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25th July 2019

Liverpool City Region gets £11m growth boost from NPIF


The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), delivered by British Business Bank, has invested over £11m into ambitious, high-growth small and medium sized businesses in the Liverpool City Region in deals that have attracted an additional £8.2 million invested from the private sector.


22nd July 2019

MEIF Debt Finance provides Advance Tapes with £600,000 funding

MEIF Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided Advance Tapes International Limited, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, with a £600,000 loan.

The funding package will support the Leicester company’s ambitious expansion plans, helping it develop its extensive product portfolio and also providing working capital as the firm enters a new growth phase. The loan will also create 20 new jobs in the Leicestershire region.

19th July 2019

Alternative lender helps fertiliser business Hay and Brecon to blossom

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided a six-figure invoice finance facility to Hay and Brecon to support the agricultural manufacturer’s investment in new machinery, as it looks to automate its production line.

11th July 2019

Award-winning Welsh production company expands all-female team

BAFTA Cymru award-winning, multi-platform production company ie ie productions is focusing on strengthening its female leadership team following a loan from the Development Bank of Wales. 

10th July 2019

Research reveals investor confusion over risks involved in property investment platforms

New research from secured property lender Fitzrovia Finance reveals a lack of understanding of some of the fundamental risks involved through investing through property investment platforms. 75% of investors who have used these platforms wrongly believe first charge secured debt/loans are riskier than second charge mezzanine debt/loans.  A further 7% said they didn’t know which was riskier.


10th July 2019

MEIF Maven Debt Finance funds Stiltz with £1m debt solution

Maven Capital Partners has funded manufacturer and supplier of homelifts, Stiltz Limited, with a £1m loan facility from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The debt package will allow the business to execute its growth plan; upgrade its internal system and IT infrastructure, invest in stock to meet growing customer demand in the UK and overseas for its products, whilst creating 16 new jobs in the region.

10th July 2019

IGF client funds in use hit £100 million

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has achieved £100 million client funds in use through fundingUK SMEs. The company’s audited 2018/19 accounts show a 39 percent growth in funding provision, as compared to FY17/18, highlighting the continued drive by the independent asset based lender to support the growth aspirations of UK businesses despite an unsettled economy.


8th July 2019

Pop-up retail specialists, Rapid Retail, secure £300,000 MEIF Debt Finance loan

MEIF Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners has backed pop-up retail specialists, Rapid Retail Limited (“Rapid Retail”), with a £300,000 business loan. The loan will enable the Worcestershire company to accelerate its growth plans by expanding its portfolio of products, exploiting new growth opportunities overseas and support the creation of new jobs.

28th June 2019

Development Bank of Wales funding supports growth plans for Poplars Forge

Poplars Forge, a traditional ironwork business is gearing up to move premises, improve productivity as well as teach the next generation of blacksmiths thanks to a loan from the Development Bank of Wales.  This will be the second time Poplars Forge has received funding from the development bank following a fast-track loan to purchase new equipment in 2018.

26th June 2019

Silicon Valley Bank leads £50m financing for Draper Esprit

Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses and their investors, has led a £50 million senior secured term loan to  Draper Esprit plc, the AIM-listed venture capital investor, which has supported entrepreneurial, fast-growing companies across Europe for over 20 years.

26th June 2019

Thames Technology secures £3.9 million funding from Independent Growth Finance

Thames Technology capitalises on fintech market with £3.9 million funding from Independent Growth Finance to support company transformation spearhead innovation.

19th June 2019

P2PFA platform lending tops £10 billion

The level of P2PFA platform lending has continued to increase during the first quarter of 2019 – with more than £850 million of loans facilitated over the three month period – taking the cumulative lending for the Association’s members to more than £10.5 billion.

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