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i-Deals Update - October 2021

Investments & Spin-out

  • Advising Seraphim Space on $25m investment in Isotropic Systems as part of $37m round ($25 million investment into Isotropic Systems, 27 Sep 2021 06:00 | Shares Magazine)
  • Blackford Analysis – circa £5.4m investment from Archangels, Thairm Bio, Scottish Enterprise, Tri Capital, Old College Capital and others
  • ILC Therapeutics – £3.5m equity investment by SE, EOS and US investor
  • Central Plains Group - £3.2m equity investment by Crowdcube
  • IndiNature - £3m investment from SNIB (Scottish National Investment Bank funding secures UK’s first natural insulation factory for IndiNature)
  • Blockchain Technology Partners - £2m equity fundraise by Force Over Mass and Signature Ventures
  • Cytomos - £1.6m equity investment by Archangels, SE and others
  • Calcivis - £1.5m equity investment by Archangels, SE and others
  • PD Neurotechnology – Convertible debt round of €1.6m from angels and institutional investors
  • Wobble Genomics - £1.2m equity investment by EOS and OCC
  • Muddy Trowel - £1m investment from Evergreen and various angels
  • Liftt – up to $1mil investment into Keyron
  • Physiomedics - £600k equity investment by Archangels, SE and others
  • Stamp Free – follow on seed equity raise of c. £420k from UK and US private investors
  • MiRNA – acting for Company on first ever spin-out from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
  • Myconourish – follow on funding from Techstart
  • Moodfoods – seed round led by APX
  • Presymptom Health Limited – seed investment by Ploughshare Innovations and UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund
  • Zero Petroleum - seed funding from Raising Partners

 M&A

  • SHE Software Limited – acquisition of StoryShare Holdings Limited (SHE Software acquires learning & engagement SaaS specialist, StoryShare)
  • Sale of CogBooks Limited to Cambridge University Press
  • Sale of Roylance Scientific Ltd to Infinity BiologiX LLC
  • Sale of Alba Science to Eurofins (advising minority shareholders)
  • Sale of Black and White Publishing to Bonnier Books - https://www.bonnierbooks.co.uk/news/bonnier-books-uk-acquires-black-white-publishing/
  • Sale of Testing Performance to Fimatix UK
  • Acquisition of various consumer brands selling on the Amazon platform by Heroes
  • Advising on the sale of consumer brands selling on the Amazon platform
  • Advising FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) sellers on selling their businesses to FBA aggregators
  • Acquisition of bike geometry online business
  • Acquisition of gin brand business
  • Acquisition of optometry business

Investment Funds

  • Advising Seraphim Space LP on the sale of its investment portfolio as part of £180m listing of Seraphim Space Investment Trust plc on LSE
  • Establishment of limited liability partnership LLP alternative funding structure
  • Establishment of Raising Partners Angels as a new UK business angel syndicate

Restructuring/Insolvency

  • Advising on the share reorganisation of the Initiative Hospitality Group
  • Settling a contentious restructuring for a property services group
  • Advising in relation to the acquisition of a distressed loan book
  • Advising the administrators of a member of the Wilmott Dixon Group
  • Share Buyback for publishing company with large and diverse shareholder base.
  • Restructure of a high-end luxury chocolate manufacturer and retailer.
  • Restructure of a software business by rebalancing of balance sheet and hive up of assets to parent

 

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