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22nd February 2018

Welsh venture-backed firms show strong growth

Investment levels in high growth tech companies in Wales have doubled in the past year, according to latest figures.

22nd February 2018

Long-term patient capital needed to help startups to scale-up

The British Business Bank’s 2018 Small Business Finance Markets report reveals welcome evidence that the UK’s small businesses are diversifying in their choice of finance. Although still the predominant channel, there are encouraging signs that small businesses are looking beyond their main bank for finance and turning to alternative sources.

The value of SME asset finance deals (up 12%) and peer-to-peer business lending (up 51%) in 2017 both showed strong growth. Although net bank lending volumes remained positive (£0.7bn) in 2017, they were weaker than in both 2016 (£3bn) and 2015 (£2bn). Significant increases were seen in 2017 in both the value and number of SME equity deals (up 79% and 12% respectively).

21st February 2018

UK startup Investors see 7th year of growth

SyndicateRoom research has revealed that investors in early-stage equities have enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of 30% growth.

 

20th February 2018

Impact of Brexit on Private Equity minimal, says Augentius

Augentius’ annual global survey of private equity and real estate firms and their investors reveals snapshot of industry sentiment.


16th February 2018

SME optimism falling, says Albion

SMEs are less optimistic than a year ago and cite finding skilled staff, red tape and political uncertainty as their biggest barriers to growth, according to research from Albion Capital, the independent investment manager. 

15th February 2018

Reputation of fintech staggeringly low

An overwhelming majority of people in the UK have no idea about whether the reputation of fintech is positive or negative, strongly suggesting a general lack of understanding of what the industry is.

 

15th February 2018

Stakholderz and Intramezzo to host free networking event

Stakeholderz and Intramezzo will be hosting an exclusive networking event featuring guest speaker Ron G Holland, Business Mentor and Mind Power guru, on 27th February at Moorgate.

 

14th February 2018

Business formations fall after tax clampdown

The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) has analysed Companies House data which shows that 589,008 new businesses launched in 2017 – a drop from 657,790 in 2016.

9th February 2018

Social impact is as important as returns, says IW Capital

IW Capital research shows that 36% of investors now consider social impact as important as returns when making investments.

9th February 2018

VCT managers discuss future opportunities and challenges

Leading VCT mangers, including Puma Invesgments' Eliot Kaye, discussed the VCT market at the AIC's Media Roundtable. 

9th February 2018

Brexit will cost UK top VC & PE spot

The Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index suggests the UK will lose it's #3 ranking post Brexit.

8th February 2018

Growth firms attract record investment

Beauhurst's The Deal shows 2017 as the best year on record for investment in the UK's high-growth companies.

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