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.
The value of acquisitions made by AIM-listed companies has jumped by £600 million during 2011, new research from GrowthBusiness shows.
GrowthBusiness presents its ranking of the brokers, nomads, auditors and lawyers most active on AIM.
The turnover of UK businesses using asset-based finance is up by 6 per cent on the first quarter of 2011 but down on the final three months of 2012.
The 2012 M&A on AIM report examines valuation metrics, cash balances and financial performance to provide dealmakers with all the tools they need to pinpoint undervalued companies on AIM.
Details of CEO and total board pay are provided for the majority of AIM-quoted companies, and analysed by sector, company turnover and profitability.
The third round of the Regional Growth Fund has attracted 409 bids, compared to 464 and 492 in the previous two processes.
A new fund of €350 million from Index Ventures is expected to go primarily to Europe-based entrepreneurs pursuing global opportunities.
It’s time to replace the failed Project Merlin with a more radical solution to the UK’s business finance freeze, argues Barclay Lamont, who puts the case for a microfinance-based model.
A pension fund and a Cambridge University college have come together to launch Cambridge & Counties Bank, which is targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Growth businesses in the UK are set to benefit from a more incentivised system for investors after the government received EU backing for its EIS and VCT changes.
Financial services is in need of a re-imagination akin to those seen in the telecoms and media sectors, according to Index Ventures' Robin Klein.
Alternative approaches to SME funding such as invoice finance (factoring and invoice discounting) are now offered by the top banks and independent lenders across the UK.
The value of M&A in the UK dropped in the first quarter of 2012 as cross-border deals with a UK buyer hit a 25-year low, new statistics show.
The Business Growth Fund has closed its tenth deal by backing ATM services business Cennox through a £3 million investment.
The M&A Awards of 2012 recognised outstanding achievement in the UK mid-market over the past 12 months.
Non-bank providers of finance will be able to grab a share of the £100 million Small Business Tranche of the Business Finance Partnership after the opening of an application process.
Ascension Ventures is seeking £1.5 million for what has been billed as the first fund to be raised under the newly established Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
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.
UK-based Zebit has linked up with Mohr Davidow Ventures to fund the next stage of its payment platform's development.
At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at $500 million.
With Regents Park Partners II ECF bringing the total amount of Enterprise Capital Funds to 16, where does the money lie and what it is targeting?
With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.