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Lyceum Capital, the growth investor, announces that it is expanding its focus within the UK regions by appointing Martin Cordey to its team. Martin will work on developing relationships and deal opportunities for the firm in the Midlands. The move comes as midlands based Lyceum-backed facilities management group Bellrock completed its fourth add-on acquisition in recent weeks, including the 100th add on for Lyceum as a firm. Bellrock was acquired by Lyceum in 2013 and recently moved its headquarters to Leicester city centre.
Lyceum Capital, the growth investor, is pleased to announce that it has realised its investment in Adapt, the award-winning managed infrastructure services provider and cloud integrator. The company has been sold to Datapipe, a U.S. based pioneer of managed services for private, public and hybrid cloud platforms.
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UK Lower Middle Market sees 40 Private Equity investments in the first half of the year with a total value of £1.63bn Significant uplift in activity in the second quarter of the year, with 23 of 40 deals completed in the three months to June Despite heightened market uncertainty in the run up to the UK’s EU referendum, investor appetite for UK-based SMEs in the first half of 2016 was on a par with 2015, signalling that investor confidence is still strong.
Deal cements Lyceum’s place as a leading buy and build investor Majority of Lyceum’s investments in first two funds had four or more add-ons each Lyceum on track to complete add-ons for every company in Fund III Lyceum Capital, the growth investor has completed its 100th add-on. Portfolio company Bellrock, the technology enabled property and facilities manager, has acquired four PFI contracts from Dawn Construction Limited. This follows last month’s acquisition of Global Data Systems (“GDS”) by Lyceum-backed Briefing Media.
Lyceum Capital, the growth investor announces today a £50 million deal with Sabio, the customer contact centre technology specialist. In addition to its initial investment, Lyceum has committed further capital to Sabio to enable the management team to augment ambitious organic growth plans with a number of targeted acquisitions.
Lyceum-backed Briefing Media, the UK’s fastest growing agriculture information business, today announces that it has acquired Global Data Systems (“GDS”). GDS is the publisher of two market leading intelligence platforms: FeedInfo – the world’s leading source of news and premium intelligence for the meat, biotechnology and animal feed sectors; and FlexNews – a vital news service for senior executives working at multinationals in the global food industry.