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Alternative Finance for Business

Out on your own

Evan Davis, presenter of BBC TWO's Dragons' Den and the BBC economics editor, believes there is no use complaining about the struggle to raise finances when starting up a new company. For Davis, it's simply part of the entrepreneur’s lot.

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A tale of two spin-outs

The reputation and quality of British science is globally recognised. But can it be converted into the creation of world-beating businesses? Cliff Jones and Kevin Matthews provide two good reasons to be optimistic.

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What makes one private equity funder better than another?

Looking for private equity backing? With the current market providing such rich pickings there is all the more reason to be discerning and the question is: what makes one private equity funder better than another for a particular management team?

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Private equity: Finding a match

The primary reason for seeking funding from a private equity backer is, of course, to raise capital. But increasingly management teams are finding that it is not the financial terms that differentiate one equity provider from the next. We talk to The Works and Robinia Healthcare about what makes one PE investor stand out from the rest.

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The importance of the management team in private equity

What do private equity backers look for in potential investments? Most of all, a top-calibre management team, says Paul Marson-Smith, chief executive of mid-market investment business Gresham Private Equity.

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Getting Finance from Friends

At some stage in the growth curve, your business will need to get its hands on capital for expansion. If it's below the radar of outside investors and bankers are giving you the cold shoulder, you may consider tapping your friends and family for investment. But though this funding has its advantages, it is also fraught with pitfalls.

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Factoring for fast cash solutions

Invoice finance and factoring are becoming mainstream alternatives to overdrafts, term loans, letters of credit and even private equity. GrowthBusiness uncovers the facts.

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A cup of tea with…Hugh Parnell

Hugh Parnell is director of business angel network Great Eastern Investment Forum. It has recently launched On the side of the angels, a campaign aimed at supporting existing angels and encouraging more people to become angels.

Alternative Finance for Business

Factoring for fast cash solutions

Invoice finance and factoring are becoming mainstream alternatives to overdrafts, term loans, letters of credit and even private equity. GrowthBusiness uncovers the facts.

Alternative Finance for Business

A cup of tea with…Hugh Parnell

Hugh Parnell is director of business angel network Great Eastern Investment Forum. It has recently launched On the side of the angels, a campaign aimed at supporting existing angels and encouraging more people to become angels.

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Ten ways to raise £10 million

It’s no secret that raising small amounts of cash is still much harder than raising large sums. But the environment is changing and there are now many more players working hard to bridge the finance gap.

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Raising £20 million

Securing £20 million to help grow your business may sound impossible, but it can be done.