Simon Taylor is chairman and co-founder of Next Generation Data Ltd, Europe's largest data centre development.
Mid-sized companies in Europe are struggling to meet their financing needs. Turning to alternative funding sources, the "squeezed middle" needs to raise up to €3.5tn in debt funding over the next five years.
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Nick Levine spoke to some of the UK’s leading financial directors in startups to find out about this emerging and nascent skill set.