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    Frame-maker to offer new bespoke service following Finance Wales’ loan

    Cardiff-based frame-maker Free Range Frames will be expanding their product offering thanks to a micro loan from Finance Wales....

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    Frame-maker to offer new bespoke service following Finance Wales’ loan
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    3,718 Welsh jobs created or safeguarded following Finance Wales investment in 2016/17 financial year

    3,718 Welsh jobs created or safeguarded following Finance Wales investment in 2016/17 financial year....

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    3,718 Welsh jobs created or safeguarded following Finance Wales investment in 2016/17 financial year
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    Hudman acquisition: First exit from the Wales Technology Seed Fund for Finance Wales

    Cwmbran-based technology company Hudman has been acquired by Advanced, the UKs third largest software and services company. The deal sees investor Finance Wales sell its share in the company in the first exit from the Wales Technology Seed Fund....

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    Hudman acquisition: First exit from the Wales Technology Seed Fund for Finance Wales
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    Finance Wales supports Pro Steel with Twickenham contract

    Pro Steel Engineering Ltd (Pro Steel) has won the contract to redevelop the iconic East Stand at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, to support the project they have received a six-figure working capital loan from Finance Wales....

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    Finance Wales supports Pro Steel with Twickenham contract
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    Seren Electrical completes management buyout deal following Finance Wales investment

    Managing Director, Richard Wakeman at Seren Electrical Supplies Ltd (Seren), has completed a management buyout (MBO) from the existing shareholders of the company supported by a significant investment from Finance Wales. The deal sees him take a majority stake in Seren from founders Andrew Hall and Jason Beament....

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    Seren Electrical completes management buyout deal following Finance Wales investment
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    Camping company gears up for growth this summer with Finance Wales loan

    A Pembrokeshire-based camping and accommodation business is using a £100,000 funding package from Finance Wales and Pembrokeshire lottery to increase its capacity ahead of the summer months....

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    Camping company gears up for growth this summer with Finance Wales loan
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    Finance Wales supports over 130 companies through succession

    Fourteen companies have been supported through succession deals by Finance Wales since April 2016, bringing the total number of deals of this type completed by the company to 136. Investments for the 136 deals total £43.8 million....

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    Finance Wales supports over 130 companies through succession
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    Smart home company MyLiveGuard launches new hotel smart room service

    MyLiveGuard has launched a new hotel smart room solution based on its smart home software. Using existing TV’s or Set Top Boxes, MyLiveGuard can run their software on the hotel in room devices and allows users to control their hotel environments remotely through the TV or their mobile phone....

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    Smart home company MyLiveGuard launches new hotel smart room service
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    Brecon’s The Hours to expand thanks to microloan from Finance Wales

    The Hours Cafe in Brecon is set to expand its operation thanks to a microloan from Finance Wales. As a result of a five figure deal, The Hours will open a new deli in adjacent premises this summer....

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    Brecon’s The Hours to expand thanks to microloan from Finance Wales
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    Record-breaking fundraising year for Finance Wales sees staff raise more than £35,000 for charities

    Finance Wales has raised more than £35,000 for charities – including over £31,000 for its ‘Charity of the Year’, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)....

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    Record-breaking fundraising year for Finance Wales sees staff raise more than £35,000 for charities
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    Tomlinson’s Dairies to create 70 new jobs following £22 million co-investment

    Wrexham-based Tomlinson’s Dairies is creating 70 new jobs and expanding its cold storage facilities after securing a £22 million co-investment from Finance Wales, Welsh Government and HSBC....

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    Tomlinson’s Dairies to create 70 new jobs following £22 million co-investment
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    Cellesce receives further funding to commercialise its Organoid Expansion technology

    Cardiff-based life sciences company Cellesce is continuing to develop its organoid research thanks to a recent six-figure funding round led by Finance Wales. This injection of new capital will enable Cellesce to continue development of its organoid expansion technology and establish its growing team in the GE Innovation Village in Cardiff....

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    Cellesce receives further funding to commercialise its Organoid Expansion technology
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    £280,000 equity round supports commercialisation of ‘smart stamp’ company Memberoo

    Smart shopping app company Memberoo (Envolve Technology) are set to begin commercialisation of their ‘smart stamp’ product thanks to a £280,000 equity co-investment from Finance Wales and Thorium Technology Investors....

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    £280,000 equity round supports commercialisation of ‘smart stamp’ company Memberoo
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    International expansion plans for thevoicefactory after £500,000 Finance Wales investment

    Communications company, thevoicefactory (TVF) is planning an international expansion thanks to a £500,000 loan from Finance Wales. The deal will create six new jobs here in Wales; the company currently employs 24 staff....

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    International expansion plans for thevoicefactory after £500,000 Finance Wales investment
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    CDS to expand operations thanks to £200,000 Finance Wales loan

    Computerised and Digital Security Systems Limited (CDS) will extend its base in Pontypridd following a £200,000 Finance Wales loan from the EU and Welsh Government-backed Wales Business Fund....

