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.
New research from GrowthBusiness finds that domestic and foreign companies are continuing to use AIM to make acquisitions. We speak to businesses and advisors conducting deals to find out what is driving M&A activity on the junior market.
Directors’ salaries on London’s junior market are at all-time highs, but almost half of CEOs did not get a pay rise last year.
When times are tough, it only takes a few stars to remind everyone that success is achievable for all. We unveil our Top 50 Rising Stars of 2011: the annual list of the UK's most exciting fast-growth businesses.
Despite the recent climb in share prices, hundreds of companies on AIM are still valued at less than their annual turnover.
Business XL's ranking of the most influential investors and serial entrepreneurs in the UK. We've spoken to some of the best brains in business, the dynamic entrepreneurs and investors driving growth.
There remains an abundance of value on AIM, where valuations are still depressed despite the recent market rally.
From pies to porcelain, from data centres to diagnostics, GrowthBusiness unveils its top 50 Rising Stars of 2010: the companies with the fastest-growing sales and profits in the UK.
With fast-growing turnover and profits, these 50 UK-based companies are doing more than their fair share to revive the nation's flagging economy. Here's the full list of this year's Business XL Rising Stars.
With more than 70 per cent of AIM ventures valued at £20 million or less, dealmakers don’t have to look far to find value for money on the London Stock Exchange’s junior market.
At the start of 2005, Business XL honoured 50 ‘Rising Stars’ – growing companies that were leading the way in service excellence, product innovation and sales growth. We catch up with a selection of them one year on to discover whether they exceeded expectations or failed to deliver.
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Investor for the prolific Business Growth Fund offers advice to young businesses looking for growth capital
Support from no lesser authority than the governor of the Bank of England is offering his support for SRI – so is the appetite there to take up the mantle?
Renowned businessperson Lord Alan Sugar has been providing his tips for entrepreneurs, via business data site Company Check. Here, Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, explores what Sugar’s advice means for businesses.
While global smart phones sales continue to boom, there are signs that the market in China is starting to level off: so why is the world's biggest economy turning off the technology?