For your business to reach the next stage of growth, raising capital might be a necessity. Serial entrepreneur Mike France has some tales from the trenches.
Believe it or not, Domino’s Pizza is a stock market success story. And for those wanting to get in on the action, here’s your chance – it’s looking to make its sixth IPO.
Luke Hakes, investment director at Octopus Ventures, discusses what other British businesses can learn from mattress company eve Sleep’s growth story and why more businesses should be targeting that elusive IPO.
Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder at FreeAgent, shares his experience of listing on the London Stock Exchange and explains what not to forget.
There are several reasons companies go public. Sometimes it’s to raise capital, or simply to acquire more business. But given the uncertainty miring the corporate landscape, curiosity about recent IPOs got the better of us. We asked bosses what made listing on AIM an attractive bet in 2016.
Outdoor clothing and equipment business GO Outdoors has been sold to JD Sports Fashion for £130m, providing a large realisation for its private equity backer.
Scottish online flight booking business Skyscanner has been sold to a Chinese buyer through a deal valuing it at £1.4bn, providing early investor Scottish Equity Partners with a big pay day.
Having initially decided its existing service for share transactions was sufficient, football team Tottenham Hotspur have partnered with Asset Match.
Taking a company public and listing on the stock exchange has traditionally marked a crucial milestone for businesses built on long hours, hard work, and plenty of sacrifice.
When stalling high street retailer Majestic Wine decided to take the plunge with the acquisition of an online brand in 2015, the market wasn’t exactly sure how it would all turn out. Naked Wines MD Eamon FitzGerald took Real Business through year one.
After £450,000 worth of shares in London-based football team Tottenham Hotspur were traded on 21 April, at their highest price since the club de-listed from the stock market, a market capitalisation of £426m was achieved.
Legal expert Melanie Wadsworth uses the example of one of the UK's oldest construction companies to examine what family businesses should consider if looking to float and how it is possible to maintain unique family business characteristics whilst still answering to shareholders.