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14th March 2019

Private equity investors fall short on key competencies says eFront report

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, today publishes its first LP Proficiency Survey – the most comprehensive study into the sophistication of private equity’s fund investors. 

The report, which canvassed the opinions of LPs ranging from high net worth individuals to major pension plans, finds that investors are falling short of industry best practice in areas such as negotiation, reporting and position monitoring. In all, 179 investors from across the globe rated their approach to 10 private equity investment competencies, selecting from answers graded in terms of sophistication.

12th March 2019

UK P2P lending data reflects maturity of the sector in 2018

P2PFA platforms facilitated loans worth nearly £3 billion during 2018, with more than 288,000 current borrowers during the fourth quarter, as further evidence of the maturity of the UK peer-to-peer lending market is revealed.

The quarterly data reveal that during the final quarter of 2018 more than £800 million of new lending was facilitated by P2PFA platforms, comprising £527 million to businesses and £282 million to almost a quarter-of-a-million consumers. Cumulative lending among P2PFA platforms has now exceeded £5.5 billion for business lending and £4 billion for consumer lending.

8th March 2019

Partech white paper analyzes the relationship between corporates and start-ups

Nico Valenti Gatto and Tanguy Confavreux at Partech Ventures have published a white paper analysing the relationships between corporates and start-ups.

Download the white paper : And Corporates and start-ups lived happily ever after.

8th March 2019

1 in 12 tech startups are AI companies, says MMC report

A report released from venture capital firm MMC Ventures, in association with Barclays, shows that one in 12 new startups in Europe is an AI company – compared with just one in 50 in 2013. The report – State of AI 2019: Divergence – provides unique insight into the proliferation of AI, Europe’s 1,600 AI entrepreneurs, and AI’s implications for society.



6th March 2019

Beauhurst report maps UK Life Sciences landscape

Beauhurst has outlined the UK’s Life Sciences landscape and provided a downloadable spreadsheet of the top companies in the sector – by amount of funding received, percentage growth in turnover and latest valuation. 

5th March 2019

STEM skills gaps is impacting tech innovators

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are key to the innovative small businesses that are set to make up a significant proportion of the Government's future industrial strategy. 

4th March 2019

Private equity professionals raise concerns about government change

Two in five (40%) private equity industry professionals believe that a change in UK government is the biggest risk to their investment appetite in the UK, compared to 20% who selected a no deal Brexit. This is according to new research* conducted by JCRA, the independent financial risk advisor which works with clients in the real estate and private equity sectors, amongst others, to develop hedging strategies that reduce costs and protect returns.

27th February 2019

Chinese VC funds outperform US and Europe says eFront report

New research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has shown that Chinese venture 

25th February 2019

UK startups plan for growth despite Brexit uncertainty

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors, has released the 10th anniversary edition of its Startup Outlook Report. The report is based on a survey of 1,400 startup founders and executives primarily in the UK, the US, China and Canada. Startup Outlook reveals respondents’ thoughts on business conditions, funding, exits, hiring, workforce diversity and public policy issues, including Brexit and business relocation plans. 

18th February 2019

Half of small business owners put homes and savings on the line

The latest British Bank Business Report[i] paints a worrying picture of the risks small businesses take to secure finance for their business.  Purbeck Insurance Services, the UK’s only provider of Personal Guarantee Insurance is urging the owners and directors of small businesses to seek professional advice before committing to a finance arrangement for their business and to make maximum use of the insurance protection available to owners of SMEs should their business fail.

12th February 2019

Fintech investment reaches record levels in 2018

The latest Fintech M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, reveals that 2018 witnessed the highest level of investment in 

7th February 2019

90% of PE firms believe AI will disrupt their sector by 2024

Intertrust, a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment, interviewed private equity professionals across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia to identify the value-add delivered by new technologies now and in the future.

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