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Finance required is 1m - 5m,  Early stage investment, Consumer related, Geographical trading location UK- all areas

 

 

3i

 

 16 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD

Telephone:

020-7928 3131

Email: general_enquiries@3i.com

Facsimile:

020-7928 0058

Website: www.3i.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

120 (UK), 180 (Outside the UK)

Total funds invested:

5.2 billion (Globally)

Total funds managed/advised:

6.2 billion (Globally)

Sources of funds:

Banks, Insurance companies, Own, Parent, Pension funds, Institutional investors, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

Invests own capital and in addition manages several co-investment funds in all sectors investing in MBOs and MBIs in the UK and a range of businesses in Continental Europe and Asia Pacific.

Current portfolio size:

1000

Investments as lead investor:

Examples include: Hobbs, Crown Media, Interflora, Microsulus, The Cloud

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

2 million

Maximum investment:

100 million

Average current investment size:

-

Stage of investment:

All stages considered

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

UK and Western Europe, USA/Canada, Asia

Contacts:

Michael Queen, Chris Rowlands, Jonathan Russell, Jo Taylor, Paul Waller

 

 

 


ALLIANCE FUND MANAGERS LTD

 

 5th Floor, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1DS

Telephone:

0151-236 4040

Email: info@msif.co.uk

Facsimile:

0151-236 3060

Website: www.msif.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

8 (UK)

Total funds invested:

30 million

Total funds managed/advised:

70 million

Sources of funds:

Banks, Government, Pension funds

Funds managed/advised:

Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Current portfolio size:

60

Investments as lead investor:

45

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

250,000

Maximum investment:

3 million

Average current investment size:

1 million

Stage of investment:

Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Mezzanine

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered except Retail, Property, Financial services

Geographical preferences:

North West

Contacts:

Matt Allen, Akshay Bhatnagar, Mark Fuller, Darren Gowling, Malcolm Jones

 

 

 


BRAVEHEART VENTURES

 

 The Cherrybank Centre, Cherrybank Gardens, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 0PF

Telephone:

01738-587 555

Email: mail@braveheart-ventures.co.uk

Facsimile:

01738-587 666

Website: www.braveheart-ventures.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

4 (UK)

Total funds invested:

15 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

Not disclosed

Sources of funds:

Corporate investors, Government, Own, Parent, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

Current portfolio size:

22 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Biopta Ltd, Dimensional Imaging Ltd, Spiral Gateway Ltd, MicroStencil Ltd, Quantum Filament Technologies Ltd

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

200,000 (or 50,000 as part of the SMART Equity Scheme only)

Maximum investment:

2 million

Average current investment size:

500,000

Stage of investment:

Other early stage, Expansion/development, Bridge finance, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Leveraged Build Up, Mezzanine, Public to private, Other - Seed and start-up ONLY via SMART Equity Scheme with participating universities

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered except hotels and films. Limited interest in drug development companies.

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Carolyn Smith, Geoffrey Thomson

 

 

 


BRIDGES COMMUNITY VENTURES LTD

 

 1 Craven Hill, London, W2 3EN

Telephone:

020-7262 5566

Email: info@bridgesventures.com

Facsimile:

020-7262 6389

Website: www.bridgesventures.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

9 (UK)

Total funds invested:

N/A

Total funds managed/advised:

40 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Government, Institutional investors, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

Bridges Community Development Fund A LP, Bridges Community Development Fund B LP

Current portfolio size:

19 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

SimplySwitch, Bison Bede, HSAtec, The Office, Cope & Timmins

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

150,000

Maximum investment:

2 million

Average current investment size:

Not applicable

Stage of investment:

All stages considered

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

East Midlands, London, North East, North West, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber

Contacts:

Philip Newborough, Michele Giddens, Carolyn Maddox, Antony Ross, Anne-Marie Harris, Sam Archer, Lisa Barclay, Charlotte Goldsmith, Matt Scott

