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One of the IMSPEX monitoring devices is used to determine beer maturity

Finance Wales and Angel CoFund invest in IMSPEX Diagnostics

A £1.4 million funding round has been closed by IMSPEX Diagnostics so that the analytics chemistry company can build an administration and sales team.

Olympic shooters at London 2012 used Eley ammunition to win medals

LDC backs MBO of manufacturer Eley Group

A £42 million buy-out has been led by the management team of Eley Group ahead of new product range development and global growth.

Microsaic Systems has been successful in attracting institutional investors

AIM fundraising for scientific instrument business Microsaic Systems

Technology business Microsaic Systems has gone back to its institutional shareholders for a second time since joining the stock market in 2011.

Victoria has a Royal Warrant and its products are installed at Buckingham Palace

Maiden listed company investment for Business Growth Fund

Alternative Investment Market-listed carpet business Victoria has become the first public company to be backed by the £2.5 billion bank-backed Business Growth Fund.

A more energy efficient offering is central to Heritage's product range

Executives lead MBO for The Heritage Window Company

The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.

Much of Molecular Products Group's activities have to do with oxygen generation

Business Growth Fund makes 20th manufacturing investment 

Molecular Products Group has closed a £4 million growth capital deal so that it can finance expansion into markets such as Japan and India.

SmartKem technology is set to revolutionise traditional smartphone devices

Corporate and VC funding deal for flexible display business SmartKem

North Wales-based SmartKem has closed a Series A transaction involving a syndicate of venture capital, corporate and regional backers.

Tech Innovators 2014: Blaze takes tech onto the road for urban cyclists

If you see the blinking image of a green bicycle moving into your peripheral vision, chances are it is the work of tech start-up Blaze.

Stepping out of the UK provides a number of new opportunities for business

Taking Europe by the Loos: Bathrooms.com learns what it takes to export to the continent

Going over to Europe isn't a problem for most Brits, but launching in a European market is another matter altogether. Bathrooms.com found that out when they decided to expand into both France and Germany recently.

BFP Wholesale works with food retailers such as baked goods firm Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme and Greggs supplier sold through trade sale

Food distributor BFP Wholesale has been bought by private equity consortium Zimt for an undisclosed amount.

XMOS has added to its list of investors by securing corporate backer Bosch

Bosch and Huawei invest in British semiconductor business

Bristol-based semiconductor business XMOS has closed a Series D investment deal, pulling in new corporate backers.

Plastique manufactures products for a wide range of plastic applications

Packaging manufacturer turns to venture capital to fuel growth

The Business Growth Fund has added a new manufacturing business to its portfolio in the form of plastics firm Plastique.

Just Tray MD Paul Crossley is to pursue global and acquisitive growth

Gresham Private Equity offloads Just Trays to Maven Capital Partners as it enters wind-down

Just Trays has sourced a new private equity backer in the form of Maven Capital Partners and closed a secondary management buy-out.

Dudson family: Ian, Max and Katie Dudson represent the 8th and 9th generation

Ninth generation Potteries business turns to venture capital

The Business Growth Fund has closed a deal at the smaller end of its investment remit by injecting £3 million into manufacturing company Dudson.

Hydrobolt mainly serves the global oil and gas and power generation markets

Octopus-backed Hydrobolt exits through deal with LoneStar

Energy parts business Hydrobolt has been snapped up by LoneStar for an undisclosed amount with help from private equity firm AEA Investors.

LDC's Martin Draper sees an attractive market driven by strong fundamentals

LDC snaps up mobility equipment firm from Canadian-listed Prism Medical

Lloyds Banking Group equity investment arm LDC has closed its latest deal and added mobility equipment company Prism Medical UK to its portfolio.

Fighting crime: Police forces across the UK are utilising Edesix's video tech

Video technology firm used by the police added to Panoramic Growth Equity portfolio

Panoramic Growth Equity has closed its first deal since the summer of 2013 by investing in video recording equipment company Edesix.

Trunki was set up by Rob Law in 2006 and has now moved into new markets

Trunki’s wheels fall off: The battle to protect its design

From failing on Dragons’ Den to selling over two million of its children’s suitcases, Verity Ellis, an associate solicitor at D Young & Co, explains why Trunki are now at the mercy of copy-cat designs. 

UK Point of Sale Group manufactures a wide range of products

Why businesses should bring manufacturing back to the UK

Jason Leslie, managing director at UK Point of Sale Group, explains why he's confident about the future for UK manufacturers and why in-house is often best.

Heavy engineering: itmsoil has been involved with the London Crossrail build

Jamie Constable's Rcapital makes investment in engineering space

Turnaround investor Rcapital has closed its latest deal and backed instrumentation and monitoring business itmsoil.

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