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.
At a time when pay-as-you-go and disposable phones were all the rage, Jo Wimble-Groves realised that a one-size-fits-all approach would undercut a huge chunk of business technology users. In 1996, she set up Active Digital to provide businesses with the mobile technology they actually need, and since then, has worked with clients as varied as GB Taekwondo and Iron Maiden
A short term loan can keep you in the black, especially if you're dealing with late payments or are still in the process of establishing a solid credit history
With one company threatening dismissal if the game is played in work and Boeing finding it had been downloaded 100 times on company mobiles, Law at Work’s legal adviser Paman Singh reflects on whether employers should be considering a Pokémon policy
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