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Arcis launches easy-to-use DNA extraction blood kit

The Liverpool Echo cover Arcis Biotechnology’s latest development: A Daresbury bio-tech firm has announced the launch of a kit for preparing DNA extracted from blood. Arcis Biotechnology said the process takes three minutes and uses a novel two-step system sold in a ready-to-use format. A spokesman for the company said it enables users to stabilise … Continued

HMRC Key EIS Statistics – October 2016

HMRC Key EIS Statistics – October 2016 Today, the government released the latest statistics on the Enterprise Investment Scheme and companies raising funds through the scheme. Enterprise Investment Scheme Since the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was launched in 1993-94, over 24,620 individual companies have received investment through the scheme and almost £14.2 billion of funds … Continued

Calculus EIS and VCT shortlisted in prestigious new awards

Calculus Capital has been shortlisted for two accolades in the inaugural Investment Week Tax Efficiency Awards. Calculus is one of just four firms shortlisted in the Best Generalist Venture Capital Trust (VCT) category, and is also in the running for Best Generalist Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) provider. Investment Week comments: changes to the pensions regime in the UK have … Continued

Calculus Capital sells stake in Human Race to Tour de France Owner

London, 10th October 2016 Calculus Capital, the private equity fund manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme and VCT specialist, has sold its investment in Human Race, a leading UK mass participation sports company, to Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the company behind Le Tour de France, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and many other European sports … Continued

Tour de France Owner Buys UK Events Team – Human Race

The Sunday Times recently covered the Calculus Capital exit of Human Race to the owner of Le Tour de France. France’s Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) has paid millions of pounds for Surrey-based Human Race, which specialises in organising running, cycling and swimming events. Human Race was founded in 2010 by Nick Rusling, a former executive … Continued