Akazoo Limited

Penta Capital and InternetQ plc (LSE-AIM: INTQ), a leading provider of mobile marketing and digital entertainment solutions for mobile network operators and brands, is pleased to announce a strategic investment into the Company’s popular subscription-based music streaming service, Akazoo, by … Continue reading

Penta investment signals gear change at Endura

Endura Limited, the UK’s leading designer of branded cycling apparel has secured a minority equity investment from Penta Capital. Details of the investment have not been disclosed. Headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, Endura was founded by cycling enthusiast Jim McFarlane in … Continue reading

Penta Capital success on the IPO of Esure

Penta Capital LLP (“Penta Capital”) has today announced the successful IPO of its investee company, esure Group plc (“esure”), for a market capitalisation of £1.2bn. Penta Capital LLP arranged and led the equity investment in the MBO of esure from … Continue reading

esure reports Operating Profit*of £80.8million for 2011

esure Group Holding Limited (“esure”) – one of the UK’s top five motor insurance groups – announces today growth in its Operating Profit* for the year ended 31 December 2011 up at £80.8million (2010: £18.6million) with a significant reduction in … Continue reading

Six Degrees Group Announces Acquisition of Ultraspeed

Six Degrees Group today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Ultraspeed, a London-based managed hosting and managed cloud provider. Ultraspeed was founded in 1998 and serves a variety of FTSE 250 companies, charities and digital media customers, including … Continue reading

Six Degrees Group: New industry Force Emerges with £60m Funding to Build Leading Managed Data Services Group

A new Group has been formed through the merger of three leading converged service providers to create a new force in the UK managed data services sector. Following a significant fundraise and the acquisition of datacentre UKSolutions, MPLS provider NetworkFlow … Continue reading

Penta Capital Backs £60m Telecoms Managed Data Buy-and-build

Penta Capital today announces an initial £60m funding package to a new company established to acquire strong service providers in the UK managed data sector. The announcement follows the acquisitions of three established high-performing businesses in the sector, which form … Continue reading

Penta Capital exits as Lyceum Capital teams up with founders and management to buy Eat.

Mid-market growth investor Lyceum Capital is acquiring a controlling interest in EAT. The Real Food Company. The transaction will see Lyceum Capital invest alongside the founders and management to support a significant store roll-out and brand development programme. Founded in … Continue reading

Penta Exits Geronimo Inns to Young’s

• Acquisition of Geronimo Inns for £60 million in cash • Exciting and individually designed, food-led, managed pubs • Combined focus on premium London managed houses • An excellent fit with Young’s long-term expansion strategy • Acquisition introduces new growth … Continue reading

Daisy Group’s £27m purchase of SpiriTel

Daisy Group takes a business with a turnover of around £30 million and 200 staff at offices in London, Cardiff, Wigan and Glasgow. SpiriTel is organised into SpiriTel Business, which sells voice and data services to businesses, and SpiriTel Technologies, … Continue reading