High-growth business lessons: 7 cautionary tales

High-growth businesses can run into financial trouble when confronted by tight-fisted banks or reluctant investors. Here are seven traumatic tales from the front line

Unicorn hunting among the startups

The internet of things presents a prime opportunity for newcomers to make their billion-pound fortunes

Investment tips from Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch, one of Britain’s most successful software entrepreneurs, tells Raconteur what to look for when investing in technology companies

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Investors fearing election stalemate demand more support from politicians

Figures and Data

Investors are calling on political parties for a fair deal from the next government.

Private equity and the real world


The challenge entrepreneurs and private equity investors face is translating the fundamentally different approach each has to dealing with risk and uncertainty, says Mike Driver, partner at Convex Capital

Downturn triggered deal upsurge

With traditional bank lending under strain, an alternative form of corporate funding is taking off, as Elliot Wilson reports

Have the best of both worlds


Shrewd investors are discovering the benefits of a well-established platform that offers the lower costs and flexibility of execution-only broking, while providing information and education