The Future Fifty scheme: On the road to IPO

New firm: Paul Sulyok set up Green Man Gaming in 2009 alongside Lee Packham

New firm: Paul Sulyok set up Green Man Gaming in 2009 alongside Lee Packham

Green Man Gaming was one of 25 companies named as part of the first crop of Future Fifty firms in 2013. Six months later, CEO Paul Sulyok explains how being part of the programme has impacted on the business.

Just Eat provides first bite for LSE’s High Growth Segment

IPO time: Just Eat CEO David Buttress is taking the business public using the HGS

Fast-growing companies, especially in the technology sector, now have a possible new home: LSE’s High Growth Segment. Melanie Wadsworth, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, looks at what is required to list and how one of the most promising businesses in the country is set to use it.

The AIM bounce back

Having endured some testing times since the economic crisis, Edward Craft, partner at Wedlake Bell, argues that the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is back on form.

Alibaba vs corporate governance: Rules for listing around the world

Moving west: Alibaba has a sprawling headquarters in Hangzhou, China

As the number of high-profile IPOs increases, Ashfords partner James Lyons compares corporate governance rules around the world and how this impacts on where a business lists.

Robin Klein of Index Ventures on making UK IPOs easier for fast growth businesses

GrowthBusiness meets Robin Klein, venture partner at Index Ventures, to find out more about the new government-charged IPO initiative aimed at helping more technology-enabled businesses access the capital markets.

The rise of cash shells

Source of growth: There are 64 UK-listed cash shells holding £237.9 million

New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.

AIM Adviser Index

GrowthBusiness presents its ranking of the brokers, nomads, auditors and lawyers most active on AIM.

Disarming the rebels

Delicately solve shareholder disputes

They are the investors who bankroll public companies, but what happens when shareholders rebel? We report on what causes revolts, how to pre-empt them, and what to do if you are faced with trouble from within.

Big hitters keep faith in small-caps

AIM has received a much-needed boost as institutional investment in the market rises for the second year in a row.

Resourcing growth

With market activity limiting the scope of new issues on the growth markets, there are relatively few companies making the jump.

A risk-reward system

If you want to float in today's market, you’ll need a good growth story to attract investment.

Experience leads the way

Despite the economic headwinds, the first eight months of 2011 have seen solid progress in the UK’s growth markets. 

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