LEADING VENTURE FIRM SEP BULLISH ON FUTURE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is one of the largest and longest established venture capital groups in Europe and invests in innovative companies with high growth potential.
Operating from offices in London and Glasgow, SEP invests in companies in the technology, healthcare and energy sectors, either as sole or lead investor, providing equity funding of up to £20 million.Its geographical focus is primarily the UK although it makes investments in companies in other European countries from time to time. The firm currently has a portfolio of 40 high growth companies,which have aggregate revenues of around £700 million, and employ approximately 4200 people.
Senior figures include Calum Paterson, Managing Partner, one of the UK’s most respected growth equity and venture capital professionals, and investment partners Andrew Davison, Stuart Paterson, David Sneddon, Jan Rutherford and Gary Le Sueur.
Limited Partners in SEP’s funds include global financial institutions, alternative asset management companies, pension funds, family offices and major corporates. In 2011 SEP raised £200 million for its fourth fund.
Investments by SEP in 2013 totalled £60 million, and companies newly added to the portfolio include leading digital solutions provider Tryzens, email marketing company Pure360, and social analytics company SocialBro, reflecting strong deal flow for digital media opportunities.
Approximately 90% of the SEP portfolio is UK based, with one third headquartered in Scotland, including Skyscanner, the world’s fastest growing travel search company.
SEP is a responsible investor and adheres to environmental, social and governance principles. For full details please see the Responsible Investor Statement on SEP’s website.
SEP is a member of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
SEP supports charitable organisations both at community and national level, and favours those promoting entrepreneurship or adopting technology to improve health and welfare.
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For more information about SEP go to www.sep.co.uk