Taking your business to the next stage of growth is a major challenge for many management teams. Mostly, new funding is involved, which usually means finding and assessing the options for business investors.
Access to finance has always been notoriously difficult for growing businesses. If you’re like one of many UK SMEs drawn to the lure of private equity investment, there are a few things you need to do to be eligible. Rutland Partners managing partner Andy Powell explains.
The Supper Club’s Way to Grow report believes business leaders need more education around growth capital finance. Here, investors identify different types of finance – and the information specific investors look for.
In trying to gain a larger share of the competitive fast-moving consumer goods market, Tyrrells is turning to TV advertising and a humorous sales pitch.
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.
On 5 June Shawbrook Group received a revised takeover bid of £868m from Marlin Bidco, a company owned by private equity firms BC Partners and Pollen Street Capital Limited. This joint takeover bid was “final and not to be increased”.
New research by Alix Partners sought to identify why, as of late, private equity businesses are getting rid of portfolio company CEOs within two years.
Driven by private equity backing, now is a time of great opportunity for individuals looking to claim their place within the fast-moving consumer goods world.
With inward investment into the UK food and drink industry at a three-year high, and Kraft Heinz’s short-lived Unilever takeover bid fresh in the minds of consumer and FMCG business owners, private equity funding is an increasingly viable option for many fast-growth firms.
The co-founder of British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has attacked the private equity backers which bought his business, saying the firm “will never recover” from letting it slide into administration.
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.
A desire to have Travel Counsellors famous for its customer service is driving Steve Byrne on, as he’ll be revealing in his entries for Founders Diaries.