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.
Private equity and venture capital funds are outperforming pension fund assets and the FTSE All-Share, according to industry body the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA).
Loss-making junior stock exchange PLUS-SX is to be sold to inter-dealer broker ICAP for a nominal sum.
Three months after stepping down as head of 3i, Michael Queen has been replaced from within by Simon Borrows.
Riding on a wave of fast-growing European technology companies is Ben Holmes of Index Ventures. GrowthBusiness asks him about his personal investment approach and the prospects for British tech firms.
The board of PLUS Markets Group has given up its search for a new buyer and initiated an ‘orderly closure’.
AIM-listed investment management group Braveheart has raised £164,000 by way of a subscription by new and existing shareholders for 1,093,333 new ordinary shares.
Sharemark has failed to entice any PLUS-quoted companies to join its trading platform, as businesses await news on the future of PLUS.
Index Ventures has led a seed funding round in money transfer service TransferWise to allow the business to attract new staff and develop its technology platform.
Bobby Lane, partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter, talks to GrowthBusiness about how best to secure bank finance.
Johnny Hewett, CEO at private equity firm Smedvig Capital, looks at management and investor relations and explains its importance in a cordial partnership.
Data Explorers has moved from private equity to trade ownership through a sale to a US buyer.
Launching a new business guidance book, Age of Discovery, award-winning authors Ian Goldin and Chris Kutama outline four compelling lessons modern businesses can learn from the old Renaissance
Paul Swaddle, CEO of Pocket App, outlines how virtual reality can shape the course of mobile and online gambling in the near future
It is impossible to know what the real impact of Brexit will be without it taking place, but Richard Pepler, CEO of HH Cashflow Finance who also sits on the advisory board of the Development Bank for Wales, outlines the potential pros and cons for SMEs
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