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Investor appetite for UK based SMEs is at its highest level for five years according to research from Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School. Analysing private equity investments in 2015 with an enterprise value between £10m and £100m, the Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School UK Growth Buyout Dashboard reveals that the volume of transactions increased by 12% over the year, with 87 investments totalling £3.43bn (2014: 78 investments totalling £3.38bn).
Lyceum Capital, the growth investor, has expanded its Operations and Development team further with the appointment of Mark Rogerson as Partner. Mark will work closely with the management teams of portfolio companies to help them to grow and build value.
TotalMobile, the leading mobile solution provider backed by Lyceum Capital, retains place on G-Cloud 7 procurement framework.
Lyceum-backed Isotrak Ltd , a global leader in fleet management software and fleet telematics systems, today announced a strategic partnership with UniPro Foodservice, Inc., to deliver full end-to-end solutions to UniPro’s Member fleets. UniPro Foodservice is the largest foodservice distribution cooperative in the world, with over +14 billion in collective purchasing volume and more than 450 members serving more than 800,000 customers across the United States and internationally.
Coryton Advanced Fuels (“Coryton”), the market-leading fuel blending and consultancy services business, has secured a significant investment from growth investors Lyceum Capital to accelerate its international expansion.
Lyceum-backed Isotrak, a global leader in fleet management software and fleet telematics systems, has announced a landmark deal as it continues to expand its international footprint. Coles Supermarkets, one of Australia’s leading retail chains, with more than 2,300 retail outlets, has chosen to partner with Isotrak for the implementation of a telematics solution and fleet visibility programme for Coles’ Victoria fleet. In the second phase of implementation, Coles will look to roll out the solution to the national fleet, comprising of approximately 1,500 trucks and trailers.
Lyceum Capital, the growth investor, has completed its MBO of TotalMobile, the market-leading developer of enterprise mobility software. The investment is Lyceum’s third in two months and will fund further product development and expand its market presence within the UK and internationally.