Barclays Private Equity has backed the management buyout of A-Plan Insurance, the Oxford-based insurance broker, for an undisclosed sum.
Howorth Air Technology, backed by Barclays Ventures, has acquired Westbury Filters and Filtermation Products in a deal worth £4m (€5m).
ECI has acquired a 60 per cent stake in digital marketing and media services group ilG Digital from Beringea in a deal valuing the company at £45m (€57.6m). Beringea, which first invested in October 2005, generated a total return of 3.4 times its money on the deal and an IRR of 128 per cent.
NVM Private Equity has invested £5.6m (€7m) in the management buyout of Axial Systems. HSBC provided debt facilities to support the deal.
Seraphim Capital has led a £2m first round of funding in Aria Networks, a developer of next-generation artificial-intelligence software used to plan and optimise telecoms networks.
NVM Private Equity has invested more than £5m (€6.35m) in the management buyout of telecoms network provider Optilan, taking a significant minority stake in the business. AIB provided senior debt and bonding facilities and GE Commercial Finance provided working capital to support forecast growth.