Some banks are more active than others.
JP Morgan, at one end of the spectrum, only booked three fintech deals last year, which is the same as they did for 2015.
Companies like Barclays and Goldman Sachs have more of a shotgun approach: get in on as many fintech companies as possible. Barclays invested in 23 deals in 2016 for a 53% increase in activity, while Goldman got in on 17 deals for a 31% bump in activity.
The market for fintech, or financial technology software, was one of the hottest sectors in 2015.
The time is ripe for financial innovation: new technologies are helping end users skip past gatekeepers and intermediaries to customize their use of financial products. Meanwhile, many of the same technologies are also erasing the inefficiencies of banks and other financial institutions to cut costs in ways the industry never deemed possible. Lastly, innovations such as the blockchain are changing the way banks approach their most basic mechanisms – as a result, even the most fundamental practices in banking are evolving.
Eddie Stobart, a leading supply chain and logistics organisation, today announces its intention to seek admission of its entire issued and to be issued share capital to trading on AIM (“Admission”) and to conduct a placing of new and existing Ordinary Shares with institutional investors (the “Placing” and together with Admission, the “IPO”). Dealings in the Company’s Ordinary Shares on AIM are expected to commence in April 2017.
Imagine that the unthinkable has happened.
A massive asteroid impact triggers a “nuclear winter” effect, or one of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanos erupts. Maybe Donald Trump gets in an epic Twitter feud with Kim Jong-Un that initiates World War 3.
Either way, things are going sideways, and the fate of human civilization itself is at stake. Will everything be lost?
Mark Johnson from The Biz Lounge talks about Gear4music as a stand out bargain for other internet retailers… A company that offers great growth prospect and investment opportunity in the world of low interest rates.
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Riversimple, the world’s only independent hydrogen carmaker, announced its first crowdfunding round had received strong backing from investors – exceeding its target of £1m and raising a final figure of £1,138,000 before closing at midnight on April 9th.
Trade shows are a part of most B2B and B2C marketing strategies and it can feel daunting having to stand up in front of a room full of people trying to sell your business. Share Talk attended the recent Master Investor and UK Investor shows and we certainly learnt a lot!
Here are some ways to make sure that you and your business stand out to capture the attention of potential customers.