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16th February 2018

Funding London invests in ‘Change Please’ to support London’s homeless

Funding London – the Mayor of London’s SME investment organisation – has announced its investment into ‘Change Please’, a social enterprise which helps lift people out of homelessness by providing coffee vans, barista training and accommodation.  The investment has been through the Early Intervention Fund (‘EIF’).

8th February 2018

Stock market falls a much needed market correction says Coutts

So says Sven Balzer, Head of Investment Strategy at Coutts. This week’s stock market falls show a much needed market correction after a long period of strong performance, and little more. Global economic growth remains strong and there are no signs of a US recession, which usually heralds a wider sell-off.

6th February 2018

Future Planet Capital Fund launches with $200m

Future Planet Capital has raised up to $200m for its inaugural fund, The Future Planet Capital Fund, from TW & Partners. FPC is the first global platform to invest in leading universities and the “centres of innovation” surrounding them and TWP is sponsored by some of the world’s largest conglomerates and investment groups.

5th February 2018

BGF reports 200th investment

BGF has announced its investment figures and key milestones for 2017, detailing another year of growth for the company. 

5th February 2018

A new team for the UK Science Park Association

Jim Duvall has been appointed as Executive Director of The UK Science Park Association (UKSPA, networking science and technology parks, research and innovation sites, incubators and accelerators).

30th January 2018

Northern Escalator Installations secures £6.4m  from BGF

Specialist engineering business, Northern Escalator Installations, has secured a £6.4m investment from BGF to support its expansion in the UK and Europe.

11th January 2018

NPIF backs Powerhouse Photography with £250k investment

Powerhouse Photography, a photography and video business whose clients include major supermarkets and food producers has secured £250,000 funding from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

14th December 2017

William Charlton, Managing Director at Pavilion Alternatives Group, on how 2018 is shaping up to be a year of challenges as well as opportunities. A major positive for the upcoming year is the recent increase in global growth expectations. Growing economies generally would be beneficial to most private equity fund managers with the possible exception of distressed managers. In any case, most institutional investors are maintaining or increasing their allocations to private equity which may aggravate capital deployment. Pavilion have highlighted five key areas for private equity in 2018......

5th December 2017

Ian Martin, Editor of Reaction, comments on the rise of rough sleepers in Britains major cities

Anyone with their eyes open who works in or visits one of Britain’s largest cities will have noticed the rise in rough sleeping in recent years. Near the National Portrait Gallery, in the heart of the capital’s theatre land, and on busy Tottenham Court Road, or in the centre of Manchester, or in numerous other cities, it is ever more apparent.

14th November 2017

A new report from VentureFounders, in conjunction with Beauhurst, has found that 56% of UK tech founders expect that their business will sell for £50m or less, but 80% want to re-enter the tech ecosystem and support it post-exit. 

See report here

24th April 2017

New nationally representative research across 2,000 UK adults from Asset Match has revealed resounding consumer confidence towards British businesses in light of Brexit negotiations triggered on 29 March. 

24th April 2017

A new global survey conducted by Ipsos and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Internet Society, reveals that Internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and that 49 percent of users polled say lack of trust is their main reason for not shopping online.

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