According to Insider (2019), Scotland has fallen behind most of the UK in growing the vital high-growth scaleup businesses that the economy desperately needs.  Dropping 21 places in the number of scaleups per 100,000 population in the latest available ONS statistics. 

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Venture Ecosystem FactBook: DACH

This article was written by our Corporate Partner Pitchbook

This edition of Venture Ecosystem FactBook zooms in on 2018 venture activity in the DACH region, which houses Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Despite a litany of macro factors exerting pressure on the economies of these countries, the region overall produced a standout year, with more capital invested in the region than ever before.

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ReportsLucy Hitchcock
European PE Breakdown

In the 2018 Annual European PE Breakdown, PitchBook analysts explore recent trends shaping the European private equity dealmaking landscape, including an increasing penchant for loans as a financing option, elevated participation from non-European investors in European PE deals, and Brexit's potential toll on on the economies of UK and broader Europe.

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NewsLucy Hitchcock
How should investors deal with lump sums?

For many wealthy individuals, the sale of a business is a key turning point in their lives. When markets are uncertain, as they are today, it can be difficult to know when to put the resulting cash windfall to work. But one thing is for sure: staying in cash over the long term is almost certain to be harmful for their wealth. Since 2009, the purchasing power of cash has declined more than 15% in the US, for example, exceeding the inflationary experience in the 1970s.

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Helpful TipsLucy Hitchcock