Scottish Equity Partners in the news

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is a leading UK growth equity and venture capital firm. Their approach is to provide hands-on support for the companies it invests in, as well as capital, and the firm is recognised as the partner of choice by many of the UK’s high growth potential companies.



Scottish firms showcase technology to investor, Business Insider, 08 May 2014

People: The business diary, Scotsman, 06 May 2014

Martin Brennan appointment, Unquote, 28 April 2014

Silent Herdsman closes £3m deal led by Scottish Equity Partners, Startups, 27 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Tech Crunch Japan, 26 March 2014

SEP Investment – Wearable Technology for Cows, Global Banking and Finance, 25 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, City A.M., 25 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Angel News, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Venture Beat, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Tech Crunch, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Computer Business Review, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Real Business, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman – comment, Tech Market View, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, Unquote, 24 March 2014

Wearable tech for HORNY COWS: Biz slurps £3m for bovine arousal detectors, The Register, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman, The Next Web, 24 March 2014

Herdsman’s £3m funds round-up, The Scotsman, 24 March 2014

£3m fresh investment boosts Silent Herdsman, The Herald, 24 March 2014

Silent Herdsman: Cows connected to web to boost milk, BBC Online, 24 March 2014

Calum Paterson Interview, Business Quater, 19 March 2014

A deal-maker by nature, BQ,  19 March 2014

Growing your business, Insider, March 2014

Science & Technology review – portfolio companies, Insider, March 2014

Scottish Equity Partners invests £8m in Car Loan 4U, Motor Finance, February Edition

Deal in focus: SEP drives car financing deal, Unquote, 13 February 2014

Calum Paterson interview, Open Scotland Mag, 12 February 2014

When is the right time to exit a venture capital or private equity backed business? Real Business, 11 February 2014

Car Loan 4U announces £8m investment from SEP, Global Banking and Finance Review, 6 February 2014

Car Loan 4U receives £8m backing from equity fund, Motor Finance, 6 February 2014

SEP backs online car finance business, Business Quarter Magazine, 6 February 2014

SEP gives motor finance group an £8m injection, The Scotsman, 6 February 2014

Car Loan 4U announces £8 million investment from SEP, Angel News, 6 February 2014

SEP backs Car Loan 4U with £8m, Unquote, 6 February 2014

Scottish Equity Partners injects £8m in Car Loan 4U, AltAssets, 5 February 2014

Car Loan 4U announces £8m Scottish Equity Partners investment, Startups, 5 February 2014

Car Loan 4U, Venture Beat, 5 February 2014

Scottish Equity Partners invests £8m in car finance firm, Business 7, 5 February 2014

Leading venture firm SEP bullish on future investment opportunities, Global Banking and Finance Review, 5 February 2014

Ministers urged to search beyond tech start-ups, The Scotsman, 14 January 2014

First $1bn Scots web firm a shining example to others, The Herald, 31 December 2013

Are European GPs ready to embrace the robotics revolution?, Unquote, 17 December 2013

UK venture capital firm SEP to boost portfolio investment to £60M, Venture Capital Post, 16 December 2013

SEP on course to invest £60m in portfolio, The Herald, 16 December 2013

Interview with Stuart Paterson, Tech Market View, 9 December 2013

Aridhia secures new investment, The Courier, 10 October 2013

From digital marketing to biomedical informatics, Growth Business, 9 October 2013

Multi-million pound injection into healthcare analysis venture, Herald Scotland, 9 October 2013

Aridhia expands after venture capital boost, The Scotsman, 9 October 2013

Albion Ventures,Scottish Equity Partner invest in healthcare analytics company Aridhia Informatics, AltAssets, 8 October 2013

Albion Ventures infuses funding to Aridhia Informatics, Venture Capital Post, 8 October 2013

Albion leads investment in Aridhia Informatics, Unquote, 8 October 2013

Albian Ventures and SEP back Aridhia Informatics, peHUB, 8 October 2013

Scottish Business Briefing – Monday 7 October,The Scotsman, 7 October 2013

SEP backs buy-out at Tryzens, Herald Scotland, 7 October 2013

Jaywing completes sale of Tryzens, Interactive Investor, 7 October 2013

Scottish Equity Partners backs buyout at Tryzens, The Scotsman, 7 October 2013

Former SSE boss Ian Marchant appointed Cyberhawk director, BBC News, 2 October 2013

 SEP and Hermes acquire Zouk stake in Anesco, Angel News, 13 September 2013

Sumerian receives fresh investment from SEP and SIB, Megabuyte, 11 September 2013

SEP leads £2.4m round for Sumerian, INDEU Capital, 10 September 2013

Sumerian, a provider of Forward Thinking IT analytics to many of the leading Fortune Global 500 today announced a further £2.4m investment as it’s new SaaS predictive analytics platform gains momentum in open beta, Angel News, 10 September 2013

SEP and Hermes acquire 40% stake in Anesco, Solar Power Portal, 4 September 2013

Scottish Equity Partners snaps up stake in fast-expanding Anesco, Business Green, 3 September 2013

SEP ups stake in energy firm Anesco, Inooz, 2 September 2013

SEP and Hermes acquire stake in efficiency company Anesco, NewNet, 2 September 2013

SEP ups stake in energy firm Anesco, The Scotsman, 2 September 2013, The Scotsman, 2 September 2013

