Year in Review- 2017

RCP saw a successful close to 2017, both in venture capital and real estate development. 

This post is a review of what we did to support our investment strategy over the last 12 months.  Chief Operating Officer Adam Park commented “The year presented several great opportunities- for investing, realising gains and solidifying our niche in what we do”. 

Venture Capital:

RCP continued it’s focus over the last 12 months on high growth, innovative businesses. We put to work close to £2.2m in new and existing businesses, both in the form of equity and convertible debt. At the end of 2017, the portfolio was conservatively valued at approximately £7m.  Highlights included-

·      Adding to our earlier seed funding in AMTE- bringing new energy storage solutions to UK manufacturing. 

·      Backing a convertible note in TC Biopharm, which is focused on beta delta t-cells and their fight against cancer. 

·      Joining the management company for NCL Technology Ventures, to leverage our investing thesis in the life sciences sector. 

Going forward, RCP will build upon it’s focus on emerging technologies that make lives better and emphasise life sciences as a theme for it’s venture capital investments. 

Real Estate

RCP continued to improve the built environment in and around London in 2017.  Our development portfolio saw significant milestones through the-

·      Selling of the remaining flats at our Randall Court development in Elephant & Castle. 

·      Tendering and construction of the Penthouse and Commercial unit at Randall Court. 

·      Final works on Park View, ready for marketing in the Spring 2018.

All of these helped markedly increase the profitability of our projects over the last 3 years.

With funds to recycle into further development projects, RCP put a half-dozen potential sites through our development appraisal process. Most of these didn’t show the necessary ROI to take forward.  But, with dry powder and a buyer’s market, we’re confident that 2018 will unearth several possibilities. 

The built environment of London, and the surrounding counties, is an emerging theme for our development portfolio.  In 2018, RCP will look to focus on bringing premium quality homes to the residents of London. 

Renaissance Capital Partners Ltd. is a private company established in 2008 to invest funds in high-growth, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses. It now has a diversified investment portfolio across various industries including Healthcare, FCFM, Media, Clean Tech and real estate development.

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RCP EXITS FC FUND MANAGEMENT AT SIGNIFICANT PREMIUM

PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECYCLE FUNDS INTO GROWTH SECTORS

Renaissance Capital Partners, a leading-edge family office, completed a sizeable di-investment out of FC Fund Management, a distressed opportunity fund based in London, it announced today.  RCP’s decision followed a restructuring of the ownership of the FCFM business, which will allow RCP to further expand its pipeline of innovative investments.  RCP had supported the business through several investment rounds, over several years. 

Mark Randall, Managing Director of RCP, remarked “This was an excellent opportunity to realise a great profit, and move money into other high-growth opportunities.  We constantly scan our investment horizon for opportunities that balance risk and reward.”

With an expanding pipeline of opportunities, RCP is looking forward to putting the recycled funds to work.  It’s current holdings in bio-tech are gaining momentum and the remaining portfolio is showing growth. 

Renaissance Capital Partners Ltd. is a private company established in 2008 to invest funds in high-growth, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses. It now has a diversified investment portfolio across various industries including Robotics, Healthcare, Location Based Services, Clean Tech and Telecoms.

FCFM Group is a privately owned investment firm undertaking principal investing. 

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Renaissance Capital Partners joins forces with NCL Technology Ventures

Building an innovative fund management business

Renaissance Capital Partners, a leading edge family office, completed a sizable investment into NCL Technology Ventures, a venture fund management business based in London, it announced today.  The investment followed a restructuring of the management business to position it to further expand its pipeline of innovative investments.  NCL and RCP have worked together in the past to bring start-up businesses to fruition, in areas such as bio-technology.

Mark Randall, Managing Director of RCP, remarked “This is a prime opportunity to support NCL as it uncovers the next big investments in the UK.  RCP is always on the look-out for opportunities to bring good to the world.”

NCL will use funds from this investment round to fortify its position as the go-to fundraiser and advisor for emerging technology businesses in Kent and the wider area.  Jerry Biggs, CEO, comments that “NCL’s ambition is to become the UK’s leading technology investment and advisory boutique.”

Renaissance Capital Partners Ltd. is a private company established in 2008 to invest funds in high-growth, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses. It now has a diversified investment portfolio across various industries including Robotics, Healthcare, Location Based Services, Clean Tech and Telecoms.

NCL Technology Ventures’ investment philosophy is set to identify high potential technology SMEs within thematic global growth sectors. By applying both experience and capital at an earlier stage than most typical funds, NCL can identify exciting companies, enhance survival rates and extract superior value for our investors.

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RCP and AMTE Power partner to bring next-gen energy storage to market

Follow-on investment will pave way for emerging battery tech

Renaissance Capital Partners, a leading edge family office, completed a £500,000 investment into AMTE Ltd, an emerging energy storage business, it announced today.  This investment followed an earlier seed round investment, and was in conjunction with sizable investment from other sources.  AMTE will use the funds to push forward its next generation battery technology. 

Mark Randall, Managing Director of RCP, remarked “We look forward to supporting Kevin and his team as AMTE commercializes its technology, and brings these next gen benefits to UK industry. RCP always looks for disruptive technology that can help make the world a better place.”

AMTE will use funds from this investment round to build on earlier success with sodium ion battery technology and its links to the automotive sector.  Kevin commented that “the support our investor base has shown puts AMTE in a strong position to deliver on its business plan”.

Renaissance Capital Partners Ltd. is a private company established in 2008 to invest in high-growth, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses. It now has a diversified investment portfolio across various industries including Robotics, Healthcare, Location Based Services, Clean Tech and Telecoms.

AMTE Power Ltd. is actively developing and producing cells through its development and production company AGM Batteries, based in the heart of Scotlands renewable energy community.  It's unique facility enables customers to scale and transfer emerging new cell technologies to manufacture.

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