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Hg News
 
Hg agrees the sale of Allocate to RLDatix
“Allocate provides a critical service and has earned a position as a valued champion in the health sector and, today, employs three times more people than when we first invested. We’re really proud of the work we have achieved together.” ​​Read more
Hg Factsheet
We have updated our factsheet covering Hg, its portfolio, its investment activity, and its long-term record. We hope that you find it useful. Read more
Hg's ESG Report 2020/21
Hg engages in Responsible Investment because it sits right at the core of our Purpose. Read our ESG report to learn more about the steps we are taking to grow sustainable businesses. Learn more​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our Thinking
 
Post-COVID Hotspots in Enterprise Software
Hg's Head of Portfolio Technology, Jason Richards was joined by the CEOs of Limitless Technology, Dext, Kallidus and ITRS Group at the Megabuyte CEO Summit 2021. The on-demand video recording is now available. ​​​​Watch here
An Upturn in Lockdown
Hg has spent the past two decades investing in businesses that offer mission-critical technology services to SMEs. Hg’s Nick Jordan and Joris Van Gool explain how the Covid-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of this thesis. Read more
Valuations: Why tech might be cheaper than you think
Our Director of Research, David Toms, shared his insights on tech valuations at BVCA's High Growth 2021. The on demand recording is now available. Watch now
Portfolio Highlights
 
CaseWare names new CEO
CaseWare International has named industry veteran David Osborne as its new CEO. Osborne joins the audit software company from Virgin Pulse, where he served as CEO over a four-year period when revenue tripled and 10 businesses were merged in. ​​​​​​​Read more
Litera acquires Objective Manager
“We’ve heard from the market that unlocking performance data and investing further in developing their strategy and teams is a key need. Adding Objective Manager to Litera will help firms align around key goals, client needs, and people development.” ​​​​​​​Read more
Sovos acquires Ecuador-based Stupendo
“Stupendo’s products are complementary to Sovos’ offerings, and the combination will provide immediate value to customers in Ecuador, where the government is focused on digital transformation” Read more
Septeo strengthens its real estate activity with acquisition of Kinaxia
“Kinaxia’s expertise, namely in data science, artificial intelligence and web technologies, ushers in a new era for our Group. With the incorporation of a French leader of Proptech, we are happy to offer an end-to-end ecosystem of technologies to real estate professionals." Read more
E-commerce leaders Hipex and Hypernode join forces
European tech powerhouse team.blue has acquired the Dutch e-commerce hosting specialist Hipex. Hipex will be joining forces with e-commerce specialist Hypernode, formerly known as Byte, and the founder of MageReport. Read more
Visma acquires cloud ERP software company Holded
“We see great possibilities by combining the best ERP product in Spain with Visma’s network of competence. Together we want to help Spanish small businesses, entrepreneurs and accountants to succeed." Read more
FE fundinfo reveals 2021 Alpha Manager winners
Run by leading global fund data and technology group FE fundinfo, the Alpha Manager Awards recognise and celebrate the best fund managers from among those who have been able to consistently create risk-adjusted alphaRead more
 
 
 
 
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