Business disputes can be difficult at the best of times. However, in family businesses, it’s even worse.
While that all-important business growth capital can be sourced from a number of places, Ian Gillis and Michael Bennett look at how the IPO route can work.
A startup founder brings with them passion, drive, commitment and skin in the game. Ormsby Street’s has departed, and it’s time for others to step up.
Financial services company Fiserv has stepped in to table a £70m offer for troubled technology business Monitise, after share price erosion of 96 per cent in three years.
Whether led by founders, owner-managers or CEOs, some SMEs could do with a bit of a shake-up courtesy of activist investors – that silent assassin that creeps up in the night.
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?
Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder at FreeAgent, shares his experience of listing on the London Stock Exchange and explains what not to forget.
Adam Smith may have coined the phrase, but Napoleon made it famous: England is a “nation of shopkeepers”. Today, Britain is a nation of startups, with a record 608,100 new companies formed in 2016 alone. But when it comes to helping startups to scale, we have lamentably failed.
Many businesses aren’t prepared for death, caught out when the unforeseen departure of a director or shareholder becomes reality. The resulting problems not only impact the company but also the deceased’s loved ones and their employees, both of whom can be left with unwanted issues to contend with.
Having initially decided its existing service for share transactions was sufficient, football team Tottenham Hotspur have partnered with Asset Match.
Starting a business that would one day go on to achieve a gross transaction value of £450m and net revenue of £25m around the time of the dot.com boom, entrepreneur Dale Murray has a story with as many twists and turns as a Stephen King thriller.
2012 was the year it rained, save for those few brief weeks when London hosted the Olympic Games. However, for the investment community the year is remembered for the awakening of investor disquiet through the annual general meeting season, the Shareholder Spring.