June 2021 Update
Grafton Capital announces successful exit from SportPursuit
We are pleased to announce a successful exit from SportPursuit for Grafton Capital and other investors, as bd-capital has made a significant investment.
SportPursuit is the leading online private sales club in the UK and Germany for sports, outdoor and active lifestyle products.
April 2020 Update
Microsoft acquires Softomotive
When Softomotive was acquired by Microsoft in April 2020, Grafton Capital was the only external shareholder, having invested $25m in September 2018.
Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, stated that Softomotive would become part of Microsoft’s Power Automate platform. “We’re bringing RPA – or robotic process automation – to legacy apps and services with our acquisition of Softomotive”.
October 2020 Update
Grafton Capital invests further £7m in Third Financial
Grafton Capital invested a further £7m in Third Financial, the fast growth Fintech platform for the wealth management industry, becoming the majority owner.
Edward Barroll Brown, who led this investment for Grafton Capital, stated, “We typically make minority growth investments, but are delighted to close this growth buyout, which we are able to do in order to fulfil the needs of the company and leadership team.”
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It’s very easy to work with them. They are very skilled with an entrepreneurial approach. The relationship with my organisation has been very successful.
Grafton Capital has brought immense value to Third Financial. They bring a sensible sounding board for ideas, independent thinking and very valuable experience. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them.
“Knowledge, insight, support and advice are the four words that spring to mind, and you get this in abundance working with Grafton Capital. Every bit a friend, coach and advisor, as much as they are an investor.”
“Grafton Capital has been a very good partner to Alva by providing growth capital and ongoing pragmatic advice. Their approach is very refreshing and they bring a realistic perspective to the board, helping us identify growth opportunities and blind spots.”
“I was a little apprehensive initially, but Grafton Capital met and exceeded all my expectations. They added immense value to our board of directors and were exceptionally good at helping the management team to focus on what really matters and to make informed decisions.”
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