With inward investment into the UK food and drink industry at a three-year high, and Kraft Heinz’s short-lived Unilever takeover bid fresh in the minds of consumer and FMCG business owners, private equity funding is an increasingly viable option for many fast-growth firms.
With there being a steady change in attitude towards AIM, the UK’s small and mid-cap fund managers deliver comment on what type of companies deliver on the junior market.
Joshua Graham gives his thoughts on the short-term loan market – and how it gave rise to The Money Platform.
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While raising money is hard work, it’s been suggested by many that female entrepreneurs still have a bumpier road to travel when it comes to seeing their funding efforts realised – a concept The Crowdfunding Centre hopes to change.
Online property finance marketplace LendInvest has published a blueprint for change in an effort to make life for UK property entrepreneurs easier.
Maintaining your voice when giving away equity can be difficult, but it’s not impossible to remain true to yourself when securing funding for your business.
Scottish beer business BrewDog has announced plans to open DogHouse – a craft beer-themed hotel in the US containing a booze-themed spa and in-room taps.
An investment pitch is a personal interaction, and a potential investor will be looking at you as much as at your idea. But too many budding entrepreneurs focus on themselves (the right clothes, the right hair, the right tone of voice) at the expense of preparing their business idea.
The co-founder of British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has attacked the private equity backers which bought his business, saying the firm “will never recover” from letting it slide into administration.
Man may have been created equal, but investors absolutely weren’t. Bosses will need to think carefully about who they choose, so here’s how to spot the investor that’s right for you.
The British Business Bank has created a £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund that will be based in Sheffield to unlock growth alongside Local Enterprise Partnerships.
Luxury holiday home group Park Leisure has packed up a £103m investment as the business embarks on new growth amid a CEO change.