14 September 2023

Recent data published by Beauhurst across all private equity, venture capital, family office and angel investment confirms that raising funds continues to be incredibly challenging, with numbers of deals and amounts invested considerably lower than in 2022.

Nothing too surprising in these figures, but the data is quite stark in places, with a headline stating that Q1 2023 was ‘very poor’, with Q2 ‘slightly improving’.

Seed and growth stage raises are down significantly compared to HY1 2022, but PE and VC remained the most active, down only 17% compared to HY1 2022. So there is some good news, or rather slightly less bad news!

Despite the continuing challenges, PACP is delighted to share details of 3 successful fundraising campaigns over the summer months;

Herd – Regenerative knitwear brand completed their SEIS round with PACP.

This luxery sustainable English knitwear brand, made from Bluefaced Leicester fleeces bought directly from farmers in Northern England, is superior in quality to Merino and has a net positive impact on the environment, compared to the significant carbon footprint of Merino.

Following previous collections which have been worn by Kate Moss and Helena Bonham-Carter, the brand is now in a position to launch new collections and scale the business.

PACP partner, Pippa Bazalgette, supported Herd with the successful campaign.

Gravicus – Operating in the data management sector; PACP helped contribute to their successful Seed round of up to £2m.

PACP partner, Brian Farrugia, supported Gravicus with fundraising, time at accelerating commercialisation.

PACP has also recently led a successful campaign on behalf of a client, with PACP partners Mark Teevan and Brian Farrugia supporting with raising over €1m (deal details cannot be disclosed for confidentiality reasons).

Our PACP partners are working closely with a number of talented founders, across various sectors, and we look forward to continuing to share these opportunities with our investor community.

New Partner Joins PACP

Hanim-Dogan-Jain: Consumer, E-commerce, Cosmetics, Retail & IT

We are delighted to welcome Hanim Dogan-Jain to PACP.

A serial, award-winning entrepreneur, Hanim has founded 3 successful multi-million dollar businesses and has over 30 years international experience in the Technology and Consumer Goods industries.

With a passion for sustainability and tech, combined with strategic and financial skills, Hanim has led consumer brands including Karl Lagerfeld, C&A and Polo. Hanim also founded an E-commerce business and is the founder of a charity organisation based in South Africa.

Now based in the UK, Hanim has lived and worked in more than 10 countries (including China, Turkey, France, Belgium and Thailand), and her expertise has been influenced by these global markets and cultures experienced throughout her career.

As a partner at PACP, Hanim works with a number of technology and consumer businesses, using her experience of successfully starting, growing and then exiting a company to support her clients with growth strategy and fundraising campaigns.

PACP Online Pitch Event

Wednesday 20th September 2023, 2pm-3pm (GMT)

Our first pitch event of the Autumn programme is themed on Female Founders Focussed on Men’s and Women’s Health.

Hosted by PACP partner, Sharon O’Connor, who leads our FemTech sector, we’ll be showcasing 3 incredible female founders presenting their growing businesses and early-stage investment opportunitie.

The 10 minute pitch presentations will each be followed by a Q&A, when investors can interact directly with the founders.

Company 1:

The world’s first patented and clinically proven textile pad technology to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy and young adults, with life-chanig wear for when a woman’s life is changing.

  • Stage: Early Growth
  • Raise: £1m

Company 2:

Pioneering, and the first of its kind, developer of products to prevent and solve conditions that impact our intimate sexual health and well-being when transitioning through life stages.

  • Stage: Pre-Seed
  • Raise: £500k EIS eligible

Company 3:

A purpose-led, UK brand creating a sustainable period product that’s revolutionising period care, with an economically viable solution the global health problem of period povery.

  • Stage: Early Growth
  • Raise: £700k EIS eligible (£500k already committed)

Please click here to register to attend the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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