Other information:

Bridges Community Ventures Ltd is the UK's first community development venture capital company, established to invest in ambitious businesses in the most under-invested parts of England. To see if your business is located in a qualifying area please visit www.bridgesventures.com

 

 

 


CATAPULT VENTURE MANAGERS LTD

 

 BioCity, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1GF

Telephone:

0870-116 1600

Email: mail@catapult-vm.co.uk

Facsimile:

0870-116 1601

Website: www.catapult-vm.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

8 (UK)

Total funds invested:

10.5 million

Total funds managed/advised:

50 million

Sources of funds:

Banks, Government, Pension funds, Institutional investors

Funds managed/advised:

East Midlands Regional Venture Capital Fund. Advantage Enterprise and Innovation Fund

Current portfolio size:

34

Investments as lead investor:

34 new investments including Intamac Systems Ltd, Applied Multilayers Ltd, Stadia Sports Holdings, Stribbons Ltd, Mood Concepts, RDM Ltd

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

100,000

Maximum investment:

2 million

Average current investment size:

250,000

Stage of investment:

Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

East Midlands, West Midlands

Contacts:

Clive Austin, Rob Carroll, Jonathan Earl, Caroline Green, Ray Harris, Robin Jones, Pete le Noury, Graham Mold

 

 

 


CLOSE VENTURE MANAGEMENT

 

 4 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4BT

Telephone:

020-7422 7830

Email: enquiries@closeventures.co.uk

Facsimile:

020-7422 7849

Website: www.closeventures.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

9 (UK)

Total funds invested:

150 million

Total funds managed/advised:

235 million

Sources of funds:

Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

Close Brothers Venture Capital Trust PLC, Close Brothers Development VCT PLC, Close Brothers Protected VCT PLC, Close Technology & General VCT PLC, Healthcare and Leisure Property Fund PLC, Bamboo Investments PLC, Close Income & Growth VCT PLC, Crown Place VCT PLC

Current portfolio size:

60 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Careforce PLC, Grosvenor Health Ltd, Xceleron Ltd, Peakdale Molecular Ltd, Lowcostbeds Ltd

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

500,000

Maximum investment:

8 million

Average current investment size:

2 million

Stage of investment:

All stages considered

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Patrick Reeve, Robert Whitby-Smith, Henry Stanford, Emil Gigov, Will Fraser-Allen, Ed Lascelles, David Gudgin

 

 

 


CREATE PARTNERS LTD

 

 Victory House, Vision Park, Histon, Cambridge, CB4 9ZR

Telephone:

01223-202 876

Email: enquiries@createpartners.com

Facsimile:

01223-484 511

Website: www.createpartners.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

2 (UK)

Total funds invested:

1.5 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

20 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Funds managed/advised:

Create East of England Fund

Current portfolio size:

8

Investments as lead investor:

Daisy Limited, Tissuomics Limited, Screens at Work Limited, Ettondoo Limited Camrivox Limited

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

100,000

Maximum investment:

2 million

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered except EU and DTI exclusions

Geographical preferences:

East of England

Contacts:

Boyd Mulvey, Mattheus Pieterse

 

 


ELDERSTREET INVESTMENTS LTD

 

 32 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4HE

Telephone:

020-7831 5088

Email: admin@elderstreet.com

Facsimile:

020-7831 5077

Website: www.elderstreet.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

7 (UK)

Total funds invested:

75 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

80 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Academic institutions, Banks, Corporate investors, Pension funds, Institutional investors, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

Elderstreet Capital Partners, Elderstreet Venture Capital Trust, TriVen Venture Capital Trust, Elderstreet Millennium Venture Capital Trust, Adviser to private investors

Current portfolio size:

56 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Micromuse Inc, Berkeley Scott Group plc, Computer Software Group plc, Edenbrook Limited, weComm Limited

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

400,000

Maximum investment:

3 million

Average current investment size:

1 million

Stage of investment:

Other early stage, Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO

Industry preferences:

Industrial products and services, Manufacturing, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Services

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Paul Frew, William Horlick, Michael Jackson, Vin Murria, David Taylor, Barnaby Terry

Other information:

Elderstreet Capital Partners provide early stage and development capital to growing businesses within the European Software and Computer Services sector.

