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24th September 2018

From ethical to impact – a new way of thinking for investors and IFAs

By Belinda Thomas, a Partner at Triple Point, whose recently launched Impact EIS will offer investors a portfolio of fast-growing companies across four key sectors – the environment, health, inequality and children and young people.

24th September 2018

UK Treasury’s ‘proactive’ approach to cryptocurrencies welcomed by deVere

The UK Treasury Select Committee’s conclusion that crypto-assets should be regulated demonstrates cryptocurrencies are part of mainstream finance and the sector is likely to rally as a result.

This is an observation from Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group, which launched the exchange app deVere Crypto earlier this year following a unanimously-agreed report by the Commons Select Committee on crypto-assets for its Digital Currencies

24th September 2018

Big Data revolution driving $13.4 bn healthtech M&A deals says Hampleton

The latest Healthtech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, reveals how Big Data is fast becoming the common currency that lies at the heart of high-value business models in the healthtech sector.

In addition to booming strategic investment in the sector, the first half of 2018 saw record private equity investment and five multi-billion-dollar deals, pushing the total disclosed transaction value to $13.4 billion with a 30-month trailing disclosed EV\EBITDA ratio in excess of 16x.

Download the full Hampleton Partners Healthtech M&A Market Report: https://hampletonpartners.com/healthtech-report-2018

24th September 2018

CIEE Launches eLab – a fast track course for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

CIEE has expanded its portfolio of worldwide education and cultural exchange programs with the introduction of eLab, an entrepreneurship certificate program for post-graduates who are interested in learning the skills needed to develop, launch, and operate a new business.

24th September 2018

6point6 Cloud Gateway scores in the Cloud Excellence Awards

Agile networking pioneer and UK-based hybrid cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) start-up 6point6 Cloud Gateway has won recognition in the Cloud Excellence Awards.

24th September 2018

Are you suffering from entrepreneur imposter syndrome?

Entrepreneurs around the UK are opening up about 'imposter syndrome'; feeling like you're failing despite the success of your business, says UKBAA.

24th September 2018

Funding Circle targets valuation of up to £1.8bn

FUNDING Circle is seeking a market valuation of up to £1.8bn through its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange.

21st September 2018

Mayor’s Tech Fund sees 6 winners in UKBAA Awards

Six of the fast-growing companies which have recieved backing from The London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), the Mayor of London’s early-stage tech fund, have won awardss at the UKBAA Awards 2018.   

21st September 2018

Have the new EIS rules saturated the amount of quality opportunities?

By Christian Elmes, Enterprise Investment Partners

The UK’s tax-efficient investment landscape is constantly evolving, and the past year has seen some significant changes: new rules in the EIS sector, more emphasis on investment-led strategies, and greater scrutiny of investment activity and dealflow.

21st September 2018

INSEAD research shows that busy people make healthier choices

Busyness is often thought of as a modern day affliction, but it can also help you delay gratification and make decisions that benefit you in the longer-term, according to new research from the global business school INSEAD.

21st September 2018

Mobeus sells Lightwork Design to Siemens

Mobeus has realised its investment in Lightwork Design to Siemens PLM Software, a business of Siemens AG, the global conglomerate focusing on electrification, automation and digitalization.

Lightwork Design provides photo realistic rendering and collaborative virtual reality design review software which will enhance Siemens’ 3D data visualisation capabilities.

Mobeus originally invested £1.9m in the management buyout of Lightwork Design and Machineworks, a group of two companies known together as VSI Limited, in 2006. VSI was demerged in 2011 and Machineworks was divested to Dr Johannes Heidenhain GmbH, the large German machine tooling and encoder group, in 2014.

21st September 2018

Beauhurst reveals top backers of Britain’s university spinouts

IP Group tops Beauhurst's list of the top investors of Britain’s university spinouts since 2011 .  

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