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We advise entrepreneurial businesses internationally, raising true growth capital or alternative finance of £2m and upwards from our experienced UK and international investors, venture funds, family offices and lenders.
Getting fit for investment Finding the right solution
The range of funding options has never been broader, deeper or more complex, so it is vital for management teams to appreciate what is achievable, who from and on what terms. Using our considerable experience, investment options and track record, Ruffena Capital can help guide you to the funding solution that is right for you.Find out more
Looking for advice? Getting fit for investment
We help our clients to get their investment proposition right for the stage of business they have reached. This can involve, for example, defining the right sort of investor, establishing an objective valuation, building a business model.Find out more
SGS is a well-established distributor of welding gases to garages and agricultural users throughout the UK, which pioneered a disruptive charging structure compared to the major gas suppliers, providing a much improved service to its customers.
Ruffena Capital led a successful fundraising of £4million to purchase the shares of two outgoing shareholders in SGS. The strong cash flow of the business enabled the transaction to be completed using a loan facility and cash already in the business, enabling the founder to own 100% of his own business.
The business has subsequently successfully commenced operations in Spain, as it continues to grow.
SalValCo (the Salford Valve Company) developed and patented its Eco-Valve technology so that aerosols can be propelled by compressed fresh air instead of solvents, enabling major consumer brands to meet their own environmental commitments.
Ruffena Capital found investment of £2.5m in two tranches from a venture fund to enable the company to continue to develop the product and enable its entry into the market. Subsequent to these investments, Beiersdorf have invested £1m with the intention of using the new valve throughout its product range.
Salvalco has the long-term vision that the Eco-Valve will become the de-facto standard aerosol technology as the world meaningfully addresses the green agenda.
The Founders of Edozo sought to make property research simpler, cheaper and more accurate and achieved this by bringing together experienced property professionals, entrepreneurs and technologists to create the fastest growing platform for commercial property boundary maps and data.
Ruffena Capital advised the management team and agreed an altered investment structure, which delivered two growth investment rounds, the first of which was led by our private investors. Investment was EIS qualifying and the business continues to scale impressively.
Having helped the team achieve an MBI of the business a number of years ago, Ruffena Capital advised the business across two subsequent investment rounds to support growth. ES Global Solutions is now a market leader in the design and re-use of temporary structures for large sporting, cultural and media events. The re-usable construction elements are based upon the Company’s patented technology.
The financings that Ruffena Capital arranged have helped ESG scale significantly and more recently included the delivery of over $70m of new contracts for the Tokyo Olympics (deferred to 2021).
Our client was originally branded as AppScatter, who developed an online distribution and management platform for app developers, supplying the mobile, industrial and Internet of Things markets on a global basis. After Ruffena Capital led the first external investment round, the business has since achieved an acquisition and merged with a data business, the combined entity now renamed Airnow plc.
AirNow has recently pleased to announce that it has entered into a £40m investment agreement over a three-year period with Global Emerging Markets ("GEM"), an investment group based in Luxembourg. The Company is undertaking a public listing to provide liquidity to investors.