The Venture Capital Trusts finance buy-outs and provide development capital to VCT qualifying businesses in all sectors within the United Kingdom.

 

 

 


FINANCE CORNWALL LTD

 

 14 High Cross, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AJ

Telephone:

01872-272 288

Email: office@financecornwall.co.uk

Facsimile:

01872-272 298

Website: www.financecornwall.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

3 (UK)

Total funds invested:

6 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

20 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Banks, Local authorities, Own

Funds managed/advised:

Current portfolio size:

16

Investments as lead investor:

Advanced Oxidation Limited, Castle Granite Limited, Furniss Limited, Locally Limited, Select Gauges & Calibration Limited

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

50,000

Maximum investment:

1 million

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Mezzanine

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered except Primary agriculture

Geographical preferences:

South West

Contacts:

Victoria Holroyd, Robert Seymour, Mike Wall

 

 

 


FINANCE WALES INVESTMENTS LTD

 

 3rd Floor, Oakleigh House, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DQ

Telephone:

0800-587 4140

Email: info@financewales.co.uk

Facsimile:

029-2033 8101

Website: www.financewales.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

9 (UK)

Total funds invested:

38 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

60 million

Sources of funds:

Banks, Government

Funds managed/advised:

Current portfolio size:

100 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

100,000

Maximum investment:

1.5 million

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI, Mezzanine

Industry preferences:

Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medical/health related, Chemicals and materials, Energy, Construction and building products, Industrial automation, Industrial products and services, Manufacturing, Engineering, Transportation, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Services

Geographical preferences:

Wales

Contacts:

David Staziker, Paul Lee

Other information:

Other funding options at Finance Wales include business loans, community loans and renewable energy loans and mezzanine. Management support is offered through pre/post investment support programmes.

 

 

 


INVEST NORTHERN IRELAND

 

Corporate Finance Appraisal and Advisory Division, Bedford Square, Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7ES

Telephone:

028-9023 9090

Email: charles.harding@investni.com

Facsimile:

028-9043 6536

Website: www.investni.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

2 (UK)

Total funds invested:

58.37 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

58.37 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Government

Funds managed/advised:

Government

Current portfolio size:

145 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

Open

Maximum investment:

Open

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI

Industry preferences:

Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medical/health related, Chemicals and materials, Construction and building products, Financial services, Industrial automation, Industrial products and services, Manufacturing, Engineering, Communications, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Other consumer related, Services, Other - Manufacturing, Tradeable services

Geographical preferences:

Northern Ireland

Contacts:

Charles Harding, Gillian McKenna

Other information:

Invest NI was formed in April 2002 as the main economic development organisation of Northern Ireland and is a non departmental public body operating under the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment (DETI). Our strategy is to add value to the economy and create wealth.

Other UK offices:

Ballymena, Coleraine, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Newry, Omagh, Portadown

Overseas offices:

London,  Dublin, D'ldorf, Brussels, Washington, SanJose, NewYork, Boston, Atlanta, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai

 

 

 


MMC VENTURES LTD

 

 Braywick House, Gregory Place, London, W8 4NG

Telephone:

020-7938 2220

Email: enquiries@mmcventures.com

Facsimile:

020-7938 2259

Website: www.mmcventures.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

6 London

Total funds invested:

15 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

25 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Own, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

MMC Syndicate MMC Ventures Co-Investment Fund

Current portfolio size:

12 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Consilium, VC-World, World Golf Systems, Neoss, MoneyExpert, iiPay, Delphic, Ibis Project Services

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

500,000

Maximum investment:

5 million

Average current investment size:

1.5 million

Stage of investment:

Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, MBO, MBI

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered except Biotechnology

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Matt Wreford, Ben Richardson, Chris Clothier

Other information:

MMC Ventures' capital comes from 2 sources: a value adding syndicate of experienced businessmen and a managed fund that co-invests with them.

