Jon Moulton looks at the widespread use of preferred shares and the drawbacks of young, growing companies using them to raise further capital. He says companies can grow without them.
The first quarter of 2021 has seen record investment in early-stage businesses – with tech and green energy standing out and innovation grants playing a big part as public and private capital work together. It’s just what the UK needs, says Henry Whorwood.
If the UK is to become a post-Brexit beacon of innovation, its accelerator networks will play an important part. Jason Sinclair looks at how experience sharing can help build the next phase of businesses that then raise growth capital and get involved in M&A, with a focus on the Accelerator Network.
Henry Whorwood of Beauhurst explores why start-ups are still able to attract plenty of investment during the global pandemic, and whether this might continue over the next year.
Emil Gigov discusses the sale of Clear Review and Albion Capital’s 15-month hold period and exit.
Electric vehicles are the future, and Panoramic’s investment in Pod Point shows the strong belief in this. Stephen Campbell discusses the sale of Pod Point to EDF Energy, completed in February 2020, in great detail
Creative England has launched a fund to help growing businesses in the £100bn turnover sector. Marc Mullen speaks to its CEO, Caroline Norbury MBE about its history and the future
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The government published its white paper Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future on 27 November 2017. We've grouped together three major elements of the Industrial Strategy: four ‘Grand Challenges’, the new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and sector deals.
The creative industries are major contributors to culture, the economy and innovation. They’re fast growing and employ more than three million people – across film, fine arts, design, music, video games, fashion, TV, crafts, publishing, radio, photography and heritage.