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Investments

Deutsche Prüfservice (DPS)

Deutsche Prüfservice GmbH (DPS) is an electrical testing and certification company near Düsseldorf in Germany. DPS is a fast growing B2B service company which was established in 2015 and has since grown to provide its service nationwide.

The market for electrical testing services is growing rapidly due to an ever increasing focus on corporate risk management and employee health and safety. DPS prides itself on providing superior service, more sophisticated testing methodologies, and better data analytics helping customers minimize risks and reduce insurance cost. Competition is fragmented and there is a significant opportunity to participate in the consolidation of this market.

Caphaven is fully represented on the Board and supports the company with active strategic advice, facilitates ongoing fast growth helping to introduce systems, processes, and management structures that can support a much larger company in the future. It has also provided the interim CFO to DPS. Caphaven’s initial investment allowed the company to continue on its fast growth trajectory and it also has an attractive option to invest a further equity tranche for future organic expansion and acquisitions.

Rezatec

Rezatec applies new science to satellite imagery to produce high value data products for customers faced by environmental issues that impact directly on their business. It was formed in 2012 to help businesses better manage their land-based assets, like forestry or agricultural land, making use of its unique landscape intelligence platform which aggregates large amounts of data from satellites, airborne and ground instruments and applies relevant modelling and mapping technology to provide critical decision support for its customers.

These data products are available on a subscription basis through continually updated graphical web portals. They are sold by Rezatec’s direct sales force as well as through indirect partner sales channels. Rezatec plans to utilize its scalable system to gain a substantial share in the fast growing marketplace for satellite data analytics. Customers today are spread across the Agribusiness, Water, Forestry, Infrastructure, and Energy sectors.

Caphaven chairs the Board of Directors and actively supports the CEO and his team strategically and operationally.

PlayMoreGolf

PlayMoreGolf (PMG) is the first independent multi-club flexible golf membership scheme particularly targeted towards younger and occasional players. It enables golfers to become a member of a club at a fraction of the cost of normal golf club membership. Members can then play both at their home clubs and as guests at other clubs in the PMG network, using points for the rounds played.

PMG helps golf course operators to attract new customers and revenue to replace an otherwise declining pool of golfers who are willing to pay for full club membership. It actively supports golf clubs in marketing the flexible membership scheme in particular using online and social media marketing tools.

At the heart of the business is a sophisticated database and website that manages all member point balances and tee time bookings, making it easy for club members and keeping running cost and hassle for golf clubs to a minimum. Golfers typically buy 100 points for £325 and then use those points to play on their home and ‘abroad’ golf courses. They can get a handicap and play in competitions at their home club and can top up their points if they want to play more often.

PMG uses its technology to reduce the cost of golf for players while increasing revenues for golf course owners.

Caphaven actively supports the PMG team’s strategy and operation at Board level.

Urban Massage

Urban Massage is a UK based online and mobile market place for professional massage therapists who are all screened, insured and certified. It enable users to book a spa quality massage treatment delivered to their home, office or hotel within 60 minutes via its web, IOS and Android apps.

The technology automatically dispatches therapists using its location, diary and logistics platform to ensure accurate ETA, automated job dispatch and efficiencies to ensure professionals are able to massage more and travel less. Professional therapists on the platform typically earn significantly more than if employed at a spa and users pay high street rates with the convenience of at home service.

Urban Massage is currently operating in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Paris and Vienna with plans to roll out into other UK and international cities.

Dog Buddy

DogBuddy is the biggest online marketplace in Europe offering dog-sitting and walking services to dog owners. DogBuddy merged with Bibulu, the biggest in Spain and the combined company now operates in many European markets including the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, and Norway.

The company vets dog sitters and provides an online marketplace for dog owners to contract dog sitters and walkers. Dog sitters are rated and Dog Buddy is the easy to use platform for contacting sitters, making the on-line payment, and communicating between owners and sitters. It also offers insurance and emergency back-up services and takes a fee in return.

Caphaven chairs the Board of Directors and provides active added value support strategically and operationally.

Mace Montessori Schools

Mace Montessori Schools is a chain of nursery schools in London. Mace opened its original school near Russell Square in 2005. Since then the business has grown to ten schools and has consistently acquired and maintained a strong reputation in its local areas for outstanding care for young children.

The market for nursery schools is very fragmented – there are over 10,000 day nurseries in the UK and only two chain operators have over two hundred sites. We believe there is a significant opportunity to participate in the ongoing consolidation of the market for early years’ education.

We invested in the business in 2012 and Caphaven joined the Board to facilitate a faster expansion of Mace and to introduce systems, processes and management structures that can support a larger company in the future. Since then the business has opened and acquired a series of new schools and has more than quadrupled sales and EBITDA.

Caphaven has actively helped develop Mace’s growth and acquisition strategy as well as its systems and operations.

Neuronix

Neuronix is an Israeli-based company that has developed a novel, non-invasive, medical-device technology for treatment of Alzheimer Disease. The system works by combining transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to brain regions affected by the disease concurrently with cognitive training targeted to the same regions. The technology has been proven to be highly effective in multiple clinical trials, conducted both in the US at Harvard Medical School as well as in Israel. It has the potential to be the most effective treatment for slowing and potentially reversing Alzheimer’s disease currently available in the market.

The Neuronix system is already approved for sale in the EU and parts of Asia, and Neuronix started its initial sales & marketing activities in several European countries.

In parallel, Neuronix has conducted its US-FDA multi-center study in 9 major neurological institutions in the US and Israel. The company expects to conclude the FDA process shortly.

Caphaven provides active added value strategically and operationally at Board level.

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