Albion Ventures News


memsstar Ltd. and Plasma-Therm LLC, both leading providers of semiconductor processing equipment for specialty markets, announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement for North America. 

The agreement gives Plasma-Therm the exclusive rights to distribute all release products (HF and XeF2) as well as self-assembled monolayer (SAM) products from memsstar, adding to Plasma-Therm’s deep silicon etch (DSETM) and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) portfolio.

The two companies can now deliver complete MEMS fabrication solutions... read more


The magazine aims to give you an overview of Albions' recent developments, investment sector insight from our partners and a performance update with a Q&A on our VCTs. We are also delighted to introduce you to OLIM Investment Managers. 

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Entity Resolution and Network Analytics start-up plans further product development and international expansion

Quantexa Limited (“Quantexa” or the “Company”) today announced that it has closed a $3.3 million investment, led by Albion Ventures and HSBC. Quantexa’s rapid growth has underpinned a Series A fundraising within its first year, with the new capital used to further accelerate product development and international expansion.

Founded in 2016 by a team of world-class software, data and advanced analytics experts, Quantexa currently uses big data analytics... read more

Health Investor Awards 2017


We are very pleased to announce that, once again, Albion has been shortlisted for HealthInvestor of the Year 2017 (investment size < £10million)

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Automotive technology specialists SBD win place on league table of Britain’s fastest-growing SME exporters

  • SBD ranked 64th in Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table
  • More than 50% annual international sales growth over two years
  • Between 2016 and 2020, car manufacturers are predicted to spend €42 billion on connected car services and autonomous technologies

Published this weekend, the 3rd annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table ranked Britain’s small and medium-sized... read more

Exco InTouch which is backed by Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and Albion Ventures, has been acquired by ERT, the leading provider of high-quality patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development.  The acquisition comes on the back of impressive growth for Nottingham based Exco InTouch. 

The combined organisation will provide the biopharmaceutical industry with the most advanced and comprehensive choice for electronic clinical outcome assessments (eCOA), patient engagement and digital health supporting the entire clinical development to commercialisation... read more


The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF), which provides funding and support for UCL’s most transformative innovations, has approved an investment of up to £1m in Professor Stephen Neidle’s ‘G-Quadruplex’ Targeting project, which has the potential to treat pancreatic and other cancers.

Pancreatic cancer is devastating and almost always refractory to treatment, resulting in rapid and near-invariably fatal disease progression, usually within a few months of diagnosis. This outlook has not changed in over 40 years despite significant advances in the understanding of disease mechanisms, and the... read more

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. 

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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.

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Investment Guide 2016/17

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... read more