The switch from the internal combustion engine to EVs is a revolution for auto manufacturers and already stressed supply chains. What will it mean for investment and M&A in the sector? Jason Sinclair reports.
In the traditional industrial heartlands of the West Midlands, cutting-edge businesses have proved attractive amid this year’s tricky investment landscape. Andy Thomson gauges the temperature of the region’s deals market.
Harnessing the opportunities technology offers M&A is a challenge. David Prosser speaks to advisers and investors about new technology and its impact on the future of dealmaking and execution.
Private debt is an asset class that’s risen meteorically – and looks set to grow further. But tough economic conditions and a flexible approach to covenants mean there may be challenges, too. With major flux in banking and lending markets, Andy Thomson looks at who will provide debt for mid-market deals.
More common in the US, venture debt funds are being launched in Europe. David Prosser asks, is now their time?
Inflation and rising interest rates are reshaping the terms, pricing and availability of acquisition finance. But how will debt markets respond, given the growth of Europe’s private debt community over the past decade? Nicholas Neveling reports.
Regulation, inflation, interest rates, and the battle over policy between the government and the Bank of England make for a tricky economic environment.
Independent Growth Finance, an asset-based lender, has grown rapidly since its own buy-out in 2016. Marc Mullen spoke to CEO John Onslow and commercial director Matt Shepherd about the market and outlook given the times we are in, touching upon how IGF has coped with the COVID-19 crisis, Brexit and a breakdown of the team.
Guides and reports
Launched in 2014 by ICAEW and the British Business Bank, the Business Finance Guide helps entrepreneurs and companies to find the finance they need to invest, grow and overcome adversity. With a tool to help businesses identify what finance solutions might be suitable, as well as overviews of what the options offer and support on how to secure finance.
Debt for deals outlines the main features of the UK’s debt market, explores how it has developed since the start of the financial crisis in 2008 and offers guidance to corporate finance advisers and company executives on how to access the right debt finance for deals.
Asset based finance (ABF) is increasingly being used as a source of funding by high growth companies – from small businesses, to those owned by private equity, to innovative businesses and subsidiaries of some of the world’s largest companies.