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Ferguson Group in £320m Disposal

We were delighted to announce recently that Ferguson Group had been acquired by Australia’s Brambles Group, for £320m. The sale marks the end of Steven Ferguson’s ownership...

Paul Yacoubian Paul Yacoubian

Silent Herdsman - Fundraising for Growth

We are delighted to have recently concluded an investment of £3m into Silent Herdsman Ltd by Scottish Equity Partners, Albion Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank. The...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

Supporting Invested Companies

We are often asked by shareholders, whether institutional or corporate, to spend time with their invested companies. This is more often the case when these companies are...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

The Babysitting Co-op Crisis

I don’t normally stray into the realms of politics, but I am so exasperated by our politicians failing to learn from history that I can no longer...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Ethics in Business Colloquium Conference

In December last year I had the honour of speaking at the Glasgow University Colloquium Conference on Ethics in Business. There was a very impressive speaker panel,...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

Finding Cash in Difficult Times

Discussions around raising business finance often tend towards new sources of finance, bringing cash into the business from outside investors or lenders. Now more than ever, we...

Neil Grimmond Neil Grimmond

Opportunistic Acquisition

AFTER THE THRILL OF THE CHASE, THE HARD WORK BEGINS… It is often the case that there is a lull immediately after any corporate deal, whether it...

Paul Yacoubian Paul Yacoubian

Gatling Gun

I marvel at the energy expended by many business owners, executives and professionals. So often they are in a rush; from one meeting to another, always under...

Tom Craig Tom Craig

They Work Among Us

Extract from “Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre describing one of his favourite psychological papers: “Unskilled and Unaware of It:  How Difficulties in Recognising One’s Own Incompetence Lead...

Tom Craig Tom Craig
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