News & Market Deals

Turnaround investor Endless snaps up office2office

Mergers & Acquisitions

A public-to-private acquisition has seen business supplies company office2office move into private equity control.

LDC backs £50 million Clifford Thames MBO

Mergers & Acquisitions

The management team of automotive data company Clifford Thames has turned to private equity to finance a buy-out of the business.

UK exporters predict upturn in turnover in run up to government 2020 target 

Business News

New research finds that 70 per cent of British businesses exporting believe that turnover will improve in the coming 12 months.

Government launches new apprenticeship programme alongside Google and Sky

Business News

A campaign called Get in. Go Far has been kicked off by David Cameron's coalition to boost apprenticeships in Britain.

What we can learn from great sporting leaders 

Comment & Analysis Sportsman, like business owners, must possess leadership skills

When it comes to picking role models and mentors, the sporting world offers an inspirational range of leaders who are great at rallying troops to achieve a collective goal.

From recession start-up to £50 million exit in seven years

Venture Capital & Private Equity

When MMC Ventures partner Rory Stirling first came into contact with Base79 the online video market was in its infancy. Now the investor has exited a business leading the market and looks back on the growth story.

Growing a Business

Competition is fierce and employers are looking for highly-skilled new hires

What entrepreneurs and owners of fast-growth businesses look for from new hires

Business Tools

Recruiting for fast-growth businesses is a key component to maintaining development, but is a task fraught with issues involving time, talent pool, resources and intuition.

Bribery can range from a dirty envelope to forms of corporate hospitality

How the UK Bribery Act may be extended

Business Regulations

As a piece of legislation that is now three years old, Melanie Wadsworth, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains how the Bribery Act may have its remit increased.

Comment and Analysis

Stephen Welton

Stephen Welton

Why follow-on investment is crucial to fulfilling business potential

Funding constraints can be terminal for growth businesses, which is why follow-on support must become a key component of an investor and company relationship.

Hunter Ruthven

The British entrepreneurs of today lead the charge

Putting together our annual Tech Innovators piece puts into perspective just how enterprising this country has become.

Christian Lanng

Two years on: Lessons learned from the Funding for Lending Scheme

Looking back on Funding for Lending, it's largely been a failure. But all is not lost, with new options for SMEs gaining traction.

Hunter Ruthven

Getting involved with the International Festival for Business

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

The Entrepreneur

Mark Pearson sold his business to Monitise for 55 million in June

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.

Tech Innovators 2014: Contentment and its drive to take publishing digital and mobile

With many publishers caught in limbo and needing to decide how content will be made digital, Contentment is providing a way to publish via the cloud onto tablets and mobiles.

Tech Innovators 2014: Adthena aims to give marketers a helping hand

The online world offers a plethora of options when it comes to marketing, and now Adthena has developed a way for brands and businesses to stay ahead of the competition and spend smartly.

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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