 

 

 


NORTHERN VENTURE MANAGERS LTD

 

 Northumberland House, Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ER

Telephone:

0191-244 6000

Email: new@nvm.co.uk

Facsimile:

0191-244 6001

Website: www.nvm.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

15 (UK)

Total funds invested:

120 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

180 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Corporate investors, Pension funds, Institutional investors, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

Northern Investors Company PLC, Northern Venture Trust PLC, Northern 2 VCT PLC, Northern AIM VCT PLC, Northern 3 VCT PLC

Current portfolio size:

96 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Pivotal Laboratories, Direct Valeting, Leda Recruitment, KCS Management Systems, Abermed Industrial Doctors, Ithaca Holdings

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

1 million

Maximum investment:

7.5 million

Average current investment size:

2.7 million

Stage of investment:

Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Institutional BO, Public to private, Purchase of quoted shares

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Alastair Conn (Newcastle), Michael Denny (Edinburgh), Martin Green (Reading), Tim Levett (Newcastle)

Other information:

Jonny Allatt (SW/Wales)
James Arrowsmith (Midlands)
Bill Dempster (NE)
Bill Edge (Biotech)
Richard Gibson (NW/Scotland)
Karl Harridence (SE)
Peter Hodson (London)
Jeff Holder (NE/Yorks)
Tim Levett (UK)
Martin Green (UK)
Norman Yarrow (AIM)

 

 

 


PARTNERSHIPS UK PLC

 

 10 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AE

Telephone:

020-7273 8383

Email: puneet.bhatia@partnershipsuk.org.uk

Facsimile:

020-7273 8368

Website: www.partnershipsuk.org.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

3 (UK)

Total funds invested:

8 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

20 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Own

Funds managed/advised:

Current portfolio size:

8

Investments as lead investor:

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

750,000

Maximum investment:

3 million

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

All stages considered

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Puneet Bhatia, Christina McComb, Elaine Robertson

Other information:

Partnerships UK invests only in ventures developed in or with significant funding from the Public Sector in UK (including assets and technologies spun out of Public Research Labs, UK Universities, and any other public sector departments or agencies).

 

 

 


UNILEVER VENTURES LTD

 

1st Floor, 16 Charles II Street, London, UK, SW1Y 4QU

Telephone:

020-7321 6199

Email: Kimberly.OConnor@unilever.com

Facsimile:

020-7321 6198

Website: www.unileverventures.com

Company details:

Investment executives:

10 (UK)

Total funds invested:

36.8 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

66 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Parent

Funds managed/advised:

Current portfolio size:

10 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Persil Services Ltd, Alleggra Foods Ltd, Brainjuicer Ltd, BAC BV, Insense Ltd

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

100,000

Maximum investment:

5 million

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development, Leveraged Build Up, Roll-out

Industry preferences:

Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medical/health related, Nanotechnology, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Retail, Services

Geographical preferences:

UK and Western Europe

Contacts:

John Coombs, Kimberly O'Connor

 

 

 


WALES FUND MANAGERS LTD

 

Cedar House, Greenwood Close, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RD

Telephone:

029-2054 6250

Email: info@wfml.co.uk

Facsimile:

029-2054 6251

Website: www.wfml.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

3 (UK)

Total funds invested:

13 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

11 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Banks, Government, Institutional investors, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

HSBC UK Enterprise Fund For Wales (HEFW), HSBC UK/Finance Wales Fund for Wales, Finance Wales Objective One Equity Fund (FWOOEF), Finance Wales Objective Two Equity fund (FWOTEF)

Current portfolio size:

