Online martial arts retailer Kick Sport is now looking to create partnerships with martial arts clubs and associations on the back of a £250,000 venture capital investment.
To allow his brand to stand out in a crowded market, John Bramm decided that shaking up the marketing strategy was the best way to make it stand out.
Elliot Grove explains why his Raindance Film Festival and film school might not have survived without the website and Groupon.
Children's luggage company Trunki has secured a £3.92 million investment from the bank-backed Business Growth Fund.
Advertising can often be a difficult thing to gauge in terms of return on investment, but is pivotal for the future success of Broadbandchoices.co.uk
A social networking-based online betting business set up in August 2012 has netted a $3 million investment from a number of private investors.
A second restaurant-based management buy-out of the week has seen Drake & Morgan complete a £30 million deal with help from Bowmark Capital.
Private investor network Envestors has closed a new deal through the €5.3 million (£4.6 million) backing of insurance price comparison website CompareFinanza.it.
Mid-market private equity house LDC has upped its interest in the retail and consumer sector by backing the management buy-out of restaurant group D&D London.
Software firm Fits.me has netted £5 million through its Series A funding round so that it can develop its virtual fitting room services.
Energy drinks brand Red Bull has launched a business accelerator aimed at cultivating innovative music-orientated start-ups.
Betfair has responded to rumours that CVC Capital Partners may be about to launch an acquisition bid for the business by saying that 'there can be no certainty that an offer will be made'.
Luxury goods group LVMH has invested an undisclosed amount into clothing and footwear retailer R.M. Williams.
As the UK is increasingly swept up in Bradley Wiggins mania, Sheffield-based Planet X Bikes is gearing up for rapid growth on the back of a new funding package.
Specialist restructuring firm Hilco has followed up on its January acquisition of HMV's debt by acquiring the business and certain assets.
Incoming new work has contributed to the fastest growth seen in the UK services sector for over half a year, new figures show.
The founders of the Innocent Drinks brand are investing in kids company Toucan Box through a new investment firm, Jam Jar.
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.
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.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
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.