Venture Capital/Private Equity/Bank-backed Organisations
- East Midlands
- North East
- North West
- Northern Ireland
- South East
- South West
- The East
- West Midlands
- UK National
For each organisation, we provide a description of the business activity, its size, location, full contact details and freshly researched decision makers. Everything you need to make contact immediately.
2. VC/PE/Bank funding Trigger Alerts - a weekly national UK report detailing freshly researched organisations in receipt of new VC / PE / Bank funding support, and with back-up information to enable a warm approach and to create the opportunity for informed conversations.
The lending statistics
The VC* / PE** industry invests between £5billion and £10billion annually into UK headquartered firms. Approximately 3,000 firms employing over 400,000 staff are currently in receipt of this type of support, with about 1,000 new additions annually. The major banks (Barclays, HSBC, LBG, RBS and Santander) and alternative finance sources such as crowd-funders, provide about £200 billion of lending to tens of thousands of UK headquartered businesses annually. This is split approximately 50:50 between big business and SME's (small to medium sized enterprises).
*What is Venture Capital Funding?
Venture capital (VC) is a type of investment for early-stage, innovative businesses with significant growth potential. Venture capital provides finance and sometimes operational expertise for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Typical sectors in receipt of this financing include those with a technology/scientific base, but also others across the whole spectrum of business.
The main difference between the two types is the age of the company receiving the support.
**What is Private Equity Funding?
Private equity is medium- to-long-term finance provided in exchange for an equity stake in potentially high-growth unquoted firms. Private equity investments typically support management buy-outs and management buy-ins within mature companies.