News from Disruptive Capital Finance
ECJ ruling could cost UK pension funds £160bn, top financier warns
18 December 2019Edmund Truell, the founder of the Pension SuperFund and former chairman of the London Pension Fund Authority, has told Sky News that the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) judgment could be "catastrophic to the wider UK economy".
Disruptive are proud to support superb management teams
17 December 2019THE SUNDAY INTERVIEW: ZILLAH BYNG-THORNE ‘The key to Future? We always look to add value’ Media company boss tells Christopher Williams how it emerged from wreckage of print to make money in digital publishing.
Private Equity Muscles Into Britain's Booming Retirement Market
19 November 2019Private equity and credit firms have elbowed their way into everything from real estate to corporate lending. Now they’re cracking open Britain’s growing pension-transfer market.
Pension minister calls for pooled funds
18 November 2019Falling Bond yields, upon which so many pension schemes rely, is particularly problematic for “defined benefit” pension plans, which promise members a specific payout. They use high-grade bond yields to calculate the value of their future liabilities, and every small move downwards deepens their funding challenges.
Superfund delays are ‘egregious waste’ of investors’ capital
08 November 2019The chief executive of The Pension SuperFund has hit out at the government, over its failure to agree a regulatory framework for defined benefit consolidation despite ministers having encouraged the creation of the sector in the first place.
31 October 2019By George Koch - Photos by Martin Soderqvist MADAM, I’M STOPPED UNDER A SNOWSHED, um, you know, tunnel. The car was skidding around in all the new snow, and I would have gotten stuck.” “You are stuck? In zee toonelle? How is zis possible!?”
Ptarmigan takes control of the Kurhaus
31 October 2019Disruptive has passed a major milestone in its development of the Commune d’Evolène between Zermatt and Verbier in Switzerland. Disruptive’s property portfolio company, Ptarmigan, has taken control of the Grand Hôtel & Kurhaus, Arolla. The Kurhaus is an iconic member of the Swiss Historic Hotels group and sits between glaciers and forests at 2,100 metres on the famous haute route.
Sabien Technology Group PLC - Board changes, subscription and trading update
25 October 2019The Board of Sabien Technology Group plc (AIM: SNT), the manufacturer and supplier of M2G, an energy efficiency technology, is very pleased to announce that it has appointed, with immediate effect, Richard Parris as Non-executive Chairman of the Company.
The rise of RegTech
22 July 2019Businesses operating within regulated industries face continually evolving challenges, from their regulatory and legal responsibilities to progressively competitive commercial tests. In the drive to remain competitive, businesses are increasingly turning to technology solutions for a range of operational areas and not just product distribution.
Disruptive Capital-backed Reg UK completes GBP2.4m funding round
18 June 2019Reg UK (REG), the provider of a range of data analytics and risk management solutions to insurance intermediaries globally, has completed a GBP2.4 million funding round.
Tantalum sells Tracker to CalAmp
18 June 2019Tantalum, a specialist in connected car software and payments, has sold Tracker, its UK stolen vehicle recovery business, to CalAmp.
Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics Announces Presentation of Ongoing Investigator Sponsored Trial of IRX-2 Regimen Combined with Nivolumab in Recurrent/Metastatic Solid Tumors
03 June 2019Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on exploring the role that cytokine-based therapy can have in treating patients with cancer, today announced the presentation of an ongoing trial poster at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on May 31 – June 4, 2019 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Pension Superfund deals under review
21 May 2019The Pension Superfund, founded by industry veteran Edi Truell, and Clara Pensions, whose chief executive is former hedge fund manager Adam Saron, both have deals under review by the Pensions Regulator, the firms said, without naming the company schemes
Tantalum Collaborates with HARMAN and AT&T for US Launch
12 October 2018HARMAN collaborated with Tantalum, an automotive software company, to enable HARMAN Spark with a rich set of features, an ecosystem of services and a payment platform.
Pension SuperFund in Talks with 12 Pension Schemes
12 October 2018The Pension Superfund, a new defined benefit (DB) consolidation scheme, is in "well-developed conversations" with a dozen pension funds, its chief executive has said.
Future plc Global media platform generating strong profitable growth
17 May 2018Future plc (LSE: FUTR, "Future", "the Group"), the global platform for specialist media, today publishes results for the six months ended 31 March 2018.
PIB Group taps REG for agency administration
01 May 2018Back in December it was Lloyd’s of London; now it’s PIB Group’s turn to tap REG (UK) Ltd’s online due diligence and regulatory compliance platform.
Tantalum and AutinGO Partner to Deliver Connected-Car Automotive Services Platform
21 March 2018Tantalum Corporation announced it has partnered with AutinGO to deliver an automotive repair and maintenance services platform to wireless carriers and auto manufacturers in Europe.
Disruptive and Warburg Pincus back the creation of 'the Pension SuperFund' to offer new solution for UK Pensions
20 March 2018Responding to the challenges from both Government and Industry of finding new ways of ensuring sufficient funding to meet promises made by defined benefit pension schemes, The Pension SuperFund offers a solution for those employers who need a more affordable way to fulfill their pension promises while also providing improved security for their pension scheme members.
Paul Tasker joins REG UK as MD
27 February 2018Tasker takes on newly created role after leaving Tasker Insurance Group in August last year.
Tantalum, InterResolve and RapidSOS Partner to Deliver Unrivalled Post-Accident Experience
15 January 2018Tantalum Corporation, axitech, and RapidSOS announce partnership to deliver the world first fully automated post-accident experience in connected car
Tantalum and Agero Partner to Deliver On-Demand Roadside Assistance Services
15 January 2018Tantalum Corporation extends its ecosystem partnerships for the connected car via On-Demand Road Assistance Services with market leaders Agero.
