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21 September 2016

Minister for Small Business announces new £40m British Business Bank-backed Enterprise Capital Fund for scaleup businesses

The announcement came during the minister’s visit to the ScaleUp Institute’s Manchester conference, supported by Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses and Innovate UK, and aimed at helping Local Enterprise Partnerships, cities and growth hubs deliver economic growth in their local areas. Small Business Minster, Margot James, said: “Small businesses are at the heart of our […]

20 September 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd – Full Year results for the period end 31 March 2016

Sheffield and London: British Business Bank Investments Ltd, the commercial arm of British Business Bank plc, today announces its annual results for the period to 31 March 2016. British Business Bank Investments Ltd invests in small business finance providers, generating an attractive commercial return on investment for the UK taxpayer and improving the finance markets […]

13 September 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd commits £18m to northwest-based asset finance provider, enabling a £36m boost to smaller business growth

British Business Bank Investments Ltd, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, today announces an £18m investment in Blackburn and Manchester-based Praetura Asset Finance. The investment, comprising £15m of matched funding and an additional £3m of expansion capital, will support at least £36m of smaller business finance. This is the first British Business Bank […]

6 September 2016

Company builder Entrepreneur First closes £40m fund to help its startups scale up, with £26m investment by the British Business Bank

The award-winning UK investment programme, Entrepreneur First (EF), has raised a landmark £40m Enterprise Capital Fund, with a £26m investment by the British Business Bank, to continue investing in the startups it has created. Other investors include Imperial College, Freston Ventures, Isomer Capital and a number of entrepreneurs, family offices and funds. The Next Stage […]