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Scottish Equity Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Calum Paterson Gary Le Sueur Stuart Paterson


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Total investments 163
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 98
Rounds per year 7.41
Lead investments 24
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 49
Key employees 12
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing

In 2000 was created Scottish Equity Partners, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the Glasgow.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Mobile. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline CSR, Skyscanner, BioVex The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

This organization was formed by Calum Paterson, Gary Le Sueur, Stuart Paterson. Besides them, we counted 12 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Comparing to the other companies, this Scottish Equity Partners performs on 1 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The average startup value when the investment from Scottish Equity Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2007. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Scottish Equity Partners, startups are often financed by 3i Group, Atlas Venture, Pond Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Atlas Venture, VentureTech Alliance, Target Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Intel Capital, 3i Group, Clydesdale Bank.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Search Engine
29 Mar 2022 Iceland, Iceland


Developer APIs
Enterprise Software
$35M15 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
11 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Basis Technologies

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$25M19 Apr 2021 Richmond, Virginia, United States


Data Integration
Information Technology
08 Mar 2021 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


$22M28 Jan 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Search Engine
25 Nov 2020 Iceland, Iceland


$9M31 Jul 2019 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
Human Resources
Information Technology
$29M10 Jun 2019 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


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