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RSM welcomes new support for UK tech sector
David Blacher

15 November 2017

David Blacher, RSM’s head of technology, media and telecommunications comments on the announcement of a new package of support for the UK’s tech industry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Twitter's acquisition of Magic Pony could herald new era of London tech unicorns
David Blacher

22 June 2016

The sale this week of London-based Magic Pony Technology to Twitter Inc has provided another shot in the arm for the capital’s tech scene and should encourage further interest from international investors predicts RSM.

Investing for growth
David Blacher

20 June 2016

Early stage investment can give tech companies the head start and critical mass they need to see off rival companies. Learn more in our report.