Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)

Company description

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is a UK venture capital firm. Operating from offices in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, it makes equity investments of up to £20 million in high growth technology, and technology enabled, companies.

Investments include Skyscanner, the independent travel search company, Mister Spex, the online eyewear business, and MATCHESFASHION.COM, a luxury omni-channel fashion retailer. SEP was named 'Venture Capital Firm of the Year' at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2015 for the fifth time in recent years. In addition to venture capital for high growth companies, SEP also provides infrastructure finance for small scale clean energy projects and have partnered with FTSE 100-company SSE plc and established a secondary investment fund focused exclusively on cleantech companies. Investors include Lexington Partners, UK based funds Hermes GPE and F&C Private Equity , as well as Swiss-based Partners Group.

The firm has also invested in companies including Biovex, Craneware, CSR, Searchspace and Anesco.

Company details

29 St George Street, London, UK

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Company updates

  • January 25, 2016

    SEP's Environmental Capital Fund invests in Ardor Energy

    Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is investing up to £9 million from its Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) to establish a new heat project focused platform, Ardor Energy (Ardor). 

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  • September 10, 2015

    Scottish Equity Partners completes investment in Hamsin Wind

    Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed its first clean energy infrastructure investment from the Environmental Capital Fund.

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  • July 28, 2015

    Scottish Equity Partners expands infrastructure team

    Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has expanded its infrastructure team with the appointment of Romain Keyen as Associate and Adam Delaney as Director of Finance.

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  • November 11, 2014

    Scottish Equity Partners expands investment team

    Following the recent launch of its new £135 million infrastructure fund, Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has announced that Peter Bachmann and Andy Low have joined the firm as Director and Principal re...

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  • September 03, 2014

    Scottish equity partners launches 135 million clean energy infrastructure fund

    Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has raised £135 million for a new infrastructure fund to invest in UK-based clean energy projects.

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