Acquiring another company could increase your market share, or help you expand into new products and even new territories.
You are ready to expand your business and know that an acquisition could be a great way to scale quickly and efficiently.
Acquisition finance puts the capital in your pocket to do just that, with a loan of up to £10m that can be used for M&A and other growth strategies.
How Growth Lending can support your acquisition
Successful businesses should have the opportunity to grow by acquiring further companies should they wish to. However, not every business will meet the acquisition finance requirements set out by traditional lenders.
Comparatively, Growth Lending can provide capital for an acquisition in several ways; via a £2m-£10m term loan; by leveraging against your own business’ sales ledger; or by leveraging against the sales ledger of the target company.
Operating on a flexible basis means we can tailor our approach to match your requirements. Plus, raising acquisition finance in this way significantly increases business liquidity, leaving headroom within your facility to accommodate day-to-day working capital needs, as well as enabling purchases that would not otherwise be possible.
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Acquiring another business can be a quick and efficient way to secure growth, but it often requires more cash than a firm’s normal operating budget.
Acquisition finance refers to the funding used specifically to purchase another business.
Usually complex in structure, acquisition finance requires a tailored approach and the acquisition itself requires thorough planning.
The financing of an acquisition can come from multiple sources, with one of the key challenges finding the appropriate mix of financing that offers the lowest cost.
Acquiring another business enables you to expand your company’s reach geographically and demographically, as well as streamline and increase your economies of scale. You can also strengthen your own position too, by purchasing a competitor or their assets.
Utilising business acquisition finance to acquire a business can help to increase market share, bringing significant economies of scale, which can help to reduce your unit cost. It can also help to minimise risk in your business, via diversification of market or technology. Business acquisitions also help to accelerate the adoption of new skills and technologies across the existing workforce.
Our funding offers flexibility so that you can use funds for whatever you feel will best support your firm’s growth.
This means that rather than having to apply for separate acquisition-specific finance, you can encompass acquisitions into the strategy for your existing funding lines. This also means you can borrow larger sums for multiple uses at once – for example, making a strategic acquisition, while also raising working capital.
Growth Lending funds a wide range of growing B2B firms. If that is you, let’s see how we could support your growth.
Our expert team works quickly to assess which funding solutions are the best fit for your business, with all decisions made by humans, not machines.
We know that growing businesses need to be agile, which is why we have a range of funding solutions to fit different business’ needs, as well as flexible processes designed with you in mind.
A strong track record of lending to fast-growing SMEs means we have a thorough understanding of the challenges you face and the support you will need to accelerate your growth journey.