Stratadigm Consulting Join Beer & Partners
BEER AND PARTNERS APPOINT STRATADIGM CONSULTING AS CORPORATE ASSOCIATE
The UK’s largest Business Angel? Network has appointed Stratadigm Consulting as a Corporate Associate to represent it in Wales and the South West of England. This will allow Stratadigm to provide an additional service in sourcing funding for businesses throughout the country by accessing Beer and Partners extensive network of business angels.
Stratadigm was set up two years ago by Richard Morgan, Meredydd Jones and Ian Smith as a strategic consultancy for fast growing technology focused businesses. It brings together Richard’s many years experience in developing technology businesses, Meredydd previously a corporate banker but laterally a business development manager with the London Stock Exchange and, Ian a seasoned corporate finance practitioner including experience of stock market flotation? both as an adviser and a as a Finance Director. The team is assisted by a group of associates and take on engagements with companies undertaking a step change in their growth strategy. Hence the reason that a relationship with Beer and Partners will be of immense help to existing and prospective clients seeking access to finance in these economically challenging times. “We are looking forward to assist companies in the region who are seeking to raise funds from Beer’s network of over 1,400 active business angels who have at their disposal funds in excess of £3bn to invest” says Ian. “
Beer & Partners is still the only firm of any size that has closed the “equity gap”, between family capital and the institutions: a gap which has now grown to cover the £75,000 and £5 million range. In welcoming Stratadigm on board ,Mike Weaver the Chief Executive of Beer and Partners said“ Our success has been achieved by listening to what our clients and our investors really want and finding a cost-effective way of providing it. We look forward to working with Stratadigm in raising the profile of the Beer and Partners opportunity. ”
As featured in Western Mail:
Business angel looks for opportunities in Wales
Oct 22 2008 by Sion Barry, Western Mail
THE UK’s largest business angel network has appointed its first corporate associate to identify investment opportunities among Welsh businesses.
Beer & Partners has selected Stratadigm Consulting to represent it in Wales and the South West of England (Devon and Cornwall). With offices in Cardiff and Plymouth, Stratadigm can now source funding for fast-growth businesses by tapping directly into Beer’s network of more than 1,600 high net worth investors.
In the past 12 months, Beer & Partners has completed more than 60 transactions between £50,000 to £3m. Mike Weaver, chief executive of Beer & Partners, said: “We chose Stratadigm specifically because of its experience in advising fast growing companies which are seeking to raise funds. Its combination of skills and experience also made it an ideal corporate associate in developing Beer & Partners’ services in Wales and the South West. ”
Stratadigm was set up two years ago by technology entrepreneur?, Richard Morgan, ex-London Stock Exchange director for Wales and the south west Meredydd Jones, and Ian Smith who has experience of stock market flotation both as an adviser and finance director.
Principally focused on fast growing technology focused businesses, its team of associates specialises in assisting companies undertaking a step-change in their growth strategy.
Mr Smith added: “The Beer & Partners network has combined funds in excess of £4bn to invest which puts us in an unrivalled position to help companies looking for finance. That adds significant value both to us and our clients in these economically challenging times.”