There are plenty of red flags being hoisted in the world of early-stage investing, but (almost) always the optimist, Henry Whorwood of Beauhurst looks for the positives.
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.
Food and drink businesses have been on the frontline of supply chain disruption, inflation and rising interest rates. These challenges have taken a toll on M&A in the sector – but changed strategies are driving trade and private equity buyers. Nicholas Neveling reports.
More common in the US, venture debt funds are being launched in Europe. David Prosser asks, is now their time?
The crypto bubble might have burst, but digital assets are here to stay. Sean Kiernan, founder of Greengage, has high hopes that his innovative approach will boost funding for the UK’s SMEs.
With tech valuations falling so far in 2022 – and caution in the air – start-up and scale-up investment will not go unscathed. But Henry Whorwood remains upbeat about funding for early-stage companies.
Despite tax breaks and the possibility of decent returns, pricing problems and lack of information means the EMI share option scheme is not easy to assess, says John Moulton.
Expert extended reality dealmakers Dave Haynes and Petri Rajahalme have teamed up to form FOV Ventures, a new European VC that will back start-ups in the ‘metaverse’. Nicholas Neveling takes a virtual tour of the creative new initiative
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