Our Company


From its origins as a syndicate investing in Scottish companies, Braveheart Investment Group plc has evolved, via organic growth, acquisition and joint venture, into a stockmarket-listed group focused upon four specialist areas: equity, debt, advisory services and fund management. All products are specifically SME focussed.


Andrew Burton retires from Braveheart

Viv Hallam appointed Executive Director

Strategic investment made in Gyrometric Systems


First strategic investments made in Paraytec and Kirkstall

Sells stake in White Rock Capital Partners


Buys out the remaining shareholders in Ridings Holdings Limited

Chief Executive Geoffrey Thomson steps down

Termination of partnership with CrowdCube and London Co-investment Fund


Selected as a consortium partner, to manage the London Co-investment Fund

Braveheart Investment Group, in partnership with Crowdcube Ventures Limited, launches the Crowdcube Venture Fund


Disposal of Envestors Limited

WhiteRock Capital Partners wins Private Equity Firm of the Year at the Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards

NEON Capital Partners Limited (managers of the Finance Yorkshire Equity Fund) acquires the fund management business of sister company Viking Fund Managers, and is renamed Viking Fund Managers Limited ('VFM')

Braveheart Ventures Limited renamed Strathtay Ventures Limited


Acquires Neon Capital Partners Limited (managers of the £48m Finance Yorkshire Equity Fund)

Appointed to manage the £50m Growth Loan Fund in Northern Ireland; WhiteRock Capital Partners formed

Wins mandate to manage the £10m Lachesis Fund (University Challenge Seed Fund)


Acquires Envestors Limited


Acquires Viking Fund Managers Limited

Confirmed as accredited lender under Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (EFG)


Launches Strathclyde Innovation Fund


Acquires WL Ventures Limited (renamed Caledonia Portfolio Realisations)

Flotation on Alternative Investment Market of The London Stock Exchange (AIM)


Launches Alpha EIS fund


SMART Equity Scheme rolled-out to Scottish universities

Braveheart Ventures Limited authorised by FSA


Braveheart Investment Group plc formed and acquires Braveheart Ventures Limited

Appointed by Scottish Executive as one of the first partners in the £40m Scottish Co-investment Fund

Joint pilot equity scheme for university spin-out companies launched with Bank of Scotland and University of Edinburgh under SMART Equity Scheme


Braveheart Ventures Limited formed as investment syndicate