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Ascendant arranges finance for Carduus

Carduus Limited (“Carduus” or the “Company”), Scotland’s newly established lender to Housing Associations (“RSLs”) has today announced a substantial investment by Bridges Ventures LLP (“Bridges”). Ascendant, the London based corporate finance boutique, advised Carduus on the financing and will play […]

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Q1 2012 PAGEONE report

Investment Trends in Q1 2012 The simple headline is that in Q1, £307m (up 39% from £221m in Q1 2011) was invested in 64 UK/Irish companies (42) by 99 investors (72). This is quite a startling set of numbers particularly […]

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UK VC investment grew in 2011

In 2011, £786m (well up from £620m in 2010) was invested in 193 UK/Irish companies (213) by 228 investors (234). “The growth in value is particularly interesting,” says Ascendant md Stuart McKnight, “as there was significant drop in investment in […]

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Q4 2011 PAGEONE report

Investment Trends in Q4 2011 The simple headline is that in 2011, £786m (well up from £620m in 2010) was invested in 193 UK/Irish companies (213) by 228 investors (234). The growth in value is particularly interesting as there was […]

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Q3 2011 PAGEONE report

Investment Trend in Q3 2011 The simple headline is that in Q3 2011, £205m (well up from £133m in Q2 2010) was invested in 55 UK/Irish companies (49) by 83 investors (73). When added to our figures for H1 that […]

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Strategic investment in UK and Irish technology

In the UK and Ireland, trade and strategic investors (TSI) are a significant part of the venture scene in the technology sector. According to Ascendant, TSIs have made up about a fifth of the UK and Ireland technology investment pool […]

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GKN and EVO Electric form JV to manufacture electric motors and hybrid and electric drive systems

EVO Electric, a developer of advanced electric drive solutions for the automotive sector (earlier post), has formed a joint venture with GKN Driveline, part of GKN plc, to develop, manufacture and sell Axial Flux electric motors and drive systems for […]

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Ascendant powers up EVO Electric

Ascendant, the corporate finance boutique focused on growth businesses, completed its third transaction of 2011 advising EVO Electric Limited (“EVO Electric” or the “Company”) on a direct investment by GKN plc (“GKN”), the formation of a joint venture (“JV”) with […]

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GKN and EVO Electric form Joint Venture to manufacture electric motors and hybrid and electric drive systems

London, England – EVO Electric, a pioneer in advanced electric drive solutions for the automotive sector, announces that it has formed a joint venture with GKN Driveline, part of GKN plc (LSE:GKN), to develop, manufacture and sell Axial Flux electric […]

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