Bristol-based Rovco secures £2m from BOOST&Co

Bristol-based Rovco provides autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and remotely operated vehicles (ROV) to the offshore wind industry and has secured £2m of funding from the independent asset manager BOOST&Co. The investment will be used to fund Rovco’s ongoing marketing strategy as well as bring new employees into the business.

Rovco provides computer vision technologies that help to bring greater efficiencies to underwater projects. The business uses 3D technology and artificial intelligence to complete the difficult and dangerous task of seabed mapping and sub-sea infrastructure inspection.

BOOST&Co has chosen to invest in Rovco due to the business’s management team. The lender was also impressed with Rovco’s innovative technology offering, which is widely used in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of offshore wind generation.

BOOST&Co is a leading provider of growth capital for innovative, fast-growing UK SMEs. The independent asset manager offers loans ranging from £1m to £10m, covering a wide range of sectors, with a strong track record in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).

Matt Vincent, Midlands-based Principal at BOOST&Co, says: “We are delighted to have been able to support Rovco with this funding, which will drive the firm’s growth over the months and years to come. Brian, Nick and the team are well-placed with their VAARST technology offering and have developed a great reputation within the underwater robotics and wind power industries.

“BOOST&Co is pleased to be associated with Rovco and we look forward to seeing the business grow during the years to come.”

Brian Allen, the Chief Executive at Rovco, says: “Putting this debt funding facility in place with BOOST&Co’s support is a milestone moment for Rovco. The capital will provide the business with additional strength as we look to grow and continue to deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers.”