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Dotmatics Ltd.. (10/31/17). "Press Release: Scottish Equity Partners Announces Investment in Dotmatics". London.

Organisations Organisation Dotmatics Ltd.
  Group Insightful Science (Group)
  Organisation 2 Scottish Equity Partners Ltd. (SEP)
Products Product bioinformatics (biological software and databases)
  Product 2 venture capital
Index term Index term Dotmatics–Scottish Equity Partners: investment, 201710 significant investment in Dotmatics by SEP
Persons Person Rutherford, Jan (Scottish Equity Partners 201505 Partner)
  Person 2 Gallagher, Stephen (Steve) (Dotmatics 200612 CEO)

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) completes a significant investment in Dotmatics. The company, founded in 2005, is a leading global scientific informatics software provider delivering enterprise solutions tailored to the modern, highly collaborative and mobile scientific environments. Dotmatics provides solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia, food and beverage, oil and gas, and agrochemical industries. The funding will enable Dotmatics to continue its investment into product innovation and customer success, as well as to strengthen operations in each of its key geographies.

Dotmatics’ comprehensive solutions include tools for knowledge management, data storage, enterprise querying and reporting, data analysis and visualisation. Headquartered in the UK, Dotmatics is one of the fastest growing global informatics companies and currently employs more than 100 people including chemists, biologists and software engineers across Europe, USA and Asia Pacific.

The investment deal was led by SEP partners Keith Davidson and Jan Rutherford. Keith Davidson said, “Dotmatics is a fast growing and capital efficient SaaS business, with an excellent reputation in the scientific research informatics market. The company has a strong focus on innovation and providing customers with first class scientific solutions and support. We have watched the company expand its customer base significantly over the course of the last few years and look forward to supporting its future growth plans.”

Stephen Gallagher, CEO of Dotmatics, commented, “We have grown rapidly and organically since inception and are pleased to have secured SEP as investors given the firm’s considerable software and health sector experience and their record of scaling companies. The funding will enable us to continue our aggressive trajectory in providing chemistry solutions, further expansion into biologics and increase our investment into customer support through strategic hires in application science product development and professional services.”


About Scottish Equity Partners

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is one of the UK’s leading venture capital and growth equity investors.

Operating from offices in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, SEP makes equity investments across a range of sectors, including software, consumer internet, e-commerce, healthcare and tech-enabled service businesses. Its principal focus is on high growth companies in the UK and Europe. SEP has a long and successful track record with over 150 investments made and 130 exits and was named UK Venture Capital and Growth Equity Firm of the Year for 2017 at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards.

SEP has been an active shareholder in some of Europe’s most successful technology companies including luxury fashion destination and Skyscanner, the global travel search business sold to Ctrip for £1.5 billion. For further information see

About Dotmatics

Dotmatics is a leading global scientific informatics software and services provider, delivering solutions tailored to the modern, highly collaborative and mobile scientific environments. The company provides solutions to several vertical markets, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia, food and beverage, oil and gas, and agrochemical industries. Dotmatics’ enterprise solutions are flexible, scalable and configurable, providing effective scientific information management across entire organisations, from discovery research to development and early manufacturing. Dotmatics has significant expertise in scientific informatics, including database management for chemistry and biologics, electronic laboratory notebooks, chemical and biological registration, screening data management, SAR analysis, reporting, and visualisation. Dotmatics solutions are available for local or cloud deployment and supported on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. For more information visit

Media contacts:

For SEP:
Sarah Lee E: T: 0131 225 3875 M: 0776 654 2110
Catherine Simpson E: M: 07920 841031

For Dotmatics:
Marla Kertzman E: T: +1 209 852 9027

Record changed: 2023-06-05


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