Asset Based Lending vs. Factoring

Factoring is a type of asset based financing that is often confused with asset based lending. While these products have some similarities, they are very different. This article helps you understand the differences between these products and helps you determine which one is best suited for your company. What is asset based lending? An Asset Based Loan (ABL) […]

UK asset based finance in Europe

Britain at the Forefront of Asset Based Finance The latest data released by the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA) has shown that the UK continues to lead the European market in terms of using asset based finance. Record levels were reached across Europe and the UK in 2015 in this sector, whereby finance is secured […]

Europe’s private equity industry surges to raise the most since the crash

Investment in European private equity funds surged by 37 per cent in 2016 as investors look to lock in higher returns in an improving economy, new data has revealed. European private equity funds raised the most money last year since the global financial crisis, gathering €74.5bn (£63.2bn) for investment in 2016, according to the data […]

Factoring and Commercial Finance supporting economic expansion in the EU

Factoring and Commercial Finance grows again, supporting economic expansion in the EU Final analysis of data collated by the EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry (EUF) shows that factoring and commercial finance volumes in the EU grew overall in 2016 by 6.2% to €1.5 Trillion. This rate of growth clearly outpaces the […]

Record foreign direct investment in Europe sparks job creation boom, says EY

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe hit a record high in 2016, with 5,845 FDI projects recorded (up by 15% year-on-year). This has led to the creation of 259,673 new jobs (+19%), according to the 2017 edition of the EY European attractiveness survey. The UK, Germany and France are the top three European FDI destinations in […]

Cross-border M&A between U.S. and European firms at 10 year high

LONDON (Reuters) – Some $171.8 billion of cross-border merger and acquisition deals between U.S. and European companies have been announced so far in 2017, the highest figure at this stage of the year for a decade as companies on both sides of the Atlantic hunt for deals to offset sluggish growth.CEO Hariolf Kottmann (R) of […]

London is still the European hotspot for venture capitalists when it comes to fintech

According to London & Partners, London is still the European hotspot for venture capitalists when it comes to fintech. London remains the top European city for venture capital investment in financial technology firms, according to data released by Mayor Sadiq Khan’s promotional agency.London & Partners. Investors have poured more than $1 billion into fintech companies […]

The Next Silicon Valley? Head to France

France is known worldwide for its wine, food and culture, but under its new president, the French are aiming to be the new global hub for tech startups. President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to build a version of Silicon Valley in France. His administration has launched pro-business initiatives that are loosening government restrictions […]

France’s startup scene – the Macron factor

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s corporate startup scene is gaining traction against the backdrop of booming investments by venture capital funds and high expectations for a business-friendly government under new President Emmanuel Macron. Bpifrance, the country’s state investment bank, has led the effort over the past five years, acting as a catalyst for the burgeoning industry […]