Private Equity


True looking to deploy £10m into retail start-ups in 2023

London-based investment firm willing to invest up to £5m into 10 to 12 consumer-based start-ups in 2023


Amount raised by start-ups drops 57% year-on-year

Start-up and scale-up fundraising totalled £2.76bn in Q3 – the lowest quarterly figure since the same period in 2020


Connection Capital backs film set firm as it looks to invest £100m in 2022

The London-based private equity firm has up to £100m to invest in businesses in 2022, including £40m from its own-led direct private equity and private debt transactions

Private equity

Private equity investment in mid-sized businesses hits new record

Private equity investment in British mid-market companies in 2021 hit £47bn with 803 deals closing - a rise of 36% and 40% respectively

Private equity

Rishi Sunak expects £500bn Long-Term-Asset Fund to launch this year

Half-trillion pound Long-Term Asset Fund will help pension funds invest in venture capital funds and back start-ups

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.

Private equity

Hedosophia to float €400m Spac to buy European tech unicorns

Spac innovator plans biggest-ever blank-cheque investment vehicle to float in Europe, eyeing tech start-ups worth up to €5bn each

Venture Capital Funding

Who are the 5 most powerful venture capital funds in Britain?

Britain is home to the highest number of growth business investors in Europe, but Germany, Switzerland and Austria are snapping at its heels


Deals of the Week, October 9 to 16– Growth Business roundup

Growth Business roundup of Deals of the Week, October 9 to 16, listing seed funding, venture capital and crowdfunding deal of note

Alternative Finance for Business

Why private investors are the answer if you want to grow post Covid-19

Ambitious SMEs will need to find working capital to replace government support when it comes to an end, says Claire Madden

Growth Planning

August Equity closing three more SME deals from its new £300m fund

Management buyout investor August Equity raises fifth £300m fund to help service sector SMEs grow


70% of GPs plan to invest outside their home country in the next year

An IPM survey shows that general partners are feeling good about the year ahead in the private equity market