News & Market Deals

PHD Equity Partners builds on exit activity by launching new fund

Business News

The fund management arm of the Dow Schofield Watts Group is looking to raise £25 million to back smaller UK businesses.

Irish start-up VideoElephant closes equity deal to fund US push

Fundraising Deals

AIB seed capital fund Dublin Business Innovation Centre has joined the investment consortium at online video content business VideoElephant.

Northern initiative launched to replicate Tech City in London

Business News

The government is coming together with Tech City UK to create a technology hub in the north of England in the hope that the region can 'capitalise on talent'.

Business Growth Fund adds IT business APSU to portfolio

Fundraising Deals

A business formed through a merger of AssurIT and Apex Computers in 2011 has banked a £7 million equity investment to aid international growth.

What parents of teenage tech entrepreneurs should know about the law

Business Regulations Nick D'Aloisio has shown that young entrepreneurs can build and sell an idea

Entrepreneurs are getting younger by the day as tools open children up to idea and business creation at a much younger age. Robert Taylor, consultant IP and media solicitor at Cubism Law, examines what the legal implications of setting up a company at this stage are.

How to keep your investors happy

Lessons from an Entrepreneur

Keeping your investors happy is key for the running of any business – so Flubit.com founder Bertie Stephens shares his six top tips on effective investors relations for start-ups.

Growing a Business

Great Tech Expedition to the US – Nineteen British companies, three American cities, five days

Business Planning & Expansion

George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and recipient of a $1 million capital injection from Index Ventures and JamJar Investments, relives his trade mission for GrowthBusiness.

Analysis is critical to prevent an over or under estimate, says Jodie Albutt

The vital role of IP due diligence in the assessment of company value

Business Tools

With IP such a vital part of a company's worth, Jodie Albutt, patent attorney at Dehns, explains why due diligence is a crucial step in going about securing a valuation.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Time for The Apprentice to decide its purpose

What started as a TV show attempting to find the next superstar of Alan Sugar's business empire has turned into a tit-for-tat 12-week cat fight culminating in an angel investment you'd never find in the business world.

Christian Lanng

Expanding your global footprint

Taking a business worldwide should be implemented from a very early stage with a few key strategies.

George Coelho

From the viewpoint of a judge

I have been judging the Investor Allstars awards since the start, now some 11 years, and I still use the same old jokes on my fellow judges. However while the jokes may not have advanced, the quality of the contestants has improved markedly.

Hunter Ruthven

Europe's unicorn technology businesses riding strong

In a year when so many exciting company's raised big sums of money, and were sold for eye-watering sums, deciding which were the best was hard work.

The Entrepreneur

Growth advice: Complacency is not an option says business builder Jill Pinner

Businesses must constantly evolve or risk being caught out

Jill Pinner, founder of Fizz, explores how even traditional businesses have to be nimble and evolve to survive in a 21st century post-recession landscape.

Using video to better prepare students entering the workforce

Born out of frustration with not understanding what different roles entailed, the entrepreneur in Manfredi Di Cintio left his consulting background behind to produce a solution.

Building on a year of ten times growth

As companies take on an ever more global approach, and encounter new obstacles, MOVE Guides is building out a proposition to take advantage of this and secure its own success.

Moving out of start-up mode and transitioning between optimism and realism

While the term start-up is used to describe a variety of businesses at different stages of development, HulloMail founder and CEO Andy Munarriz explains why he believes his business has moved beyond the tag.

Research

What moves small-cap share prices?

Research report into the top-performing 100 companies below the FTSE 350 and on AIM. 

Cash Shells Directory 2014

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them.

M&A on AIM 2014

Mergers and acquisition activity by AIM companies hit a four-year high in 2013, bucking the general UK trend. So far, 2014 has shown a similar buoyancy.

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

Directors' pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

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