With £12bn at its disposal, has the newly founded UK Infrastructure Bank got what it takes to be a success and fit into the country’s wider investment landscape? Nicholas Neveling reports.
With new US President Biden focusing on climate change, and businesses looking beyond the pandemic, many expect a new impetus for green investment. Katherine Steiner-Dicks looks to the next G7 Summit and the role Britain could play in the zero-carbon world
Starting and completing an AIM IPO during COVID-19 is no mean feat. David Prosser examines to the debut of Fonix Mobile, a technology and telecoms group, who did exactly that
Treasury subsidiary UK Government Investments is an advisory body that deploys a finance, governance, law, accounting and education skillset based on public and private sector experience, to advise government departments on complex aspects of corporate finance, governance, asset realisation and, more recently, contingent liabilities. CEO Charles Donald talks about its work.
Darktrace is a cutting-edge start-up that has used artificial intelligence and machine learning to stay one step ahead of cybercrime. How has it arrived on the LSE’s Main Market?
The hard market is here to stay. But new opportunities are still available – here’s how industry veterans spotted the potential for an insurance start-up, raising $1.1bn on the London Stock Exchange in December.
There’s more to Amazon than packages delivered to your door. David Prosser looks at how the rapid expansion of its web services division, AWS, has helped to take the US group to the brink of world domination.
Infrastructure investment across the UK looks set for a boost, and the Business Growth Fund is getting ahead of the curve with its investment in construction equipment supplier Molson, finds Jason Sinclair
For companies looking to list or those listed that are undertaking major acquisitions and divestments, ensuring IT will deliver on the increasing requirements for financial position and prospects procedures is a crucial consideration.
Uncertainty has led to stagnation in IPOs over the past 12 months, but small-cap advisers have been challenged for far longer than that. Grant Murgatroyd, writing for the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty looks at why quoted company advisers are hooking up with each other – and if consolidation will lead to long-term relationships.
Analysis and trends
At the end of last year, there were 95 active sovereign wealth funds managing a combined $9trn of assets worldwide – an 8% increase on 2019. They make large investments in tech, services and life sciences, and they’re UK targeting trophy assets. David Prosser reports.
“These songs are as valuable as gold.” Since it was launched in 2018, music investment company Hipgnosis has raised more than £1bn based on the intellectual property value and management of successful albums and songwriters’ back catalogues.
Breathing new life into London’s Main Market is no easy task. But Lord Hill’s review of London listing requirements is certainly welcome in the battle to keep the City internationally competitive, says Jon Moulton.
The recent review of the UK Listings Regime by Lord Hill proposed a number of major changes that might increase the attractiveness of London listings. Nicholas Neveling spoke to expert Corporate Finance Faculty members about the potential new rules.
The updated EU-wide Prospectus Regulation came into force in July 2019. How many of the rules the UK retains post-Brexit, however, remains to be seen. Christine Phillips outlines the key changes writing for the Corporate Finance Faculty.
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?
Corporate Finance Technical Releases
A listing of Technical Releases published by the Corporate Finance Faculty, including:
Guidance for preparers of prospective financial information - a preparation framework for financial forecasts or projections, including forecasts prepared for public and private market finance-raising.