FundTheGap bought by specialist small-cap equity financer

Specialist online equity fund-raising business FundTheGap today announced that it has been acquired by Darwin Strategic Limited (“Darwin”), the small-cap equity financing business majority owned by funds managed by Henderson Volantis Capital. Exact terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. FundTheGap was founded in 2012 and launched in early 2013 with the aim of introducing high standards of quality and professionalism to the fast-growing crowd-funding and online investment sector. In particular, it focuses on helping companies with a solid business plan and strong management team looking to raise up to £2 million in equity from private investors. Having launched six months ago, FundTheGap already has a strong pipeline of investment opportunities. The original backers and founders of FundTheGap consist of a highly experienced and expert team comprising Derek Uittenbroek, CEO, Ken Ford, former CEO of Teather & Greenwood, and Martin Sherwood and Christian Elmes of Enterprise Investment Partners, the specialist tax-efficient equity fund-raising boutique. Derek Uittenbroek will be moving to Darwin as part of the deal and will head up the new operation. Ken Ford is to become a non-executive director. Martin Sherwood and Christian Elmes will remain involved as shareholders in the new business. Darwin funds growth companies […]

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