After watching one of the firm's early investments join the London Stock Exchange, Alex Macpherson, head of the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, explains what he saw in Zoopla that first excited him.
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.
Having recently raised $6 million from the venture capital community, Hassle.com co-founder and CEO Alex Depledge provides guidance on how best to be successful in the process.
As an iconic British household brand, crisp business Tyrrells has its eyes set on global expansion having secured a new financial backer. GrowthBusiness speaks to Investcorp's Hazem Ben-Gacem to get the scoop.
The Business Growth Fund's latest investment has seen research and engineering company BHR Group pocket £2.6 million.
High street electronics chain Maplin has been snapped up by Rutland Partners to aid with its product and service expansion.
ISIS Equity Partners has made a fifth investment from its ISIS V £360 million fund, which was closed in 2012.
Young British entrepreneur Mark Pearson has cashed in on his marketing content business by exiting to Monitise.
Flowline has turned to institutional capital as a way of financing the acquisition of Clearaway Drainage Services.
Personal wealth manager Nutmeg.com has raised $32 million of institutional capital two years after launching in the UK.
A business which has developed a technology associated with the control of dengue mosquitoes is now equipped with $10 million of growth capital.
The CEO of retailer Heal's, a co-founder of FusePump and advertising entrepreneur John Hegarty are amongst a group of angels investing in The Chapar.
Online optical retailer MyOptique has now secured £54 million in venture capital takings after topping up its Series C transaction.
Venture backers including YFM Equity Partners, Seraphim Capital and Carbon Trust Investments are uniting to back the growth efforts of Intamac.
A debt and equity deal worth £2.2 million has been closed by Silent Edge, so that it can expand into new industries.
Just Trays has sourced a new private equity backer in the form of Maven Capital Partners and closed a secondary management buy-out.
River Cottage has become the second restaurant business to utilise a bond-based crowdfunding system set up by Crowdcube.
Zoopla and LOVEFiLM founder Alex Chesterman, Saracens Rugby Club owner Nigel Wray and French Connection founder Stephen Marks are coming together to invest in two consumer brands.
A new venture capital fund aimed at the security and data sector has been launched by a former investor at The Carlyle Group and a technology entrepreneur.
Pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers has acquired Orchid Group to build out its estate of UK sites.
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.
Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.