Fund Managers Comments

17 July 2017

Parkwalk H1 2017 update

By |July 17th, 2017|

It has been a busy first half of the year at Parkwalk. Our proprietary access to deal-flow has enabled us to deploy £46.5m in the last 12 months. Deal-flow has been enhanced by our tie-up with IP Group plc, who recently raised a further £200m to co-invest in the university spin-out sector.

The combined group […]

2 February 2017

Parkwalk wins at EISA Awards

By |February 2nd, 2017|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won both the ‘Best Investment Exit’ and ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ categories at the EISA awards on the 1st February 2017. The awards recognised an extremely strong 2016 for Parkwalk. They were presented at the House of Lords to firms, advisers, companies and individuals that achieved outstanding performance in the context […]

16 December 2016

Parkwalk and IP Group join forces in UK University Spin-Outs

By |December 16th, 2016|

IP Group plc acquires Parkwalk, the UK’s largest EIS growth fund manager focused on university spin-outs

IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) (“IP Group” or “the Group”), the developer of intellectual property-based businesses, is delighted to announce that it has agreed to acquire Parkwalk Advisors Ltd (“Parkwalk”), the UK’s leading university spin-out focused EIS fund manager.

Founded […]

Parkwalk wins ‘Best Generalist’ in the Investment Week 2016/17 Tax Efficiency Awards

By |December 6th, 2016|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won the Investment Week ‘Best Generalist’ in their 2016/17 Tax Efficiency Awards.

 

18 July 2016

ARM Holdings – £24.3bn acquisition of the University of Cambridge spin-out

By |July 18th, 2016|

Japan’s Softbank on Monday offered £24.3bn ($32bn) in cash to acquire 100% of ARM Holdings, the UK’s smartphone chip designer that is one of the leaders in the infrastructure of the internet of things.

In 2015, Forbes ranked ARM as the most innovative company in Europe, and the fifth most innovative in the world.

The deal […]

29 June 2016

Oxford University Innovation – the new name for Isis Innovation

By |June 29th, 2016|

Isis Innovation will be renamed Oxford University Innovation, in order to enhance the already strong links between Isis Innovation and the University. This will strengthen awareness of the company and its services within the wider University, and better portray the University’s ownership of the company.
With a record 16 spinout companies launched and more than […]

Parkwalk, the EIS and Brexit

By |June 28th, 2016|

In these uncertain times post the surprise vote to leave the EU, investors are (quite rightly) focusing on macro risks and volatility.
However, as the dust begins to settle they are now looking across the fringes of their portfolios, including alternative assets such as VC and PE. As a small part of that portfolio with […]

31 March 2016

OxReach – a new philanthropic platform

By |March 31st, 2016|

We are delighted to support a new initiative from the University of Oxford, OxReach. OxReach plans to launch various projects over the next 12 months – the first of which is LIFE, who are developing ways for healthcare workers in Africa to correctly use the latest WHO care pathways in emergencies and save lives to help tackle newborn […]

22 February 2016

University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund IV launched

By |February 22nd, 2016|

Parkwalk are delighted to announce the launch of the University of Cambridge Enterprise Fund IV.

Launched in conjunction with Cambridge Enterprise, the University’s Technology Transfer and academic consulting subsidiary, the University of Cambridge Enterprise Funds offer alumni and investors the opportunity to invest in companies formed to develop and commercialise technology and intellectual property developed at the University of Cambridge in […]

Parkwalk cleans up at EISA Awards

By |February 22nd, 2016|

On February 11th 2016, Parkwalk was recognised by the judges of the EISA awards in both the ‘Best Investment Exit’ and ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ categories. The awards recognised an extremely strong 2015 for Parkwalk. The Awards were presented at the House of Lords to firms, advisers, companies and individuals that achieved outstanding performance in […]

University of Oxford Isis Fund III launched

By |February 4th, 2016|

Parkwalk are delighted to announce the launch of the University of Oxford Isis EIS Fund III.

