Albion News

Albion Capital has been investing in software companies for almost 20 years. We usually invest in the Series A round, focusing on recurring revenue cloud businesses, typically at the application layer.  This primer sets out the basic framework we use to evaluate SaaS businesses.  We have also summarised our view of best practice approach to monitoring SaaS metrics on an ongoing basis. For the primer please click here read more
Hilson Moran
Albion has sold its stake in Hilson Moran Holdings Limited (Hilson Moran), a leading engineering services group in the UK and Middle East, to Tyrens AB (Tyrens), a Swedish technical consultancy.  Hilson Moran’s management team will remain as shareholders and the company will continue to operate under its existing brand name. The investment comes on the back of strong growth for Hilson Moran and will enable the business to provide combined MEP and structural engineering services, joining forces with existing Tyrens investment AKTII. Funds managed by Albion received total consideration over the... read more
Clean data
Ed Lascelles, Partner, Head of Technology Investment Data from UKTN’s investment tracker shows that London has continued its dominant position as a hub for UK tech, providing a base for 78% of the startup and scaleup businesses that raised finance in Q3 2017. Notably, there is strong performance where you see cross-functional expertise – industries where London is strong, such as financial services, pharma and media, utilising breakthrough technologies such as AI or VR. For the full article click here read more
The Albion Growth Report 2017
The Albion Growth Report 2017 looks at the barriers to growth for the UKs SMEs and is in its fifth year. YouGov carried out the reasech with over 1,000 companies with up to 250 employees. to read and download the report please go to the Publications page   read more
Securities Note
The Offers are now open for investment to acquire new shares in five Albion VCTs in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 tax years Please note that the Offers are now open for five VCTs rather than the six stated in the Prospectus following the withdrawal of Albion Venture Capital Trust. For further details please go to the News page For more information and the Prospectus including Securities Note, Registration Document, Summary and Application Form please go to the Current Offers page read more
Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100
Four companies supported by Albion Capital rank among Britain’s fastest-growing tech firms Albion Capital is proud to have supported four British companies included in the annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table this weekend, ranking Britain’s private technology companies with the fastest-growing sales. Albion Capital invests in high growth UK companies at the Series A and early Series B stage, with a focus on digital B2B companies across a broad range of sectors, including digital health, martech, cybersecurity, and fintech. The four companies in this year’s list are Black... read more
Albion Venture Capital Trust PLC Albion Venture Capital Trust PLC Prospectus Top Up Offer 2017/2018   Albion Venture Capital Trust PLC, which invests solely in asset-based businesses, has decided to suspend its offer until it is clearer as to what categories of investment by VCTs will be permitted in the future. This decision was made in light of ongoing discussions in respect of investment in asset-based businesses following publication in August 2017 by HM Treasury of the consultation document ‘Financing growth in innovative firms’. It is anticipated that changes arising out of the... read more
In addition to being a finalist in The Best VCT Manager category at the Growth Investor 2017 Awards, Albion has been shortlisted as a finalist for The Growth Investor of the Year 2017 Award read more
Active combustion control with direct pressure and temperature measurements developed for use in hot engine environments Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, and Oxsensis Ltd. have signed a contract to develop sophisticated aerospace engine sensor technology. Together the two companies will develop harsh-environment instrumentation including static and dynamic pressure and temperature sensors for aerospace engine applications, based on innovative fiber optic sensor technologies. These include... read more
Aridhia, the cloud-based data analysis platform provider, has agreed a new ten-year deal with Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) which will see it deliver the research and innovation component of the Trust’s multi-year digital transformation programme. Under the agreement, the Trust will adopt the ‘Ecosystem’ edition of AnalytiXagility, Aridhia’s cloud-based data analysis platform. Functioning as the Trust’s digital research environment, AnalytiXagility will be used to enable, accelerate and transform the way GOSH manages its research projects. The service will be... read more