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.

Par Equity’s Network Effect at work

15 July 2020

IFA Magazine recently highlighted Par Equity's Network Effect and the invaluable insight and critical thinking that our investor community brings to each stage of the investment cycle. The Par Investor Network contributes significantly to deal flow, due dilligance, portfolio management, and exit... Read more

Censo Biotechnologies begins offering free coronavirus tests to key workers

26 May 2020

Par Portfolio company, Censo Biotechnologies, has risen to the COVID-19 testing challenge by offering free coronavirus tests to frontline workers. The company is also working with NHS Scotland to be able to augment their centralised testing programme.

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Uniklasers secures further £750,000 in funding round to continue expansion

26 May 2020

We are very pleased to announce our continued support of UniKLasers in a £750,000 round of investment, supported by Scottish Enterprise. UniKLasers has achieved international sales and will use the funding to further expand the team and increase its manufacturing and R&D capacity. Read more

Qikserve, Moto launch mobile ordering at UK rest stops

26 May 2020

Moto, the largest highway service operator in the U.K., is launching a click-and-collect mobile ordering program at 48 of its sites, backed by QikServe's PreOday platform.

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Mallzee supports Bangladeshi workers affected by Coronavirus and also reduces clothing waste through its LostBox initiative.

26 May 2020

Fantastic initiative led by Edinburgh based Mallzee supports Bangladeshi workers affected by Coronavirus and reduces clothing waste. We are proud to back the team and their innovative solution making a difference on a global scale. Read more

Par Equity Portfolio Company, Current Health, announces partnership with the Mayo Clinic for remote coronavirus patient monitoring

30 April 2020

As an early investor in Current Health (tagged), it’s great to see it go from strength to strength. This is an extremely challenging period for everyone and we’re particularly proud to back companies helping those on the front line.

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Par Equity leads £1.6m investment round into subsea clean energy company EC-OG

20 April 2020

Par Equity is delighted to announce the completion of a £1.6m investment round into EC-OG. This investment is the first through which we welcomed British Business Bank as our latest investment partner, the first of many co-investment deals to come.

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Par Equity is thrilled to announce a £75m investment programme with British Business Investments

17 April 2020

Par Equity is thrilled to announce a £75m investment programme with British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank. This £15m commitment from BBI will sit alongside Par’s EIS Fund and Investor Network to support some of the most exciting technology companies... Read more

Par Partner, Paul Atkinson, gives insight into how Scotland’s academic entrepreneurial community’ is working to eradicate Covid-19

6 April 2020

Paul Atkinson gives insight into how the Scottish Entrepreneurial community is being proactive in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. He speaks about how global reliance in the technology sector has led to resulting trends in tech-start ups working closely with clinicians, academics,... Read more

Par Equity invests £1 million into existing Portfolio Company, Swipii

20 March 2020

We are proud to continue to support Swipii in this follow-on investment round. Swipii is on a mission to give local businesses the tools and technology they need to help compete on a level playing field with global brands. Read more

Par Partner, Paul Atkinson, becomes chair of Converge

20 March 2020

Par Equity founding partner, Paul Atkinson, has taken on the role as chair of Converge, the company creation programme for university students, graduates and staff. Paul Atkinson has held a seat on Converge’s strategic advisory board since 2016.

Atkinson stated: “I am delighted to chair... Read more

Sunamp and Ripple Energy sign MoU to provide zero-carbon heat and hot water

20 March 2020

Par Equity Portfolio Company, Sunamp Limited, has signed a MoU with Ripple Energy to provide zero-carbon heat and hot water.

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Par Partner, Robert Higginson, shares his insights on the factors driving 2020 technology trends

19 February 2020

Robert Higginson, partner at Par Equity LLP, suggests tech investments will take place against a backdrop of wider societal concerns around issues such as climate change and waste; fake news and the democratic process; social media and privacy; and ageing populations. In this environment, tech... Read more

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

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