26 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Pelikon, Atraverda, CarWash@Work, HD Optical Filters, Excelerate, Mobile Computing Systems, Dragon Digital Intermediate, Nightingale Care Beds

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

100,000

Maximum investment:

1 million

Average current investment size:

400,000

Stage of investment:

All stages considered

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered except property, gambling, financial services

Geographical preferences:

Wales

Contacts:

Owen Sennitt, Brenig Preest, Richard Harbottle

Other information:

Wales fund Managers is part of the Merchant Ventures Investment Group

 

 

 


WHAT IF VENTURES

 

The Glassworks, 3-4 Ashland Place, London, W1U 4AH

Telephone:

020-7535 7500

Email: ventures@whatifinnovation.com

Facsimile:

020-7224 0433

Website: www.whatifinnovation.com/ventures

Company details:

Investment executives:

4 (UK)

Total funds invested:

8 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

Not disclosed

Sources of funds:

Own, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

N/A

Current portfolio size:

10 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Little Big Food Company, Fresh Italy, Warm Welcomes, Mad About Pizza, Bombay Junction

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

500,000

Maximum investment:

10 million

Average current investment size:

Stage of investment:

Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development

Industry preferences:

Financial services, Media and photography, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Retail

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Dave Allan

Other information:

We look to invest within the UK only.

 

 

 


WM ENTERPRISES

 

Wellington House, 31-34 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5TJ

Telephone:

0121-236 8855

Email: mail@wm-enterprise.co.uk

Facsimile:

0121-233 3942

Website: www.wm-enterprise.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

11 (UK)

Total funds invested:

69 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

90 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Academic institutions, Banks, Corporate investors, Government, Local authorities, Own, Pension funds, Institutional investors

Funds managed/advised:

Baring English Growth Fund (Midlands), The Mercia Fund, The Midlands Growth Fund, The North West Equity Fund, The South East Growth Fund

Current portfolio size:

86 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Sinclair Animal and Household Care Ltd, Stone Computers Ltd, Pivetal Ltd, Future Route Ltd, Milmega Ltd

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

1 million (BEGF), 50,000 (NWEF, SEGF)

Maximum investment:

8 million (BEGF), 500,000 (NWEF, SEGF) Will lead syndicate where the sum required is in excess of our stated maximum

Average current investment size:

2.5 million (BEGF), 250,000 (NWEF, SEGF)

Stage of investment:

All stages considered

Industry preferences:

Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medical/health related, Chemicals and materials, Energy, Construction and building products, Industrial automation, Industrial products and services, Manufacturing, Engineering, Transportation, Communications, Media and photography, Information technology hardware, Software and computer services, Internet technology, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Leisure and entertainment, Other consumer related, Retail, Services

Geographical preferences:

East of England, East Midlands, North West, South East, West Midlands

Contacts:

Martyn Booth, Peter Whatson, Angela Marron, Geoffrey Doyle, David Fisher, Jason Gould, John Hardcastle, Derek King, Richard Lewis, Dr Mark Payton

 

 

 


YFM VENTURE FINANCE LTD

 

Saint Martins House, 210-212 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4HZ

Telephone:

0113-294 5000

Email: info@yfmprivateequity.co.uk

Facsimile:

0113-294 5002

Website: www.yfmprivateequity.co.uk

Company details:

Investment executives:

12 (UK)

Total funds invested:

78 million (UK)

Total funds managed/advised:

68 million (UK)

Sources of funds:

Banks, Corporate investors, Parent, Pension funds, Institutional investors, Private investors

Funds managed/advised:

British Smaller Companies VCT plc, British Smaller Technology Companies VCT 2 plc, The HSBC UK Enterprise Fund for Yorkshire & Humber, The 2nd HSBC UK Enterprise Fund for Yorkshire & Humber, The Baring English Growth Fund (North), The North West Business Investment Scheme, The Yorkshire Fund

Current portfolio size:

101 (UK)

Investments as lead investor:

