The task of commercialising and mainstreaming cleantech technology was top of the bill at the inaugural GrowthBusiness New Energy & Cleantech Conference.
UK postal operator Secured Mail has secured a follow-on investment from backer Next Wave Partners.
Mobile ticketing business Masabi has closed its third institutional funding round and invited two new investors to the table.
Boutique hotel brands Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are now under private equity ownership following a deal involving American firm KSL Capital Partners.
Debt and equity finance support has been provided to baby products business Gro Group though a management buy-out.
DekelOil has joined London's Alternative Investment Market to fuel growth, and raised £1.7 million in the process.
A new Enterprise Investment Scheme aimed at the UK construction industry has been launched by Sapphire Capital Partners.
NVM Private Equity has exited one of its oldest portfolio companies by selling Interlube Systems through a trade sale.
Supermarket chain Tesco has acquired the Giraffe restaurant chain for £48.6 million and now intends to turn it into a 'family-friendly' retail destination.
Having spent time on the other side of the fence as a venture capitalist, Greg Marsh is giving entrepreneurship a go and has seen his 'unhotel' business Onefinestay grow out of its beginnings in London to operations in New York.
Growth Capital Partners has continued with its commitment to the oil and gas sector by investing in laser survey services business Scopus Engineering.
EcoLogicLiving has gone back to the North West Fund for Energy & Environmental to secure the capital it needs to launch a new product.
Index Ventures has teamed up with Union Square Ventures to provide $12 million (£8 million) of growth capital to peep-to-peer loan service auxmoney.
A business which has developed an environmentally friendly laundry cleaning system has closed an eight-figure investment round led by Invesco Perpetual.
US onshore oil and gas formations investment business North American Petroleum has joined the ISDX Growth Market and raised £2 million.
A flash sale site aimed at mothers of small children has raised £900,000 to add to the angel funding it received in 2012.
CitySprint has added another acquired company to its armoury through its eighth purchase since its backing by private equity firm Dunedin.
A first joint venture hospital acquisition between the NHS and a private healthcare provider has resulted in the purchase of a mental health rehabilitation institution.
Bridges Ventures has sold its interest in Whelan Refining and netted itself a 4.7x return on a seven-year investment.
Having listed on the Alternative Investment Market and raised £4 million, blur Group CEO and founder Philip Letts explains why the IPO was the best move he’s ever made.
Having first cut his teeth in the business world on the classified telesales desks at The Daily Telegraph, Nick Green set up printed.com in 2011 and has grown it to revenues of £3.9 million.
The reputation of a business has a strong bearing on how successful it can be and, as BDO partner Nigel Burbidge explains, can be something lost overnight.
The rise of crowdfunding can only be sustained if we keep the nanny state out.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.