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The value of interim management

Understanding the real value of interim management

Interim management suffers from something of an image crisis, simply because people don't understand the value that it can bring to a company.

Under its PE ownership M&C acquired five 'complementary' businesses

Lyceum Capital makes over 4x realisation on M&C sale

Private equity firm Lyceum Capital has sold its stake in M&C Energy Group, three years after it initially bought the energy consultancy firm for £22 million.

Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, which HSEC advised on

EV-backed MBO for HSEC

Lancashire-based Health Safety and Engineering Consultants (HSEC) has undergone a £2.7 million management buy-out (MBO) with help from EV.

Simon Hitchcock, partner at London-based Lyceum Capital

Adapt embarks on buy-and-build play

Seven months after teaming up with private equity firm Lyceum Capital, Adapt has bought eLINIA.

blur Group has attracted 14,000 creative professionals and agencies

Big angel round for blur Group

Investors from ASDA and M&S are providing backing to UK technology business blur Group in one of the biggest ever European angel rounds.

Volumatic provides products for cash counting

NVM supports Volumatic take-private MBO

Following 30 years of public ownership Volumatic has secured the backing of a private equity investor.

Dog Digital has posted 20 per cent year-on-year growth since 1996

Scottish ECF fund backs Dog Digital

Dog Digital has taken advantage of funds set up under the Enterprise Capital Fund government scheme to net growth capital.

Teachers use GLE services to measure child performance

GLE changes hands

Following seven years of private equity ownership under Veronis Suhler Stevenson, GL Education Group has been sold to Investcorp.

Business providers offer broadband packages with high bandwidths

Why should SMEs invest in business broadband?

SMEs consider why they should sign up for business grade broadband rather than the standard residential broadband.

Six entrepreneurs will be chosen to pitch live before MITIE

MITIE unveils £5 million entrepreneur event

UK entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to take part in a live pitch to secure investment from outsourcing company MITIE.

Ecometrica services are used to monitor greenhouse gas metrics

James Caan-backed fund supports Ecometrica

Green-orientated Berti Investments has made its first 2012 investment in a Scottish greenhouse gas monitoring company.

Branding exercises requires focused leadership

Brand success

Andrew Stothert, CEO of brand alignment company Brand Vista, looks at how branding exercises should include everyone involved with a company and requires focused leadership.

Investor RCapital backs Matrix Knowledge's plans to expand globally

RCapital sees future in Matrix Knowledge

Little Chef investor RCapital has backed Matrix Knowledge's plans to expand globally.

Kevin Beales, founder of The Test Factory, and Ian Wilson, investment manager at IP Group

Regional fund backs survey business

The Finance for Business North East Technology Fund has taken its 2012 announced deal count to five by supporting The Test Factory.

Life after exits

What do you do when you’ve signed the deal, said goodbye to your business and, hopefully, become a multimillionaire overnight? GrowthBusiness speaks to those that have made the move.

EDM buys Filing Plus with LDC support

LDC-backed EDM Group has acquired document management consultancy business Filing Plus for an undisclosed amount.

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New payments provider secures backing

London-based online payment platform GoCardless has raised $1.5 million (£940,000) through a string of investors including Accel Partners, Passion Capital and YCombinator.

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LDC backed merger for Pertemps and Network

Recruitment firms Pertemps and Network Group are to merge in a deal backed by mid-market investor Lloyds Development Capital.

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