Venture Capital Funding

How to raise first equity finance for your business

What are the different types of equity finance you can raise for your business? Here are the different types and the amounts you can raise.


Companies raise 121% more in H1 2021 than the same period last year

After a lull in 2020, investment in companies has shot up. A number of these investments have been megadeals, valued at over £50m

Private equity

Finding the right private equity partner for your business

Growing a company successfully and sustainably is serious business. But finding the right partner to support you on the journey can make it more efficient and fun, says Tim Smallbone.


Build Back Better #1 – equity vs debt, which is better?

Which is better when you want to grow your business, equity or debt? Ian Dawson examines the case for either


BGF pitches £15bn growth fund for struggling businesses post-coronavirus

BGF joins growing number of finance elders calling for creation of public/private equity fund to invest in viable start-ups

Venture Capital Funding

Government eyes taking equity stakes in tech start-ups

Treasury considering making convertible loans to start-ups with scheme to be managed by Business Growth Fund


Mezzanine finance – how to use senior debt to fund your scale-up

Ordinarily, entrepreneurs turn to debt or equity funding to fund their business. Alex Canham, a partner at Herrington Carmichael LLP, explains the concept of a hybrid between the two – mezzanine finance


Recruiter Samuel Knight using equity boost to add 40 staff

Gresham House Ventures invests undisclosed sum into Newcastle-based recruiter

Alternative Finance for Business

The democratising of investment – Why Mr & Mrs Smith’s Crowdcube raise is clever

The boutique hotel brand has successfully raised £6.2 million and boosted its brand profile in the process.


Debt v Equity Finance for Expansion

Entrepreneurs have largely two expansion fund options: debt, where you take out a mortgage on the future; or equity, where you sell a portion of the family silver. Choose the right one, structure the deal appropriately, and your venture will thrive.