News & Market Deals

Northern footwear brand Moda in Pelle turns to equity funding

Fundraising Deals

The Business Growth Fund has made Moda in Pelle its latest fashion-based investment and provided £3.5 million of funds to the company.

UK dealmakers hungrier for overseas transactions

Business News

A cooling IPO market has seen volume and value of international mergers and acquisitions by British buyers surge during the beginning of 2014.

KweekWeek raises funds but calls for more early-stage backers

Fundraising Deals

The founding team at event discovery start-up KweekWeek are financing a new growth push using a $3.25 million capital injection from private angel investors.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales picks IPO route for mobile business

IPO & City News

Mobile phone contract business The People's Operator has outlined plans to join the London Stock Exchange and use funds raise to continue development.

How to keep your investors happy

Lessons from an Entrepreneur Bertie Stephens has built up experience of what investors are looking for

Keeping your investors happy is key for the running of any business – so Flubit.com founder Bertie Stephens shares his six top tips on effective investors relations for start-ups.

From price comparison to personal tracking wearables for entrepreneur Sara Murray

Be an Entrepreneur

It was a moment that most parents have experienced, when they turn around and their child has disappeared out of eyeshot. While Sara Murray was just as worried as the next mother, she also used the incident as inspiration for a new business.

Growing a Business

Analysis is critical to prevent an over or under estimate, says Jodie Albutt

The vital role of IP due diligence in the assessment of company value

Business Tools

With IP such a vital part of a company's worth, Jodie Albutt, patent attorney at Dehns, explains why due diligence is a crucial step in going about securing a valuation.

Kevin Uphill advocates working 'on' the company and not 'in' it

Increasing your business value by thinking strategically

Business Planning & Expansion

Kevin Uphill, chairman at Avondale, argues that creating a well-trained second tier that drives a company will free up business owners to focus on strategy.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Time for The Apprentice to decide its purpose

What started as a TV show attempting to find the next superstar of Alan Sugar's business empire has turned into a tit-for-tat 12-week cat fight culminating in an angel investment you'd never find in the business world.

Christian Lanng

Expanding your global footprint

Taking a business worldwide should be implemented from a very early stage with a few key strategies.

George Coelho

From the viewpoint of a judge

I have been judging the Investor Allstars awards since the start, now some 11 years, and I still use the same old jokes on my fellow judges. However while the jokes may not have advanced, the quality of the contestants has improved markedly.

Hunter Ruthven

Europe's unicorn technology businesses riding strong

In a year when so many exciting company's raised big sums of money, and were sold for eye-watering sums, deciding which were the best was hard work.

The Entrepreneur

Growth advice: Complacency is not an option says business builder Jill Pinner

Businesses must constantly evolve or risk being caught out

Jill Pinner, founder of Fizz, explores how even traditional businesses have to be nimble and evolve to survive in a 21st century post-recession landscape.

Using video to better prepare students entering the workforce

Born out of frustration with not understanding what different roles entailed, the entrepreneur in Manfredi Di Cintio left his consulting background behind to produce a solution.

Building on a year of ten times growth

As companies take on an ever more global approach, and encounter new obstacles, MOVE Guides is building out a proposition to take advantage of this and secure its own success.

Moving out of start-up mode and transitioning between optimism and realism

While the term start-up is used to describe a variety of businesses at different stages of development, HulloMail founder and CEO Andy Munarriz explains why he believes his business has moved beyond the tag.

Research

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM. 

Cash Shells Directory 2014

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

Directors' pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

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