Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has been named the venture capital firm of the year at the 2012 British Private Equity Awards, sponsored by Unquote
The award was made “for consistently high standards during the whole of the 12 months under consideration, including fundraising” and is the third time that SEP has won the title in the recent years. ”. The news comes just days after the firm picked up the venture capital fund of the year award at the Investor Allstars Awards, sponsored by GP Bullhound.
SEP Managing Partner Calum Paterson said: – “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award once again. The last 12 months have been particularly active for us in terms of fundraising, investments and realisations. We are fortunate to have an extremely supportive and loyal investor base. This award also reflects well on the efforts of our team, as well as the entrepreneurs, management teams and employees in our portfolio companies”.
Operating from offices in Glasgow and London, SEP invests in high growth technology and technology-enabled companies throughout the UK. Current SEP portfolio companies employ more than 2,000 people and have aggregate revenues of over £500 million. Approximately one third of SEP’s investments are based in Scotland. The SEP portfolio includes flight-search company Skyscanner and CamSemi, recently listed at numbers 17 and 29 respectively in the 2012 Sunday Times Tech Track top 100 companies. It’s most recent investment was in Matches, the luxury fashion business, which is headquartered In London.
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