News 2012

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Triumph at Wales Dealmakers Awards

Finance Wales has scooped two awards at the 2012 Wales Dealmakers Awards which recognise the achievements of Wales’ dealmakers.

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Finance Wales sells its stake in Unite Technologies

Finance Wales has sold its investment in Unite Technologies achieving a 2.4X return on its total investment in the Usk-based company

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More capital for more businesses

Finance Wales can potentially invest in more SMEs from the £40 million Wales SME Investment Fund.

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Manufacturing and technology leaders to discuss access to funding

Key SME investors, including Finance Wales, Lloyds TSB, Pera Technology and the Business Growth Fund will speak at an upcoming seminar about funding for growth.

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Wales Environmental sees 65 per cent turnover growth and more than doubles staff numbers following 2011 management buy-out

Wales Environmental, one of the UK’s fastest-growing waste management companies, has seen its turnover grow by 65% in the last financial year (2011 -12).

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£40million Wales SME Investment Fund opens for business

£40million Wales SME Investment Fund opens for business

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Minister announces £6m fund for micro businesses

A new £6million loan fund to support the growth of micro-businesses in Wales has been announced today by Business Minister Edwina Hart.

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Mike Owen and Rhian Elston to speak at Spotlight Mid Wales 2012

Experienced SME investors, Finance Wales’ Mike Owen and Rhian Elston will discuss growing your business in tough times at a major Mid Wales conference in March 2012.

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£100,000 debt investment from Finance Wales puts SCS Group in control of its expansion

Saving energy costs is high on most companies’ agenda these days and a Caerphilly-based energy management specialist is set to expand.

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Finance Wales appoints panel of legal advisers

Finance Wales has appointed a panel of legal advisers to support its growing corporate and investment operations until January, 2015

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Finance Wales announces its largest investment this financial year in Viscose Closures

David Birch, Finance Wales' Senior Investment Executive; Gareth Rowlands, Viscose's new Managing Director and Keith Jordan, Viscose's new ChairmanBusinessman Gareth Rowlands has taken over as Managing Director of Swansea-based packaging manufacturer, Viscose Closures Limited (Viscose) thanks to a £5 million investment round. The round included a £2.3 million equity investment from Finance Wales, its largest this financial year, as well as angel investment from a group led by Philip Roberts.

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