Is Fast Food Becoming a Healthy Sector for Investors?
Over the last few years, a swathe of new fast food brands have popped up. These new brands aim to cater to changing attitudes towards healthy eating and dietary choices. The traditional players in the fast food space, those widely perceived to offer ‘unhealthy’ meals, are beginning to alter their menus, too. Healthy choices seem […]
What digital data analytics can do for portfolio companies
Data is everywhere, and businesses can benefit from this abundance of information in many ways. But how exactly can it make a difference to your investments? Digital data analytics is used to gain insights and drive business decisions by helping you understand a company’s performance and potential. For portfolio companies, digital data can be used […]
5 reasons why your competitor is already using Digital Due Diligence
Private Equity is changing. Today, large data sets are just as essential, if not more so, than small panels and expert opinion. Robust data analysis is being requested by banks and financiers in an ever more competitive environment. Large data sets can reveal objective trends and a detailed history that provides much greater reliance for […]
Easy to be eco-friendly – why should investors care?
Last week, onefourzero published an article on growing demand and investment in the home automation sector. One area of home automation that consumers favoured were products that helped them save energy as well as money, such as smart meters. Today’s consumer is more environmentally conscious than ever before. Searches on Google for the term “eco-friendly” […]
Is unchanging Brexit sentiment changing the UK investment landscape?
Investor sentiment towards Brexit remains negative overall, according to new data from onefourzero. With one year to go until the UK is set to leave the European Union, government efforts to reassure investors seem to have been largely unsuccessful. In the nearly two years since the Brexit referendum, the British economy hasn’t fallen into recession […]
5 of my biggest mistakes in business and what I’ve learned from them
I’ve been running an agency for 10 years. I now own 3 agencies and I am very proud of what we’ve achieved, but, while I might have done a few things right to get here, I’ve certainly done a lot more wrong. We now have a Chairman who has been there and done it before, […]
Is EdTech the new FinTech?
In four years FinTech has taken the financial sector by storm, disrupting an industry that had remained unchanged in the UK since the ‘big bang’ under Margaret Thatcher. EdTech is set to do the same in the world of education, yet is receiving far less attention from the UK investment community and policy makers alike. […]
How has the announcement of a snap General Election affected the financial and investment community so far and how will its outcome affect them?
In the immediate aftermath of Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election, markets moved considerably: in the world of finance, uncertainty breeds volatility. Markets have now reconciled with the widely anticipated outcome of a landslide Tory win and the expected Brexit route. Both traditional polls and our own sentiment analysis support this prediction. The […]
No Deal is Better Than a Bad Deal
This early mantra of the Brexiteers in government had been put to bed, we thought, as the negotiations about the negotiations began last week. But the leaked reports of a ‘fractious’ initial dinner between a ‘deluded’ May and President of the European Commission, Juncker, tell a different story. Today, as always in the world of […]
Looking back on investment year 2016-17: How Private Equity Fell in Love with Digital
The continued fall out of the financial crisis combined with a year of political uncertainty and limited GDP growth have altered the characteristics of M&A activity. With limited market growth fund managers are holding on to assets for longer and (possibly not through choice) are taking the time to improve their assets. Therefore, the last […]