Latest NI Dealmakers Awards 2020

Investment in Axial3D wins Venture Capital Deal the Year

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Axial3D's recent investment by Imprimatur Capital Management won 'Venture Capital Deal the Year' Insider's prestigious Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2020.

The investment totaling £2.4m involved several funders and has enabled Axial3D to bring its pioneering 3D printing solution to more healthcare organizations, driving down costs and enhancing patient care worldwide. Advisers on the investment include A&L Goodbody, Tughans, & Carson McDowell. The round was also supported by a number of angel investors from the surgical sector in the US, and Axial3D received further funding from its initial investor, Techstart Ventures.

Catherine Irvine, Associate at A&L Goodbody, who was part of the team who advised Axial3D in relation to its investment, also won ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’.

The Dealmakers event, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2020, recognized the professional advisory firms and funders in Northern Ireland and some of the best deals in which they were involved. Fairstone Group was the headline sponsor of the event, which was held at Europa Hotel, Belfast and compered by Colin Murray.

Those shortlisted for Private Equity/Venture Capital Deal the Year include:

Syndicate investment in BrainWaveBank (Advisers: TLT NI; Philip Hare Associates; A&L Goodbody; Tughans).

Investment in 3fivetwo Group by Foresight Group and 57 Stars LLC (Advisers: KPMG; Baker Tilly Mooney Moore; Tughans; HNH Group; A&L Goodbody).

Acquisition and investment in Granville EcoPark by Bio Capital and B9 Gas (Advisers: Ashurst; Orrick; A&L Goodbody; BDO; Tughans).

Investment Axial3D by Imprimatur Capital Management (A&L Goodbody; Tughans; Carson McDowell).

Investment in Plotbox by Par Equity and Ironbridge Capital Partners (Advisers: Tughans; Arthur Cox).

The awards were sponsored by DanskeBank, Honeycomb Jobs, HSBC UK and Tughans.

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