News & Market Deals

Maiden listed company investment for Business Growth Fund

Fundraising Deals

Alternative Investment Market-listed carpet business Victoria has become the first public company to be backed by the £2.5 billion bank-backed Business Growth Fund.

Small Business Bill overwhelmingly backed and anticipated by UK SMEs

Business News

As the Small Business Bill moves through parliament, a survey of UK businesses reveals that the contents are backed by 95 per cent.

Crossrider becomes latest tech IPO and raises £45.9 million

IPO & City News

Digital advertising group Crossrider has joined London's Alternative Investment Market and now plans to grow both organically and through acquisitions.

Executives lead MBO for The Heritage Window Company

Mergers & Acquisitions

The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.

Trailblazing entrepreneurs: Europe's Allstar Company of the Year

Business Leaders Esteemed alumni: Last year's winner was online property service Zoopla

As the five companies making up the shortlist for Europe's Allstar Company, GrowthBusiness profiles Achica, BlaBlaCar, Farfetch, NewVoiceMedia and Zound Industries to find out what goes into creating and growing a leading technology company.

What Scottish independence would mean for business leaders and SMEs

Business Leaders

As the battle lines are draw between the Yes camp of Alex Salmond and the No camp of Alistair Darling, GrowthBusiness asks the question of what a lone Scotland would do for business.

Growing a Business

Alex Macpherson was on hand to pick up VCT of the Year at Investor Allstars

How VCTs are funding the growth of British start-ups

Business Finance

Once traditionally the finance of choice for lower mid-market buy-out businesses, Alex Macpherson, head of the ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains how his funds are now backing enterprising and dynamic younger firms.

Being a director is a great way to influence business, but comes with responsibility

The legal implications of company directorships

Leadership & Mentors

Fiona Beal, professional support lawyer at Brodies, explains the legal framework and responsibilities associated with becoming the director of a business.

Comment and Analysis

George Coelho

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.

Hunter Ruthven

A referendum which could have a profound impact on business

Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum, the outcome will likely have a significant effect on the business landscape of the UK or divided nations.

Hunter Ruthven

Prolific VC investors and trailblazing entrepreneurs make Investor Allstars shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Investor Allstars awards has been announced, and it’s a veritable who’s who of the entrepreneurial and growth company landscape.

The Entrepreneur

Investment firm Sferiq sponsored the first award for digital art innovation

Instagram for art business bringing discovery tools to users

With a mission to surface the best art for the most people, whether for sale or not, ArtStack has experienced rapid uptake and built a global community of art appreciators.

The importance of innovation for business leaders

Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, explains why innovating with practices such as Google Adwords has helped the business stay ahead.

The multi-million pound exit for voucher codes entrepreneur

From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.

The travel start-up backed by the three biggest VCs in Europe

Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.

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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