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Tech company start-ups jump by 60 per cent
David Blacher

03 April 2018

The number of new tech companies being set up in the UK rose by almost 60 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM. In total, there were 10,016 software development and programming businesses incorporated in 2017, a 59 per cent increase on the 6,300 companies set up in 2016. The data from Companies House also revealed growth in tech company incorporations across every region in the UK.

Middle-market sentiment dips as Brexit realities emerge
Simon Hart

15 January 2018

Middle market sentiment about the impact of Brexit dipped in the fourth quarter of 2017 according to our latest survey.

Tax relief for game production – a final fantasy?

02 November 2017

Companies making video games may be able to claim video games tax relief (or cash back) of up to 20 percent of the production cost. Even where companies already make claims, they make be significantly under-claiming.

Tech businesses eye Brexit victory

17 October 2017

Decision makers confident about five-year prospects.

Firms cautiously optimistic about post-Brexit world

17 October 2017

Middle market sentiment is up from last quarter.

Navigate a successful fundraise - key considerations for management
David Blacher

02 May 2017

Typically raising growth capital rounds will involve cheque sizes of between £5-50m. Because of the high stakes, investors will want to carry out a very thorough examination of the business and so navigating a process can be complex and time consuming. Although there are many issues to consider, here we highlight four key considerations that are important for management.

Will your business structure help you grow?
David Blacher

20 April 2017

For fast-growing and ambitious tech companies, the right business structure is key. The wrong structure can make it harder to reach strategic objectives: the business becomes more difficult to manage and ultimately incurs higher tax and compliance costs.

Series B - what you need to know

04 April 2017

In many ways Series B can be the most difficult time to secure investment. Although an entrepreneur may have successfully established a small-scale venture, often the full potential of the business is yet to be proven. However, given the right product and market fit, the subsequent growth (especially for tech companies) can be explosive. Although there are many issues to consider, here we highlight our key considerations that are important for management teams readily preparing to secure Series B funding.

Nine golden rules to successfully cash out a shareholder
David Blacher

04 April 2017

Things change. For many fast-growing TMT businesses there will come a time when the founding shareholder structure will have to flex. Here we set out nine golden rules to find solutions that are right for the departing shareholder and the business.

RSM comments on proposed acquisition of ARM Holdings by Softbank
David Blacher

18 July 2016

David Blacher, head of technology, media and telecommunications at business advisers RSM comments on the proposed acquisition of UK technology firm ARM Holdings by Japan’s Softbank.