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High Growth SMEs

Finance for early stage and established SMEs to invest in scaling up activities that will deliver substantial growth and impact.

Equity and loans from £50k to £5M

Project Finance

Project and development finance for real estate and clean energy projects that have the potential to deliver sustainable growth.

Equity and loans from £500k to £25M

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Alternative Finance

The way we invest and raise capital is changing. Technology is a fantastic enabler... and it’s been the catalyst for new forms of alternative finance solutions.

Alternative finance is now moving mainstream.

For investors it opens up new ways to invest, new asset classes, giving more choice and more freedom.

For businesses raising capital, online alternative finance platforms are providing and co-ordinating funding solutions to support growth.

Equity  |  Loans  |  Growth  |  Impact

What we do

We focus on originating impact driven investments that have the potential to deliver superior investment profit precisely because there’s real purpose underpinning the opportunity.

We proactively engage with management teams on social and environmental issues, not just to mitigate risks but to identify opportunities that can create additional value and drive investment growth.

On some deals we go a step further and incubate investment opportunities working hand in hand with teams to identify value, create value and crystallise value.

We syndicate investment opportunities to retail, professional and institutional investors through our online impact investing platform, GrowthFunders.

Deal Origination  |  Deal Incubation  |  Deal Syndication

Sectors we like

We like to strong build relationships with the people we do business with. Liking a management team is a big part of financing any business or project.

As well as talented people, we also like specific sectors, especially those where we have had personal experience and success. We focus on three sectors where positive change can deliver maximum impact, real estate, clean energy and technology.

Whether that means funding technology-led, high-growth businesses that generate jobs in underserved markets, or backing development projects that deliver much-needed low-carbon homes, our investment opportunities always have a common theme...

...the potential to deliver sustainable investment growth and the ability to deliver positive social and environmental impact.

Real Estate  |  Clean Energy  |  Technology

Real Estate
Clean Energy
Technology

Real Estate

Experience, flexibility & diligence builds strong relationships

We originate residential, commercial and mixed use developments. Our understanding of the property sector enables us to fully appreciate the needs of developers and we tailor our funding solutions to suit the individual circumstances of the development team and the project. A deep sector knowledge, quick decision making and a solid funding base are the foundations for strong and enduring relationships.

Our aim is to deliver strong financial and societal returns by investing in direct property and property-backed operating businesses.

Our competitive advantage is driven by our team’s deep real estate expertise, combining a focus on off-market deals in strategic locations, and an understanding of how to drive value through physical, environmental and operational improvements.

Our expert knowledge of demographic and lifestyle changes has allowed us to identify opportunities in emerging locations and growth sectors such as low carbon housing, healthcare and SME workspace, often before the mainstream market.

Residential  |  Commercial  |  Mixed Use

Clean Energy

Markets for renewable energy and waste recycling are developing rapidly, driven by European and national government regulations and incentives (such as feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and landfill taxes), energy security, high commodity prices, cost reduction and the environmental agendas of companies and individuals.

We work closely with sector specialists to develop small to medium scale waste processing and power generation facilities, embedded in local markets through committed supply and off-take arrangements.

We support projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable utilising dedicated funds and through syndication with strategic partners where our understanding of relevant proven technologies and markets provides competitive advantage.

Waste to Energy  |  Biomass

Technology

Backing the game changers.

We look for impressive teams who are building innovative high growth businesses, using technology to change or create markets.

The new wave of technology development will fundamentally change our world, disrupting all markets, across all sectors.  Everything will be up for grabs, and businesses that seize the opportunity will have the potential to alter customer’s patterns of behaviour for good.

We invest in businesses that use software, the internet and data to shake up large markets, transform supply chains, create new customer experiences or reduce the cost to sell or serve.

SMEs  |  Growth  |  Impact

High Growth SMEs

Equity and Loans for high growth SMEs based in the UK, focusing on early stage and established SMEs that deliver growth and impact.

The contribution of high growth SMEs to UK economic growth and employment is staggering. From disruptive startups and early stage companies to more established SMEs the UK is a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation. Innovative businesses deserve innovative finance solutions. Growth Capital Ventures providing alternative finance solutions to support the growth and development of the next generation of British startups and high growth SMEs.

"The alternative finance industry is quickly becoming an important part of the UK economy. The innovative, technology led approach has improved access to finance for SMEs."

Mark James & Fergus Lemon, PWC

Alternative finance is a relatively new phenomenon, with most providers less than a decade old. Yet its rapid growth has meant it is already providing significant amounts of capital to UK businesses.

"The UK Alternative Finance Market facilitated £1.74BN of funding in 2014 for UK businesses and projects. The sector is forecast to grow at a rapid pace in 2015 with around £4.5BN of funding predicted."

The UK Alternative Finance Industry Report 2014 , Nesta & University of Cambridge

Equity and loans from £50k to £5M

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"Innovative Fintech businesses are the driving force behind the rapid growth of the UK Alternative Finance Sector - developing new technology and business models which are transforming and enhancing the financial services sector. More importantly providing the next generation of British businesses with much needed alternative finance solutions and fuelling economic growth across the UK."

Craig Peterson, Chief Operations Officer, Growth Capital Ventures Ltd

Project & Development Finance

Our understanding of the property and clean tech sectors enables us to fully appreciate the needs of developers and we tailor our funding solutions to suit the individual circumstances of the development team and the project. A deep sector knowledge, quick decision making and a solid funding base are the foundations for strong and enduring relationships.

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A Trillion Dollar Market, By the People, For the People

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Market Intelligence

PDF - The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

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Growth Capital Ventures
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London
W1J 6BD

T: 0330 102 5525
E: enquiries@growthcapitalventures.co.uk

Copyright © 2015 Growth Capital Ventures Ltd. All rights reserved.

Growth Capital Ventures Ltd is registered in England & Wales at 15 Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6ZE (Company No. 08155332). Growth Capital Ventures Ltd is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") FRN 605612.

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Copyright © 2015 Growth Capital Ventures Ltd. All rights reserved.

Growth Capital Ventures Ltd is registered in England & Wales at 15 Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, DL5 6ZE (Company No. 08155332). Growth Capital Ventures Ltd is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") FRN 605612.