Private Equity News

Foresight continues to support North West SMEs with £4 million investment into Clubhouse Golf

16th February 2017

 Foresight Group ("Foresight”), an independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has invested £4 million into multi-channel golf equipment, clothing and accessories retailer Clubhouse Golf Limited from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund ("FRIF”).    To view or read this announcement as a pdf...
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Foresight successfully completes growth capital investment into Online Poundshop Limited alongside the founder of Poundland

9th February 2017

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) is pleased to announce on behalf of the Board of Foresight VCT, the completion of a £1.7m investment into Midlands-based Online Poundshop Limited ("Poundshop.com” or "the Company”) as part of larger growth capital investment of more than £2.0m.   To...
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Foresight Private Equity wraps up a bumper year with nine new investments in final quarter

25th January 2017

Highlights for 2016 include: £27.5 million deployed across sixteen UK SMEs Manchester office opening Launch of £38 million Foresight Regional Investment Fund in the North West - £11.2 million investment into Euxton Group, Utilities Design & Planning, Med Imaging Healthcare and Tudor Contract Cleaners Further deployment...
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Foresight Metering expands with acquisition of specialist Meter Asset Provider, Utility Funding Limited

12th January 2017

Foresight Metering Limited ("Foresight Metering”), a second generation meter asset provider ("MAP”), has acquired 100% of the share capital in Utility Funding Limited ("UFL”).   To view or read this announcement as a pdf click here.    Foresight Group and UFL have been working closely...
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FORESIGHT GROUP EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP FOLLOWING RAPID BUSINESS EXPANSION IN 2016

10th January 2017

•Minal Patel, Ricardo Piñeiro, and Matt Smith promoted to Partner Other highlights include:   • Assets under management grow 28% to £2.3 billion • New office opened in Sydney, Australia led by Director, Gary Sofarelli  • Solar infrastructure portfolio grows to 76 operational solar assets  – Renewable electricity generation capacity totals...
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Foresight's Seb Saywood is appointed director

5th January 2017

Foresight Group ("Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, is pleased to announce the promotion of Seb Saywood to Director in its Private Equity team.   To view or read this announcement as a pdf please click here.  Seb has been...
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Foresight continues rapid succession of deal completions with Tudor Contract Cleaners Limited

4th January 2017

Foresight invests in soft facilities management provider Tudor Contract Cleaners The deal is the seventh to be completed by Foresight Private Equity in the lead up to Christmas Foresight Group ("Foresight”) continues its streak of deal completions with an investment into soft facilities...
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Foresight completes its fifth deal in November, a growth capital investment into Ekkosense Limited

7th December 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight") has made a significant investment into software and sensor business Ekkosense Limited ("Ekkosense").   To view or read this announcement as a pdf please click here.     This was the fifth investment completed by Foresight Private Equity during the month of...
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Foresight makes seven figure investment into Nottingham based Player Layer

30th November 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) invests seven figures into Player Layer Limited ("PlayerLayer” or the "Company”), an award winning designer and retailer of premium sports performance clothing from the Foresight Nottingham Fund ("FNF”).    To view or read this announcement as a pdf please click...
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Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering collaborate on disruptive/innovative/ UK technology driven SMEs

17th November 2016

Foresight launches the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund ("Fund”) which will target a portfolio of investments that qualify for relief under the UK Government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme.  This venture represents a unique collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to support disruptive technologies through...
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Foresight Invests £3m into Merseyside Based Diagnostic Imaging Service Provider, Med Imaging Healthcare Limited

16th November 2016

This is the third investment from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund, which targets investments in SMEs in North West of England, North East Wales and South Yorkshire ("The Region”) Foresight Group ("Foresight”) has invested £3 million from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund...
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Foresight invests £3 million into specialist Civil Engineering and Traffic Management provider Utilities Design & Planning Limited

9th November 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) has invested £3 million into Manchester based Utilities Design & Planning Limited ("UDP”) from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund ("FRIF”).   To read or print this announcement as a pdf click here.   UDP, a leading provider of civil engineering and...
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Foresight makes seven figure investment commitment into Nottingham software specialist, Solutions for Retail Brands

8th November 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) has invested a significant sum from the Foresight Nottingham Fund ("FNF”) into Nottingham-based software business Solutions for Retail Brands Limited ("S4RB”).   To read or print this announcement from a pdf click here.    S4RB is a cloud-based software and professional...
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Foresight completes £4 million growth capital investment into Simulity Labs Limited

1st November 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) is pleased to announce on behalf of the Board of Foresight VCT, the completion of a £4 million growth capital investment into Bangor-based Simulity Labs Limited ("Simulity” or "the Company”).   To view or print this announcement from a pdf...
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Channel 4 makes seven-figure investment in The Idle Man

28th October 2016

Foresight Group (Foresight) portfolio company, THE IDLE MAN, is pleased to announce that Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund has invested a significant seven-figure sum of commercial airtime to help accelerate its 100% YOY growth.   To view or print this announcement from a...
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