read more

Manus Neurodynamica Completes £1.2m Funding Round

26 January 2021

Par Portfolio Company, Manus Neurodynamica recently closed a £1.2m funding round to support the launch of its digital pen, which detects early indicators of Parkinson’s disease.

To date, the company has secured £5 million in funding, including a £750,000 financing round in May last year... Read more

Par Equity and GBI Magazine discuss the future of the EIS market

22 January 2021

Par Equity recently met with IFA Magazine to discuss the evolution of the EIS market, and how EIS can establish itself as an important tax planning tool that not only provides attractive returns to investors but also stimulates the wider UK economy in the long term as well. Read more

Par Equity Named Runner Up for Exit of Year at the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

17 December 2020

Par Equity has been named a Runner Up in the prestigious award for Exit of Year for its profitable September 2019 exit of DeltaDNA in the sixth annual Growth Investor Awards.

Established six years ago, these awards have shone a spotlight on the providers who have an impact beyond... Read more

Money Dashboard wins £125k grant for app to provide support to those impacted by Covid-19

15 December 2020

Par Equity Portfolio Company, Money Dashboard, has won a £125,000 grant as part of the Nesta Rapid Recovery Challenge. The investment will allow the Company to quickly scale its Spending Plan tool, which helps those facing financial uncertainty in the wake of the pandemic to more effectively... Read more

Par Equity to Launch Belfast Regional Investor Network

25 November 2020

Par Equity is pleased to announce we’re broadening the Par Investor Network in Belfast, chaired by Ronnie Geddis following our Aberdeen launch in October 2020.

The network will support Par's existing activities in Northern Ireland - Trivirum, PlotBox and Datactics – as well as help to... Read more

Par Partner Andrew Noble and IFA Magazine on Par Equity's Investment Thesis

23 November 2020

Par Partner, Andrew Noble, recently spoke with IFA Magazine on the back of Par Equity’s recent exit from Symphonic Software that delivered a blended 8.3x return to EIS Fund Investors acrooss two investment rounds. The article highlights Par’s unique investment thesis that fuses the financial... Read more

Par Equity Delivers a Successful Exit with the Sale of Symphonic Software

13 November 2020

Following our latest exit, Symphonic Trust, we caught up with CEO Derick James to review this successful exit and some of the returns our EIS Fund investors made.

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Par Equity named as a finalist in the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

11 November 2020

In a challenging year, and with a record-breaking number of award entries, Par Equity has secured a spot as one of the finalists in the Growth Investor of the Year category of the 2020 Growth Investor Awards, hosted by Intelligent Partnership. Now in their sixth year, the Growth Investor Awards... Read more

Integrated Graphene Raises £3.1m to Commercialise Breakthrough Graphene Manufacturing Process

10 November 2020

Par Equity welcomes Stirling based, Integrated Graphene Ltd to the Par Equity Portfolio. The £1.3m investment round was supported by Archangel Investors, Par Equity, Techstart Ventures and ESM Investments. The funding will allow the company to kickstart production of its breakthrough, cost-... Read more

Par Equity Launches Investment Network in Aberdeen

5 November 2020

Par Equity is incredibly pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Little to bolster Par’s investment activities in the North East of Scotland. Hugh brings unrivalled experience to Par Equity and our portfolio companies, and there is no better person to build out our network of enthusiastic... Read more

Ping Identity Aquires Symphonic Software to Accelerate Dynamic Authorization for Enterprises Pursuing Zero Trust Identity Security

3 November 2020

In 2014, Par Equity invested in Symphonic Trust, a spin-out from Edinburgh Napier University. Fast forward nearly 7 years, and Symphonic is a leader in dynamic authorisations for identify security and now, as of yesterday, part of the Ping Identity group. Another excellent exit for Par Equity,... Read more

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