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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.

Calum Ryder has already had NVM Private Equity backing for an old venture

Tortilla Chip brand It’s All Good gets its teeth into £3.5 million investment

A £3.5 million new finance injection has been made into snacks business It's All Good to help with building out the company's manufacturing capacity.

Phase One is based in Copenhagen and has offices in Asia and America

Silverfleet Capital snaps up stake in Nordic camera business Phase One

British private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has invested in pan-European digital camera business Phase One.

Entrepreneurial: Dave Vout previously built a engineering firm GDS Rebar

Driving display technology Bike HUD uses Seedrs to raise in excess of £100,000

A new technology designed to provide a heads up display for motorcyclists has raised growth capital through crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

Dick Cormack worked for Pirelli before deciding to start his own company

World Rally Championship tyre brand DMACK drives off with private equity backing

High performance tyre maker DMACK has turned to private equity to fund the next stage of its growth.

FDM believes that the system could revolutionise the NHS supply chain

FDM Digital Solutions looks to ride wave of 3D printing growth by closing funding round

An £860,000 investment commitment has been secured by FDM Digital Solutions, a business which produces made-to-measure insoles for the NHS.

Former Diageo boss Paul Walsh is backing the growth of RM2 International

Former Marks and Spencer and Diageo executives part of RM2 International AIM move

Pallet manufacturer and rental business RM2 International has joined London's Alternative Investment Market and secured a market capitalisation of £278.3 million.

Creative industries currently account for more than 10 per cent of UK exports

Doug Richard and Chris Ingram: Investing in creative start-ups    

Serial entrepreneurs and investors Doug Richard and Chris Ingram tell GrowthBusiness why they've backed bespoke tailor Pip Howeson, and what promise they see in the UK creative industries.

Pip Howeson is committed to supporting British milliners and the textile industry

School for Creative Startups graduate Pip Howeson gets investment support from Doug Richard and Chris Ingram

Former Dragons' Den star Doug Richard and serial technology investor Chris Ingram are coming together to back the growth efforts of bespoke tailor Pip Howeson.

Steve O'Hare led the deal for Equistone and sat on the board at Allied Glass

Allied Glass picks CBPE Capital as private equity backer for second time

Equistone Partners Europe has sold its majority stake in Allied Glass to fellow private equity firm CBPE Capital.

Future tech: Infrared senors developed by Pyreos are used on smartphones

Pyreos goes back to investor pool to raise new round of growth capital

A Siemens spin-out business based in Edinburgh has secured investment support from the technology company's own accelerator as well as Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Seraphim Capital.

Wastage: 18 million tonnes of edible food sent to landfill in the UK each year

Label technology to cut down on food waste gets cash to commercialise

A business producing labels designed to show how long a packet of food has been open is now backed by venture capital.

New approach: JCC Lighting has recently turned its focus to LED fixtures

American buyer found for LDC investment JCC Lighting

A trade sale for LDC has seen the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank close its eighth exit of 2013.

Mazda is banking on a new engine to drive further growth

Demand driving forward Mazda engine output

Mazda is taking on fellow manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda as it looks to increase profits.

The car industry has received increased investment and help from government

Demand for British-made cars boosts recovery

Government help and bigger export volumes are contributing to a bullish car industry.

The graphene market will be bolstered by use in devices such as smartphones

Venture capital-backed Applied Graphene Materials set to seek AIM admission

A high specification graphene business backed by intellectual property investor IP Group has outlined a move to AIM as part of its latest growth efforts.

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