11 July 2012 Peratech receives £1.2m investment to expand operations Touch technology specialist Peratech has received a £1.2million investment from Finance Yorkshire's Equity Linked fund to expand operations, build new laboratory facilities and secure new contracts. The funding comes in the form of a mezzanine deal – a loan investment with a small equity linked exit bonus, which Peratech says will help grow the business and its innovative Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC) technology for the future. "We're in a strong position in that we don't need the money now as we're capable of organic growth through the customers and contracts we currently have," commented Peratech's chief financial and operations officer Doug Balderston. "But the technology sector grows very fast so leaving it to organic growth alone puts us at a disadvantage because it risks being left behind by competitors." Peratech recently won a Queen's Award for its QTC technology and a Judges' Special Award at the British Engineering Excellence Awards. Using the money, the company hopes to grow its customer base and increase the value of the business to over £100m during the next three to five years. Finance Yorkshire is a project financed by the European Union which provides seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments ranging from £15,000 to £2m to help small and medium sized businesses meet their funding requirements for growth and development. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.peratech.com/ Companies Peratech Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article BEEAs 2010 shortlist announced Findlay Media has announced the shortlist for the 2010 British ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.