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.

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

Dukosi battery technology firm in US partnership

19 December 2018

Edinburgh-based battery technology firm Dukosi has signed a strategic partnership with a US-based energy company. Under the agreement, Michigan-based XALT Energy will be able to use Dukosi’s technology in its energy storage products.

For full article in "Insider" see attached link... Read more

Growth Investor Awards 2018 - Par Equity wins "Exit of the Year"

9 November 2018

Par Equity’s outstanding 75x return on investment and great support to its investee companies made the company the deserving winner in the Exit of the Year category, presented by Alex Evans, programme director at The Supper Club.

Please see attached link - https://growthinvestorawards.... Read more

Entrepreneur Atkinson receives special achievement industry award

2 October 2018

Recruitment and investment entrepreneur, Paul Atkinson has been recognised for his services to the technology industry in Scotland by ScotlandIS, the industry body for Scottish software, telecoms, digital and IT businesses. The Outstanding Personal Achievement Award was announced last night (... Read more

Edinburgh is named among Europe's top technology centres

17 September 2018

Edinburgh has come in at fourth in a ranking of technology hubs in smaller cities across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The city came above the likes of Geneva and Brussels in the ‘normal’ cluster category in the report by property consultancy CBRE .

See attached Business Insider... Read more

CYBG SELECTS THE ID CO. TO LAUNCH FIRST OPEN BANKING SOLUTION

13 August 2018

Today The ID Co. announced that it has been working with CYBG on integrating its DirectID Open Banking platform into the Bank’s B mobile banking app. B offers customers an intuitive mobile app, with a range of interactive tools designed to offer customers a single place to manage their financial... Read more

Growth Investor Awards 2018 - Par Equity finalist in two categories

27 July 2018

Finalist "Best EIS Investment Manager" and "Exit of the Year".

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Par Equity Managing Partner Paul Munn interviewed on "The Series A Hour" Match Capital

27 July 2018

Please follow the attached link to register with Intelligent Crowd TV to see Paul Munn, Par Equity Managing Partner - https://www.intelligentcrowd.tv/archives/series-a-hour-ep7/

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IPD UK Annual Forestry Index

29 June 2018

UK Annual Forestry Index results for the year to 31st December 2017 - full report attached Read more

Edinburgh-based company Vert Rotors (Vert), founded by London Business School (LBS) graduate Olly Dmitriev, has taken the top prize at this year's Made in Scotland Awards.

30 May 2018

Edinburgh-based company Vert Rotors (Vert), founded by London Business School (LBS) graduate Olly Dmitriev, has taken the top prize at this year's Made in Scotland Awards .

The company, which specialises in ultra-compact gas compressors, took the award for Innovator of the Year before... Read more

Primary Backs MBO of ICS Learn

8 May 2018

ICS Learn is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity. The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners (“Primary”), one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The terms of the... Read more

£30m payday for investors in Glasgow-based online education specialist

8 May 2018

Par Equity and entrepreneur Angus MacDonald earned a 100-times return on their initial £250k investment in ICS Learn after it was bought out by its management team, insider.co.uk can reveal. Full article can be read here https://www.insider.co.uk/news/ics-learn-angus-macdonald-parequity-12501... Read more

ICS Learn delivers 75 x investment return in five years for investors

4 May 2018

EIS-backed turnaround delivers 75x investment return in five years

• Investment firm transforms distance learning firm into market leader in online education

• Transformation includes world-first innovation in online education

An Enterprise Investment Scheme that led... Read more

Novosound - University of the West of Scotland’s first spinout raises £1.5 million

2 May 2018

The first spinout company set to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland has closed its seed investment round, raising £1.5 million.

novosound, the winner of the 2017 Converge Challenge, has developed and patented a ground-breaking technique to mass-manufacture printable... Read more

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