In conversation with Richie McBride, CEO of Edesix

In March, Panoramic backed a group of serial British technology entrepreneurs with a £750,000 investment in their business Edesix.  Before founding Edesix in 2002, the founders worked together at computer networking pioneer Spider Systems, which was acquired by Shiva Corporation … Read the rest

Why the time is right for management buyouts

Stephen Campbell, a partner at Panoramic, recently featured in an Insider Media “Ask the Expert” piece.  Here’s what Stephen had to say on Management Buyouts:

Management buy outs (MBOs) were the brainchild of a previous recession. Invented in the early … Read the rest

An alternative source of funding

This article was published in ‘Business Briefing’ magazine, issued by Scott-Moncrieff

As a result of the banking crisis and the downturn in the economy, SMEs in Scotland struggle to secure funding via traditional channels.  Recognising the problems businesses are facing, … Read the rest

Small businesses need a new source of financing

This article was published in PE News.

Regulatory red tape is slowly but surely wrapping itself around the private equity market. For small businesses in need of growth capital, the beanstalk is getting harder to climb.

Big names like Barclays, … Read the rest

On the right foot

This article was published in New CA magazine.

From professional footballer to partner in a succesful SME investment house, the sure-footed Malcolm Kpedekpo discusses the value of entrepreneurialism and ambition.

Malcolm Kpedekpo’s career has taken him from Aberdeen FC, … Read the rest

Where to seek a capital boost

The following article was written by Stephen Campbell and appeared in Business 7 magazine.

Ten years ago, if you were looking to raise equity for your company, there were a wide range of options available to you. Now it’s … Read the rest

Reviving a forgotten asset class

The following article appeared in Investment Week Magazine.

Introduced in 2006 by the UK Government, following the extensive Bridging the Finance Gap consultation paper, ECFs are designed to tackle the equity gap by improving access to development capital.

The equity … Read the rest

The calling: Malcolm Kpedekpo

The following article appeared in Real Deals Magazine.

Would it be fair to say that you didn’t have a conventional start to a career in venture capitalism?

You could say that. I signed for Aberdeen FC when I was 16 … Read the rest

Top Guns

The following article appeared in CA Magazine.

The next generation of CAs have taken their qualification as a launch pad for a diverse range of positions, both in the profession and in the business world. Richard Goslan profiles some of … Read the rest