National regulators can now bid for sums of up to £20,000 to initiate 'business-friendly' enforcement of regulation.
Business Growth Fund portfolio company Springfield Homecare Services has closed its first acquisition since the business was supported by the bank-backed fund in June 2012.
Energy drinks brand Red Bull has launched a business accelerator aimed at cultivating innovative music-orientated start-ups.
Betfair has responded to rumours that CVC Capital Partners may be about to launch an acquisition bid for the business by saying that 'there can be no certainty that an offer will be made'.
Luxury goods group LVMH has invested an undisclosed amount into clothing and footwear retailer R.M. Williams.
Private company financials business Duedil has raised $5 million through a Series A funding round.
The private equity firm behind investments in Wagamama and Paperchase has sold its stake in Optimum Care through a trade sale.
Private equity player LDC sees exit in childcare sector as nursery care provider kidsunlimited is acquired.
Business secretary Vince Cable has unveiled the first phase of the government's new business bank, its latest initiative to encourage lending to SMEs.
A week after Simon Clark was appointed as chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, chief executive Mark Florman has resigned to take up a different position.
Two new investments for Mercia Fund Management has kicked off its Mercia Growth Fund 1 efforts.
Cloud management software provider Abiquo has now raised $17.9 of venture capital takings following its latest round.
A £5 million investment from Isis Equity Partners' Baronsmead VCTs will be used to aid the development of a new fertility clinic for Create Health.
MMC Ventures has made its fourth play from its MMC London Fund a day after it was officially launched at City Hall in London.
Private company mergers and acquisitions in the UK has risen by 50 per cent in terms of value, new figures show.
An undisclosed investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative into Fatsoma has included a commitment from LateRooms co-founder Chris Allen.
Redstone Group has demerged its network-based managed services business so that it can begin operating as a separate entity.
MMC Ventures has launched its MMC London Fund after winning a mandate from the Mayor of London and the European Regional Development Fund.
Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has looked to within its own industry for its latest buy-out.
Specialist restructuring firm Hilco has followed up on its January acquisition of HMV's debt by acquiring the business and certain assets.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.