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    CDS to expand operations thanks to £200,000 Finance Wales loan
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    North Wales businesses show ‘increased investment appetite’

    Business confidence in North Wales has been growing with more companies seeking investment. More than £7 million was invested through Finance Wales and their co-investors between April and December 2016....

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    North Wales businesses show ‘increased investment appetite’
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    Window manufacturers Victorian Sliders to more than double factory size after £1.5m Finance Wales loan

    Ammanford company, Victorian House Sales Limited (trading as Victorian Sliders) has received a £1.5million loan from Finance Wales to expand its base in the town....

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    Window manufacturers Victorian Sliders to more than double factory size after £1.5m Finance Wales loan
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    Finance Wales backs former Welsh rugby stars to expand sports nutrition business

    Former Welsh rugby stars Scott Morgan and Barry Davies are celebrating the completion of a £650,000 equity investment to support the expansion of their sports nutrition business set up in 2012....

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    Finance Wales backs former Welsh rugby stars to expand sports nutrition business
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    Major investment by Siltbuster in Monmouth to create more than 60 jobs

    Siltbuster – the UK’s leading provider of portable water treatment solutions - is investing £4.3m to expand operations in Monmouth that will create 66 new jobs in a move backed by a £1.15m funding package from the Welsh Government and Finance Wales....

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    Major investment by Siltbuster in Monmouth to create more than 60 jobs
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    Peninsula Property Management diversifies services using £15,000 loan from Finance Wales

    A Pwllheli-based property management company has used a £15,000 loan from Finance Wales to help expand by investing in offering laundry services for the local holiday-home and B&B community....

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    Peninsula Property Management diversifies services using £15,000 loan from Finance Wales
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    £300,000 Finance Wales loan boosts Cargo Services Bird Port dock growth plans

    The Cargo Services (UK) Group (Cargo Services) has been supported with a £300,000 loan from Finance Wales to help with its expansion plans. The company recently opened its covered dock facilities at Bird Port, Newport and plans to grow these over an additional two development phases....

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    £300,000 Finance Wales loan boosts Cargo Services Bird Port dock growth plans
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    The Studio sets up in Cardiff after £150,000 loan from Finance Wales

    The Studio – a brand new health and fitness centre – has opened in Cardiff Bay following a £150,000 investment from Finance Wales. The private members training facility focuses on strength training and body conditioning. Unlike gyms The Studio has no mirrors, no weight machines and no treadmills. Instead members are offered bespoke strength and conditioning programmes....

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    The Studio sets up in Cardiff after £150,000 loan from Finance Wales
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    Chocci Cake Company opens first shop after £20,000 Finance Wales loan

    The Chocci Cake Company has secured a £20,000 loan from Finance Wales to fund the opening of its first shop in Tredegar House, Newport....

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    Chocci Cake Company opens first shop after £20,000 Finance Wales loan
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    Chepstow-based biotech company Creo Medical to list on AIM

    Creo Medical is the fourth Finance Wales portfolio company to list on AIM in the last four years. Our initial investment in 2012 led them to relocate their headquarters and product development facility to Chepstow....

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    Chepstow-based biotech company Creo Medical to list on AIM
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    Six figure co-investment deal for Peerless Gas from Wales Business Fund

    Flintshire-based engineering firm Peerless Gas Controls Ltd (Peerless Gas) has acquired Lomax Offshore Couplings Ltd (Lomax), another parts manufacturer based in Burnley, thanks to a six figure co-investment deal from Finance Wales and other funders....

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    Six figure co-investment deal for Peerless Gas from Wales Business Fund
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    ‘Positive Welsh market despite longer term Brexit uncertainty’ – Giles Thorley

    Finance Wales has helped create or safeguard more than 2,000 Welsh jobs since the start of April 2016. More than £26.7 million has been directly invested into Welsh small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an additional £23.1 million leveraged from private sources since new Chief Executive Giles Thorley took over the helm....

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    ‘Positive Welsh market despite longer term Brexit uncertainty’ – Giles Thorley
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    Software company Koherent secures six figure investment from Finance Wales

    Cardiff software start-up Koherent plans to expand its team and operations following a six figure investment from Finance Wales....

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    Software company Koherent secures six figure investment from Finance Wales
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    Italian-inspired restaurant Porro opens second restaurant in Cardiff after six-figure Finance Wales investment

    Tom Furlong and Gwyn Myring really know their food. The pair of chefs behind the amazing menu at Llandaff’s Porro are preparing to take their Italian-inspired local cuisine to Roath with the opening of their second restaurant on Wellfield Road....

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    Italian-inspired restaurant Porro opens second restaurant in Cardiff after six-figure Finance Wales investment
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    Audit expert Iraj Amiri joins Finance Wales Board

    Finance Wales has appointed audit expert Iraj Amiri to its Board. With over 20 years of experience in audit and assurance Iraj will head up Finance Wales’ Audit Committee....

