|Phone||+44 (0) 141 273 4000|
|Description||Venture Capital and Growth Equity|
|SEP III, 9/06||£160M|
|SEP IV, 1/11||£200M|
|The Environmental Energies Fund, 1/12||£95M|
SEP is a leading independent, owner-managed venture capital and growth equity firm with a 20 year track record of successful investing.
SEP invests in innovative, high growth companies in the IT, healthcare and energy sectors across the UK and typically invests between Â£5m and Â£20m in growth companies and Â£2m and Â£10m in earlier stage venture opportunities, either as sole investor or lead investor in syndication with others. SEP has an integrated investment team and efficient investment process which means it has been selected as the partner of choice by many of the UKâ€™s leading technology companies.
Funds invested are raised from global financial institutions, asset management companies, pension funds, family offices and corporates. SEP is a responsible investor and adheres to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.
The SEP team combines investment expertise with significant commercial and operational experience. Recent portfolio exits include the sale of web traffic management company Zeus Technology to Riverbed Technology Inc (NASDAQ: RVBD) for a total price of up to $140m, and the sale of multimedia home networking company Gigle Networks to Broadcom Corp (NASDAQ: BRCM). SEP also exited from cancer therapy company BioVex which was acquired by Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN, SEHK: 4332) in a deal worth $1bn.
SEPâ€™s current portfolio comprises award-winning high growth companies including Cmed (www.cmedgroup.com) which combines full clinical research services with advanced clinical data capture and management technology and healthcare informatics company Aridhia (www.aridhia.com). It also includes Media Ingenuity (www.mediaingenuity.com) a specialist in online marketing services and technology for the financial services sector; managed IT services provider Control Circle (www.controlcircle.com); flight search engine Skyscanner (www.skyscanner.net); wireless communications leaders picoChip (www.picochip.com) and ipaccess (www.ipaccess.com); energy-related technology specialist ARKeX (www.arkex.com); semiconductor company Elonics (www.elonics.com); oil technology business Deep Casing Tools (www.deepcasingtools.com); and IT analytics company Sumerian (www.sumerian.com/).
|Mister Spex||5/13||Private Equity||€16M||3|
|Matches Fashion||9/12||Venture Round||£12M||1|
|Exco inTouch||9/11||Venture Round||£3M||1|
|picoChip Designs||6/10||Venture Round||$20M||7|
|Clavis Technology||4/09||Series A||€2.1M||4|
|Gigle Networks||11/07||Series B||$20M||3|
|Cambridge Semiconductor||10/07||Series C||$26M||5|
|MicroEmissive Displays Group||9/07||Venture Round||$15.8M||2|
|picoChip Designs||6/07||Series D||$27M||8|
|Chronicle Solutions||6/06||Series A||$5.52M||3|
|picoChip Designs||6/05||Series C||$20.5M||5|