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20th May 2019

Beauhurst report analyses unannounced fundraisings

In 2018, 70% of equity deals were not announced to the public, and although these deals are often much smaller than those that are announced, they can be just as (if not more) interesting. Beauhurst has taken a data deep-dive to shed some light on the more secret ones. 

16th May 2019

Tech Nation Report 2019: UK leads Europe in scaleup investment

Tech Nation, the leading scaleup-network for UK entrepreneurs, has today announced the release of its annual Tech Nation Report with data from partners including Companies House, PitchBook, GitHub, the OECD and Streetbees, and in association with the World Economic Forum.

16th May 2019

AI breakthroughs lead to unprecedented M&A growth, reveals Hampleton Partners’ report

Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from 105 deals in 2017. The first half of 2019 is also showing impressive AI-related M&A momentum, with 65 deals already recorded and a total of near 100 deals forecast for the half-year only. In terms of market value, AI is forecast to grow from $21.46 billion in 2018 to $190 billion by 2025 – in other words, to grow nine-fold over the next seven-year period.

10th May 2019

European investment in UK tech at all-time high

Investment from European funds into the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem reached a record high of £1.89bn in 2018 (up from just £1.66bn in 2017), according to a new report published by leading law firm Penningtons Manches.

7th May 2019

Building equity clusters can accelerate growth says Economic Intelligence Wales

Wales’ share of the volume of equity deals in the UK is 3% and relatively close to its share of the UK’s economy, says research unit, Economic Intelligence Wales (EIW) in its latest report about equity clusters in Wales. The report concludes that although Cardiff is an emerging equity cluster, more needs to be done to develop the demand for equity across Wales and in more sectors.

2nd May 2019

Top Brexit cities: key locations for businesses to watch out for

Ongoing uncertainty makes it increasingly difficult to predict what the UK business ecosystem will look like or which cities will thrive post-Brexit. 

30th April 2019

New study reveals UK strength in £2.3bn ‘tech for social good’ companies

The UK is a global centre for socially responsible technology innovation, according to new quantitative and qualitative analysis prepared by Tech Nation, the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs.

29th April 2019

Foresight research reveals increasing allocation to infrastructure and alternatives

Research conducted by Foresight Group highlights what advisers perceive as the three key advantages of infrastructure investing for their clients.

The most significant asset allocation change to client portfolios over the last 12 months has been rising exposure to infrastructure and alternatives, according to a study conducted among 200 intermediaries.

17th April 2019

Crowdfunding research highlights severity of unconscious bias, female founder warns

Following the publication of research suggesting that women are more successful than men when it comes to crowdfunding for scientific research, Juliet Eccleston, co-founder and CEO of AnyGood?, has warned that these results illustrate the shocking level of unconscious bias that still exists in us all – and the pressing need for change.

16th April 2019

“Golden year” for global private equity funds says eFront

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report, showing that private equity funds globally have continued their strong showing of recent years, with performance stabilizing at levels close to the record set in 2017.

11th April 2019

Female founders flourish in food and drink, as The Seed Fund reports industry shift

 

Philanthropic start-up accelerator, The Seed Fund has revealed a growing trend for new food and drink businesses to be run by women, with 58.2% of entries into this year’s Academy coming from female entrepreneurs. Continuing a theme in entry demographics reaching back into 2016, when only 46.2% of entries were submitted by female founders, the past four years have seen a steady shift in the gender of applicants, jumping by 5% in the last year alone.

11th April 2019

London on track to become global fintech hub, new report finds

 

This year, London will be home to just as many fintech ‘unicorns’ as current global leader San Francisco – according to a new report from global recruiter Robert Walters and market analysis experts Vacancy Soft.

 

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