Individual investors are increasingly turning to forestry as they see the ‘win-win’ of environmental and financial return on the horizon, according to Edinburgh-based alternative asset manager Par Equity.
In 2021, deals led by angel syndicate members of LINC Scotland secured in total £146 million funding for young companies with high growth potential, almost double the amount raised in 2020, and 70% higher than the record set in 2019. Before the pandemic struck, 2019 had been a high point in th
Aberdeen-based intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, Verlume, has received a £2.5m investment from a consortium led by Par Equity. Par Equity, a venture capital firm based in Edinburgh, specialises in investing in innovative technology companies and was joined by e
Edinburgh-based investment manager Par Equity has led its largest-ever seed round, with a $5.1 million investment into Manchester-headquartered startup SamsonVT, alongside US venture capital firm Blumberg Capital. SamsonVT has developed Industry 4.0 solutions that are transforming product maintenanc
Edinburgh-based venture capital firm Par Equity has more than doubled its annual investment into innovative technology businesses, from £12 million in 2020 to £25m last year. This was in addition to a $400m exit on the sale of portfolio company Current Health in October, which continued
Edinburgh-based compression pioneer Vert Technologies (Vert) has received £1.9 million investment to expand the presence of its Conical Rotary Compressor (CRC) technology in the Refrigeration and Heat Pump sectors. Vert recently completed a £775,000 investment funding round, through the
Par Equity, the Scottish-based forestry investment fund manager, and Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva, have announced plans to deliver a significant woodland creation and peatland restoration scheme in the north east of Scotland that aims to capture over 1.4 million ton
Edinburgh-based Par Equity has achieved a major milestone with more than £100 million invested in high-growth technology businesses. The company, which backs emerging technology stars across the north of the UK, reached the milestone in mid-October.
Edinburgh-based Par Equity has announced a multi-million pound investment in Artus, a designer and supplier of innovative HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions. The new investment will be used to build awareness of Artus, develop the product portfolio and to grow the business gl
Edinburgh-based investment manager Par Equity has won Best EIS Manager at the prestigious 2021 EISA (Enterprise Investment Scheme Association) awards. The firm was also highly commended in the EISA Impact Award.
Edinburgh-based Par Equity has led an investment of £2 million in Datactics, a leader in the field of data management. Belfast-based Datactics provides software and services to large organisations that need to improve and control the quality of the data held in their computer systems. The AI-e
Edinburgh-based investment manager Par Equity deployed more than £17 million of capital into its portfolio companies in a record-breaking year. Par deployed 48 per cent more capital than in the previous year, which in turn raised a further £26 million from third party investors. Speciali
Edinburgh-based Censo Biotechnologiesand Axol Bioscience Ltd, an established provider of iPSC-derived cells, media, and characterization services, have announced a merger and subsequent £3.8 million funding round. The new entity will become a leading provider of product and service s
Edinburgh-based investment manager Par Equity has celebrated another successful year in 2020 as it increased its new investment activity to a record £12.4 million. Despite the challenges of a year dominated by COVID-19, the company also continued its run of successful exits, which means it has
Par Equity has sold its stake in Edinburgh-based portfolio company Symphonic Software in an all-cash transaction for a headline price of $31 million US dollars. Par Equity achieved a blended 8.3x return across two rounds of investment for its EIS Fund, over a period of 6.8 years. Par Equity's e