News 2010

Read about Finance Wales and the latest investments we've made in Welsh businesses.

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On with the show as Finance Wales investment finances MBO at Denbe Western

Denbe Western is pressing ahead with its expansion plans following a management buy-out (MBO) backed by a £140,000 debt investment from Finance Wales.

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£1 million investment helps fund management buy-out at Forest Traffic Signals

Forest Traffic Signals Ltd is headed for renewed growth following a management buy-out (MBO) backed by a £1.05 million equity investment from Finance Wales and additional funding from Centric Commercial Finance.

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Data centre solutions firm set to reduce big spender

Data centre solutions provider, Unite Technologies Ltd, is aiming to help businesses achieve substantial reductions in their energy consumption and carbon emissions following a further investment round from Finance Wales.

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MRI software company, ACUITAS Medical, secures £700,000 investment and appoints Professor Sir Michael Brady as director

Swansea-based MRI software company Acuitas Medical Limited has secured a £700,000 co-investment from Finance Wales and Altima Global Special Opportunities Master Fund (Altima).

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GeoVS gets £250k injection for 3D underwater technology in oil and gas markets

The University of Glamorgan spin-out company, GeoVS Ltd, has secured a £250,000 equity investment from Finance Wales to continue developing its interactive 3D visualisation and simulation software platform used in marine and geo-modelling applications

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SGD secures Finance Wales investment for expansion

Independent security company, SGD Security Ltd, has its sights set firmly on UK expansion following the acquisition of Bedwas-based 1001 Fire and Security Ltd backed by an undisclosed debt investment from Finance Wales.

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Finance Wales appoints Jerry Mobbs to strengthen its portfolio management team

Finance Wales has appointed Jerry Mobbs, a specialist in investing in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), as Deputy Portfolio Manager. He joins Finance Wales’ seven-strong portfolio management team.

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Kauffman Fellowship chief visits Wales

The head of the Kauffman Fellows Program, an international initiative to identify and develop emerging global leaders in venture capital, has met with key figures involved in supporting and investing in early stage, technology-based businesses in Wales.

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Altech Software secures £610,000 to grow Vision For Food

Altech Software Ltd has secured £610,000 investment as part of a strategy to market its Vision For Food software applications for the food manufacturing industry.

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Office 24-7 expands “virtual” support to businesses with Finance Wales micro loan

A Monmouthshire-based business support enterprise providing “virtual” office services to companies globally is expanding after securing a micro loan from Finance Wales.

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Chris Rowlands joins the Finance Wales board

Chris Rowlands, author and chairman of the UK Government’s ‘Rowlands Review’ into the availability of growth capital to small and medium-sized businesses, is to join the Board of Finance Wales.

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Finance Wales invests in ‘cleantech’ business

Land Energy has started production of wood pellets as an alternative commercial fuel in a £2 million investment in Bridgend, South Wales, backed with £350,000 debt investment from Finance Wales.

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