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Sharing ideas, engaging with entrepreneurs, discussing the dynamics of investment management and how we can help to build great businesses.

The ideas and conclusions in this blog are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oxford Capital Partners. They are for general interest only and should not be taken as investment advice or as an invitation to purchase or sell any investment.

Slush 2015 - Never a better time to be a European entrepreneur

Martyn Holman - Monday, November 23, 2015

On the strength of this year's Slush conference, one of Europe's biggest tech investment events, it's clearly an exciting time for European entrepreneurs to be raising money.    Read more ›

Dublin web summit shows a startup scene in rude health

Oxford Capital - Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Web Summit is one of Europe's biggest gatherings of startup internet businesses and investors interested in backing them. Will Orde from Oxford Capital spent three days at the summit and couldn't help being struck by the vibrancy of the early stage scene.  Read more ›

Will your clients be able to purchase EIS-qualifying shares before the end of this tax year?

Will Laws - Sunday, November 01, 2015

Government rule changes mean there will be no more EIS investments in Reserve Power from 30th November 2015. Will another asset class be able to fill the void, or will clients who normally make their EIS investments at the end of the tax year need to start planning sooner?  Read more ›

More to Come: A Self-Reinforcing Cycle in the UK Power Market is Encouraging Further Renewable Generation

Oxford Capital - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A self-reinforcing cycle is emerging in UK fossil fuel generation, where falling capacity factors are pushing up costs, encouraging more renewables and putting further downward pressure on capacity factors. Such a cycle is supportive for the installation of additional renewable generation.  Read more ›

Oxford Capital Further Strengthens its Distributed Energy Strategy with Investments in UK Reserve Power

Oxford Capital - Friday, October 16, 2015

UK excess power margin could hit 0% in the winter of 2016-17, making winter blackouts and other power problems more likely. This has created an opportunity to invest in ‘Reserve Power’ – high-specification, small-scale generating plant that receives multiple revenue streams by providing electricity when most needed.  Read more ›

8 signs your business is exit ready

Oxford Capital - Friday, October 09, 2015

Almost as soon as a business secures investment, all eyes turn to getting ready for an exit - even if it’s not expected to happen in the immediate future. Portfolio Director Robin Lincoln explains some of the most important things for a business to get right before an exit can happen.  Read more ›

The Introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) Creates Significant Opportunities for External Financiers

Oxford Capital - Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The demand for Energy Efficiency Installations will be accelerated by the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). With many building owners unable to meet their funding obligations, there will be significant opportunities for external financiers.
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With Our Distributed Energy Strategy, We Often Find That Small is Beautiful

Oxford Capital - Thursday, October 01, 2015

When discussing the two flagship products at Oxford Capital - Growth Capital and Infrastructure, I meet a number of investors who seek the best of both worlds and ask me a derivative of the same question – can we manage an infrastructure-style portfolio with growth-style returns over 15%?  Read more ›

Three stats that can show if an ecommerce company is going places

Oxford Capital - Friday, September 25, 2015

What do we look for in an eCommerce company? A great team, differentiated technology and some fledgling revenues are all important factors. But there are also a number of Key Performance Indicators that we find particularly revealing for companies in the sector. Will Orde highlights three important stats that form part of our analysis.   Read more ›

Capturing the Value within Distributed Energy Storage

Oxford Capital - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The use of energy storage has the ability to improve both power quality and power costs. We argue that locating storage close to end users, in the form of Distributed Energy storage, offers the greatest benefit to both investors and consumers.
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Slush 2015 - Never a better time to be a European entrepreneur

Martyn Holman - Monday, November 23, 2015

On the strength of this year's Slush conference, one of Europe's biggest tech investment events, it's clearly an exciting time for European entrepreneurs to be raising money.    Read more ›

Dublin web summit shows a startup scene in rude health

Oxford Capital - Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Web Summit is one of Europe's biggest gatherings of startup internet businesses and investors interested in backing them. Will Orde from Oxford Capital spent three days at the summit and couldn't help being struck by the vibrancy of the early stage scene.  Read more ›

Will your clients be able to purchase EIS-qualifying shares before the end of this tax year?

Will Laws - Sunday, November 01, 2015

Government rule changes mean there will be no more EIS investments in Reserve Power from 30th November 2015. Will another asset class be able to fill the void, or will clients who normally make their EIS investments at the end of the tax year need to start planning sooner?  Read more ›