When Andrea McDowell decided to take her company onto Dragons' Den back in 2011 she was new to the entrepreneurial world, but managed to net an offer.
The AXM Venture Capital-managed North West Fund for Digital & Creative has made its latest outlay, with Liverpool-based Branded Reality the beneficiary.
Piper Private Equity has added to its list of clothing-based portfolio companies by investing in menswear brand Orlebar Brown.
Rescue investor RCapital has sold its stake in Little Chef for £15 million after the 'longest turnaround' of the firm's nine-year history.
Dorset Cereals-backer Langholm Capital has sold its stake in Tyrrells for £100 million, five years after buying it for £30 million.
Ticket reselling platform Ticketbis has collected itself $4.5 million of new funding to help with its continuing internationalisation.
A business which is using Post-it notes to help with language learning has secured investment from venture capital firm Midven.
Popular London restaurant chain Hawksmoor has decided to fund itself using private equity capital, and has signed up Graphite Capital as a backer.
Index Ventures, Wellington Partners and MMC Ventures are coming together to back the growth of fashion brand Wool and the Gang.
The Alternative Investment Market's latest recruit is set to raise £64 million to eliminate debt and buy out its private equity backer ECI Partners.
The world's top selling stock photographer has invested $1.2 million into Scoopshot, a business which will be going up against traditional stock photo libraries and agencies.
South London-based Hop Stuff Brewery has become the third brewer to raise capital via equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. GrowthBusiness quizzes the company's founder, James Yeoman, to find out how the process went and just why the micro brewery craze has taken off in the capital.
Having set up his food business out of a wagon in 2009, entrepreneur Yianni Papoutsis now has three London locations and a Brighton site on the way. GrowthBusiness finds out how the industry has changed.
Mid-market investor August Equity has made a first play from its August Equity Partners III by adding an education business to its portfolio.
After waiting three and a half years to find the right idea, Gü founder James Averdieck is entering the desserts game again to tackle the diary intolerance problem. GrowthBusiness finds out more.
Music recognition app and media engagement company Shazam has netted a $40 million investment from a telecommunications business based in Mexico.
The Business Growth Fund is supporting the creation of a possible 500 new jobs through its backing of Better Bathrooms.
While keeping a firm grasp of the company financials was never something he enjoyed, for James Uffindell, founder and CEO of Bounty Network, it is something he's learnt to take seriously.
Scottish brewery business BrewDog has used its customers to raise £1 million inside 24 hours of launching a share offer.
A six-point action plan to encourage local councils and the government to boost food entrepreneurship has been laid out by social enterprise Kitchenette.
At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at $500 million.
Glenn Porter, general manager international identity verification at GBGroup, examines the opportunities and risks of trading with the MINT population of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.
With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.