Co-investors

We are a committed equity co-investor and provide investment-ready opportunities from our portfolio. 

Why co-invest with us?

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80+

companies in our equity portfolio.

  • Named as one of the top equity investors in the UK*
  • Access to exciting, generally off-market, tech deal flow
  • Deal flow of investment ready companies from our portfolio
  • Equity available over multiple rounds
  • Strong, enabling relationships across the Welsh public sector

A committed equity co-investor

We're a committed equity co-investor that’s dedicated to ensuring Welsh businesses secure the finance they need and have an impact on Wales.

We regard start-up and growth finance as a partnership. We aim to build lasting relationships with other investors over multiple rounds. We work with:

  • Sector-specific institutional investors
  • Corporate investors from multinational businesses
  • Venture capital houses
  • Business angels, high net worth individuals and family offices

We have a large network of non-executive directors (NEDs), business advisers, and other investment professionals and frequently invest with Angels Invest Wales.

We can offer investors the opportunity to work with investment-ready companies from our portfolio and co-fund deals where a number of investors are required.

 

Our funds

We're funded by a mixture of private and public funding. We currently manage ten investment funds totaling over £1 billion and can offer equity investment up to £5 million.

With funding in place for the next ten years, we are able to support both our customers and co-investors over multiple rounds of investment.

 

Co-investors we work with

 

Dedicated tech co-investor

We're a particularly active co-investor in higher-risk/higher reward technology venture investments.

With a dedicated technology investment team, we can offer investors access to exciting, generally off-market, tech deal flow in Wales.

With a range of funds, we can invest across a range of technology sectors and industries including:

  • Engineering, electronics, and advanced materials
  • ICT, software, AI, IoT and Fintech 
  • Life sciences, MedTech and BioTech
  • Renewables and cleantech

"We've co-invested with the technology team on a range of start-up, early stage and follow-on rounds. We are enjoying our shared investment strategies and are seeking additional collaboration.”

Jonathan Pell, Thorium Technology Investors

Technology co-investors we work with

 

Exits

Notable recent exits include:

  • Wholebake –  a 5.23 return on investment
  • Vista Retail Support –  a 4.47 return on investment
  • Unite –  a 2.61 return on investment
  • SIPHON –  a 2.11 return on investment
  • Hudman – a 1.7  return on investment
  • Imspex –  partially exited at 1.26 return on investment

As well as exits, we’ve also supported six companies through initial public offering (IPO) on AIM.

We currently have more than 80 companies in our equity portfolios.

 

Contact us

If you would like to know more about co-investing with us contact us and we will put in touch with one of our investment experts

*Source: Beaufort - Equity Investment in the UK Report 2016