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Convertible Loan Deals – About to make a comeback?

Prior to and during the Global Financial Crisis, convertible loan notes (CLNs) were frequently used by investors to de-risk their investments in high-growth and high-risk businesses.

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Alternative Structures to Fund Investment Deals

In these uncertain times, valuations have also become uncertain. We consider below some of the innovative and alternative investment structures which allow for a quick injection of cash when valuations are uncertain. 

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Patient Capital Review – How do we fund our companies of tomorrow?

The UK Government’s ‘Patient Capital Review’ may not be your idea of a “good read” but the results of the Consultation are likely to have far reaching consequences for the UK’s entrepreneurial community and how companies can be funded and successfully scale.Leaving aside all of the technical detail, there are some fundamental issues to consider:-It would appear that the European Investment Fund provides about 30% of the capital which is committed to the UK’s Venture Capital Funds. The effects of Brexit are already being felt and this tap is already being turned off.  The most important task of our policy makers...
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Success for Social Investment: first two deals secured in Scotland

Success for Social Investment: first two deals secured in ScotlandPosted on Nov 19, 2015 by Jennifer Noble  | 0 CommentsMBM have advised on the first two social investment tax relief deals in Scotland.  Last month, we advised Delivered Next Day Personally CIC (“DNDP”) and Breadshare Community Interest Company (“Breadshare”) on their respective investments from well-known Scottish business angels.It has been over 18 months since social investment tax relief was introduced by the UK government.  In the intervening period, there has been a lot of interest in social investment but no reported deals in Scotland which have taken advantage of the new...
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Scotland’s Top Ten Tech Start Ups – See Who’s On The List

Scotland’s Top Ten Tech Start Ups – See Who’s On The List

It’s no surprise that Skyscanner, having just secured $192 million of funding, has recently been ranked as Scotland’s number one technology start up by Business Insider UK. With a reported valuation in excess of $1 billion and profits of £17 million in 2014, it is the country’s most successful tech start up. But who else is on the list?

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