Corporate Finance

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Zoom meeting from a bomb shelter in Ukraine…

‘Yesterday afternoon,’ writes ANNABEL CLEMENTSON, who submitted the following media release to BV, ‘I joined a call with team members from Ukraine’s Diia.City programme...
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Is standardisation the next big thing in private markets?

By SERKAN FERAH IN RECENT years there has been rapid growth in private markets — and specifically in venture capital. Investments have increased, while founders are...
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Latest insolvency figures show a worsening situation for UK

By PATRICE CROSBOURNE DATA for July 2022, published on August 16, show 1,827 corporate insolvencies — 67 percent higher than in the same month the...
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Corporate insolvencies as pandemic restrictions fade

By PATRICE CROSBOURNE THE UK Government Insolvency Service has released statistics for corporate insolvencies in England and Wales for May 2022. An increase in corporate insolvencies...
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Inclusive investment plan for under-represented groups

BIG ISSUE Invest, UnLtd, and Shift have jointly announced a growth fund “to level the social investment playing field”. The social investment fund offers flexible...
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All going well, and green, for London’s Addison Lee

LONDON private hire, courier, and black taxi provider Addison Lee financial results show an adjusted EBITDA of £7.9m for 2021 — two years after...
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£672bn of SME borrowing is unprotected: Legal & General

LEGAL & GENERAL estimates a business protection gap of £672bn for SMEs — with an overall gap estimated to extend into the trillions. Following their...
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Ex-Apple adviser to meet Scottish female founders

RON WEISSMAN, a former senior executive at Apple and adviser to the late Steve Jobs, will meet with a group of Scottish-based female company...
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SMEs and the wolf at the door

By LUCY TROTT and KATIE PHILIPSON THROUGHOUT the pandemic, a steady stream of government support was made available to prop-up businesses. As we move towards a...
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Supply chain security boosted by funding round

BRITISH cybersecurity company Risk Ledger has raised £2.1m in a seed funding round as it caters for new customers, including NHS Test and Trace,...