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    Audit expert Iraj Amiri joins Finance Wales Board
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    Moving on: Have you considered management buyout options?

    Business owners looking to move on or retire are increasingly opting for management buyout (MBO) options. This involves selling their company to an existing management team. This can involve the management team initiating the deal (an MBO) or the business owner themselves approaching the existing team in a vendor initiated deal (VIMBO). With the launch of the Wales Management Succession Fund, managed by Finance Wales, earlier in the year these kinds of deals are happening more often....

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    Moving on: Have you considered management buyout options?
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    Six-figure investment to help Fusion management buyout team

    Caerphilly-based Fusion Occupational Health (formerly Santia) has received a six-figure investment from Finance Wales to fund their management buyout (MBO) of the company....

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    Six-figure investment to help Fusion management buyout team
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    Successful exit for Finance Wales from SIPHON

    Finance Wales has exited SIPHON less than two years after investing in the company. They have achieved a significant multiple on their equity investment in the firm, which received a £1.5million round as recently as March 2015. The company has been bought by the Nuvias Group (backed by Rigby Private Equity)....

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    Successful exit for Finance Wales from SIPHON
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    Cardiff-based software firm AMPLYFI leading the way in Deep Web AI technology

    The internet is a vast and largely untapped resource of data and information. With its leading software platform, DataVoyant, Welsh start-up AMPLYFI is revolutionising how we interact with the web and unlock its full potential. The company recently secured a substantial investment from Finance Wales and is already working with leading blue-chip companies....

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    Cardiff-based software firm AMPLYFI leading the way in Deep Web AI technology
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    Neath Port Talbot’s Ministry of Furniture celebrates three years of trading

    Ministry of Furniture, a phoenix company which emerged following the closure of the Port Talbot Remploy factory in 2013, has celebrated three years of successful trading with an open event at their new showroom in Baglan....

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    Neath Port Talbot’s Ministry of Furniture celebrates three years of trading
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    £136m Fund and Development Bank will help support businesses in Wales post EU referendum, says Economy Secretary

    A pro-business package that includes a new £136m fund and the establishment of the Development Bank for Wales will transform the financial support on offer to Welsh businesses, in the wake of the vote to leave the EU....

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    £136m Fund and Development Bank will help support businesses in Wales post EU referendum, says Economy Secretary
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    £25 million Wales Management Succession Fund set to back the next generation of Welsh business owners

    A new £25 million Welsh Government fund will provide ambitious Welsh managers and management teams with the funding they need to buy established Welsh small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) when their current owners retire or sell up....

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    £25 million Wales Management Succession Fund set to back the next generation of Welsh business owners
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    Cardiff costume supplier has micro loan approved in 2 days using Finance Wales’ new streamlined application process

    When the opportunity to acquire the costumes used in a medieval television drama came up, the owner of Cardiff-based Marigold Costumes (Marigold) approached Finance Wales for a £5,000 micro loan to help fund the purchase....

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    Cardiff costume supplier has micro loan approved in 2 days using Finance Wales’ new streamlined application process
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    Creative coffee shop gets Cardiff launch with Finance Wales loan

    A new family of Welsh artisan coffee shops which will provide inspiring, creative spaces for the business community was launched in Cardiff today thanks to a £150,000 Finance Wales loan....

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    Creative coffee shop gets Cardiff launch with Finance Wales loan
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    Aberavon’s famous Franco’s fish and chip shop to become a 100-seat restaurant with funding from Finance Wales and Lloyds Bank

    Franco’s, the renowned family run fish and chip shop on Aberavon seafront is to be transformed into a new 100-seat restaurant thanks to a six-figure funding package...

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    Aberavon’s famous Franco’s fish and chip shop to become a 100-seat restaurant with funding from Finance Wales and Lloyds Bank
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    Wales’ largest glass processing plant creates 27 jobs with funding from the Welsh Government and Finance Wales

    The opening of Wales’ largest glass processing plant at Swansea docks is providing a major jobs boost in the area thanks to £1.9 million investment package from the Welsh Government, Finance Wales and a consortium of private investors....

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    Wales’ largest glass processing plant creates 27 jobs with funding from the Welsh Government and Finance Wales
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    £35,000 micro loan from Finance Wales provides Cardiff security company with financial boost

    A Cardiff-based security company which opened for business last January is expanding with a £35,000 micro loan from Finance Wales....

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    £35,000 micro loan from Finance Wales provides Cardiff security company with financial boost
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    Brook Park Farm Cattery goes from strength to strength after cat lovers buy the business with a funding package from Finance Wales and NatWest

    Brook Park Farm Cattery in Flintshire is celebrating a successful first year under new ownership....

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    Brook Park Farm Cattery goes from strength to strength after cat lovers buy the business with a funding package from Finance Wales and NatWest
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    New referral scheme to increase access to funding and support

    A new pilot scheme which aims to increase the number of Welsh start-ups accessing the funding and support they need to grow has been launched by Economy Minister, Edwina Hart....

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    New referral scheme to increase access to funding and support

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