Working with investors to
Support growing SMEs
Since 2013, we have supported more than 200 innovative, high-growth, UK businesses with capital to accelerate growth
Growth Lending provides capital to high quality, growth-stage SMEs in the UK, specialising in technology-enabled sectors that have proven resilience through the economic cycle.
Our approach to lending often leads to increased business investment, creates and sustains skilled and highly skilled jobs, investment in technology infrastructure and supports expansion into international markets.
We invest across the UK, with our investment and sourcing teams located in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds and Cardiff.
We work with leading institutional investors, asset managers and banks to generate stable returns with strong downside protection, often structured with upside potential.
Please contact our investor team for more information.
1/3 European growth SMEs are based in the UK
70% of these SMEs are located outside of London
Our investment footprint
We have expanded the geographic reach of our deal-sourcing team to reflect the diverse nature of the UK’s SME stock.
With deal originators located in multiple cities across the UK, we are able to operate as a “local lender”, supporting fast-growth SMEs throughout the country.
“Growth Lending has provided us with a tailored solution that meets the differing needs of our businesses, in the UK and overseas. The facilities will give us the necessary working capital to grow our business further, enhancing our buying and selling capacity and supporting our expansion plans.”
“Growth Lending worked collaboratively to understand our proposition and drive to achieve growth. Our business has continued to innovate and this funding enables us to push this growth further, bring new team members on board and invest in more technology to support the facilities management market that we operate in.”
The opportunity in UK growth SME lending for investors
UK growth SMEs represent 1⁄3 of the entire European market, with 70% of these businesses located outside of London. Yet despite this vibrant and growing segment, traditional UK lenders have retrenched in recent years, being unable to effectively serve the growing SME community.
At Growth Lending, we believe that this retrenchment and the consequent widening funding gap, gives investors the opportunity to support growth, jobs and innovation across the UK, while generating stable and outsized returns compared to other segments of private debt.
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