How will a new stock exchange model benefit private companies?

WeOwn is pioneering a new approach to accelerate SME growth Access to capital is a global issue for SMEs. Despite making up 99% of all businesses worldwide, private companies are struggling to secure the funding they need through traditional fundraising routes – and the situation isn’t getting any easier. If anything, the stock market is […]

Why are investors turning their back on the stock market?

Public companies can no longer rely on hype Historically, the stock market has been synonymous with success, but the tide is turning on this sentiment. Some big-name brands have faced major embarrassment after their IPO hype fell flat. Aston Martin has wiped 42% off the value of its shares since last October, Uber and Lyft […]

Public or private: what’s the best way to fundraise?

We weigh up the pros and cons of each approach There are often many obstacles that stand between company growth and access to capital. One is the sheer amount of decision making involved in the fundraising process – which is the best route to generating more money?   Most businesses lack the knowledge and confidence needed to progress the capital raising process. Often, they stumble early […]

Financial services is in crisis ;  what’s the solution?

The legacy of 2008’s credit crunch is still being felt Lending restrictions mean privately-owned companies are finding it tougher than ever to raise capital, and record low interest rates have led to the number of individual shareholders steadily declining — with Millennials particularly disinterested in traditional stock or fund markets. How do we turn this situation around? […]