Albion News

Albion announces that it has successfully completed the acquisition of OLIM Investment Managers (“OLIM”) from Close Brothers Group.  The acquisition was first announced on 27 September 2016, subject to regulatory approval. OLIM is a fund manager specialising in UK quoted equities, with around £500 million of assets under management. The completion of the acquisition further diversifies Albion’s investment management expertise into quoted equities and increases its assets under management and administration to over £950 million.  read more
Exco In Touch
Exco InTouch, the leading provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, today announced that it has been recognized in Deloitte’s 2016 UK Fast 50 technology awards – securing the award in acknowledgment of the rapid growth achieved by the company over the course of the last four years. The accolade recognizes the success of Exco InTouch as the market leader in its field and pioneer of key innovations that have transformed the sector. More: read more
The Offers are now open for investment in the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 tax years. All the documents associated with the Offers are available for viewing and download here read more
Memstar has installed two ORBIS ALPHA systems in Bosch's German research and development facility in Renningen. The systems will be used in Bosch's development efforts for the next generation of MEMS devices. Introduced in 2014, ORBIS systems deliver the industry's most advanced single-wafer process capability for advanced MEMS manufacturing. memsstar is a leading provider of etch and deposition equipment and technology solutions to manufacturers of semiconductors and micro-electrical mechanical systems. "With the anticipated growth in the MEMS market, MEMS manufacturing must advance rapidly... read more
Exco InTouch has been recognized for the third year running as an honoree in the Journal of mHealth’s Global Digital Health 100. The 2016 list – compiled from a combination of nominations and industry research by the publication’s international team - sets out to identify the most innovative and disruptive health technology companies from across the globe that operate in the mobile, digital and connected care industries. The company is firmly established as a market leader and industry authority in digital health and Exco InTouch’s modular approach delivers disease management programs that... read more
The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF) has announced its participation in the formation of Achilles Therapeutics Ltd today (Wednesday), led by SYNCONA LLP and CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY (CRT). The new private company will bring together world-class research from UCL (University College London) and the Francis Crick Institute, funded by Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Achilles Therapeutics will design therapies to target truncal tumour neo-antigens – unique flags to the immune system present on the surface of every cancer cell*, which were first discovered by... read more
AGR Growth Report 2016
Small businesses are still upbeat about growth in the next two years, skills shortages are now the main barrier to growth and the East Midlands and East Anglia are the most optimistic regions. For the full report please visit the Publications page of the website which is within the 'About Us' box above. If you would like a hard copy of the report please email read more
Edinburgh informatics company Aridhia has been shortlisted for the new Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration category at the Times Higher Education Awards. The nomination is based on Aridhia’s partnership with the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences which has seen the two organisations collaborate on an extensive spectrum of research projects and educational activities. The centrepiece of the collaboration is the development of the £20M Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC), Scotland’s national centre for... read more
Albion is delighted to announce that two of its portfolio companies are in Sunday Times Tech Track 100 we offer congratulations to the teams of Grapeshot and Exco InTouch. The Tech Track 100 list ranks private technology, media and telecoms companies based on their growth in sales over the last three years of available data.    read more
Albion has agreed to acquire OLIM Investment Managers (“OLIM”) from Close Brothers Group, subject to regulatory approval. OLIM is a fund manager specialising in UK quoted equities, with around £490 million of assets under management. Its particular strengths are in charities, for which it manages £240 million, and in investment and other trusts (£170 million) and private clients (£80 million). The business was founded in 1986 and has been part of the Close Brothers Group since 2000. Angela Lascelles, the joint founder, will remain Chief Executive of OLIM and the existing investment management... read more