The first investment in Biocontrol, a world leader in infectious diseases, was made in 2009. The company was subsequently floated on NASDAQ in 2011 to enable the raising of further funds in the US. It now trades under the name of Ampliphi.
Blackstar develop guitar amplifiers and speakers, In 2012, five years after the initial investment, Blackstar was sold in a management buyout to Foresight.
Food & Drug Analytical Service
Food & Drug Analytical Service is one of the leading independent providers of pharmaceutical Quality Control testing in the UK. The first investment took place in 2007 and the Company was sold to Tentamus in 2016.
Lovestruck Ltd is a dating service exclusively for city singles who work nearby. Members use either the website or mobile (iPhones or smart phones with Android) to arrange informal meetings, such as a coffee, lunch or a quick drink after work. The fund invested in 2010 and in 2016 the company was sold to Australian dating company, Datetix.
NCIMB is a microbiology and chemical analysis company that houses the biggest reference collection of industrially and environmentally valuable microorganisms in the UK.
The first investment was made in 2008 and in 2016 a partial exit occurred through a sale of shares to Island Channel Enterprises.
PathXL has developed a number of automated digital pathology analysis products. The fund first invested in 2011 and the company was sold to Philips in 2016.
The first investment in Q-Chip, a spin-out from Cardiff University, occurred in 2004. In 2014 the company was bought by Midatech an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of multiple, high-value, targeted therapies for major diseases with unmet medical need.
Switch My Business
Switch my business is an online exchange for utilities in small businesses and was previously known as Utility Exchange Online. The fund had a partial exit a year after investment in 2011 when Beringea made an investment.
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