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16 May 2018

British Business Investments provides £12m to asset finance specialist Universal Leasing Ltd

The investment is expected to double Admiral’s leasing and commercial loan capacity, allowing it to support more smaller businesses accessing asset finance as part of their growth plans over the next five years. The £12m commitment is being made under the Structured Capital Solutions facility within the commercial arm’s Investment Programme. The programme helps widen …

15 May 2018

British Business Investments launches new £500m programme to increase access to patient capital   

Announced six months ago by the Chancellor at the Autumn Budget, the new Managed Funds programme will invest on commercial terms in large-scale funds of funds, run by experienced managers, to boost the amount of patient capital available to the UK’s high-growth businesses. This Managed Funds Programme, part of the Government’s response to the Patient …

3 May 2018

Growth Capital firm Oxx announces first close of debut fund with commitment from British Business Investments

Oxx focuses on businesses from the UK, Nordic region and Israel and invests growth stage capital in business-to-business software companies looking to expand internationally. This first fund will participate in funding rounds of $5 million to $20 million and Oxx is actively working on new investments. British Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British …

17 April 2018

British Business Investments commits to Dawn Capital’s new venture capital fund

This includes major investment from British Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, as well as the European Investment Fund (EIF) and new institutional and strategic investors from the US and Europe. The new fund will focus on investments in early-stage B2B businesses that develop world-leading technology to offer both innovative offerings …

11 April 2018

British Business Investments provides new finance facility to Liberis

The new funding will enable the London-based alternative finance provider, which provides the innovative business cash advance, to expand its product offering to UK smaller businesses. Catherine Lewis La Torre, CEO of British Business Investments, said: “A big part of our role is to increase the overall supply and diversity of finance – both product …

28 February 2018

British Business Investment commits £20m to new venture capital model from Kindred Capital

Launched in 2015, equitable venture firm Kindred Capital offers seed-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity to co-own the fund that invested in their business. After money has been returned to investors, 20% of the fund’s profits is shared out among founders. This means all Kindred-backed founders are aligned with each other, economically incentivised to nurture and grow …

6 February 2018

British Business Investments commits to a £30m boost for smaller businesses

The fund will provide investment opportunities in the UK’s regional deals market. Its focus will be to fund transactional activity across the smaller business space; supporting expansion into diversified sectors. To date, Manchester-based TDC, a regional debt fund, has raised funds of c£330million and has invested £160million into 14 growing businesses across the UK. This …

22 December 2017

British Business Investment’s latest commitment boosts regional finance options for UK smaller businesses

WestBridge Capital has secured around £50m of commitments for the first close of its Fund II with a target fund size of size of £100m at final close. The new fund is expected to expand WestBridge’s focus from the Thames Valley, the South West and Wales, where it has significant experience, to smaller businesses in …

11 December 2017

British Business Investments commits £30 million at the first close of Shard Credit Partners first direct lending fund

The fund will provide loans of £5-15m to UK SMEs with turnover of less than £100m. British Business Investments is providing the funding under its Investment Programme, which has now committed £700m to providers of finance to UK smaller businesses. The programme helps to widen the choice of funding SMEs can find on the market. …

4 December 2017

British Business Investments and IGF to increase SME funding with new cash injection

Substantial additional funding line to give SMEs opportunity to invest for rapid growth   British Business Investments and IGF see this new injection of funding as an opportunity to get much needed working capital finance to fast-growing SMEs. Many of these businesses have struggled to get finance from traditional lenders, who have reduced their credit …

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2018

16th May 2018

British Business Investments provides £12m to asset finance specialist Universal Leasing Ltd

15th May 2018

British Business Investments launches new £500m programme to increase access to patient capital   

3rd May 2018

Growth Capital firm Oxx announces first close of debut fund with commitment from British Business Investments

17th April 2018

British Business Investments commits to Dawn Capital’s new venture capital fund

11th April 2018

British Business Investments provides new finance facility to Liberis

28th February 2018

British Business Investment commits £20m to new venture capital model from Kindred Capital

