Business angels are replacing venture capital firms as the key players in early-stage investment, says Simon Cook, chief executive at DFJ Esprit.
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.
Chancellor George Osborne has injected another £1 billion into the Regional Growth Fund that will be invested in high-growth businesses across England.
Updated: The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) will be expanded and boosted to enable investors to claim hefty tax relief for backing start-up businesses.
A £40 billion National Loan Guarantee Scheme will be launched within months to provide cheaper government-backed loans to cash-strapped SMEs, the Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
The Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust, which is managed by private equity house Dunedin, has announced a change in its investment strategy after shareholders voted to refocus the London main market-listed fund to the lower mid-market.
One in ten small and medium-sized businesses are actively considering acquiring a competing business, according to a new study that raises the prospect of increased M&A activity next year.
The government has launched the second Growth and Innovation Fund that enables businesses to bid for grants in order to train and develop staff members.
Fund manager NVM Private Equity has launched a public offer of new ordinary shares for its venture capital trust (VCT), Northern 2 VCT, with a target of raising up to £15 million.
Norwich Research Park has launched a new angel investment programme to encourage potential high-growth, early-stage companies to set-up or relocate to East Anglia.
Gervais Williams, who made his reputation running small-cap funds at investment house Gartmore, is to manage a new vehicle being launched by MAM Funds, of whichhe is managing director.
The government has had long enough to talk about supporting businesses – now it’s time for action. GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade gives his view of Number 10's recent work.
Civilisedmoney, an online people-to-people financial services business, has secured £100,000 of equity investment through crowdfunding website Crowdcube.
The management team of Barclays Private Equity (BPE) has acquired the private equity division of the high street bank in a buy-out and renamed the business Equistone Partners Europe.
The chances of the UK falling back into recession are 50 per cent, regardless of the outcome of the euro crisis, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
Innovation requires investment, but it can be difficult to find funding providers. One option is the Technology Strategy Board, which provides grants that aim to provide a boost to the right tech companies.
The Founders Club has opened its doors to allow non-venture capital backed founders, chief executives and investors to become members of its 'equity exchange' funds for the first time.
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.
Glenn Porter, general manager international identity verification at GBGroup, examines the opportunities and risks of trading with the MINT population of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.
With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.