As cash machines dwindle and users increasingly turn towards new and innovative forms of payment, Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson explores the direction is the market is moving in.
Despite the stereotype of the younger generation being frivolous with their money, it seems they are actually one of the savviest generations when it comes to turning a profit on their own. While they are hesitant to invest in stocks, millennials and generation Z are tapping into the hyper-short-term investment of fashion and beauty. For example, there’s a huge market for buying and selling trainers at the moment, or in vintage fashion.
Brexit and business have become reluctant synonyms since 2016. Once the EU referendum was over, thoughts immediately turned to the ways in which a departure from the European Union would affect the economy. Today, three years on, the picture may not be any clearer. However, those in the business world are savvy enough to know that change in some way is on the horizon.
Spanish VAT Services is a pioneering, independent firm in Spain, offering tax advisory services solely in the area of indirect taxation. Earlier this year, the firm’s Managing Director, Fernando Matesanz found success in AI’s Leading Adviser 2019 where he was selected as the Leading Tax Attorney of the Year, Spain. Recently, we spoke to Fernando who reveals more about the innovative firm’s successful career.
Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”) has completed its acquisition of Loparex from funds managed by Intermediate Capital Group (“ICG”), alongside members of the company’s leadership team, who remain committed …
A UK-based company with headquarters in Oxford, Vizidox Solutions Limited (VDX) are at the forefront of using blockchain technology to provide bespoke data management and tracking solutions that empower businesses. With an influential and focused CEO at the helm, this company aims to grow from strength to strength in the data management market.
Atonix Digital develops and offers a suite of software solutions to help businesses and utilities to boost efficiency, increase the accuracy of planning, and to improve day-to-day decision-making in an everchanging landscape
During the first half of 2019 YFM Equity Partners (YFM) completed £230m of deals and raised £100m of new funds. This result represents a sharp increase on 2018 and reflects the resilience and positivity of smaller businesses and demonstrate that this sector is bucking some of the perceived business trends.
Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just north of Tampa, Vantagepoint AI remains at the forefront of trading software research and development.
There are still some fairly basic issues with gender equality at work. Women make up 47% of the UK workforce. At the highest levels, analysis from Cranfield University, as part of its 20th FTSE Women on Boards Report, shows a sharp drop in the number of women occupying chief executive (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO) or other executive roles on FTSE 250 boards, and static numbers at FTSE 100 companies.
YFM Equity Partners (YFM) announces the first close of its Buy-Out-Fund II with £60m of investment committed. This follows the £45m raised for its Buy-Out Fund I, which had a final close in April 2017. Only two years later, and following the recent investment in THE PROTEIN WORKS, this fund is now almost two thirds invested.
By Amanda Hamilton, NALP If you are self-employed or run a small business, the hardest thing to manage can be cash flow. So, what can you do if …
AppleTree Capital LLP is an awarded independent financial advisor, specializing in Emerging Markets and Absolute Return strategies. Recently, we profiled the firm and spoke to Managing Directors, Michael Nicoletos and Dimitris Apistoulas who provided us with a detailed insight into the inner-workings of the award-winning company.
The average price of a litre of petrol at the end of 2018 was £1.21 in the UK, whereas a decade ago the figure was closer to £0.89 per litre. Price surges are reflective of steep inflation at various historical points, but what does 2019 hold for our empty tanks?
SORQ Limited is a FinTech brand at the cutting edge of modern business solutions. Recently, we caught up with Founder & CEO, Vladimir Remi who provided us with a detailed insight into the innerworkings of the innovative firm.
Colina Financial Advisors Ltd : Creating A Lasting Legacy Based in Nassau, The Bahamas, Colina Financial Advisors Ltd (CFAL) is a leading independent investment and advisory firm with …
More than 3,000 businesses are now signing up every day to experience a more integrated approach to business and tax. For VAT periods starting from 1 April 2019, most businesses above the VAT threshold will need to keep their records digitally and submit their VAT return using MTD-compatible software.
