Crowdcube and Seedrs plan to merge to create one of the world?s largest private equity marketplaces to take on the UK?s ?12bn equity funding market.
The world of mergers and acquisitions can often be a murky one, so what can SMEs learn from the failled attempt by Kraft Heinz to snap up Unilever?
With Paddy Power and Betfair's £5bn merger in 2015 and Ladbrokes and Gala Coral about to tie up a £2.3bn merger, it is a fair punt to say that the gaming sector is consolidating. However, William Hill bucked the trend by rejecting the latest joint takeover bid of over £3bn from rivals 888 and Rank.
After years of attempting to dominate the Chinese market by batting away the nation's biggest taxi firm with a stick, Uber has decided to end the costly struggle by selling its operations in the Eastern Asia nation.
With “exchanges” clearly seeing providing the facilities to list and trade equities as of ever diminishing importance, it doesn’t take much of a mental leap to realise at the monthly board meetings of the directors of MegaExchange, AIM will never be given any agenda airtime at all.
Recent news has suggested that the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Börse are in talks about a merger – but not only will the looming Brexit decision impact this deal, if the "merger of equals" goes through then it would preside over many of the world's leading financial markets.