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Full shortlist for Quoted Company Awards 2016 unveiled

The industry-renowned event, now in its 12th year, returns in its January slot at the Natural History Museum

Online booking: Booktable is one of Europe's top reservation sites

Michelin acquires Booktable to corner online restaurant reservation market

Announcement follows a multi-year partnership between the two companies in 2013

Business intelligence: SI has several Fortune 500 customers

Source Intelligence raises $17.5m growth capital

Provider of supply chain compliance solutions wins backing of Kanye Partners 

Online marketplace: The service supports bookings for GPs raises $8.2m in Series A funding round

Europe’s largest online GP marketplace closes successful round with backing of Oxford Capital and Draper Esprit

Pick-up artist: Richard La Ruina

Pick-up coach hoping to drag industry from the gutter by preaching respect for women

Richard La Ruina runs a business that coaches men on how to approach women (and vice versa) and has written a best-selling book on the subject: but he is keen to distance himself from contemporaries who have recently incurred the wrath of feminist groups and the Home Office

Slow progress: Salary growth stalled at the end of 2015

Permanent salary growth slumps to 26-month low

Turgid end to 2015 as both staff appointments and pay stall

Record year: Global M&A is on the rise

2015 ‘strongest year on record’ for global dealmaking

M&A activity up 32% in past 12 months, according to Thomson Reuters report: especially strong growth in deals valued at $10bn or more

Sharing economy: Is the UK its natural home?

Why the UK is the natural home of the global sharing economy

The global sharing economy is the biggest financial phenomenon of the 21st Century: and thankfully the UK finds itself right at the heart of it

Glendale Foods: The company is going through a significant MBO

Management buy-out at Glendale Foods

Company continues growth and enters next phase of development

Technology infrastructure: Six Degrees is one of the leading providers

Six Degrees Group secures major investment to support growth plans

£12m 'organic investment programme' announced by technology infrastructure provider

M&A deals: The UK is seeing a return to pre-recession levels

UK M&A market hits eight-year high in 2015

Inward cross-border deals show particularly strong growth in strongest year since 2007

Iconic site: Potsdamer Platz is one of the jewels in Berlin's crown

Brookfield subsidiary takes over iconic Berlin retail space Potsdamer Platz 

Brookfield Property Partners and Asian sovereign fund acquire historic German site

SME fund: Beechbrook Capital has closed its inaugural round

Beechbrook Capital closes £100m SME credit fund

Inaugural fund will support businesses with turnover between £10m and £100m

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Quiz time: How well do you remember 2015?

The Growth Business news quiz of the year

How well do you know the facts and figures associated with some of the biggest stories to break in 2015?

Engineered electronics: The deal brings two leading names in the industry together

TT Electronics snaps up Aero Stanrew in £42m deal

Deal also represents a successful exit for Westbridge Capital

Retail chain: Segura offers protection for retailers

Octopus Ventures gives £2m boost to Segura Systems

Segura systems is a leading supplier of retail chain protection

Data storage: SolidFire offers all-flash solutions

NetApp announces $870m deal to acquire SolidFire

SolidFire is the market leader for all-flash storage solutions

Tailor-made holidays: Canada is one of the operator's flagship destinations

PHD Private Equity gives backing to 1st Class Holidays with £2.5m investment

Manchester-based business provides tailor-made holidays to destinations in Canada, the US and New Zealand

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