Corporate partner Jonathan Leigh-Hunt led the team comprising corporate associates David Bettis and Sofia Gottgens, employment associates Ed Belam and Ben Cole, together with commercial partner Chris Mooney and associates Alex Lee and Lucie Muhairwe in advising investors Mobeus Equity Partners and Downing on their investment into Vivacity Labs, the technology business focussed on the management of the transport and infrastructure sectors. Vivacity is an existing investment of Downing, who also participated in this funding round.
Vivacity Labs works with national government, regional bodies and local councils to re-think and optimise the way traffic and transport infrastructure is built and used. The technology provides anonymous, highly accurate data to deliver real-time insight into road networks and infrastructure and is at the forefront of developments of smart cities, active travel and autonomous vehicles. Vivacity Lab’s intelligence sensors gather detailed and anonymous data 24/7 on transport modes, traffic flow and travel patterns, and along with its first-of-its-kind Smart Junctions signal control system, its technology supports strategic decisions to help improve urban infrastructure.