Chris Hoy-backed Pure Gym to gain financial mass with IPO

Pure Gym, which counts Olympian Chris Hoy among existing backers, has revealed a plan to secure its position as the largest operator of gyms in the UK’s £4.4bn health and fitness industry with a floatation on the London Stock Exchange.

Why family businesses can IPO and still maintain culture and tradition

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.

Thinking of selling Here’s how to make a grand exit

Specialist in corporate and commercial law, Emma Ladd, senior associate at Gardner Leader solicitors, discusses why it's never too early to plan your exit strategy and steps to preparing your business for sale.

Snapchat starts rolling out additional monetisation plans

Having shunned repeated approaches from Facebook to acquire it, and reportedly recently been under the microscope of Alibaba as a potential purchase, multimedia messaging platform Snapchat has unveiled maiden in-app purchases as it looks to build revenues.