SEP leads £2.4m round for Sumerian, Unquote, 10 July 2013

Backers extend support for Sumerian, TechMarketView, 9 September 2013

Funding boost to support growth at IT firms, The Herald, 9 September 2013

Inoapps on acquisition trail with £10m funding, The Scotsman, 9 September 2013

Scottish Equity may channel $108m into U.K. clean energy, Bloomberg Businessweek, 26 July 2013

Scottish Equity may channel $108m into U.K. clean energy, Bloomberg, 26 July 2013

Don’t forget the traditional forms of marketing, Real Business, 15 July 2013

Scottish Equity Partners leads £10.5m investment in Pure360, Growing Business, 10 July 2013

News roundup–Royal Mail, JD Sports, Halfords, more, Direct Commerce, 10 July 2013

Pure360 attracts £6.5m Scottish Equity Partners investment, The Herald, 9 July 2013

SEP leads the way in e-mail firm buyout, The Scotsman, 9 July 2013

Encore exits, SEP enters Pure360, Tech Market View, 9 July 2013

Pure360 attracts pound(s)6.5m Scottish Equity Partners investment, TMCNet, 9 July 2013

Encore Capital exits Pure360, reaping 4x and 47% IRR, Unquote, 8 July 2013

Pure360 gets £10.5m cash injection, Decision Marketing, 8 July 2013

Funding Daily: Seeing double (digits), Venture Beat, 8 July 2013

Encore Capital offloads Pure360 to Scottish Equity Partners through £10.5 million deal, GrowthBusiness, 8 July 2013

Encore Capital makes 4x return form exit of UK digital marketing company Pure360, AltAssets, 8 July 2013

Email and SMS marketing specialists Pure360 attract investment in £10.5m deal, Business Matters, 8 July 2013

Cyberhawk attracts investment in facility inspection market, Point of Beginning, 26 June 2013

New funding for Cyberhawk Innovations, Business Insider, 25 June 2013

Cyberhawk investment delight, The Courier, 25 June 2013

Scottish Equity Partners leads £1.25m investment in ‘flying robot’ surveying firm, Growing Business, 25 June 2013

Cyberhawk Innovations land £1.25m investment, The Engineer, 25 June 2013

Cyberhawk attracts £1.25m investment to create jobs and drive global expansion, Angel News, 24 June 2013

SEP in £1.25m round for Cyberhawk, Unquote, 24 June 2013

Aerial ‘drone’ firm Cyberhawk draws investors, BBC News, 24 June 2013

Flying robot maker Cyberhawk receives Scottish Equity Partners-led investment, AltAssets, 24 June 2013

Flying robots company Cyberhawk Innovations backed by venture capital firm, GrowthBusiness, 24 June 2013.

SocialBro looks north of the border for funding, Tech Market View, 7 June 2013.

SEP backs Twitter analytics business, The Herald, 7 June 2013.

Venture Capital Deals, CNN Money, 6 June 2013.

SocialBro Raises £1.2M in Venture Capital Funding, FinSMEs, 6 June 2013.

Scottish Equity Partners leads £1.2m round for Twitter analytics company SocialBro, Alt Assets, 6 June 2013.

Twitter monetisation start-up SocialBro closes Series A round, Growth Business, 6 June 2013.

SocialBro Raises $1.8M to Help Businesses, Manage, Analyze and Monetize Twitter Communities, Tech Crunch, 6 June 2013.

Scottish Equity Partners Backs world curling champion Eve Muirhead (23) in Olympics bid, Angel News, 28 May 2013.

Scottish Equity Partners to sponsor Eve Muirhead, The Scotsman, 26 May 2013.

Scottish Equity Partners to sponsor Eve Muirhead, Scotland on Sunday, 26 May 2013.

Scottish Equity Partners sponsor GP Bullhound Summit and Media Momentum Awards, Angel News, 16 May 2013.

Smarter Grid Solutions secures £3M to target booming smart grid technology market in Europe and North America, Finance Monthly, 22 January 2013.

U.K Retailer Woes Laid Bare as Web Prompts Fashion Foray, Bloomberg, Jan 18 2013.

SEP powers up Smarter Grid Solutions with £3m funds, The Herald, 17 January 2013

Power software company secures funding, The Herald, 17 January 2013.

First institutional funding round for Smarter Grid Solutions, Growth Business, 16 January 2013.

Hydropower firm boosted by £3.3m funding, The Herald, 26 October 2012.

Green Highland Renewables closes £3.3m funding round, Growing Business, 25 October 2012.

Scottish hydro developer secures venture capital investment to boost activities, Growth Business, 25 October 2012

Scottish Equity Partners receives top UK venture capital award, Angel News, 12 October 2012.

Shortlist unveiled for SFE award, The Scotsman, 6 October 2012.

Matches received £12m investment, Drapers, 21 September 2012.

SEP injects £12m into luxury fashion retailer, Enterprise Adviser, 21 September 2012.

SEP backs Match with 12m investment, Unquote Analysis, 21 September 2012.

Matches receives 12m Equity investment from SEP, FinSMEs,21 September 2012

Scottish Equity Partners invest 12m in Matches, Angel News, 21 September 2012.

SEP injects 12m into Matches, Real Deals, 21 September 2012.

Scottish Equity Partners provides 12m growth equity to Matches. 21 September 2012.

Scottish Equity Partners struts its stuff, Growing Business, 21 September 2012.

Venture firm Scottish Equity Partners 12m Matches investment, The Scotsman, 21 September 2012.

Scottish Equity Partners completes 12m investment into fashion retailer, Business7, 20 September 2012.

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