£75,000 Follow-on Investment for Specialist IT Security Business

TriCIS, which deals in secure communications and IT equipment suitable for military and other governmental use, has received follow-on funding from the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator after a year of promising growth.

Based in Farnborough, the company operates in the niche ‘TEMPEST’ market and has experienced some considerable success in establishing itself in this highly specialist sector in less than two years. Since its first Enterprise M3 Growth Fund investment last year, the company has gained new contracts, significantly increased its product range and is set for a three-fold increase in revenue in the current financial year.

The £75,000 investment from the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund, which is managed by The FSE Group on behalf of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has been matched by existing investors and is part of an on-going funding round to attract new shareholders and finance future growth.

TriCIS CEO, Antony Summerfield comments: “Over the past year we have worked hard to develop leading edge products and gain new contracts. FSE has been a great support and worked with us to appoint our new CFO, Edward Leek. We have also strengthened our senior management team this year and are well positioned to drive the business forward. This latest funding will ensure that we have the growth capital required to take full advantage of the opportunities facing us.”

Ralph Singleton, Senior Fund Manager at The FSE Group, adds: “Since our first investment TriCIS has strengthened both its offering and its management team. We are delighted to be continuing to support the company alongside other investors and look forward to helping Antony and the team grow the business even further.”

Kathy Slack, Director, Enterprise M3 LEP, says: “It is highly rewarding for Enterprise M3 to invest further in a remarkable company that has gained such a strong foothold in its sector after our initial investment. We look forward to seeing TriCIS grow and secure further its standing in this high-tech industry that will place a spotlight on the Enterprise M3 region as a specialist centre of economic growth.”

The Enterprise M3 Growth Fund is part of the Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator, a £10million initiative funded by Enterprise M3 LEP. The escalator, which also includes an expansion loan scheme and a short term trade loan scheme, provides eligible companies with loans and equity funding between £50,000 and £300,000 for activities that will deliver high-growth and employment opportunities.

For more information about the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund please visit http://www.thefsegroup.com/fund/enterprise-m3-growth-fund/ or contact Paul Lyristis paul.lyristis@thefsegroup.com.