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Aquatic Foods Group lands £9.3m on AIM flotation

Jersey holding company has large subsidiary based in China

Aquatic Foods - LON:AFG

Grey area: Demand for bedroom shots has more than doubled

Nottingham studio sees business soar due to '50 Shades of Grey effect'

Demand for boudoir shots up 220%

Ship shape: Burgess Marine LTD provides boat repair services

RJD Partners commits £11m to Burgess Marine Ltd management buyout

Kreston Reeves and Brachers advises on deal for ship repair business

Lab tech: LabMind manufactures scientific equipment

LabMinds raises £2.1m through joint crowdfunding and Angel Co-Fund investment

UK Oxford-based company raising funds for flagship product Revo

Done deal: M&A activity rose in Jan 2015

January sees highest volume of M&A activity since 2011

Increase largely driven by large volume of deals in Asia

World first: The winemaker's IPO will be the first to incorporate crowdfunding

Domaine Chanzy first company to use crowdfunding as part of IPO

French winemaker launches campaign on UK-based platform Seedrs

Feminine energy: Report calls for push on gender diversity in the energy sector

Campaign launched to address ‘depressing’ lack of gender diversity in energy industry

Phone in: Mobile technology is going mainstream in business

Small business can use tech agility as advantage over large corporates, says comms expert

New generation: Passing on a business can lead to a large tax bill

George Osborne urged to support family business through tax benefits

Manchester Metropolitan University releases report calling for greater help for family businesses

Thinking ahead: Business plans are 'fundamental' for small business

One in four small companies has no business plan for growth

More than half of small businesses have no formal plan on paper

Building up: Constructionline offers data on suppliers in the building industry

Capita buys Constructionline from government for £35m

Construction industry supplier service passes into private hands

Grand Group Investment - LON:GIPO

In the money: SMEs enjoyed a strong 2014

UK SME income up 7.4% in 2014

Good year for British enterprise, says Barclays research

Blue skies? The merger is set to benefit both parties' reach

AccuWeather merges with fellow meteorologist WeatherBank

Two big players in weather forecasting join forces

Living Wage: Brent Council is offering incentives to raise salaries

Council offers business rate reduction for Living Wage employers

Labour-led Brent council first in the country to incentivise Living Wage

Cashflow: TransferWise provides a platform for moving money globally

TransferWise wins $58m in Series C funding round

Money will be used for global expansion 

Grey matter: Older workers have invaluable experience and knowledge

Older workers face ‘outdated stereotypes’ throughout hiring processes

Businesses encouraged to look closely at recruitment or miss out on valuable knowledge and experience

Gearing up: VTL Group provides components for car engines

VTL Group receives further £1.5m funding from BGF

VTL’s customers include Jaguar Land Rover: HSBC also provides loan provision in acronym-heavy deal

Banana King: Was this a real short film?

Quiz: Can you identify the genuine crowdfunding campaigns?

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