News & Market Deals

Palamon Capital Partners nets 2.5x return on Retail Decisions sale

Mergers & Acquisitions

Payment fraud prevention technology Retail Decisions has been sold to ACI Worldwide through a deal worth $205 million.

Online furniture marketplace Swoon Editions banks venture funding round

Fundraising Deals

Swoon Editions has become the latest internet-based furniture retailer to secure institutional investment backing after closing a £4 million round.

Funding Circle raises huge Series D and adds former New York deputy mayor to board

Fundraising Deals

Peer-to-peer debt finance platform Funding Circle has returned to its investor base to raise $65 million of expansion funds.

Crowdcube fuses venture capital and crowdfunding for latest investment round

Fundraising Deals

Having previously only used its own crowdfunding platform to raise growth capital, Crowdcube has secured institutional backer Balderton Capital as a new investor.

Inside track on the £100 million Tyrrells acquisition

Business Leaders Tyrrells is a company now generating over 100 million in retail sales value

As an iconic British household brand, crisp business Tyrrells has its eyes set on global expansion having secured a new financial backer. GrowthBusiness speaks to Investcorp's Hazem Ben-Gacem to get the scoop. 

The lure of private equity investment to fuel growth

Venture Capital & Private Equity

As a private equity house dedicated to building companies in the financial services, industrial and business services sectors, Dunedin partner Giles Derry tells GrowthBusiness more about the firm's approach.

Growing a Business

Hayley Conic says that it is easy to become swamped in little details

Business owners need to stick to what they're good at to grow

Business Planning & Expansion

Hayley Conic, country manager for Elance-oDesk, argues that successful business builders must be able to being delegating.

Having finished hosting the World Cup, Brazil turns its attentions to the Olympics

Post-Brazil World Cup: A winning opportunity for UK businesses?

Business Planning & Expansion

Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-founder of Kantox, takes a step back from the World Cup fervour and asks what kind of business legacy may be left behind.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Getting involved with the International Festival for Business

Taking Tech Invest north in search of businesses hoping to grow through equity funding.

Hunter Ruthven

Boiling down the contents of the government's Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

After much fanfare, and an appearance during the Queen's Speech, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has been unveiled. But what does it promise for enterprising UK companies?

Hunter Ruthven

What can we learn about management from the World Cup Finals?

Over the next month 32 men will be put under intense pressure and scrutiny to deliver success on a global level, sound familiar?

Christian Lanng

Why SMEs should implement truly flexible working

Flexible working has been around for a while in various forms, but here is why I think a truly flexible approach works.

The Entrepreneur

There is often early pressure to take on external capital to start and grow

When business borrowing is a bad idea

In an era where there have never been more options when it comes to business finance, Jonathan Kettle, founder of Taxicode, argues that no external investment at all is the best course to sail.

Pursuing business growth? It pays to know your limits and relinquish control

When a company reaches a certain stage, XLN Business Services founder Christian Nellemann believes it is critical to take a step back and allow the talent assembled to flourish.

Jobandtalent's quest to disrupt the recruitment sector

For those who are open to a job change, but reluctant to invest time in the process, jobandtalent has created a new platform fusing traditional job postings with complex analytics. GrowthBusiness finds out more.

Six key success factors of standout SMEs

David Smithson, UK head of SMEs at audit and advisory firm Mazars, details the key practices SMEs should consider to ensure they stand out from the crowd.

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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