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5th July 2019

Private equity managers underestimate impact of green finance

As part of its contribution to London’s climate action week, Guernsey Finance has published findings suggesting the political backdrop is encouraging private equity managers to consider more investment in green and sustainable finance – but they also want to see more transparency in those funds.

Research carried out by Guernsey Finance has revealed rising interest in green investment from managers, but also flagged that they had underestimated the funding requirements and commercial opportunity for limiting global warming.

1st July 2019

Private capital takes a bigger stake in private equity market

 

Private capital is growing in significance as a source of funds for private equity funds, new research carried out by Guernsey Finance has revealed.

 

26th June 2019

Europe claims third of booming global smart manufacturing market

Europe represents 30% of the global market for smart manufacturing and factory automation, according to a new report released by leading technology advisory and investment firm GP Bullhound.

25th June 2019

UK SMEs valued at £3 trillion says MarketInvoice Business Insights survey

The latest MarketInvoice Business Insights survey sheds light on company valuations and priorities of UK SME business owners. 

24th June 2019

Venture capitalists who work together increase the success of ventures

Venture capital firms with a track record of working together by investing in the same venture are more likely to produce a successful venture, but working together repeatedly will eventually have a negative impact, new research from the UCL School of Management finds.

21st June 2019

Why Crowdfunding is the New Business Loan

In recent years, Alternative Finance funding channels that exist outside of the traditional finance system have revolutionised how small and medium enterprises are able to operate. The rapid growth of the Alternative Finance industry, in areas such as Crowdfunding, is making it increasingly less ‘alternative’, but where is this development seen the most? 

21st June 2019

Beauhurst Tech Report: a Snapshot of UK SaaS

Read Beauhurst's SaaS Brief which gives an overview of Software-as-a-Service companies in the UK, who the top companies are and the latest funding trends.

19th June 2019

Demand for UK tech visas booms says Tech Nation

Tech Nation, the leading network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs in the UK, has for the fifth-year running revealed a continued rise in demand for applications for the Tech Nation Visa, as the UK’s world-leading digital technology sector continues to attract exceptional talent from around the world.

18th June 2019

UK boards lack tech expertise says Russell Reynolds report

UK boards are seriously lacking non-executive directors with skills and expertise in technology, new research from Russell Reynolds Associates a leading global leadership advisory and search firm, reveals.

Fewer than half (44 percent) of FTSE 100 companies have a technology expert on their board, falling to 37 percent for FTSE 350 businesses (excluding technology and telecoms companies). Russell Reynolds Associates defines a technology expert as someone with substantial technology experience, gained through either a senior commercial role in a technology company or a technology role in a corporate (e.g., CIO or CTO) [2].

14th June 2019

UK smaller businesses receive record £6.7bn equity finance investment, says British Business Bank report

The amount of equity invested in smaller UK businesses rose 5% to £6.7bn in 2018, the highest amount recorded, reveals British Business Bank’s annual Small Business Equity Tracker report.

14th June 2019

 Beauhurst data reveals the most active investor types in the UK

The diversity of investor types in the UK contributes to the success of the nation's high-growth scene, as different companies have varying requirements from their backers. In Part 1 of a new blog series, Beauhurst has compiled a rundown of the most active types of investors in the UK and how they function, from venture capital to crowdfunding and angel networks. 

11th June 2019

European Buy & Build activity in 2018 reaches record high

European Buy & Build activity reached its highest recorded level in 2018 with a total disclosed deal value of £9.5 billion, according to Silverfleet Capital’s European Buy & Build Monitor. Despite increased Brexit uncertainty, the UK & Ireland remained steadfast as the most active region for add-ons.

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