Kaine Smith joined a panel of experts from the North-West corporate finance community at Pro-Manchester’s Corporate Finance Lunch at the Midland Hotel last week.
Kaine shared his views on how the investment ecosystem within the North-West is nurturing the development of some great tech and media businesses. The North-West of England is already home to 6 of the UK’s 14 digital unicorns, (43%) and with Manchester being named as the fastest growing tech hub in Europe in recent years, the outlook is certainly positive.
There were also some interesting insights shared on recent North-West deals across the panel, with an underlying sentiment that the buoyant deals market of 2021 will likely continue into 2022.
Kaine is chairman of the Internet, Software and Technology sector group at M&A Worldwide.