One in four leading entrepreneurs interviewed by Investec Specialist Private Bank (Investec) will be looking to private equity and venture capitalists to raise capital in 2011.
James Stirling, Investec growth and acquisition finance, said: “Many entrepreneurs are looking to grow their businesses this year, with 44% expecting to launch new ventures and a further 31% believing that it is ‘quite likely’ that they will do this. However, their plans could be put on hold because many still fear that access to capital could be difficult. Only 6% of those we interviewed expect it to be easy to raise funds during 2011.”
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.