HELPING NICHE TECHNOLOGY
WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD
If you have a niche software or technology-enabled business, and are looking to grow, Continuum Systems can potentially offer you operational assistance, investment capital and strategic planning advice.
Continuum builds tailored solutions to help niche firms flourish, by providing access to capital, experienced management and a network of entrepreneurs, investors and strategic partners.
Continuum's strategy is intended to help private company owners build for eventual trade sale or management buy-in/out, and offers larger companies the opportunity to dispose of assets that are no longer core to their mission.
Whether you are looking for hands-on management, investment, incubation or an exit, the first stage will involve us requesting more information to establish if you meet our investment criteria. You may also be asked to submit a current business plan.
If we feel that there is a good fit, and we can see the potential to grow the business, we may offer to invest capital and/or management resource.
For more information about Continuum's unique approach please contact us.
Continuum was set up by founder-directors of bespoke software consulting firm, Rave Technologies (now a subsidiary of Northgate Public Services), to help niche software and technology-enabled companies realise their potential.
We are extremely interested in software (or software enabled) businesses where recurring revenue is a high proportion of turnover, or where the potential exists to develop a predominantly subscription / rental model.
The founders have extensive backgrounds in commercial & operational management as well as strategic planning.
We are long term investors, and are prepared to take an entrepreneurial approach to partnering with companies that have the potential to grow beyond accepted market norms.
Continuum can also draw together a powerful range business support capabilities, aimed at leveraging management, including:
CML Software is a provider of enterprise software to top-end residential estate agents, as well as block/portfolio managers.
Continuum's role was to plan and deliver a "go-to-market" strategy for a unique software suite that brings together all of the elements of residential estate and lettings agency. We were also instrumental in extending the company's offerings into on-line customer portals and the fast-growing 'build-to-rent' market.
This strategy led to CML's eventual acquisition by multi-national real-estate software company MRI Software, who specialise in commercial property.
Continuum funded the management buy-out of Multepos, a market leading software provider in the supply of EPoS systems to the UK independent pharmacy sector, from its parent company Torex Retail.
Continuum's financial backing allowed the company to invest in new product development and strengthening its customer services infrastructure, leading to its eventual merger with Rx Systems, the UK market leader in pharmacy dispensary software.
Relcon Software was Continuum's first investment, and today forms part of world-wide optical practice management software provider, Ocuco Limited.
With Continuum's support Relcon grew to become the UK market-leading supplier to independent opticians. Subsequently Continuum assisted the company to acquire and vertically integrate the UK market-leading optical labs software supplier, to further strengthen its market position, before its eventual sale to Ocuco.