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18th June 2019

Christophe Lavigne  joins Keensight Capital

Keensight Capital, a leading private equity manager dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, has appointed Christophe Lavigne as Operating Partner.

17th June 2019

Regional SME investment takes centre stage

With a huge shift in emphasis towards regional funding support, the Connected Investing event series, hosted by the UK Business Angels Association, will lift the lid on the latest initiatives open to both the investor and start-up communities. 

With the government driven Digital Economy Council announcing that twenty-two Unicorn businesses have originated outside of London, these events focusing on regional investment could not be more timely. The event will feature the latest updates from newly emerging funds, including the British Business Investments £100m fund and Innovate UK’s regional angel investment accelerator.

14th June 2019

Funding Options appoints David Keene from Google as CMO

Funding Options has appointed David Keene to its senior leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, David will be responsible for leading the marketing function at Funding Options to expand its customer base in the UK, Netherlands and Europe while also launching new products and solutions designed to support small businesses.


13th June 2019

Financier John Allbrook joins IGF board as Chairman

Independent Growth Finance (IGF), a leading independent commercial finance provider, today announces the appointment of John Allbrook as Non-Executive Chairman. John will continue to build on the successes of Matt Cooper, who, during three years as Chairman, helped IGF transition from a small financier to a major independent asset based lender.

12th June 2019

Downing Ventures appoints founding member of Jaguar Land Rover’s VC fund

Downing Ventures, part of London-based investment manager Downing LLP, has appointed James Nettleton as Principal of its 12-strong venture capital team.

11th June 2019

finnCap Group plc strengthens debt advisory team with senior hires

finnCap Group plc, a leading adviser and broker to ambitious growth companies, is delighted to announce that it has expanded its debt advisory team with two senior new hires. 

11th June 2019

Hambro Perks appoints Andrew Noyons as Managing Director

The London-based Venture Firm, Hambro Perks, has appointed Andrew Noyons as Managing Director.

10th June 2019

Investor Allstars returns for its 17th year

Investor Allstars, the "Oscars" of the European entrepreneurial and investor community in Europe and the US, will return for its 17th edition this year on 3rd October. Organised by GP Bullhound and Bonhill, the awards celebrate the successes of the European entrepreneurial ecosystem; drawing attention to the risk takers and CEOs who are creating the global winners of tomorrow.

10th June 2019

BGF expands Quoted team with new hire

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing companies, has bolstered its Quoted team with the appointment of Simon Blackaby as an investor.

Simon joins from the EMEA Equity Capital Markets team at Jefferies International and will be working with Tom Jenkins, Matt Singh and Paul Stevens in BGF’s Quoted team, specialising in funding options for AIM-listed businesses.

7th June 2019

OurCrowd & NOAH Advisors partner to jointly promote startup investments in Europe

OurCrowd, a leading global investment platform and Israel’s most active venture investor, has announced a new strategic relationship with NOAH Advisors, a leading European corporate finance boutique and organizer of the NOAH Conferences. NOAH Advisors will support OurCrowd in expanding its European deal flow into top European startups, in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, and the UK. 

6th June 2019

British Patient Capital appoints Hazel Moore OBE as Non Executive Director

British Patient Capital (BPC) has appointed Hazel Moore, OBE as Non-Executive Director to the board of British Patient Capital Ltd.

Hazel is the co-founder and Chair of FirstCapital, an investment bank which provides mergers and acquisitions, private equity and growth capital advice to high growth technology companies. She also currently chairs the Innovation Finance Sub-Committee for Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, having been a Governing Board member of Innovate UK until 2018. Hazel is a member of the Future Fifty advisory panel and was previously on the Investment Advisory Panel of the North West Fun

5th June 2019

Augusta appoints Axel Narvaez to head Spanish operation

Augusta & Co, a specialist financial advisory and investment firm for the renewable energy industry, has today announced the appointment of Axel Narváez Kirkpatrick to the position of Managing Director, Head of Spain.

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