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  Albion Ventures has rebranded as Albion Capital. The rebrand reflects the evolution of the Group, encompassing the growth of its venture capital, renewable energy, care home and IP commercialisation businesses, and the successful integration of OLIM Investment Managers, the value-oriented equity specialists acquired in September 2016. Albion Capital combines decades of investment experience from the Albion Ventures and OLIM teams providing an offering with expertise across the full spectrum of UK equity investing, from early stage start-ups all the way through to FTSE100 companies. The... read more
  London, 14 June 2017: G.Network, the next-generation communications service provider exclusively focused on Central London, has received investment totaling £4.675m from Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager. Based in Mayfair, London, G.Network provides affordable ultra-fast broadband connectivity to businesses across Central London, bridging the gap between constrained copper-based broadband and expensive leased lines which have long lead times. A fast, reliable broadband connection is an increasingly critical requirement for Central London’s c. 100,000 SMEs, who are... read more
Albion portfolio companies scoop two awards at the prestigious WCIT EAD awards, the 'Oscars for the Entrepreneurs'. Imam Hoque of Quantexa won the Evergreen Entrepreneur award and John Snyder of Grapeshot won the Enterprise Entrepreneur award. This follows on from the success of Steve King and Hugo Amos of Black Swan Data who won the Enterprise Award the previous year. For more information click here read more
  Keith Wallington Appointed as Chairman MPP Global, a high growth technology business delivering digital monetization services to the media, sport and retail sectors, has completed a £12m ($15M) Series B financing round from Albion and Grafton Capital. Based in Warrington, UK, MPP Global counts major global media companies including Sky, News UK, Daily Mail Group, L’Equipe and McClatchy among its clients. MPP Global’s platform, eSuite, converts and retains paid users for its clients, and is unique in its integration of identity management and automated subscription billing. Global digital... read more
Panaseer, a cyber security data analytics company, today announces that it has raised $3.25 million in further funding from existing investors Albion, Notion Capital, and Winton Ventures and new investors Paladin Capital Group and Evolution Equity Partners. The new raise brings total investment into Panaseer to $5.6 million. Panaseer offers a big data analytics software platform designed to automate identification, measurement, communication, and mitigation of cyber risk. The Panaseer® Security Data Lake gives data-driven CISOs the continuous visibility and automated reporting capabilitiy... read more
  To quote the FT 'Innovative and fast-growing companies are the driving force of the European economy in the 21st century. They generate jobs and sustain Europe’s competitiveness.' Congratulations to the team at Black Swan from everyone at Albion. To see the full list - read more
The OLIM Charity Conference
If you are a trustee of a charity we would very much like you to join us in central London on June 8th for our first Charity Conference. The conference will explore external influences currently facing charity trustees and executives, including global trends, pressures on donors, changing legal frameworks and investment strategies. The agenda will start with registration at 10:00am and finish with drinks and a buffet lunch closing at around 2:30. If you would like to come along then please email with details of your name, email address, postal address and associated... read more
Quantexa, the disruptive big data and analytics company backed by Albion and HSBC, has opened a new office in Brussels. Further offices in Sydney and New York are due to open within the next 12 months. Following on from last month’s $3.3m fund raising, Quantexa’s expansion reflects a growing customer base outside the UK. The Brussels office, with an initial staff of four, will put the company in closer proximity to its clients and forms part of its aggressive international growth plans. Quantexa’s clients include some of the world’s largest financial institutions, many of which have extensive... read more
  Entity Resolution and Network Analytics start-up plans further product development and international expansion Quantexa Limited (“Quantexa” or the “Company”) today announced that it has closed a $3.3 million investment, led by Albion and HSBC. Quantexa’s rapid growth has underpinned a Series A fundraising within its first year, with the new capital used to further accelerate product development and international expansion. Founded in 2016 by a team of world-class software, data and advanced analytics experts, Quantexa currently uses big data analytics to tackle complex financial crime and... read more
  memsstar Ltd. and Plasma-Therm LLC, both leading providers of semiconductor processing equipment for specialty markets, announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement for North America.  The agreement gives Plasma-Therm the exclusive rights to distribute all release products (HF and XeF2) as well as self-assembled monolayer (SAM) products from memsstar, adding to Plasma-Therm’s deep silicon etch (DSETM) and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) portfolio. The two companies can now deliver complete MEMS fabrication solutions to customers in North America... read more