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Small cap news: MXC Capital makes £9m acquisition

AIM-listed MXC Capital has made its first acquisition, buying Calyx Managed Services in a competitive auction from listed private equity group Better Capital for a “total consideration” of £9m cash.

News , Shares

Premier Foods to face profit squeeze

Profits at Premier Foods could be an early casualty of the supermarket ‘price war’, according to a report published this week. Rating agency Moody’s has warned that UK food suppliers

Alternative Investments , Tax Efficient Investing

Investing via crowdfunding: the basics

Crowding funding is the latest innovative way for companies to fund their development and for small investors to invest in a start-up. As an investor there are two main types


One third of UK investors sanguine about ‘Grexit’

With talks ongoing between Greece and Eurozone finance ministers, speculation over a Greek exit (‘Grexit’) and what impact this might have on markets is still rife. However, one in five

Alternative Investments , Featured

Breezy does it: A market-leading 7.5%, 3-year, peer-to-peer wind loan

7.5% annual fixed interest rate if you invest in the first six weeks (7% after February 28) 3-year term, minimum £50 investment £2.5 million total raise, minimum £1.25 million Asset-backed.

Analysis , Funds , Shares

In Chinese Year of the Sheep invest like a shepherd

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year and, even if you are not celebrating the event, the publicity serves as a good reminder to take a closer look

Analysis , Editor's Picks

A must watch: the Keiser Report

For those who want a deeper insight into what’s really happening in the global economy and the world of finance, the Keiser Report is well worth watching. Max Keiser can

Alternative Investments

What’s driving bond yields?

The most important factor driving bond yields lower over the past few months has been the decline in the oil price. While lower oil prices can provide a stimulant to

Analysis , Funds , Property , Shares

Negative interest rates: the secret sauce driving markets

Over the past few weeks, negative yields on Eurozone government bonds have become commonplace. The German 10-year Bund and French 10-year Treasury today yield 0.36% and 0.67%, respectively. The scarcity

Analysis , Funds , News

Happy 20th Birthday VCTs!

It’s twenty years this April since VCTs were first launched. It now feels like a mature, yet vibrant asset class. This was brought home in a very entertaining way at