For over 30 years, Eurohold has offered a full range of Corporate Finance services to Global Companies, Private Equity Funds and Private Companies. Recently, the firm was selected in AI’s 2019 Global Excellence Awards as the Most Outstanding Cross-Border Corporate Transactions Specialist 2019 – Spain. On the back of this win, we profiled Eurohold and spoke to Mr. Jean-François Alandry, Managing Partner of the company, who provided us with a detailed insight into the firm.
More than half (52%) of senior decision-makers in financial services organisations across the US and Europe, said they look to update or replace in-house solutions because they become technologically outdated. That’s according to a new in-depth study, commissioned by Asset Control.
Boxer Capital, LLC invents and invests in biotechnology companies that aim to drastically improve medicine. To celebrate the firm’s success in this year’s Hedge Fund Awards we profile it to find out more and explore the secrets behind its success.
With regulations across a wide variety of industries on the rise, companies are increasingly focusing on technology to help bear the strain. However, this comes at a cost, …
Lisa Wright has worked in the information industry for 25 years and is an influential figure in M&A through her role at Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company. Recently, we caught up with Lisa who revealed more about the firm, especially following her recent success as the Female Leader of the Year 2018 – M&A Research in AI’s 2018 Leadership Elite Awards.
Ghazanfar Bank is a full-fledged licensed commercial Bank. Recently, we profiled the firm and caught up with Chief Executive Mr. Jayanta Ray who provided us with a detailed insight into the innerworkings of the award-winning firm.
2018 was a year that confounded predictions. We had predicted a year where Brexit and general uncertainty over slowing global growth might cloud events and perhaps dampen investment appetites.
Aberdeen-headquartered SPEX Group Holdings Limited (“SPEX Group”) has secured a multi-million pound follow-on investment from its management team and BGF, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, to accelerate growth. BGF originally invested £5m in February 2014 to support the company’s expansion in international markets.
Whilst many have heard the term security before, equally many do not understand its implications as a noun. Within the financial space, a security is, put simply, a …
Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG) is pleased to announce that on 31 December 2018 its subsidiary, Utmost Ireland DAC, completed the purchase of the entirety of the offshore bond portfolio of Athora Ireland from Athora Holding Limited. The offshore bond portfolio comprises approximately £3 billion of assets under management for approximately 7,000 UK-based customers.
Interest is effectively the price of money: whether it is the price a bank or lender is offering in return for a loan or mortgage, or the price …
Sword Group expands GRC capabilities as it looks to extend product solution offering and expand into new markets
Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”), is pleased to announce that it has acquired a controlling interest in Latham Pool Products, Inc. (“Latham” or “the Company”) from Wynnchurch Capital (“Wynnchurch”), which will remain a significant investor in the Company. The deal values Latham at $375 million.
Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs as they are better known, are traded on a stock exchange, rather like a stock itself. Giving you a brief overview of this …
An alternative investment, Hedge Funds are a form of fund that everyone has heard of but not everyone fully understands. In this article, Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson offers …
Further to regulatory approval, ARX Equity Partners / https://www.arxequity.com (“ARX”) has
successfully completed the exit of its investment in Fincentrum / https://www.fincentrum.com,
a leading, independent financial advisory business operating in the Czech Republic and
Verdant Capital is one of the most active corporate finance firms in the African financial services sector. In June, Verdant was named in Acquisition International’s ongoing Leading Adviser Awards programme as acknowledging their achievements in financing transactions. On the back of that win, we sp
Drawing on more than an aggregated 100 years of local investment experience in the Brazilian market, Prudent Group, through its innovative Prudent Investment Fund (PIF), offers investors a unique opportunity to move into this dynamic market. Having recently been awarded the firm Most Outstanding Hed
The UK’s motor industry has a huge marketing budget to hand, one that not all sectors can hope to match.