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Venture Capital Trust fundraising climbs during 2013-2014

Business News

The amount raised by Venture Capital Trusts during the last year grew by £40 million, official government statistics reveal.

US leads the way with isolated merger and acquisition growth

Business News

Against a backdrop of falling M&A levels, the US has recorded a small rise in the volume and value of corporate transactions.

Billion-dollar exits dominate proceedings at Investor Allstars 2014

Business News

In a year that saw four European businesses sell for in excess of $1 billion, the annual Investor Allstars awards shined a light on the best of the venture capital and entrepreneurial world.

easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou uses crowdfunding for new venture

Fundraising Deals

Serial entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou has seen easyGroup licensee business easyProperty scoop £1.4 million using crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to finance growth.

SwiftKey and Skimlinks executives join investors at e-commerce start-up Ometria

Fundraising Deals

To coincide with raising an additional $500,000 worth of equity investment, Ometria has recruited Huddle co-founder Ali Mitchell to its board.

Jimmy Choo to strut its stuff on London Stock Exchange

IPO & City News

Luxury shoe business Jimmy Choo has unveiled plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange to help fuel new market growth.

Business Growth Fund makes 20th manufacturing investment 

Fundraising Deals

Molecular Products Group has closed a £4 million growth capital deal so that it can finance expansion into markets such as Japan and India.

Prolific venture capitalists unite to form new European investment pot

Business News

Mike Chalfen, Toby Coppel and Simon Levene are coming together in the form of Mosaic Ventures and will begin to back start-ups from a $140 million pot.

Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg reign as most inspiring entrepreneurial mentors

Business News

When quizzed on who they would select as an ideal business mentor, 40 per cent of UK small business owners identified British entrepreneur Richard Branson as their choice.

Online cleaning platform Mopp hoovered up by American buyer Handy

Mergers & Acquisitions

London start-up Mopp has forgone further investment rounds and instead been acquired by US home services company Handy.

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