Equity Funding

Financial Management

Financing face-off: debt vs. equity

The two most popular types of funding available for growing businesses are debt financing and equity financing. Which one is right for your business?


idio launches £1.5m equity fundraise

Existing investors including Norton Capital back fundraise on equity investment platform VentureFounders.


‘WordPress for mobile apps’ receives private equity funding

AppInstitute, a cloud-based platform that allows SMEs to create their own app, has achieved £500,000 in investment from Foresight Group.


Finance Wales and Angel CoFund invest in IMSPEX Diagnostics

A £1.4 million funding round has been closed by IMSPEX Diagnostics so that the analytics chemistry company can build an administration and sales team.


Northern footwear brand Moda in Pelle turns to equity funding

The Business Growth Fund has made Moda in Pelle its latest fashion-based investment and provided £3.5 million of funds to the company.

Private equity

E-commerce deal from private equity firm Frost Brooks

Progress which has seen The Parcel Monkey Group hit 300,000 registered users has led the delivery service to raise equity capital as part of a further growth push.


ECI Partners raises half a billion pounds for new fund

A technology buy-out fund worth £500 million has been raised by London-based investment firm ECI Partners, after the fundraising was ‘significantly oversubscribed’.

Venture Capital Funding

Business finance: Where to find Enterprise Capital Funds

With Regents Park Partners II ECF bringing the total amount of Enterprise Capital Funds to 16, where does the money lie and what it is targeting?


Ashfield inks six-figure investment from Finance Wales JEREMIE fund

Finance Wales has built on its recent partnership with IP Group by making a new investment in the environmental management sector.

Alternative Finance for Business

Giving equity finance a chance

After an era rich in debt, equity financing provides a more sustainable growth track.


Swapping equity for marketing – Best business decision case study

Paul Fisher, CEO of Buyometric, tells GrowthBusiness about how his best business decision involved providing a stake in his business in exchange for a subscriber base.

Alternative Finance for Business

Equity for growth – Stephen Welton of the Business Growth Fund

Stephen Welton, CEO of the Business Growth Fund (BGF), argues the case for equity as the best way to fund a growing business.