Albion Ventures News

Exco In Touch

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

UCLTF

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

SBD

Albion Ventures has announced a £1.5m investment in automotive technology specialists SBD.

Headquartered in Milton Keynes with offices in North America, Japan and India, SBD are specialists in automotive technology, providing independent research, evaluation and strategic services to 95% of the world’s leading car manufacturers.

Having established a unique position in the sector, the company has recorded more than 50% revenue growth in the last financial year ended March 2016. Their clients include FCA Group, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Toyota and... read more

Convertr

Albion has invested £3 million in Convertr Media to aid global expansion.

Convertr is an award winning enterprise technology platform, launched in 2011 by entrepreneurs Emma Bowkett, CEO and Clive Brett, which helps advertisers enhance their digital marketing through real-time efficiencies in customer acquisition and data partnerships.  

Bowkett, chief executive of Convertr Media said, “We are delighted to be working with Albion, at such an exciting time.  We are looking forward to the next phase of our company’s development, particularly with Robert’s expertise: he brings... 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

Memstar has installed two ORBIS ALPHA systems in Bosch's German research and development facility in Renningen. The systems will be used in Bosch's development efforts for the next generation of MEMS devices. Introduced in 2014, ORBIS systems deliver the industry's most advanced single-wafer process capability for advanced MEMS manufacturing. memsstar is a leading provider of etch and deposition equipment and technology solutions to manufacturers of semiconductors and micro-electrical mechanical systems.

"With the anticipated growth in the MEMS market, MEMS manufacturing must... read more

Exco InTouch has been recognized for the third year running as an honoree in the Journal of mHealth’s Global Digital Health 100. The 2016 list – compiled from a combination of nominations and industry research by the publication’s international team - sets out to identify the most innovative and disruptive health technology companies from across the globe that operate in the mobile, digital and connected care industries.

The company is firmly established as a market leader and industry authority in digital health and Exco InTouch’s modular approach delivers disease management... read more

The UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF) has announced its participation in the formation of Achilles Therapeutics Ltd today (Wednesday), led by SYNCONA LLP and CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY (CRT).

The new private company will bring together world-class research from UCL (University College London) and the Francis Crick Institute, funded by Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Achilles Therapeutics will design therapies to target truncal tumour neo-antigens – unique flags to the immune system present on the surface of every cancer cell*, which were... read more

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