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.

Previous Par portfolio company, Dukosi, is set to double the size of its Edinburgh workforce

10 February 2020

Previous Par portfolio company, Dukosi, is set to double the size of its Edinburgh workforce since being acquired by KCK in October 2019. The support provided by Par and other investors throughout the company’s early stages has helped Dukosi reach this exciting stage of growth. Read more

Par Equity welcomes two new Investment Managers

7 February 2020

We are pleased to welcome Tom Croy and Alastair Moore to the Par Equity team.

Par Equity managing partner Paul Munn said: “Tom and Alastair are set to be a key part of our expansion strategy. Following our record-breaking Q4 in 2019, underpinned by our long-term commitment to early-stage... Read more

Par Equity looking to continue momentum after a successful Q4 2019

27 January 2020

After a great end to 2019, Par Equity continues to seek out disruptive, high-growth companies based in the UK. In Q4 2019, Par Equity completed 11 investments and one exit, marking a record-breaking quarter. In October, Par successfully exited portfolio company Dukosi to American private equity... Read more

QikServe acquires Preoday to build the hospitality self-service solution of the future

15 January 2020

QikServe, the leading enterprise platform for customer self-service in the hospitality industry, has acquired Preoday , the branded mobile application and online ordering technology provider. The merger will see the businesses collaborate to build the hospitality management platform of the... Read more

Par Equity successes in the north signal bright future

13 January 2020

Legal & General, MMC Ventures and Foresight have participated in follow-on funding rounds for two Scottish businesses in which Par Equity had invested. This underlines how Par, as the leading investor in early-stage technology businesses in the North, is sought out by London-based managers... Read more

Dukosi, the Edinburgh, UK based developer of leading-edge battery technology, has today announced it has been 100% acquired by KCK .

29 October 2019

Dukosi, the Edinburgh, UK based developer of leading-edge battery technology, has today announced it has been 100% acquired by KCK .

Dukosi is a developer of cutting-edge technologies that transform the way advanced batteries are designed, deployed and operated in applications such as... Read more

Former Olympic skier rejoins venture capital firm as partner

28 October 2019

Former Olympic skier Andrew Noble has been appointed as a partner at venture capital firm Par Equity . He joins the Edinburgh-based investor from Transition Capital , the private equity company he founded to pursue Scottish SME buyouts. Noble is a serial angel investor in technology companies... Read more

Par Equity concludes an £800k investment in Kibosh Ltd, designer of the world’s fastest leaking-pipe repair kit

22 October 2019

Par Equity has concluded an £800k investment in Kibosh Ltd, designer of the world’s fastest leaking-pipe repair kit.

The innovative Kibosh equipment enables DIY enthusiasts, professional plumbers and trades people to mend leaking pipes simply and quickly without having to turn off the... Read more

Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank make a profit from selling deltaDNA

24 September 2019

Venture capitalists Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) have turned a profit from the sale of tech firm DeltaDNA to a Californian gaming giant.

The Edinburgh company was acquired last week by Unity Technologies , which had previously used its analytics software. DeltaDNA... Read more

Par Equity and SIB exit deltaDNA following sale to Unity Technologies

23 September 2019

Par Equity and SIB exit deltaDNA following sale to Unity Technologies

Par Equity and the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) have profitably exited deltaDNA following the acquisition of the Edinburgh-based analytics business by Unity Technologies. Founded in 2010 by data-mining... Read more

Change at top as Edinburgh’s Vert Rotors enters next phase

12 August 2019

Edinburgh-based engineering pioneer Vert Rotors has named its new chief executive as the business gears up for a big commercial push. Phil Harris, who is described as a “manufacturing veteran”, has joined Vert from Clear Surgical, a medical device company based in Glasgow. Harris was previously... Read more

Global Surface Intelligence Secures Six-figure Canadian Project

2 August 2019

Edinburgh-based geospatial analytics company, Global Surface Intelligence (GSI), has secured a six-figure deal to provide data analysis services in Ontario, Canada. The Scottish Earth observation and artificial intelligence firm uses satellite, radar and ground survey data to provide ‘next-... Read more

Investment code cracker MarktoMarket secures £1.75m backing

2 August 2019

Edinburgh-based MarktoMarket secures £1.75 million of investment. See attached for full article. Read more

High-tech sensor firm Novosound boosted by £1m grant

4 July 2019

A Scottish sensor technology firm is to boost its research and development activity after receiving a £1m grant from Scottish Enterprise.

Novosound, which has patented a technique to mass-manufacture printable ultrasound sensors, will focus on the industrial and medical markets.... Read more

Excitement at Vert Rotors as first 30 compressor units are ready for UK companies

27 June 2019

The production team at Vert Rotors have been busy putting the final touches to the first batch of 30 A100 compressors ready for delivery to UK customers. Read more

Scottish investment for NI firms Plotbox and Datactics

14 May 2019

A Scottish venture capital firm has invested in two Northern Ireland technology companies. Par Equity has taken a £2m stake in Plotbox in partnership with Ironbridge Capital.

Plotbox, based in Ballymena, County Antrim, makes cemetery management software. It will use the funding to... Read more

Edinburgh-based Par Equity leads £3.2m investment in Northern Ireland tech companies

14 May 2019

Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity has led investments totalling £3.2 million in two Northern Ireland software companies, Plotbox and Datactics. The technology firms are the latest to benefit from investment led by Par Equity, which has invested more than £118 million in over 51... Read more

Par Equity lead £1.9m investment in loyalty card app Swipii

6 March 2019

Swipii, the loyalty card app, has secured investment of £1.9m via a funding round led by award-winning Scottish venture capital firm Par Equity.

The latest version of the app removes the need for physical loyalty cards by linking to a debit or credit card and rewarding users with points... Read more

Hat-trick of awards for Par Equity after another win

12 February 2019

Par Equity, the venture capital firm, has won ‘Best EIS Investment Exit’ at the EIS Association Awards 2019. The win completed a hat-trick of awards recognising the firm’s 76x return on investment turnaround of online educator ICS Learn.

The EIS Association Awards 2019 were announced at... Read more

Par Equity leads two-day investment deal bonanza

24 January 2019

Venture capital firm Par Equity has closed investments worth almost £5 million over a two-day spell. The Edinburgh-based firm led funding rounds worth a combined £4.85m over two days at the end of December, partnering with the Scottish Investment Bank on all of the five deals.

Of the... Read more

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