Anti-fraud software firm receives investment

A Liverpool-based software developer that was established to prevent online credit card fraud has secured a six-figure investment.


Mtivity raises £3.5 million

A London-based developer of an online marketing software system has raised a seven-figure sum from a consortium of investors.


Chief executive buys CliniSys

A developer of software designed to support healthcare professionals has been bought by its chief executive. CliniSys, which specialises in laboratory information management systems, was sold to a team led by Fiona Pearson.

Company Flotations

K3 learns from its mistakes

Andy Makeham is chief executive of K3 Business Technology Group, an enterprise software firm that’s successfully diversified into retail and distribution markets.


£220m bid for Systems Union

Luxembourg-based software group Extensity, which is backed by San Franciscan venture capital house Golden Gate Capital, has launched a £220.5 million takeover bid for Systems Union, one of the largest software business listed on London’s AIM market.


Ixaris flying high

Online payment system software provider Ixaris is speaking to investors about an additional round of fundraising.


Micro Focus takes to techMARK stage

Software developer Micro Focus became only the second new techMARKarrival of 2005 yesterday, after raising a net £52.7 million through aglobal offer arranged jointly by UBS and Goldman Sachs.


Sanderson sails a steady course

It’s been a tough climate for software ventures, but Christopher Winn’s Sanderson Group is one company looking as if it might outperform the market.