A Quick Guide: How to Protect Yourself in Fundraising and M&A Deals

Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate this complex landscape, applicable to both venture capital (VC) transactions and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with some differences in approach.

Employee Share Plan Annual Reporting

All UK businesses operating employee share plans or equity-based incentives arrangement to employees need to submit an annual return. This includes tax-advantaged share plans such as EMI, CSOP, SAYE…

How to Compute ROI on AI Projects

If you are a business considering AI adoption, evaluating or getting an idea about the return on investment (ROI) will become a defining factor in deciding on whether to go ahead with the project or…

Understanding Pre-Emption and Priority Rights in the UK: A Guide for Companies

When UK companies issue new shares or transfer existing ones, pre-emption rights come into play to protect existing shareholders. These rights ensure that current shareholders have the first…

The waiting game

Hitting the top of the market can occur by luck rather than judgement, but waiting and hoping for the best is a risky business, as David Huggett, Managing Director of Lucid Financial Markets…

Investor Q&A: Mike Stevenson, Fuel Ventures

Fuel affords me the opportunity to follow my instinct and find and invest in the best founders, no matter which sector they’re operating in.

The five things that make a business investable

Finding the right investor for a business is a bit like dating: you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince.