Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: Winter 2020 Bulletin

16.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

There are good reasons to be optimistic as we end a very challenging 2020 and look forward to 2021: the recent news of a comprehensive vaccination programme for the UK and equivalent programmes globally; the furlough scheme’s extension to March 2021; and global markets have rewarded investors despite the market volatility and dip in the…


North American investment in the UK remains resilient

10.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

British businesses are in high demand from North American investors, and are likely to remain so across economic cycles. US and Canadian investment levels continue to be resilient despite the current challenges faced by the Coronavirus and Brexit, with these creating short-term implications rather than long-term changes. Whether to scale their own business or to…


Technology sector benefits from improving growth capital environment

02.12.20 / Insight posted in

Growth Capital Update: Spotlight on the technology sector According to our research into UK private companies raising between £1 million and £20 million of growth equity capital each, 206 British businesses raised £982 million of growth capital in the third quarter of 2020. The Q3 figures for the overall growth capital market revealed a 28%…


What have we learnt from lockdown 1.0?

01.12.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Since lockdown began in March 2020, our Fundraising & Management team has presented more than 20 interactive webinars on impact, finance, fundraising and impact-led strategy to help charities and non-profit organisations deal with the uncertainty and changes they’re facing. We have also presented these in partnership with a range of other organisations such as ACEVO,…


Investors press pause on CreaTech sector, but signs suggest this is temporary

23.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

The Q3 figures for the overall growth capital market illustrated a 28% quarter-on-quarter increase in the number of deals completing and a 26% increase in the amount of growth capital being raised. The CreaTech sector did not keep pace with this general increase in activity and actually experienced a 28% quarter-on-quarter decline in the number…


Moore Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management services

16.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Moore Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management are a team of specialist charity advisers and practitioners. They help non-profit organisations understand the impact of their work and build financial sustainability through fundraising and addressing business models. Their key services include: Impact, Fundraising, Financial Sustainability and Knowledge and Strategy. For further details on how they can help…


Corporate criminal offence failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion

12.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Your legal obligation All corporate bodies (including LLPs) and partnerships, regardless of size, have a legal obligation to ensure that ‘reasonable prevention measures’ are in place to prevent employees and other associates (for example, subcontractors) criminally facilitating tax evasion while acting on behalf of the business. If an associate is discovered to have criminally facilitated…


Welcome to our Diwali 2020 edition of Indo-UK Patrika

12.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Welcome to our Diwali 2020 edition of Indo-UK Patrika, an informative newsletter keeping you up to date on recent changes and topics of interest on matters affecting those doing business in both the UK and India. In this edition, we discuss why UK companies are increasingly attracting hungry Indian investors in our latest Moore Kingston…


Deal activity – still subdued but small signs of improvement

09.11.20 / Insight posted in

Just 42 UK deals took place in the marketing and media sector in Q3 2020; which fortunately is 14% up on Q2’s low point, but is still 36% down on Q1, and well below historical norms. Private equity continues to invest in the sector, accounting for over 40% of deals, and we saw the return…


Steady, ready, sell

06.11.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Brochures

Most businesses are founded by people with a passion for creating ways to deliver better products or services to their clients. As the business grows, so its value increases and the owners consider a future sale to reap the reward of their hard work. But what is the right price, and how do you achieve…