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The measure of Wates

The publication of a new corporate governance code for private companies has potential implications for private equity-backed companies. But how relevant is it to most UK companies.

Future listings

Expected growth in emerging market exchanges has been reined in, according to a survey of global executives’ expectations by the Economist Intelligence Unit and PwC. Are developed market exchanges more resilient than we thought?

Debt markets: handle with care

The debt markets have flourished since the financial crisis. And as banks reined in lending to SMEs, new and different funding options became available to companies looking to expand. But looser terms have prompted warnings that there may be trouble ahead.

Worker takeover

Aardman, creator of Wallace & Gromit, is one of the latest businesses to go for the increasingly popular empoyee-ownership option. Marc Mullen asks if it's a long-term trend or just flavour of the month.

How to fund your SME

Jon Scopes details the key lessons learned at an SME funding masterclass ran by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and ICAEW.

Early stage investing

Early-stage investing in the UK has seen larger amounts going to fewer companies – but is this a supply or demand issue?

Different thinking

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Alternative investors with a long-term view can beat private equity firms at their own game when it comes to management incentives. PwC’s Tim Sydor, Lisa Wootton and Emma King explain how internal markets for shares work

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