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Acquisition finance

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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.

vLex and Justis

Lluis Faus

Chief Executive


“The funding will play a big part in vLex achieving its targets for growth and we are delighted to have funded the acquisition of Justis with the loan.

“The team quickly gained a strong understanding of our business and built a working relationship characterised by excellent communication and trust. Decisions were made swiftly and Kim ensured that the offer was the right fit for us.”


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.


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.

What is acquisition finance?
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Growth Lending funds a wide range of growing B2B firms. If that is you, let’s see how we could support your growth.


Access more cash, at an earlier stage than what is offered by non-specialist lenders


Maintain control with a covenant-lite facility and no equity dilution


Partner with a high calibre team, experienced at lending to high growth businesses

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