Digital Healthcare, GO Outdoors, Hargreaves Services, Cozart Bioscience, Tekton

Investment preferences:

Minimum investment:

50,000

Maximum investment:

3 million

Average current investment size:

500,000

Stage of investment:

Expansion/development, Refinancing bank debt, Secondary purchase/replacement capital, Rescue/turnaround, MBO, MBI, Mezzanine, Purchase of quoted shares

Industry preferences:

All sectors considered

Geographical preferences:

UK

Contacts:

Nigel Barraclough, Simon Cleaver, David Gee, Deborah Heyes, David Livesley, Doug Stellman

Other information:

YFM Private Equity and YFM Venture Finance are the private equity and venture capital arms of the YFM Group which has collectively in the region of 250 million in funds under management and in excess of 40 investment executives across the UK.

 

YFM VENTURE FINANCE LTD

 

Brookmount House, 62-65 Chandos Place, London, WC2N 4LP

Telephone:

020-7812 6740

Facsimile:

020-7812 6744

Email:

info@yfmprivateequity.co.uk

Main contact:

Paul Cannings

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

SOLAR COLA as an INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY?

 

The soft drinks market is a tough place to do business, unless you have something different to offer and the marketing muscle to match. 

 

For nearly 100 years Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola have dominated the marketplace with similar products.  Each company spends around $600-800 million dollars a year to maintain its market position. The advertising centers around sport and music, with a scattering of irregular television campaigns. Each company launches (or attempts to launch) new brands every year.  So far, they have not proved as successful as their regular cola brands.

 

 

A taste for adventure capitalists

 

 

Solar Cola - a healthier alternative

 

 

Red Bull, although in a different drinks category, spends not quite as much on advertising , but has managed to acquire instant status and volume sales from sponsoring formula one, the Darpa Desert Challenge, and now the New Jersey MetroStars football team.

 

Solar Cola, apart from it's contemporary name, is a healthier cola based drink.  Just as refreshing, it contains a unique blend of added ingredients as an aid to good health and energy levels.  The company contributes to and sponsors alternative projects, to include this website, featuring movies, music and several thousand pages of general information, which generates in excess of 3 million visits a month already.  Recent acquisitions include the rights to the Solar Navigator World Electric Challenge, and also the new Bluebird Electric land speed record car for 2007.  The company may also sponsor the London to Brighton Solar Car Run in 2008 (dependent on the number of university entries received). 

 

It is thought that this marketing strategy will equal several hundred thousand dollars of conventional Ad Agency spending.  As an example of the kind of media coverage such nautical antics generate, you have only to look at the newspapers when Ellen Macarthur completed her world circumnavigation.  The same holds true for Sir Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

 

The design of the Solar Cola can is copyright protected, with trademark applications in the USA, Australia and Europe pending in Class 32 and granted rights in the UK.  Introduction of the drink is held in abeyance pending official launch of one or other sponsored projects, which will be activated when the time is right, such activation to coincide with the market introduction of the drink.

 

Solar Cola PLC is shortly to be activated for online investment as their trading arm.  The company is forecast to produce excellent results for investors, with sustained growth to be followed by an eventual flotation on the Stock Markets of the world in the next few years.  At this point estimates suggest investors will reap substantial gains - in line with international Licensing expectations.

 

Solar Cola Ltd is managing the funding requirement for the trading company.  They are looking for medium term or seed investment between 4-5 million to kick start phase two of the venture.

 

If you are a Business Angel, or Equity House, looking for an opportunity with the potential for good returns, please contact SOLAR COLA LTD for details.  Please ask for the funding project manager: Nelson Kruschandl

 

+ 44 (0) 1323 831727

+44 (0) 7905 147709

 


This material and any views expressed herein are provided for information purposes only and should not be construed in any way as an endorsement or inducement to invest in any specific program. Before investing in any program, you must obtain, read and examine thoroughly its disclosure document or offering memorandum.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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