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A path to growth in special and stressed situations

In the wake of House of Fraser’s fall into administration this month, its suppliers have been left with a sizable hole to fill following the restructuring of the department store’s debt. This is one example of a recent glut of household-name retailers failing due to changing market conditions, while the collapse of Carillion ...

Why not have a larger share of a much bigger pie?
“Non-dilutive financing is the type of capital acquisition that does not require you to give up shares of your business”,
- Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University

Dilutive financing may be common place and expected in the world of technology start-ups. But for a regional family run business, the idea of having to give up some ...

Direct Lending: the new force in corporate finance

The post-crisis bank retrenchment strangled the supply of traditional sources of finance for Europe’s corporate base. In its place, a range of alternative finance providers have flourished. For loans of less than £1mn, new peer-to-peer (P2P) and asset-backed lenders now provide a cheap source of company debt. For loans greater than £200mn, corporate behemoths ...