From Hollywood to West London, entrepreneur Rose Adkins has brought with her experience of the TV and film world as well as, most importantly, the problems with distribution.
For most businesses, closing an acquisition is a process fraught with difficulty before, during and after. But for experienced dealmaker Patrick Gallagher, it's how he is building CitySprint into a dominant player in the same-day distribution market.
NVM Private Equity portfolio company Kitwave Wholesale Group has closed its latest acquisition through the purchase of Eden Farm.
Delivery management software business MetaPack has closed a £20 million round with help from Index Ventures.
Private equity-backed CitySprint has closed its fifth acquisition of 2013 by snapping up courier firm Dash-it.
The food delivery company has bounced back from Dragons' Den rejection to raise an additional £500,000 on top of the seven figures already secured this year.
Everyone has a green hat of sorts on these days, and Scottish venture Route Monkey is hoping to make the most of those in the commercial haulage industry.
UK postal operator Secured Mail has secured a follow-on investment from backer Next Wave Partners.
CitySprint has added another acquired company to its armoury through its eighth purchase since its backing by private equity firm Dunedin.
The Venture Capital arm of The North West Fund has dipped into its pockets and injected £500,000 into Loksys Solutions.
A seventh private equity-backed acquisition for CitySprint has seen it snap up Eagle Express Worldwide Couriers.
The management team of Hancocks Group has led a buy-out of the confectionery business alongside H2 Equity Partners.
Media and communications-focused private equity firm GMT Communications Partners has invested in Seagull.
Private equity firm ECI has backed Liverpool-based Clarke Energy as it looks to take the business global.
Founder of Universal Fuels, Oliver Morgan, has matched the bank finance he has already secured using Crowdcube.
The Holyhead Boatyard Group has set a course for expansion after securing a £2.7 million investment from Finance Wales.
From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.
Recruiting for fast-growth businesses is a key component to maintaining development, but is a task fraught with issues involving time, talent pool, resources and intuition.
Funding constraints can be terminal for growth businesses, which is why follow-on support must become a key component of an investor and company relationship.
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