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Ander Michelena, CEO and co-founder of Ticketbis, says UK sales are growing

Ticket transaction start-up Ticketbis pockets new investment deal

Ticketbis has now raised €10 million since founding in 2009 after closing a new deal worth €5.2 million backed by European VC firm ACTIVE Venture Partners.

London has fast become a location for global fast-growth businesses to set up

Investments in London tech businesses breaches one billion dollar mark for 2014

Significant venture capital fundraising deals for companies including Funding Circle, TransferWise and Nutmeg have seen London levels reach new records.

NWC will hire new staff within its abseiling and specialist cleaning divisions

Window washing business banks equity capital to expand abseiling operations

The Business Growth Fund has committed £3 million to aid the future growth of Yorkshire-based Nationwide Window Cleaning.

The European Commission is encouraging member states to back SMEs

Problems persist for SMEs says European Commission

SME employment levels in Europe currently sit 1.9 million below the figure recorded just before the economic crisis of 2008.

English produce: Chapel Down makes sparkling as well as still wines

Listed English winemaker bottles multi-million pound crowdfunding investment 

The Seedrs crowdfunding platform has been used by Chapel Down to raise nearly £4 million, representing the first time that a public company has used the alternative finance method.

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Victoria has a Royal Warrant and its products are installed at Buckingham Palace

Maiden listed company investment for Business Growth Fund

Alternative Investment Market-listed carpet business Victoria has become the first public company to be backed by the £2.5 billion bank-backed Business Growth Fund.

Vince Cable says the bill has been designed to help 'hard-working people'

Small Business Bill overwhelmingly backed and anticipated by UK SMEs

As the Small Business Bill moves through parliament, a survey of UK businesses reveals that the contents are backed by 95 per cent.

Crossrider utilises big data to power its proposition aimed at directing adverts

Crossrider becomes latest tech IPO and raises £45.9 million

Digital advertising group Crossrider has joined London's Alternative Investment Market and now plans to grow both organically and through acquisitions.

A more energy efficient offering is central to Heritage's product range

Executives lead MBO for The Heritage Window Company

The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.

Qubit is comprised of technologists who cut their teeth at Google

Qubit adds new venture capital investors through Series B deal

A second major institutional funding round for Qubit has seen the e-commerce business bank $26 million and add new members to the company board.

Parcel Monkey has grown fast by offering customers big discounts on delivery

E-commerce deal from private equity firm Frost Brooks

Progress which has seen The Parcel Monkey Group hit 300,000 registered users has led the delivery service to raise equity capital as part of a further growth push.

Coming together: Car sharing services such as Lyft have taken off in the US

Sharing economy review to examine Zipcar and Airbnb

A government-launched independent review led by Love Home Swap founder Debbie Wosskow will examine the benefits of the sharing economy and the issues it faces in today's markets.

Increased amounts of capital are being directed towards Venture Capital Trusts

Venture Capital Trust fundraising climbs during 2013-2014

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

While sectors like technology have remained strong, global totals are down

US leads the way with isolated merger and acquisition growth

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

JUST EAT CEO David Buttress won an award and was keynote speaker

Billion-dollar exits dominate proceedings at Investor Allstars 2014

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.

easyProperty will now attempt to provide a simpler way to let and sell property

easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou uses crowdfunding for new venture

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

Ometria's founding team have had great success in courting angel backers

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

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

Best foot forward: Jimmy Choo has grown revenues rapidly in recent years

Jimmy Choo to strut its stuff on London Stock Exchange

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

Much of Molecular Products Group's activities have to do with oxygen generation

Business Growth Fund makes 20th manufacturing investment 

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

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