22 February 2018

Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100m SME equity fund

Secretary of State Sajid Javid announced the launch of three funds providing up to £100m of equity finance to redress a regional imbalance in SME funding options Launch is latest wave of £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund The equity funds follow the £120m Debt and Small Business Loans Funds launched in August 2017 Builds on […]

20 February 2018

Latest British Business Bank research reveals equity and alternative finance growing strongly, but overall demand for finance remains weak among small businesses

Equity and alternative finance demonstrate strong growth while bank lending volumes remain relatively flat UK is a world leader for start-ups and has its highest-ever population of small businesses, with a record number of start-ups UK’s scale-up performance improves, but is behind US in part due to less later stage VC funding Demand still a […]

12 February 2018

Imbiba closes £50m fund for high growth UK leisure and hospitality businesses, with £30m contribution from British Business Bank

The £30m contribution comes from the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Capital Funds (ECF) programme, which combines private and public money to make equity investments in high growth businesses. Since inception, around £1.14bn (including third party investment) has been committed through the programme. The ECF programme is a significant part of the UK venture capital industry, […]

3 February 2018

Multi-million package of support for lending to Small Businesses and workers affected by Carillion Liquidation

British Business Bank to support up to £100 million of lending to small businesses through its delivery partners UK Finance confirms an additional multi-million-pound package for SMEs and extra help for customers concerned about their mortgage or credit card payments Industry and government continue to work together to ensure businesses and workers are supported following […]