Knowing the right time to take on an external investor was the question posed to four companies already backed by the Business Growth Fund.
In an era dominated by the struggles of SME funding, Alex MacPherson, head of ventures team at Octopus Investments, looks at how the rise of angels could be divine intervention.
Clive Kahn, CEO of business payments company CardSave, offers some advice to business owners considering a private equity deal.
Having closed its second funding round of the year, Tom Allason explains why the business has taken on a corporate venture backer.
With the awards recognising some outstanding achievements in the world of venture capital and private equity, GrowthBusiness speaks to the evening's sponsors to find out their views on the market.
There are a number of options that are available to business owners looking to sell their business: Stephen Campbell, partner at Panoramic Growth Equity, presents a case for the management buy-out.
The founder of the European Tech Tour Association talks to GB about the state of venture capital in Europe and his mission to forge connections between VCs and entrepreneurs.
Alex Macpherson, head of the ventures team at Octopus Investments, meets with GrowthBusiness to give some insight on how best to nurture a VC relationship.
Ahead of GrowthBusiness' profile of Stephen Welton, CEO of the Business Growth Fund, appearing next week, we speak to him about how the private equity and venture capital world has changed during his career.
Alliott Cole, member of the ventures team at Octopus Investments, sits down with GrowthBusiness to talk about how to cultivate a relationship with a venture capital firm.
A year after the formation of the bank-backed Business Growth Fund, Hunter Ruthven speaks to investment director Richard Bishop to find out how the firm has gone about selecting its investments and what the future looks like for the £2.5 billion fund.
Johnny Hewett, CEO at private equity firm Smedvig Capital, looks at management and investor relations and explains its importance in a cordial partnership.
Venture capitalist Wol Kolade shares lessons learned from two decades of investing in growth companies.
Rod Richards, managing partner at private equity firm Graphite Capital, speaks to MandADeals about recent deal activity and the future of retail investments.
When it comes to getting private equity deals done, competition among firms often drives prices up.
Prices paid by buy-out firms for private companies leapt during the third quarter of 2011, new research finds.
Never mind how you’re going to get funding, what should you be asking for in the first place? We report on how to determine what type – and amount – of finance you need.
After spending much of 2009 shying away from investments, private equity showed renewed strength in 2010 through its exits.
They want to raise about £2.2 million, but instead of asking venture capitalists for funding or floating on AIM, Scottish brewer Brewdog has chosen instead to run its own online initial public offering, Equity for Punks II.
Capital for Enterprise CEO Rory Earley reveals in a Q&A how the LP fits in with the government’s current financial initiatives, how he selects funds to invest in and the plans for the Business Angel Co Investment Fund.
Mobile security business AirWatch has added to the $200 million Series A round it closed earlier in the year by securing an extra $25 million.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
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.