Launched in conjunction with Isis Innovation, the University’s Technology Transfer and academic consulting subsidiary, the University of Oxford Isis Funds offer alumni and investors the opportunity to invest in companies formed to develop and commercialise technology and intellectual property developed at the University […]

15 January 2016

University of Bristol Enterprise Fund I

By |January 15th, 2016|

Parkwalk are delighted to announce the launch of the University of Bristol Enterprise EIS Fund I.

Launched in conjunction with the University of Bristol Research and Enterprise Development Division, the University of Bristol Enterprise Funds offer alumni and investors the opportunity to invest in the development of scientific and technological innovations from the University of Bristol and from companies supported by […]

26 November 2015

Parkwalk wins Investment Week’s Investment Company of the Year award for ‘Best EIS Fund’

By |November 26th, 2015|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won the Investment Week’s Investment Company of the Year inaugural award for ‘Best EIS Fund’, following on from the Growth Investor Awards ‘Best Exit for 2015′ and the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association ‘Best EIS Exit for 2014′ and ‘Highly Commended’ Fund Manager awards in February 2015.

PARKWALK ANNOUNCED AS INVESTMENT WEEK AWARDS WINNER

Investment […]

Isis Innovation event at the Royal Society of Chemistry

By |November 12th, 2015|

Huge thank you to Isis Innovation for hosting an excellent evening at the Royal Society of Chemistry: Pitches were made by four inspiring potential investee companies for the University of Oxford Isis Fund III, which we hope to launch imminently now that the University of Oxford Isis Fund II is fully invested / committed.

23 October 2015

Parkwalk wins ‘Best Exit’ at the Growth Investor Awards 2015

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Parkwalk are delighted to have won the Growth Investor Awards ‘Best Exit for 2015’, following on from the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association ‘Best EIS Exit for 2014′ and ‘Highly Commended’ Fund Manager awards in February 2015.

PARKWALK ADVISERS ANNOUNCED AS GROWTH INVESTOR AWARDS WINNER

Last night, Parkwalk Advisors won Exit of the Year for Tracsis at the inaugural […]

15 May 2015

Oxbridge spin-out event

By |May 15th, 2015|

Parkwalk are delighted to have sponsored the first joint Oxford and Cambridge University spin-out investor event, which was held at the London Stock Exchange yesterday.
Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at both Oxford and Cambridge universities, gave an excellent speech on her work in mass spectrometry and there were great presentations by:

Bodle Technologies […]

Parkwalk appoints Chairman

By |May 6th, 2015|

Parkwalk are delighted to announce that Gordon Lawson has been appointed non-executive Chairman of Parkwalk.
Gordon has 30 years City experience, as head of equity proprietary trading and EMEA equity, derivatives and convertible bond risk at Salomon/Citigroup and then as the founder of Pendragon Capital, the event-driven hedge fund.
He is an adviser to several hedge funds, […]

24 February 2015

Parkwalk University of Oxford Isis Fund II Closes Oversubscribed

By |February 24th, 2015|

University of Oxford Isis Fund II reaches funding target of £2m, closes

 24 February 2015

Isis Innovation and Parkwalk announced today that the University of Oxford Isis Fund II has raised over £2 million, exceeding its funding target, and will close to new investors. The fund achieved its initial target in less than four weeks […]

FT: Parkwalk and the University of Oxford Isis Fund

By |February 21st, 2015|

How to invest in enterprise investment schemes – FT Money:

It is nearing the end of the tax year. You are a high earner who likes to invest in a tax-efficient manner and have stashed the maximum amount into an individual savings account (£15,000) and reached the tax-free annual pension allowance of £40,000…..

Read the full article […]

Parkwalk cleans up at EISA Awards

By |February 13th, 2015|

Parkwalk last night won the ‘Best EIS Investment Exit’ award and was recognised by the judges of the EISA awards in the ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ category. The awards recognised an extremely strong 2014 for Parkwalk. Read the full press release below.

EISA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Enterprise Investment Scheme Association’s annual awards recognise excellence in the […]