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31 March 2014

BVCA names LDC managing director Tim Farazmand chairman

union jack 170 LDC managing director Tim Farazmand has been appointed as chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

26 February 2014

UK SMEs require further support as private equity steps up to fill funding gapp

UK SMEs with high-growth potential must be given the support and funding they require, with private equity firms proving increasingly willing to bridge the funding gap and invest in the space.

20 February 2014

Euro lawmakers must break VC reliance on state funds, BVCA saysp

European policymakers must do more to help break the local venture capital industry’s reliance on state backed agencies and encourage true institutional investors to target the space, industry body the BVCA said today.

18 October 2013

Corporate venture capital could plug the SME funding gapp

With around £488bn in cash sitting on the balance sheets of UK corporates, captive venture capital firms could help plug the funding gap for UK SMEs.

10 October 2013

Europe plc still a hard sell for many overseas LPsp

Like the rest of Europe, UK private equity has been slow out of the blocks at the start of 2013, though after an admittedly "very strange year", according to Tim Hames, director general of the BVCA.

19 September 2013

UK private equity industry hits back over tax loophole accusationsp

The UK private equity industry has hit back over remarks from Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury, that accused it, of utilising tax “loopholes”, claiming it follows "legitimate commercial logic" as opposed to avoidance.

17 September 2013

Europe’s “extensive and creeping” regulation not helpful to fundraisingp

The economic downturn aside, it is little surprise that ongoing regulatory issues pose the most pressing challenge to the UK private equity industry, according to Tim Hames, director general of the BVCA.

17 September 2013

No hiding place for the UK private equity industryp

A drive for transparency has only gone part of the way to explaining the UK private equity industry to the wider world, as the BVCA faces its own challenges to adapt to the changing needs of its members

28 June 2013

Private equity ownership drives labour productivity, says reportp

Private equity-backed businesses achieve annual job growth of two per cent from entry to exit compared with 2.2 per cent headcount growth for public companies, new research has shown.

26 June 2013

Odgers Berndtson hires ex-BVCA chairman to lead private equity practice

havers Executive recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson has appointed former BVCA chairman Simon Havers as head of its new private equity practice.

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