Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active investors in growing businesses, has today announced that the Maven VCTs have invested an undisclosed amount in Zinc Digital Business Solutions Limited (“Zinc Systems” or “Zinc”) to support its continued growth.
Northamptonshire based Zinc is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions provider, specialising in safety, security and critical event management. Its products help organisations to optimise decision making, mitigate risk and streamline business processes. The business delivers its services to a range of public sector agencies including the Environment Agency as well as blue-chip client base which includes Kingfisher and Allied Universal.
Today’s funding will enable Zinc to expand its sales and marketing teams as well as invest in further product development, which includes the launch of its innovative new SaaS product, SYNAPSE “Analyst”, which is be a global incident and threat intelligence platform used by major organisation across the world.
The global incident and emergency management market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.7% and is expected to be worth $171.8 billion by 2026 (Source: MarketsandMarkets, 2021). This growth is being driven by an increasing demand for crisis, emergency and incident management platforms like Zinc’s as businesses seek improved safety and security solutions against a background of increasing concern and regulation regarding the management of natural and manmade threats.
Melanie Goward, Partner at Maven, said; “We believe that Zinc offers an excellent opportunity for investment into a scaling business that is operating in a market supported by positive sector dynamics. The Company is led by a very capable team, and they have made good commercial progress to date. Revenues are backed up by strong recurring revenues and a positive deal pipeline of prospective new clients. We are delighted to have structured a debt and equity solution which will support the delivery of management’s ambitious targets.”
Joe Zielinski, CEO at Zinc, said: “We are delighted to have Maven as our partner on the journey ahead as we grow our business into a global provider of security and safety incident and risk management software. The Maven team have demonstrated great commitment to our business, and we look forward to their support on this new, exciting chapter of Zinc Systems”.
About Maven Capital Partners UK LLP
Maven is a leading private equity house focused on the provision of flexible funding for high growth businesses, and one of the most active investors in smaller companies in the UK. Maven has over 90 investment and support professionals across 11 UK offices providing a truly nationwide coverage. Maven has over £740 million funds under management and ready to invest, and manages assets for a variety of client funds, including Venture Capital Trusts, MBO Fund, UK regional fund mandates, and Maven Investor Partners, a syndicate of institutional, family office and experienced investors.
About Zinc Systems
Zinc is a software organisation focused on a SaaS platform branded SYNAPSE; a product designed to solve the challenges of incident, crisis, and organisational resilience and today they are proud to call some of the world’s leading corporate and Government organisations as their clients. Zinc has over 75 staff enabling the business to deliver future ready solutions to many industry sectors, at pace. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Zinc helps organisations to better protect their brand, assets, and people, whilst realising significant return on investment.
Contact: Sophie Malone, Commercial Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)