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investments within the FMCG supply
chain from manufacturing and
wholesale to retail and ecommerce.

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IP commericalisation for Agriculture - January 2019

Signficiant investment over a three year period has commercialised an asset previously developed as a consumer product for use in hobby gardening, now commercialised for use in organic farming systems.

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Commercialisation of patented technology, August 2017

Investment to secure the IP for a pesticide free Head-lice Killer to be launched through the Swirl Consumer Products distribution channels.

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Focus Acquistion, July 2017

Focus Packaging & Design services the horticultural trade with over 35 years of experience in the industry.

Focus have a bespoke packing facility for seeds and all granular products. Investment into the business secures a new phase of growth and development for the company.

The existing management team remain in place and continue as shareholders in the business.

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Doff Portland, December 2016

This month sees the culmination of Doff's CVA. This had been put in place with creditors in January 2013 and was agreed to run for the 4 years to end December 2016. This is a significant milestone for the company following the 2012/13 restructuring. It gives customers and suppliers alike the comfort that Doff represents a strong and stable partner in the Horticultural sector.

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fmcg Acquisition, November 2015

Business and assets of Swirl Products Limited, trading as "fmcg" was acquired out of administration.

Based in Oldham, fmcg has been a dynamic supplier of branded personal care and household products for the past 20 years.

fmcg's core brands include Nuage, Escenti, Systeme, Dentiplus, Salon Chic and Hygienics all of which are sold into high street retailers, pharmacies and wholesalers throughout the UK and across 32 countries worldwide.

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Lorbex Acqusition, July 2015

b7 Ventures has funded the acquisition of Lorbex Limited by Doff Portland.

b7’s investment strategy for innovation in the home and garden market will provide Lorbex access to technical products and enable expansion of a quality range.

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IP for innovative personal care business, November 2014

Approached to assist a business in the personal care sector, B7 have invested to both commercialise the IP and expand the product range.

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Asian JV for garden product innovation, March 2014

Funding is committed to product development and regulatory approvals with targeted launch dates in 2015 and beyond.

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IP for the Home and Garden, August 2013

Working in partnership with a global agricultural products supplier, b7 is jointly funding the development of intellectual property which has applications for the Agricultural sector and also for the Home and Garden market.

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Doff Portland, June 2013

b7’s acquisition of Doff Portland Limited is shortlisted for Business Rescue of the Year - I&R Awards 2013

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Plastic Bottle Manufacturer, April 2013

B7 provide £500k rescue finance facility within 5 days.

A distressed bottle manufacturer was seeking a funding partner and equity investor able to work with management to stabilise and grow the business

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Doff Portland, 8th January 2013

A Company Voluntary Arrangement has been approved by creditors today, 8 January 2013. B7 Ventures and the new Doff board had overwhelming creditor support for the restructuring with over 95% of trade creditors supporting the proposals.

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Doff Portland, 6th December 2012

b7 Ventures, has bought Nottingham garden care manufacturer Doff Portland within 1 month of launch.

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