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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.

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.

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