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Smedvig Capital


Smedvig are a later-stage investor, for a business that already has significant revenues and is ready to build out internationally. They only do a few deals a year, so the quality threshold is high. They have deep pockets: as well as investing in tech companies, they also invest in funds.


£2m – £15m


Any sector (except high tech), and any geographic area


Funding for growth


Invest directly into businesses, limited partners in group of other private equity funds.


“We invest £2m – £10m in fast-growing UK and Nordic businesses. We look for ambitious teams that are building businesses that have the potential to become market leaders. Our model is to invest in a small number of businesses each year and then to commit time to working closely with management, providing advice and hands-on help whenever they want it.”


First contact leads to an initial analysis of the business before a first meeting is arranged. Time is spent getting to know the business and entrepreneur/s behind it. Further analysis of the business is conducted, and further meetings arranged, before Smedvig considers investment. Investment decisions are made collectively by the team.

 


Example companies


Infinity

One of the fastest growing marketing technology businesses in the UK and a market leader in call tracking.

Why they invested

“We are excited to be backing Paul, Warren and their team as the business starts to rapidly build on a very solid base in the UK and US. They have a great team, a strong market position and a clear vision of where the business is going. We are very much looking forward to working closely together to build a category leader.”

Captify

One of the fastest growing advertising technology businesses in Europe, and a market leader in search intelligence

Why they invested

“Captify is the clear European leader in a very exciting, disruptive and fast growing segment of advertising technology. The Captify team has built fantastic client relationships through proprietary technology, unique data, great performance and excellent customer service. There is a large global market opportunity here, and we are very much looking forward to working closely with Dom and Adam (fellow co-founder) to further scale the business.”

Your.MD

Digital health start-up. Developer of a personalised health assistant for smartphones.

Why they invested

Your.MD’s platform can reach and help millions of people who are unwell, addressing a huge and under served market opportunity. We believe Your.MD is well placed to expand rapidly to the significant benefit of mobile users globally.”

Ambitious management teams who are experts in their industry.

  • Proven business model.
  • Rapid revenue growth.
  • Satisfied customers.
  • Potential to be highly profitable, whether pre or post-profit today.
  • Market leadership potential; either market leaders in a fast-growing niche or first movers disrupting a large, established market.
  • Must be a UK or Nordic business.