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Blipfoto secures new funding for international growth

Blipfoto has secured a substantial new round of investment, which will allow the Edinburgh-based photo-sharing platform to focus further on international growth. The funding round was led by Steven Morris of the ESM Investments syndicate and includes Gareth Williams, co-founder and CEO of fellow Edinburgh-based online firm Skyscanner. Blipfoto has also attracted new private investment […]

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PressureFab Group invests circa £1m in Dundee

PressureFab Group, a supplier of transport and development equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry, will invest £935k to upgrade its Scottish facility, which will create 25 jobs over the next two years. The upgrade will enable PressureFab Group to take advantage of future demands from the oil and gas industry, as well as […]

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Acquisition of Oil & Gas Business for £5m

Aberdeen-based oil and gas services company Screw Conveyor has been bought by a private equity firm, Azure Investments. Azure Investments paid £5m for the business, which specialises in designing and supplying conveyors that move waste materials away from drilling sites. Azure chairman John Stodart said the business was highly profitable and well-positioned to expand abroad. […]

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Succession Planning Exercise

DC Consulting has recently completed a confidential transaction to enable a client to realise significant value over a controlled period of time, which will assist in succession planning over the medium term – transaction value of £2m. May 2012

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Innovation Grant Secured of £1m

On behalf of one of its clients, DC Consulting has recently secured £1m of innovation grants in order to assist with funding its strategic growth plans. This grant will provide an integral part of the company’s funding as it embarks on the next evolution of its technology development and commercialisation. May 2012.

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£500,000 Funding Boost for Albagaia

Albagaia will use some of the £500,000 of new funding for an export drive for its testing kits. This funding was split between equity and grant funding; half of the equity investment came from Equity Gap angel group and half from Scottish Enterprise’s (SE) Scottish Investment Bank, with this funding unlocking a further £250,000 in […]

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Investment Secured for Rail Engineering Business

DC Consulting has successfully assisted a specialist rail engineering business to position itself and then secure investment to commercialise its technology. This assignment involved a detailed strategic planning exercise, coupled with a number of market scenarios, in order to determine the most appropriate route forward, culminating in securing investment. DC Consulting also assisted with EIS […]

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Sonis Europe Completes Funding Round

March 2012 = Sonis Europe has developed a new home alarm system which houses a single sensor in the control keypad. Sonis Europe, led by Bill Marr, has now completed its equity fundraising by securing equity from Discovery Investment Fund. Sonis was introduced to Discovery Investment Fund and to two other angel syndicates by DC […]

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Refinancing Completed

DC Consulting recently completed the refinancing of a Small Trading Group, which involved the identification of the most appropriate funding mix, marrying this with the available funders in the market and project managing the entire process through to drawdown. March 2012