Equity Investment


Equity investment in small UK businesses hit record in 2021

Equity investment in small UK businesses almost doubled in 2021, hitting a record £18.1bn across 2,616 deals


University spinouts raise £11bn of equity investment over past decade

Over a thousand university spinouts have gone through 3,000 plus equity rounds between 2012 and 2021, with America being by far the most active foreign investor

Private equity

Private equity investment in mid-sized businesses hits new record

Private equity investment in British mid-market companies in 2021 hit £47bn with 803 deals closing - a rise of 36% and 40% respectively

Private equity

Equity investment in small business hits record £9bn in 2020

Half of the money raised last year went to SMEs in the tech sector, highlighting split between tech businesses and the rest of the small business economy


25 UK fastest growing businesses that don’t have equity investment

Buzzacott Organic Growth 25 highlights companies thriving without private equity and venture capital investment


Groop raises £3m from socially conscious investor Hartham Group

Platform offers volunteer clubs and associations secure, compliant messaging

Private equity

The lure of private equity investment to fuel growth

As a private equity house dedicated to building companies in the financial services, industrial and business services sectors, Dunedin partner Giles Derry tells GrowthBusiness more about the firm's approach.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Scottish Equity Partners investment ControlCircle sold to AIM-listed Alternative Networks

Managed and cloud-based services company ControlCircle has been snapped up by Alternative Networks for a fee of £39.4 million.


Jamie Oliver fish supplier reels in equity investment from Finance Wales

A fish merchant which supplies the likes of Jamie Oliver and Harrods has been backed by Finance Wales through its Wales SME Investment Fund.


Panoramic role for Jane Reoch

To strengthen its London presence and expand its reach in the South East, Panoramic Growth Equity (PGE) has appointed Jane Reoch as a senior investment manager.


Tradeshift secures $7 million from Jos White’s Notion Capital

Venture fund Notion Capital, co-founded by entrepreneurs Jos and Ben White, has committed up to $7 million (£4.3 million) in equity investment to e-invoicing business social network Tradeshift.


Chargemaster sparks with £1.5 million

Electric car parts manufacturer Chargemaster has raised £1.5 million in equity investment through angel network Envestors.