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.

Current Health Acquired by Best Buy

12 October 2021

We are thrilled to announce a significant exit for Par portfolio company, Current Health, who will be joining the Best Buy Health team as the two companies seek to build a world class healthcare platform, making home the centre of health.

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Par Equity named Best EIS Manager at the 2021 EISA Awards

9 October 2021

Our trade body, Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA), hosted its 2021 awards ceremony at The House of Lords, and we are thrilled to announce that Par Equity won the Best EIS Investment Manager of the Year.

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Par Equity Leads £2.4m Series A into Nova Pangea Technologies

16 September 2021

We are proud to announce our continued support in Nova Pangaea Technologies in its next stage of growth, having led a £2.4m Series A round led supported by Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, Cambridge Angels and existing private investors.
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Par Equity Expands into the North East

29 July 2021

We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Par Investor Network into the North East. Chaired by Derek Bulmer , the North East network will allow us to continue to grow our presence in the North of the UK and provide hands-on support to high growth start-ups in a region that has historically... Read more

Nova Pangaea Technologies shortlisted with BA and LanzaJet to participate in the UK government's Green Fuels, Green Skies competition

26 July 2021

Congratulations to Par Portfolio Company, Nova Pangaea Technologies and its partners British Airways and LanzaJet on having been shortlisted to participate in the UK government's Green Fuels, Green Skies competition focused on development of sustainable aviation fuels.
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Datactics Expands into New Belfast Base After Receiving £2m Investment Backed by Par Equity

1 July 2021

The Belfast-based software and services provider employs a 50-strong team and has focused focusing funds from the recent £2m investment round led by Par Equity toaccelerate its growth, through investment both in a new office in Belfast, as well as sales resources in London and New York. Read more

Kibosh Wins Backing of Global Energy Giants to Develop Unique Pipe Repair Technology for Industrial Use

16 June 2021

A Scottish plumber turned inventor and entrepreneur has secured the backing of OGTC and some of the world’s biggest energy sector companies to develop his unique pipe repair solutions for industrial applications both onshore and in the harshest offshore operating environments. Read more

Sunamp appoints Hank Torbert, prominent US entrepreneur, as chair

18 May 2021

Par Equity portfolio company, Sunamp, is growing rapidly and experiencing a surge in demand for its thermal battery technology. Read more

Par Equity leads £2M investment in data management startup Datactics

5 May 2021

Par Equity is excited to announce a £2m follow-on round into Belfast-based Datactics. Congratulations to the team, and thank you to our co-investors at Kernel Capital and Clarendon Fund Managers.

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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