Finalists for 2017 Growth Investor Awards revealed

Intelligent Partnership has revealed the first set of finalists selected to compete for the 2017 Growth Investor Awards.

Launched by Intelligent Partnership in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards celebrate the UK’s SME investment community.

Intelligent Partnership managing director Guy Tolhurst says the awards measure the impact of talent, technology and innovative thinking within the UK’s smaller-company ecosystem.

“This first set of finalists recognises those industry figures who are putting investment to work. And while it’s great to see so many well-established names and previous award winners returning, it’s tremendous to see so many new finalists entering the fray.”

Finalists for the other awards will be revealed in the next few weeks.

The winners across all 16 awards, including Growth Investor of the Year and Growth Champion of the Year, will be announced at a black tie awards dinner, to be held on Wednesday 8 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

2017 Growth Investor Awards: Finalists

Exit of the Year

  • Endeavour Ventures
  • Mercia Technologies
  • Parkwalk Advisors
  • Stellar Asset Management
  • YFM Equity Partners

Most Impactful Investment, sponsored by Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance

  • Enterprise Investment Partners
  • Growthdeck
  • Oxford Capital
  • Par Equity

Industry Game-Changer, sponsored by MICAP

  • Abundance Investment
  • CoInvestor
  • Downing
  • Mercia Technologies
  • Seedrs
  • Syndicate Room

Best Investment Platform

  • Abundance Investment
  • Downing
  • Force Over Mass
  • Kuber Ventures
  • Seedrs
  • Syndicate Room

Best SEIS Investment Manager, sponsored by RW Blears Solicitors

  • Daedalus Partners
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Goldfinch
  • Symvan Capital
  • Startup Funding Club
  • Worth Capital

Best BPR Investment Manager, sponsored by Reyker Securities

  • Downing
  • Foresight Group
  • Octopus Investments
  • Puma Investments
  • TIME Investments
  • Triple Point

Best AIM Investment Manager

  • Amati Global Investors
  • Close Brothers
  • Investec Wealth & Investment
  • Puma Investments
  • TIME Investments
  • Unicorn Asset Management

Best EIS Investment Manager, sponsored by Mainspring Fund Services

  • Calculus Capital
  • CHF Media
  • Mercia Technologies
  • MMC Ventures
  • Parkwalk Advisors
  • Puma Investments

Best VCT Investment Manager

  • Albion Ventures
  • Amati Global Investors
  • Beringea
  • Foresight Group
  • Mobeus Equity Partners
  • YFM Equity Partners