Why ABS spells a new dawn for legal M&A

Nick Britton / 23 Aug 2012

The Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licence granted to private equity-backed Parabis could herald many more marriages between buy-out houses and law firms.

The expertise behind a gold

Nick Britton / 09 Aug 2012

Team GB's Olympians owe their success not just to their natural talent, but to the deep pools of knowledge and experience they have been able to draw on.

The big banks and their challengers

Nick Britton / 12 Jul 2012

A pack of increasingly aggressive competitors is snapping at the heels of the big high-street names, who have a job on their hands to regain public trust.

The buzz about Beecroft

Nick Britton / 30 May 2012

The notion of no-fault dismissals has split the business world in two.

The true meaning of entrepreneurship

Nick Britton / 03 May 2012

Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as adrenaline-addled risk-takers, but is the willingness to take a gamble really their defining trait?

VCTs: the good, the bad and the ugly

Nick Britton / 19 Apr 2012

The venture capital trust (VCT) industry is still haunted by the spectre of tax dodging.

Backing the big society

Nick Britton / 05 Apr 2012

The Big Society bank has £600 million to prove a model that could transform entrepreneurship in the UK.

Skin in the game

Nick Britton / 23 Feb 2012

It seems private equity bosses are under pressure to take a big dose of their own medicine.

The art of the trade-off

Nick Britton / 08 Feb 2012

Trade-offs are a necessary part of business life – but they can be painfully difficult for a CEO.

Hope and fear

Nick Britton / 12 Jan 2012

Last week I asked how optimistic you were feeling. Here’s some of the responses.

Post-holiday blues

Nick Britton / 05 Jan 2012

News that the national insurance holiday scheme for start-ups has cost more to run than it has saved businesses has raised an uproar.

Empty gesture

Nick Britton / 31 Mar 2011

Things are still pretty tough out there, so any help or encouragement the government can offer businesses is gratefully received.

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