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UK Tech's got Talent

Talent is a crucial aspect of any business and the Fast 50 CEOs left us in no doubt that they wouldn’t be where they are today without the teams they have around them. We’ve analysed the information provided by 122 entrants and the survey responses submitted by 74 of their CEOs to unearth the secrets of their success.

This report is a companion to the UK Fast 50 programme, highlighting all the 2016 winners and entrants, profiling the top achievers from each region and offering our own perspective on this year’s cohort.

Q&A With David Cobb, Deloitte UK Technology, Fast 50 Programme

David Cobb, lead partner for the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 programme, talks to techUK about his search for the next generation of UK tech start-ups.

The Venture Alley

DLA Piper blog about business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capitalists and angel investors.

State of the Markets: Third Quarter 2017

Heightened Investor Interest
Through the first half of 2017, U.S. market conditions for IPOs have been favourable: Strong investor demand, equities near all-time highs and volatility at historical lows have provided ample opportunity for new listings.

China Innovation Focus
China has emerged as a transformative player in the global innovation ecosystem, catalysed through rapid urbanisation, an expanding domestic investor base, and an economy that boasts the most mobile-connected consumers in the world.

The US/UK M&A Deal Monitor, 1H 2017

Technology remains the driving force in cross-border M&A deal flow between the UK and North America. The number of deals in the TMT sector has remained steady over the past two years, with 246 from the US to the UK, and another 152 from the UK to the US, since the monitor launched in Q3 2015. The report digs deeper into this technology story and shares the views of M&A partners in both US and UK practices on why tech continues to dominate dealmaking

Technology Sector Showcase Page

DLA Piper technology sector LinkedIn page featuring legal articles, alerts and firm announcements targeted towards technology industry professionals.

Media Metrics 2017

Who are the top performing media and entertainment companies in the UK today? Our latest report reveals the top 100 by revenue, sub-sector and profit margin.

The report also looks at key themes affecting the sector, such as the variety of video advertising platforms and metrics now available, and the changing nature of information publishing revenues.

Tech, Media & Telco Predictions 2017

Our view on major trends from the industry.

Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telco trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. That is why each year we present our view on the major trends from the industry that will impact UK businesses.

Technology’s Legal Edge™

DLA Piper blog about global technology, sourcing and privacy issues facing companies across the globe. We offer timely legal perspectives on cutting-edge issues in these dynamic areas of law.

State of the Markets: Second Quarter 2017

Four months in, 2017 is shaping up to be a year of harvesting and replanting for the innovation economy. The SVB team examined the private-company growth propelled by the large capital raises of 2014-15 and the subsequent plunge in large investments and exits in 2016. Given the activity we’ve seen in the first quarter of 2017, we are forecasting significant harvesting of returns resulting from the last decade of sweeping innovations.

Healthcare Investments and Exits Report 2017

In their annual healthcare industry report, Silicon Valley Bank analyses the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma, medical device and diagnostic/tools companies. The report finds a slowing IPO and M&A market in 2016 versus 2015, but exit activity still exceeded 2013 totals.

Silicon Valley Bank: U.K. Startup Outlook Report

Fewer U.K. startups expect business conditions to improve than in previous years; still a large majority plan to hire and see Brexit-era opportunities in the U.K.

Introducing Propel by Deloitte

Designed specifically for ambitious start-ups and SMEs, Propel is a cloud-hosted service that delivers real-rime accounting and analytics.

Propel takes the burden of bookkeeping off your hands, manages all accounting essentials, and ensures you have a finance expert at your side. it also delivers bespoke data analytics to help you track how your business is performing today, and a whole range of business planning support to help you forecast for tomorrow.

Business Start-up Pack (UK)

DLA Piper pack providing assistance and support to early stage start-ups who are looking to establish their business on a more formal basis.