Direct lenders and peer-to-peer platforms accounted for £2.7 million of capital per day during 2014, new statistics show.
Merger and acquisition activity involving targets in the UK is on course to have its most active year since 2007, new research finds.
As the equity investment world continues to recover following the collapse of the finance world in 2009, GrowthBusiness looks at the biggest firms and most active cities.
Having launched a pilot of its waterless toilet system in sub-Saharan Africa and received interest from music festivals in the UK, Loowatt was awarded Innovator of the Year during an evening dedicated to celebrating success in the clean technology and renewables market.
The Enterprise Capital Funds programme has been renewed for a further ten years and secured a doubling in its commitment.
Against a backdrop of falling exports to non-European markets, UK firms are experiencing stronger growth on the domestic front.
A new fund created by part of the team behind Ingenious Ventures has been launched with a fundraising benchmark of £150 million.
Government investment pot the Regional Growth Fund has selected which businesses will receive the latest funding injections from its £3.2 billion stock.
With the global and European IPO market experiencing a resurgence, GrowthBusiness takes a look at the top ten listings during the first three months of the year.
The London Business School's fund management company has created a £30 million venture capital fund with help from Vince Cable's British business bank.
An increase in capital expenditure for businesses in the UK is on the cards following a renewed confidence, GE Capital says.
London-based venture capital firm Balderton Capital has raised a new $305 million fund aimed at investing through Series A deals.
As part of its yearly rotation of chairman, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has announced its latest incumbent.
Chancellor George Osborne has used his appearance at the Federation of Small Businesses 40th anniversary conference to announce a consolation on helping companies which have failed to secure a loan.
Despite record growth in February, the economy stalled during March as consumer services, business and professional services and retail suffered.
From a Budget document of 121 pages, GrowthBusiness summaries the most important developments for business leaders of fast-growth businesses.
The government has continued with its commitment to apprenticeships by providing extra funding for employers.
GrowthBusiness looks back at the finance, regulation, export and innovation policies which have been implemented by the coalition government.
Start-ups in the UK seeking funding are set to be helped by making permanent a funding scheme which incentives investors to back risky businesses.
The amount of lending available to companies exporting has been doubled to £3 billion under new policy announced during the Budget 2014 speech.
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As the five companies making up the shortlist for Europe's Allstar Company, GrowthBusiness profiles Achica, BlaBlaCar, Farfetch, NewVoiceMedia and Zound Industries to find out what goes into creating and growing a leading technology company.
In an era of fast deals and big money, Tom Horsman, head of technology at Imprima, explains how a virtual data room aids the process.
Whatever the result of the Scottish independence referendum, the outcome will likely have a significant effect on the business landscape of the UK or divided nations.
Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM.