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.
19 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.
03 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.
03 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.
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.
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.
Regional Managing Partner, London
David Blacher is the Regional Managing Partner for London, with responsibility for our London Farringdon Street, Bromley and Chelmsford offices. He’s an experienced audit partner and is a member of our Operations and Markets Team.