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26th July 2019

New report shows positive impact of NPIF funding on SMEs in the North


New evidence shows that the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has increased the availability of finance in the region and this is already making a positive impact on performance of those businesses.


24th July 2019

Venture capital performance reaches new high, says eFront report

Returns from global venture capital funds reached their highest level since the dotcom era, with Western European funds significantly outperforming the long-term average.

24th July 2019

UK SMEs must leverage company culture to secure tech talent

UK SMEs must create a tech-friendly culture to attract and retain top tech talent, according to a new white paper from Robert Half UK

22nd July 2019

Beauhurst Equity Market Update: H1 2019 is the best first half on record

Beauhurst H1 2019 Equity Market Report analyses every publicly-announced equity fundraising in H1 2019, to spot emerging trends and patterns in the market. 

16th July 2019

Hurdle rate remains elusive for VC funds, says eFront report

The latest research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, shows that reaching the hurdle rate 

15th July 2019

MBAs and Accountants lead the FTSE 100 says Robert Half research

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and accountancy are the top qualifications among the UK’s CEOs, according to the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker.

MBA graduates are leading more of Britain’s top businesses than any other qualification, accounting for 25% of FTSE 100 CEOs, the highest proportion since 2016.  This was followed by Chartered Accountants, who made up 20% of FTSE 100 CEOs, up from 19% in both 2017 and 2018.

15th July 2019

Who's Who in UK Wearables Tech, Beauhurst reveals

Beauhurst identifies the UK’s top Wearables startups, highlighting key sector trends and patterns.

12th July 2019

‘Diversity in UK Venture Capital 2019’: Change is happening, but not fast enough

Non-profit organisation Diversity VC has published ‘Diversity in UK Venture Capital 2019’, a report which analyses the gender, ethnic, education, and career backgrounds of venture capital professionals in the United Kingdom. The report is authored by Diversity VC, and sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank.

12th July 2019

How big is the investment North-South divide? asks Beauhurst

Beauhurst has analysed the North / South regional divide in the UK in terms of high-growth company distribution and allocation of equity funding and innovation grants across England to find out just how profound it is.

10th July 2019

Research reveals investor confusion over risks involved in property investment platforms

New research from secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance reveals a lack of understanding of some of the fundamental risks involved through investing through property investment platforms. 75% of investors who have used these platforms wrongly believe first charge secured debt/loans are riskier than second charge mezzanine debt/loans.  A further 7% said they didn’t know which was riskier.


10th July 2019

European private equity markets continue to cool after a strong 2018

Unquote Data’s preliminary figures for Q2 2019 show that activity in the European private equity markets continues to cool after a strong year in 2018. 

8th July 2019

European outbound M&A activity sees highest quarterly value since 4Q17

Mergermarket, the leading provider of M&A data and intelligence, has published its 2Q19 report that shows a reluctance among companies to acquire within Europe. Confidence among corporates to invest heavily across the continent has been replaced/spurred by political and economic uncertainty. Just USD 391bn was spent on European assets across 3,223 deals, down 38.8% compared to last year’s USD 638.9bn during the same period.

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