New Board Members join PolyTherics

ENHANCED BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE ON POLYTHERICS’ BOARD SUPPORTS NEXT PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT London, UK, 15 May 2012 – Mark Payton of Mercia Fund Management, a founding investor in Warwick Effect Polymers (which was acquired by Polytherics in January 2012), and a director of Polytherics Limited (“PolyTherics”), a provider of solutions to enable the development of

Internal Fixation Systems Enters Into a Distribution Agreement With Intelligent Orthopaedics

MIAMI, May 10, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Internal Fixation Systems (otcqb:IFIX) announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Intelligent Orthopaedics Ltd. (IO) to market its Staffordshire Orthopaedic Reduction Machine (STORM) which is a reusable device that is used to reduce (align) fractures of the tibia prior to surgical fixation. IO

NewNet Investor Profile of Andrew Oldfield Head of Clean Tech at Mercia Fund Management

NewNet Investor Profile of Andrew Oldfield Head of Clean Tech at Mercia Fund Management (subscription required) – Ben Samuel from NewNetEnergyNetwork spoke to Andrew Oldfield to discover Mercia Fund Management’s plans to invest in cleantech companies, which are looking for moderate capital needs and are focused on efficiency. In the interview Andrew highlights portfolio

Mercia Fund Management interview with AltAssets

Mark Payton was recently interviewed by Alec Macfarlane of AltAssets. Here is an excerpt from the article below. To read the full article here. investors, British SMEs set to capitalise on EIS provisionsThe UK’s new Finance Bill has divided the UK private equity space, and is expected to put an end to management buy-outs

STORM from Intelligent Orthopaedics Shown to Reduce Radiation Exposure during tibial fractures surgery

STORM is a reusable surgical device that is used in the operating theatre to provide the surgeon with a simple but innovative approach to reducing challenging unstable lower limb fractures prior to fixation. STORM provides precise and controllable axial traction; a simple lock wheel system allows large and fine adjustments to correct rotation and the

EIS schemes in 2012 – what you need to know

Capital growth is seen as a key element for economic recovery and the coalition government has boosted schemes such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS) to unprecedented levels. What is required, however, is some clarity on what the benefits of EIS investing are, direct investing or via a fund, approved or

Smart Antenna Technologies BBC interview

BBC Midlands Today interviews one of our portfolio companies Smart Antenna Technologies about its new single multi-band antenna for mobile devices. Reporter David Gregory-Kumar also asks our MD Mark Payton about funding start-ups and the VC funds successful funding of university spin-outs.

EIS Magazine launches

IFA Magazine have released the first issue of their eagerly anticipated new EIS Magazine, designed to help keep advisers up to date with industry news and developments whilst also providing key education and knowledge on tax efficient investing. Please download an e-copy of the magazine below which also includes an article from Mercia on technology