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23rd April 2019

NVM appoints new investors to its NW and Midlands offices

NVM Private Equity continues to expand the VCT team with the addition of Alex Wilson and Stephen Johnson. NVM’s recruitment strategy has been to build on their existing strong regional presence with a growing VCT team to help develop the business in a changed environment by bringing in people with experience in new, fast-emerging technology, finance and life science sectors.

23rd April 2019

World leading entrepreneurs congregate in Scotland for CAN DO Fest

This week sees entrepreneurial icons flock to Scotland as the second edition of CAN DO Fest, Scotland’s festival of impactful entrepreneurship, kicks off with EIE 2019 - one of the UK’s leading events for tech entrepreneurs and investors, at the McEwan Hall in Edinburgh on 24 April.

17th April 2019

Ingenious expands institutional funds offering

Ingenious, the leading alternative investment manager that specialises in the Media, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Education sectors, has expanded its institutional funds business with the appointment of Luke Burdess as Business Development Director.

Ingenious, which has been growing its network of relationships in Asia and the Middle East for the last few years, will offer innovative institutional strategies for domestic and global institutions. The team will leverage their deep sector knowledge to access investment opportunities usually unavailable to institutional investors.

12th April 2019

Leading European VC launches into London

Berlin-headquartered investment firm Target Global has launched its first office in the UK. The firm has €700m under management across Europe. 

11th April 2019

Students celebrated by organisations for their solutions to real business issues


More than 800 London students have had their hard work and creativity celebrated by leading industry names after they were asked to devise solutions to real business problems.


10th April 2019

Will Fraser-Allen succeeds Patrick Reeve as  Albion Capital’s Managing Partner


After more than 23 years as Managing Director, and then Managing Partner of Albion Capital, Patrick Reeve has become Chairman of the business in a newly created role,


5th April 2019

UK banking pioneers takes centre stage in Tech Nation’s Future Fifty Programme

Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs, has revealed the 24 dynamic, fast-growing, late-stage technology companies selected to join its prestigious Future Fifty cohort in 2019.

Future Fifty, established in 2013 to champion and support British tech businesses as they scale up their operations nationally and internationally – offering a window into the UK’s digital future. The programme supports these companies in creating jobs and opportunities across the UK, and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

5th April 2019

Silicon Valley Bank appoints Erin Platts as Head of EMEA and President of UK Branch

Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors, has appointed Erin Platts as Head of EMEA and President of Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch.

Platts’ appointment was approved by the FCA today. She replaces Phil Cox, who has taken the Chief Operating Officer role with the parent company, SVB Financial Group, at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Simon Bumfrey will take over Platt’s previous role, Head of Relationship Banking, Europe. 

5th April 2019

Astarte strengthens investment team

Astarte Capital Partners, a specialist alternatives co-investment platform with a focus on value-add real asset strategies, has made two appointments to its London-based investment team.

The two new hires strengthen Astarte’s investment team and coincide with the firm’s expansion and strategic development. Astarte’s global team is based across London, Zurich, Sydney and New York.

4th April 2019

Sanford DeLand appoints Alex Brotherston as CEO

Sanford DeLand Asset Management, the multiple award winning investment boutique specialising in Business Perspective Investing, has announced the appointment of Alex Brotherston as Chief Executive Officer.


4th April 2019

Intertrust strengthens global fund services platform

Intertrust, a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment has strengthened its fund servicing platform in Ireland with the launch of a new fund administration business. 

3rd April 2019

Riverside promotes Karsten Langer

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, has named Karsten Langer as its new Managing Partner for the Riverside Europe Fund (REF). Langer will lead the management of 30 professionals across Europe as Riverside continues to look for internationally growing entrepreneurial companies. 

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