Urban cycling company Blaze has netted a $500,000 investment to help fund the expansion of its product range and growth outside of the UK.
Two private equity-backed low-cost gym chains are merging to create an enlarged fitness offering throughout the UK.
A £5 million investment round has been closed by British e-commerce site SportPursuit to help with international expansion.
Fashion brand aggregator Atterley Road has closed a £2 million investment round with contributions coming from The William Currie Group, Terry Leahy, Robert Willett and Artemis.
Scottish hirewear company ACS Clothing has bagged an £8.5 million capital commitment from the bank-backed Business Growth Fund.
Having not paid herself for three years after founding The Cambridge Satchel Company, Julie Deane has now secured $21 million worth of venture capital. GrowthBusiness finds out how she's going to spend it.
Index Ventures has injected $21 million of growth capital into The Cambridge Satchel Company, whose products are worn by celebrities including Alexa Chung and Fearne Cotton.
E-commerce fashion business Lyst has secured contributions from Balderton Capital, DFJ Esprit and Accel Partners as part of its Series B funding round.
Price comparison website broadbandchoices.co.uk has made its maiden acquisition and will now launch a mobile phone evaluation service.
Retail business Hotter Shoes now has a new private equity backer following a deal which sees existing investor Gresham Private Equity exit.
Venture capital-backed flash sales company Secret Escapes has made its first continental acquisition.
Furniture and homeware retailer Loaf has closed its maiden funding round with help from retail entrepreneur Peter Simon.
Entertainment planning resource DesignMyNight has attracted the interest of a number of high-profile angel investors.
Industrial parts business Leengate Valves has cut ties with its German parent company through a private equity-backed management buy-out.
Global investor Baird Capital has made an investment though its UK arm into heating and cooling equipment business Watkins Hire.
With a pool of experienced investors including Balderton Capital and Wellington Partners, GrowthBusiness meets new Livebookings CEO Joe Steele to find out how the business is revolutionising the way we book a table.
Growing quickly and efficiently takes careful planning, explains IglooBooks co-founder and CEO John Styring.
Angel investment syndicate Envestors has led a £900,000 funding round for health and fitness chain NRG GYM.
A seed funding round worth £750,000 has been raised by London start-up StreetHub with help from Index Ventures and Octopus Investments.
The business behind Glasses Direct, Sunglasses Shop and LensOn has gone back to its existing investor pool to raise new funds.
Seasonal imbalances are a particular problem for smaller companies without the financial muscle to absorb occasional losses: Aldermore Bank MD Damon Walford explains how to plan ahead and survive
The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds