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Gorkana connects journalists and PR professionals through online tools

Gorkana Group snapped up by rival business Cision

Exponent Private Equity has exited its interest in media intelligence business Gorkana Group through a deal worth £200 million.

LVMH is a French luxury goods group incorporating brands such as Louis Vuitton

Private equity firm sponsored by LVMH sets up shop in London

L Capital has opened a London investment office and installed former Glenmoragnie president and managing director Paul Skipworth as its head.

The team at Reach7 are now charged with seed capital to grow

Jamie True joins investors at social start-up Reach7

A seed funding round worth £400,000 has been closed by social media tool Reach7 to aid growth of its service, which broadens the reach of users.

Fathers will soon be able to have a more active role in rearing their child

Employers set to be caught out by shared parental leave

Legislation coming into force in December regarding maternity leave is expected to catch businesses short, new research finds.

Infocomm is hoping to take some European technology back home to Singapore

New London VC fund launched by Singaporean investment firm

Infocomm Investments has lifted the lid on a new $200 million venture capital firm targeting European technology start-ups.

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Mailcloud takes the traditional inbox and arranges it for easier use

Seedcamp backs communication business Mailcloud through new fund

A $1.8 million investment has been made into one year-old start-up Mailcloud, with contributions coming from Seedcamp London, Octopus Investments and Bessemer Venture.

Matthew Riley first took Daisy Group public through a 204 deal in 2009

Daisy group take private deal led by CEO Matthew Riley

Listed telecoms business Daisy Group is set for future life as a private entity after current leader Matthew Riley tabled an offer for the business.

Moda in Pelle will grow its estate beyond the current level of 60 stores

Northern footwear brand Moda in Pelle turns to equity funding

The Business Growth Fund has made Moda in Pelle its latest fashion-based investment and provided £3.5 million of funds to the company.

UK business leaders are jumping on the plane to find new acquisition targets

UK dealmakers hungrier for overseas transactions

A cooling IPO market has seen volume and value of international mergers and acquisitions by British buyers surge during the beginning of 2014.

Co-founder Mehdi Nayebi says EIS and SEIS needs to be built upon

KweekWeek raises funds but calls for more early-stage backers

The founding team at event discovery start-up KweekWeek are financing a new growth push using a $3.25 million capital injection from private angel investors.

Jimmy Wales says customers have a strong attachment to their chosen causes

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales picks IPO route for mobile business

Mobile phone contract business The People's Operator has outlined plans to join the London Stock Exchange and use funds raise to continue development.

orderbird founders: Patrick Brienen, Jakob Schreyer and Bastian Schmidtke

Tech start-up orderbird secures investment for iPad point of sale development

A $10 million investment has been made into commerce technology business orderbird, led by cashless payment-geared ConCardis.

Maplin has upgraded its online presence in recent years, let by click and collect

Beringea joins investors at electronics business Maplin

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.

Lenders such as Metro Bank have entered the market catering to SMEs

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

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.

Karoline Gross and Smartzer are bringing new technology to the retail sector

Smartzer closes angel round and partners with clothing brand Whistles

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

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Vince Cable is using the Business Bank to open up finance routes for SMEs

Lease finance firm becomes latest British Business Bank investment

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

Value add: Shoppers earn points by creating videos or referring friends

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

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

The 10 Minutes With team will grow the business by forming new partnerships

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

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

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