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Beringea joins investors at electronics business Maplin

Fundraising Deals

Beringea has invested £5 million into Maplin from its ProVen Venture Capital Trusts as part of the syndicate of investors led by Rutland Partners who acquired the business in June.

Access to finance still a big problem for half of UK entrepreneurs

Business News

Despite efforts by the government to make securing capital easier for SMEs, new figures reveal that the issue is still a 'main barrier' for British business builders.

Smartzer closes angel round and partners with clothing brand Whistles

Fundraising Deals

Having showcased its technology at London Fashion Weekend in September, Smartzer has launched with the help of high-net worths including Jamie True.

Lease finance firm becomes latest British Business Bank investment

Business News

Shire Leasing has secured a share of the British Business Bank to extend lending facilities for small businesses in the UK.

Social start-up LoyaltyLion becomes first investment by former ASOS exec

Fundraising Deals

James Hart, the first employee at clothing e-commerce business ASOS, has made his maiden angel investment and backed LoyaltyLion.

US market push for 10 Minutes With fuelled by private investor funding round

Fundraising Deals

A business set up to better equip students with the information needed to make career decisions has raised $4 million.

Mobility software business MOVE Guides closes Series A deal

Fundraising Deals

MOVE Guides has raised $8.2 million of new growth capital with help from Notion Capital and New Enterprise Associates.

Zoopla founder and Barclays Capital MD join Uniplaces investment

Fundraising Deals

A business set up to make it easier for students to book accommodation over the internet has closed a second round of venture capital investment, banking £2.2 million.

Important that fruits of recovery are shared by all, says Vince Cable

Business News

Business secretary Vince Cable has outlined plans to improve the employment status of British workers in what he describes as giving the 'silent minority' the same rights and security as the majority.

LDC backs MBO of manufacturer Eley Group

Mergers & Acquisitions

A £42 million buy-out has been led by the management team of Eley Group ahead of new product range development and global growth.

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