Corporate backers Unilever, Aviva and Sky are among the limited partners that helped the investment firm reach a final close of $253m.

UK-based investment firm Ahren Innovation Capital closed its inaugural vehicle at more than ¬£200m ($253m) from limited partners (LPs) including consumer goods conglomerate Unilever, insurance firm Aviva and broadcaster Sky. The LP list also featured diversified holding group Wittington Investments, undisclosed US families, and individual investors including Andr√© Desmarais, Carlos Rodriquez-Pastor and the eight scientists…

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