6th February 2018

British Business Investments commits to a £30m boost for smaller businesses

2017

22nd December 2017

British Business Investment’s latest commitment boosts regional finance options for UK smaller businesses

11th December 2017

British Business Investments commits £30 million at the first close of Shard Credit Partners first direct lending fund

4th December 2017

British Business Investments and IGF to increase SME funding with new cash injection

30th November 2017

British Business Investments commits £15m to Balderton’s new $375m fund

24th November 2017

Budget 2017

23rd November 2017

News from our partners – Seedcamp celebrates 10 year anniversary with £41M first close seed fund to invest in next generation of European entrepreneurs

16th November 2017

British Business Investments commits £20m to £100m FPE Capital fund

16th November 2017

Catherine Lewis La Torre at this year’s BVCA Summit

21st September 2017

BRITISH BUSINESS INVESTMENTS – FULL YEAR RESULTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 31 MARCH 2017

3rd August 2017

British Business Bank Investments Ltd commits €40 million in first closing for Harbert European Growth Capital Fund II.

10th July 2017

GCP caps a successful year with a £40m investment from British Business Bank Investments Ltd to complete the final close of Fund IV at £205m

29th June 2017

BOOST&Co Limited secures additional £20m commitment from British Business Bank Investments Ltd for its Industrial Lending 1 fund  

21st June 2017

Atom bank secures £30m Tier 2 capital facility from British Business Bank Investments Ltd

21st April 2017

British Business Bank Investments Ltd provides £6.6m of funding to Shire Leasing to boost asset finance for smaller businesses

2nd February 2017

Beechbrook Capital closes £150m UK SME Credit I and backs two more businesses

18th January 2017

British Business Bank Investments Ltd makes £400m from Autumn Statement available to venture capital funds

5th January 2017

British Business Bank expands partnership with Funding Circle

2016

8th November 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd announces £10m commitment to new £260m technology fund

20th September 2016

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

13th September 2016

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

3rd August 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd partner Beechbrook Capital holds first close on latest private debt fund

20th July 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd provides £16.5m line to Northwest asset finance provider Kingsway under new expansion capital initiative

16th June 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd names Catherine Lewis La Torre as Chief Executive Officer

17th May 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd invests in Frog Capital II

14th April 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd invests £30 million in first close of CORDET Direct Lending fund

31st March 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd invests in Atlantic Bridge III, a new €140 million fund for Technology companies

22nd March 2016

British Business Bank Investments Limited partners with Liberis to support funding for smaller UK businesses

10th March 2016

British Business Bank Investments Limited publishes half year results for the six months ended 30 Sept 2015

19th February 2016

British Business Bank Investments agrees £25m facility with Haydock Finance

19th January 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd invests in new UK Private Debt Fund from Muzinich & Co

19th January 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd – Annual Results and publication of 2015 Annual Report and Accounts

4th January 2016

British Business Bank Investments Ltd-supported Beechbrook Capital’s inaugural UK SME Credit Fund holds first close at more than £100m

2015

29th October 2015

British Business Bank’s commercial arm supports UK SMEs with investment in Shawbrook Bank

17th September 2015

British Business Bank’s VC Catalyst Fund invests in Nauta

27th March 2015

British Business Bank Investments Limited makes €6m clean technology investment

2nd February 2015

British Business Bank Investments backs Northwest asset finance provider with £5m investment, introduces new expansion capital initiative

2014

31st October 2014

£80 million boost for leasing finance as British Business Bank focuses on alternative lending for smaller businesses

24th September 2014

British Business Bank partner BMS Finance provides debt finance to Whittle, one of the UK’s leading commercial painting contractors

2nd September 2014

British Business Bank boosts European Capital UK SME fund to £100m to help provide debt finance to UK’s smaller businesses

6th August 2014

Making Britain the global centre of financial innovation – £100m extra for British Business Bank Investment Programme

25th February 2014

New £40m investment by British Business Bank to support £450m of lending to smaller businesses

2013

9th July 2013

Dawn Capital raises new fund with help from British Business Bank’s VC Catalyst fund