News & Market Deals

Business Growth Fund backs 50th company from £2.5 billion fund

Fundraising Deals

Aberdeen-based Task Geoscience has been backed by the Business Growth Fund through a deal worth £3.8 million.

Navigation app Citymapper looks to new cities after securing Balderton Capital and Index Ventures as investors

Fundraising Deals

A $10 million Series A funding round has been closed by Citymapper with contributions from a host of European venture capital firms.

Football social platform Squawka raises angel funding and closes growth partnership

Fundraising Deals

Squawka, a service which describes itself as a 'digital companion' for football fans, has drawn investment from Forward Internet Group founder Neil Hutchinson and Spark Ventures chairman Tom Teichman.

Food diagnostics test developed in wake of horse meat scandal secures growth funding

Fundraising Deals

AltraTech, a food diagnostics business, has banked €900,000 to help with the development of its high sensitivity species-specific identification device.

The Future Fifty scheme: On the road to IPO

Company Flotations New firm: Paul Sulyok set up Green Man Gaming in 2009 alongside Lee Packham

Green Man Gaming was one of 25 companies named as part of the first crop of Future Fifty firms in 2013. Six months later, CEO Paul Sulyok explains how being part of the programme has impacted on the business.

Just Eat provides first bite for LSE’s High Growth Segment

Company Flotations

Fast-growing companies, especially in the technology sector, now have a possible new home: LSE’s High Growth Segment. Melanie Wadsworth, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, looks at what is required to list and how one of the most promising businesses in the country is set to use it.

Growing a Business

MINT nations: (Clockwise from top left) Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and Nigeria

The emerging markets worth a MINT

Business Planning & Expansion

Glenn Porter, general manager international identity verification at GBGroup, examines the opportunities and risks of trading with the MINT population of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey.

The FCA has began to flex its muscles regarding companies coming to market

UKLA changes and what they mean for your business

Business Planning & Expansion

To shed some light on the somewhat murky world of firms acting as sponsors to London listed companies, Toby Duthie, partner at Forensic Risk Alliance, looks at new rules.

Comment and Analysis

Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Is AIM's renaissance complete?

With March IPOs raising £671 million on London's AIM market, it looks like the junior exchange is back to its best.

Hunter Ruthven

Securing funding for cleantech ventures

Cleantech businesses and projects are notoriously difficult to get off the ground, with cyclical changes in the cost-effectiveness and market potential for technologies having a big impact.

Hunter Ruthven

The great crowdfunding exit debate

The sale of Kickstarter-backed Oculus VR has ignited the opinions of many who question how early-stage backers benefit when businesses do well.

Hunter Ruthven

The World Wide Web and its role in building businesses

The internet has done wonderful things for entrepreneurs, and given them tools our predecessors could only dream about.

The Entrepreneur

Expert view: Business plans are the new novels, says Richard Reed

Innocent Drink’s Richard Reed on life after a $500 million company

At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at $500 million.

Don't burn bridges you might need later in your career

A career in business will put you into contact with a wide range of people, so maintaining contact with them can prove useful, explains Academy for Chief Executives CEO Andrew Morris.

From mission to manpower – Top tips for growing a successful social enterprise

Having recently become a Business is GREAT Britain ambassador, Divine Chocolate managing director Sophi Tranchell reveals her tips for building a successful social enterprise.

The Budget 2014 predictions: UK business leaders join the debate

To see what existing policy business leaders like or want to see changed, and discover what new legislation is desirable, GrowthBusiness provides its annual pre-Budget round-up.

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM.

Cash Shells Directory 2013 

Cash Shells Directory 2013

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 2012

M&A on AIM 2012

The 2012 M&A on AIM report examines valuation metrics, cash balances and financial performance to provide dealmakers with all the tools they need to pinpoint undervalued companies on AIM.

Directors' Pay 2013

Directors' Pay 2012

Details of CEO and total board pay are provided for the majority of AIM-quoted companies, and analysed by sector, company turnover and profitability.

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