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8th October 2019

Europe: home to global leaders against a challenging backdrop

There are many reasons why investors might want to avoid Europe. Slowing growth, political crises and the ongoing Brexit uncertainty present several challenges and could make investors think twice before investing in the region. 

8th October 2019

Entrepreneur who set out to save high streets raises £325k for parking app

An entrepreneur who set out to help save struggling high streets has raised £325,000 to deliver his idea.  Chris Reed has secured investment from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia, and former TV ‘dragon’ Jenny Campbell.

7th October 2019

The Government is killing UK’s entrepreneurial spirit

New data released by the Office for National Statistics shows a continued decline in the number of sole traders and partnerships.

7th October 2019

#MeTooPay campaign launched for equal pay for women in business

Launching the #MeTooPay campaign, more than 100 of the UK’s most successful women seek to end pay discrimination. Fronted by Moya Greene, the former boss of the Royal Mail, it is to be seen whether companies will take notice and level the playing field for female business leaders. 

7th October 2019

Scaleup Nation: The Rise of Scaleup Businesses in the UK

 

The phenomenal increase of scaleups in recent years has seen the UK make great advances in support of high-growth businesses. In light of this, John Duckworth, Managing Director at Instant Offices delves into the rapid growth of a Scaleup Nation and what the key factors are to help SMEs step up to the next stage of development.

7th October 2019

Augusta & Co oversees sale of Finland's largest wind energy project

Augusta & Co., a specialist financial adviser to the renewable energy industry, has successfully overseen the sale of the 211.4MW Piiparinmäki onshore wind farm project in central Finland. Augusta acted on behalf of Ilmatar Energy, a joint venture between Finnish developer Ilmatar Windpower and Capenergie 3, a fund managed by Omnes, the Paris-based infrastructure fund.  The ground-breaking project, set to become Finland’s largest wind farm, and one of the largest unsubsidised wind farms in Europe, has been acquired by Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest clean-energy fund managers. 

7th October 2019

Startup platform Decksender completes first year Beta stage

DeckSender.com, the startup platform that aims to democratize access to investment announces it’s 1 year Beta stage completion and some seriously interesting numbers.

4th October 2019

Momentum Global Investment Management appoints Robert White as Senior Analyst

Momentum Global Investment Management (MGIM), the specialist investment manager focused on outcomes-based solutions for intermediaries and their clients, is pleased has appointed Robert White as Senior Analyst, with effect from 30th September 2019.

4th October 2019

EarthSense receives £100,000 growth debt funding package from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading SME finance providers, has provided EarthSense Systems Limited, air quality monitoring and modelling data firm, with a £100,000 loan.

4th October 2019

Deepbridge Capital investors exit iPipeline in $1.6bn deal

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) provider, has announced the exit of its holding in iPipeline Holdings Inc., with iPipeline being acquired by Florida tech-holding firm, Roper Technologies, for $1.63 billion.

4th October 2019

Research reveals PE firms must focus on insurance cover of portfolio companies

New research from Mactavish, the leading expert on commercial insurance placement and disputes, reveals many private equity firms are not placing enough focus on the quality of insurance cover in place at portfolio companies.

4th October 2019

UK SMEs face £145k skills gap as war for talent endures

The average UK SME faces a skills gap that would impact total revenue by £145,000 in the next year, rising to £318,000 in the next five years, according to new independent research[1] from Robert Half UK, the recruitment specialist.

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