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12th September 2019

HNW private investors increase exposure to alternative assets

High Net Worth private investors are increasing their exposure to alternative assets to achieve greater portfolio diversification in an uncertain economic climate, reveals research from Connection Capital, the specialist private client investment business.

6th September 2019

A nation of job hoppers: 3 in 10 office workers consider moving jobs in the next year

Three in 10 office workers (29%) are considering moving jobs in the next year, driven by the demand for a better work-life balance, higher remuneration and flexible working hours.

New research from specialised recruitment consultancy Robert Half UK1 reveals the desire to move jobs is being fuelled by the current war for talent, especially in technical areas such as software development and cyber security.

4th September 2019

European companies raise record levels of venture capital during first half of 2019

European companies raised a record-breaking €10.6bn of venture capital during the first six months of 2019 according to analysis by Refinitiv.

3rd September 2019

North East investors more attracted to tech startups than Londoners

Technology sectors in the UK are thriving and have thus brought about an increased level of awareness to the public consciousness. 

2nd September 2019

Businesses which seek external support are more likely to succeed

The majority of smaller businesses do not seek advice when applying for external finance to grow their business, despite the fact that having access to the right information can make the difference between success and failure, Piers Linney, the former Dragons’ Den investor, says.

29th August 2019

PIMFA launches results from 2019 CEO Sentiment Report

 

PIMFA, the trade association for investment managers and financial advisers, has launched the 2019 CEO Sentiment Research Report, the latest report in the annual CEO Sentiment series.

 

27th August 2019

The UK's top 10 founders under 25

Proving to investors that your company has the legs to offer them a significant return on investment down the line is no small task for any entrepreneur, but is especially impressive for those with little experience, and whose abilities may often be underestimated.

22nd August 2019

Fintech mega-deals lead to record-breaking $120bn in H2019

Three fintech mega-deals totalling $87 billion set the scene for a record-breaking $120 billion in disclosed transaction value for the sector in a ‘white-hot’ first half of 2019, reveals Hampleton Partners, in its latest global Fintech M&A Market Report.

Hampleton Partners, which specialises in international technology M&A and corporate finance, noted that all three of the top transactions were in the payments processing segment: Fidelity National Information Services acquired Worldpay for $43.6bn; Fiserv acquired First Data for $22bn and Global Payments acquired Total System Services for $21.2bn.

22nd August 2019

US and Asian investment in UK tech skyrockets

The UK tech sector has attracted more foreign investment in the first seven months of 2019 than it did during the whole of last year, according to latest industry figures, and has overtaken the US for foreign investment, per capita. 

22nd August 2019

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe reaches decade high of €1.8 billion

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) hit the highest annual level in a decade in 2018 with €1.8 billion, according to new data from Invest Europe.

21st August 2019

Retention fears for UK PLC as talent dilema intensifies

As the talent dilemma continues, UK businesses are ramping up their focus on retaining and upskilling their existing workforce. New research [1] from recruitment specialist Robert Half UK, reveals more than one in three senior executives (31%) believe employee retention and training are the two main talent management concerns facing their industry until 2020. Talent retention is a particular concern for large businesses (35%), compared to one in three (29%) small and medium-sized businesses.

21st August 2019

What is the future for Scotland's high growth sector?

Beauhurst has published its overview of the high-growth ecosystem in Scotland. There are almost 2,000 active ambitious companies in the country, most of which are buoyed by fairly different methods of support than the rest of the UK. Although private equity and venture capital funds dominate the funding scene across the UK, it is devolved government bodies and angel investors which are pulling the most weight in Scotland. So what do funding trends look like, and which other means of support are high-growth Scottish businesses drawing on?

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