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Start-ups, scale-ups and venture capital

Attracting investment for start-ups and scale-ups, and case studies of high-growth companies.


Closing the gender gap: work in progress

Female-founded businesses are beginning to see an increase in investment, but when it comes to scaling and achieving exit, there is much more to be done.

Henry Whorwood on early-stage investing

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.

Tech and the future of M&A

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.

Trendwatch: Food and drinks sector

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.

Insight: venture debt funds

More common in the US, venture debt funds are being launched in Europe. David Prosser asks, is now their time?

Guides and reports

The Business Finance Guide

This independent guide draws on the expertise of partners from across the finance industry and business community to provide information on the financing options that may be available to entrepreneurs, startups and businesses at every stage of development.

ICAEW and the creative industries

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.