• How to react to an inbound approach from a buyer

    Demystifying M&A

    How to react to an inbound approach from a buyer

    5th December 2018

    By Jason Purcell It is an exciting moment for a founder or CEO when a potential buyer approaches you and expresses an interest in acquisition. Especially if it is a tech giant from Silicon Valley...

  • FirstCapital advises on secondary buyout for Miles 33

    News

    FirstCapital advises on secondary buyout for Miles 33

    29th November 2018

    Miles 33 Group Ltd (“Miles 33″), a leading supplier of digital publishing software, has completed a secondary management buyout funded by Ethos Partners and Santander. This deal provides exciting new opportunities for Miles 33, and...

  • View from the Valley: Machine Learning is an M&A Megatrend

    Thought Leadership

    View from the Valley: Machine Learning is an M&A Megatrend

    22nd November 2018

    By Sheana O’Sullivan I recently attended the Tech M&A Summit in Palo Alto, hosted by global research and advisory firm 451 Research. This is a leading event for Corporate Development leaders who drive M&A decisions...

  • Hazel Moore & Mike Sergeant: PR for Humans Podcast

    Thought Leadership

    Hazel Moore & Mike Sergeant: PR for Humans Podcast

    8th November 2018

    Our Chairman, Hazel Moore was featured on Mike Sergeant’s podcast, PR for Humans. Hazel & Mike speak about communication from a financial perspective, life lessons from a top business leader and they discuss how the...

  • Getting into Gear: Connected Cars and Beyond

    Thought Leadership

    Getting into Gear: Connected Cars and Beyond

    6th November 2018

    By Jason Purcell and Louis Pullan-Turner In the next 10 years, the automotive sector will see more change than in the previous 100. There has already been tremendous momentum behind the transition to electric vehicles,...

  • Coming to America: US Expansion, Fundraising and Exit

    Thought Leadership

    Coming to America: US Expansion, Fundraising and Exit

    22nd October 2018

    Daniel Glazer, Founding Partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s London office, joined FirstCapital as the keynote speaker for our recent SmarterConnections CEO Dinner at The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol, on Wednesday 17th October. We...

  • View from the Valley: Technology and the Spoken Word

    Thought Leadership

    View from the Valley: Technology and the Spoken Word

    10th October 2018

    by Sheana O’Sullivan We have entered an age where biology and technology have intersected. Thanks to AI, Deep Learning software can imitate activities in the neuro-cortex of our brains. The software is continuously gaining more...

  • Investing in AI – Where are the Opportunities?

    Thought Leadership

    Investing in AI – Where are the Opportunities?

    21st September 2018

    By Hazel Moore I recently moderated a panel on “Investing in AI – where are the opportunities?” at the AI Congress in London, with venture capitalists Henry Mason from Dawn Capital, Scott Sage from Crane...