Economic woes and the online market are pushing traditional retailers to the edge of survival. But a high-level debate at the Real Deals in Focus summit on retail concluded that growth is possible despite financial gloom.
Discount retailer Poundland has picked up a good deal, acquiring eight former Peacocks stores.
In the run-up to next week’s Budget announcement, CEOs of UK-based SMEs have called for lower corporate taxes, a reduction in National Insurance and increased tax breaks for R&D.
Ahead of the Budget, the BVCA has called on the UK government to improve the competitiveness of the UK’s tax and regulatory scheme and boost financing for SMEs.
Fallen fashion retailer Peacocks has been acquired by Edinburgh Woollen Mill in a deal that will save 6,000 jobs.
Nicola Horlick, the one-time City “superwoman”, is launching a business aimed at making it easier for wealthy individuals to make private equity investments.
Private equity beats public equities and offers a more attractive risk profile, new research shows.
The total value of UK private equity buyouts dropped by more than a third last year, according to the latest figures from the Centre for Management Buyout Research
The number of private equity-backed buyouts fell dramatically in the last quarter of 2011, figures show. What does this mean for private equity-backed firms?
Serial investor Jon Moulton and serial entrepreneur John Caudwell have invested in a new fund together.
Nearly a quarter of investors believe private equity has become more attractive against the backdrop of recent volatile financial markets.
The Business Growth Fund has expanded its investment team.