Tantalum Connected Car Launches Cutting Edge Field Trials to Thwart NOx - the ‘Silent Killer’ of Air Pollution
11 January 2018Tantalum Corporation teams up with leading scientists from Imperial College London, to build Air.Car to produce highly accurate, real-time NOx feedback.
Tantalum and Openbay Announce Partnership At CES
11 January 2018Tantalum Corporation announced it has partnered with Openbay to deliver an automotive repair and maintenance services platform.
Tantalum Corporation's Air.Car featured in The Times
08 January 2018Tantalum's innovative Air.Car project was featured in The Times on the 2nd January, as a trial of the system begins with Oxford University and Bristol Waste Management.
REG (UK) selected by Lloyd’s to reduce burden on UK coverholders
14 December 2017Lloyd’s will utilise the REG platform to help reduce the administrative burden on UK coverholders
Tantalum Corporation Project 'Highly Commended' at Business Green Tech Awards
13 December 2017Disruptive Capital company Tantalum Corporation was highly commended for its innovative Air.Car project at the 3rd Business Green Technology Awards in early December.
Edi Truell to list Disruptive Capital
17 November 2017Disruptive Capital, the private equity business and family office of former Duke Street dealmaker Edi Truell, is to list on the Swiss stock exchange.
Disruptive Capital announce Jennie Younger and Wilhelm von Stotzingen as new senior management hires 03/10/17
03 October 2017Since October 2017 the senior management team of Disruptive Capital has 2 new members.
Majority Shareholder Disruptive Capital Finance invests further in Tantalum Corporation
02 October 2017Disruptive Capital Finance, Tantalum Corporation's majority shareholder, has invested further in the Connected Car technology leader to support the company's global rollout.
Future’s acquisition of Centaur Media’s Home Interest division for an enterprise value of £32 million
22 August 2017Future (FUTR.L), www.futureplc.com the global platform for specialist media, acquired the Home Interest division of Centaur Media plc, a portfolio of market leading and differentiated brands in the home building segment, for cash, at an enterprise value of £32 million.
Disruptive Capital announces sale of Gentoo Fund Services to TMF
04 August 2017Sale of Gentoo Fund Services to TMF
Strategic Investor ups stake in Tantalum
02 August 2017Further investment into Tantalum has been made by a Strategic Investor alongside Disruptive Capital.
Tantalum wins 'Innovation in Connected Services' recognition at TechXLR8 awards
14 July 2017Tantalum Corporation picks up Innovation award at TechXLR8
Disruptive Capital backs REG expansion with controlling stake
28 April 2017Disruptive Capital has acquired a controlling stake in fast growing big data InsurTech REG, backing their expansion into the US market
Tantalum announces Handysoft Investment
24 April 2017Tantalum announces significant investment from Handysoft, part of the Dasan group.
IRX Therapeutics’ Board of Directors announce new Senior Management hires
24 April 2017IRX Therapeutics announce new Senior Management hires as they begin the next chapter of development.
Atlantic Super Connection’s IceLink and Edi Truell feature in National Newspapers
20 April 2017Disruptive Capital Director Edi Truell was quoted in The Telegraph on the topic of renewable energy as Britain faces an energy ‘crunch’.
REG UK win at Commercial Insurance Awards 2017
18 April 2017Portfolio company REG UK won top prize in the Technology category at the recent Commercial Insurance Awards 2017.
Tantalum awarded £1m Government grant
12 April 2017Disruptive company Tantalum corporation won a £1m grant from the Government's Innovation Agency, Innovate UK.
An essential message by VC Edmund Truell
01 March 2017Mr Truell, giving us the frustrations of investment and potential improvements
Cedriane Boucaud, Tantalum speaking at High Growth 2016
01 March 2017Cedriane Boucaud, CEO, Tantalum Corporation, speaking at the BVCA High Growth conference 2016 at the Hilton Park Lane, London
Tantalum Corporation win Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 award
28 February 2017Cédriane de Boucaud collected the award at the 16th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 awards dinner...
Tantalum Corporation wins the 2016 GP Bullhound Fastest Growing Larger Company award
01 March 2017Tantalum Corporation, a leading company in the connected car space, took the “Fastest Growing Larger Company” award...
ASC announces two exciting developments 15/07/16
28 February 2017Atlantic Superconnection LLP is proud to announce two exciting developments on its Project to develop an interconnector from Iceland to the UK...
How will Brexit effect ASC 06/07/16
01 March 2017The effect of an UK withdrawal from the European Union on Atlantic Superconnection Corporation.
Acquisition of Imagine Publishing by Future plc 01/07/16
01 March 2017Future plc (LSE: FUTR, "the Group" or “Future”), the international media group and leading digital business, has agreed terms to acquire Miura (Holdings) Ltd...
Edi Truell to make bid for Tata UK 29/06/16
01 March 2017Leading City financier Edi Truell has confirmed he will make a bid for Tata Steel's UK assets...
Edi Truell on Brexit 15/06/16
01 March 2017Osborne Ignoring 'Threats' Caused by the EU, Says Truell
Tantalum signs a deal with Samsung 21/02/16
01 March 2017Samsung Electronics is helping drivers embark on a new journey through its ground-breaking connected car solution
David Cameron backs ASC 1/11/15
01 March 2017Cameron wants sea cable to bring lava power from Iceland