4th August 2021
Purchases of investment companies on adviser platforms reached £368m in the first quarter of 2021, setting a new quarterly record, according to data compiled by Matrix Financial Clarity.
3rd August 2021
BGF – the UK and Ireland’s most active investor – is reporting a strong outlook for 2021. Throughout the last six months, the investment team for Scotland has invested close to £33 million across 10 Scottish growth businesses, including a cornerstone investment which marked BGF’s second investment in a Scottish IPO in 12 months.
2nd August 2021
eFront has released its Fourth Annual Global Private Equity Performance Series showing the top-performing regions globally for private equity in 2020. The new report uses deal-level benchmarks for the first time, providing a detailed analysis of performance and deal activity across all regions and sectors at portfolio company level.
23rd July 2021
New data released by Tech Nation, the UK’s tech scaleup experts, and Dealroom analyses the UK’s position on the global tech stage in comparison to the US and China. Analysis finds that the UK ranks third in the world for its number of tech businesses valued above $10bn.
19th July 2021
The number of first-time funding rounds into UK seed-stage startups declined for a second consecutive year in 2020, to 36 per cent below the 2018 peak for such deals, according to new research commissioned by SFC Capital.
16th July 2021
Three quarters (76%) of IFAs believe that their use of Business Relief propositions will increase over the next two years,
14th July 2021
Innovate Finance, the industry body representing UK FinTech, today publishes details of the record-breaking investment secured across the UK FinTech sector during the first six months of 2021.
The UK FinTech sector raised a total of $5.7bn in H1 2021, outstripping the total investment secured in 2020 ($4.3bn) by 34% and breaking the record year set in 2019 ($4.6bn) by 26%.
12th July 2021
BGF and the ScaleUp Institute have released a seven-point plan based on key outcomes from the inaugural Scaleup Week: The Business Plan event which took place in May.
The report analyses some of the key trends that will affect growing businesses in the next 10 years and that were a topic of discussion during the week. It outlines a series of proposals to ensure scaleups are well-prepared to overcome challenges and benefit from the opportunities that are ahead.
9th July 2021
It has been a record first half of the year for VC investment into London’s fintech sector, with new research from Dealroom.co and London & Partners revealing London-based fintech firms have already raised more VC investment than any other year, in only six months.
London’s strong performance has also helped to drive record levels of investment into Europe’s fintech sector, with European fintech firms raising $13.9bn, up 51% on full year 2020 investment levels. London was at the heart of this growth, with its fintech firms accounting for over a third of all European fintech funding.
8th July 2021
The British Business Bank has published data that gives a final comprehensive picture of how the Future Fund has supported businesses during the pandemic.
7th July 2021
Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors, has published ‘The Performance of European Private Equity Benchmark Report 2020’, a transparent study of private equity returns.
1st July 2021
Private equity firms invested in a record 566 companies in Central and Eastern Europe in 2020, as the industry supported dynamic SMEs and start-ups that will fuel the recovery from the impact of COVID-19 and underpin long-term economic and social development across the region.