Ongoing access to finance is a key issue for high-growth businesses.
Those that lack financial firepower may find their growth constrained. Others may encounter problems with cash flow during day-to-day operations. At the same time, the funding landscape has changed drastically since the financial crisis of 2008 – and continues to evolve.
The emphasis on start-up funding often comes at the expense of robust financing options for larger, rapidly scaling companies, where financing options are often far more limited. In India, for example, while deal values in the technology sector totalled $11.5 billion in 2014 according to Grant Thornton’s research, early-stage businesses attracted the lion’s share of this investment.