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Triple shortlisting for SEP at Investor AllStars Awards

GP Bullhound and Vitesse Media have announced the full shortlist for the 15th annual Investor Allstars Awards 2017, celebrating the achievements of the investors and entrepreneurs shaping the future growth and impact of the European digital economy.

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is delighted to have made the final in three separate categories: VC Fund of the Year, Growth & Buyout Fund of the Year and Exit of the Year for the acquisition of global travel search business Skyscanner by Ctrip.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 27 September.

On average, the funds closed in the past twelve months by the shortlisted venture capital, growth and buyout groups totalled 723 million dollars, rising from 679 million in 2016. The total levels of investment activity have also remained consistent, with 431 deals made compared to 437 in the prior twelve months.

Manish Madhvani, Managing Partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “The successes featured in this year’s shortlist are testament to the strength and depth of tech talent across the continent. From world-leading investors to pioneering entrepreneurs, these leaders are at the forefront of the growth of Europe’s digital economy and continue to deliver exceptional returns and impact.”

Niki Baker, Executive Director of Vitesse Media, commented: “Every year, the bar is raised by the investors and entrepreneurs that feature at Investor Allstars. They define the growth and ambition of Europe’s digital economy, and this year’s shortlist highlights its exceptional prospects.”