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30 October 2019

British Business Investments makes £15m Tier 2 capital facility available to PCF Bank

30th October 2019: British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new £15m Tier 2 capital facility to specialist bank, PCF Bank. PCF Bank has a long history as a specialist financier of vehicles, plant and equipment. Established in 1994, and launching banking services in 2017, PCF Bank …

16 October 2019

British Business Investments – Full year results for the period ending 31 March 2019

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK’s national economic development bank, today publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19, its fifth year of operation. Key highlights for 2018/19 include: A gross annual income of £82m generated, delivering a pre-tax profit of £71m– an increase of 4.4% on …

16 October 2019

British Business Investments Annual Report 2019

Key highlights for 2018/19 include: • A gross annual income of £82m generated, delivering a pre-tax profit of  £71m– an increase of 4.4% on 2017/18 • A gross return on average capital employed for the year of 6.5%, or 5.6% net of costs, ahead of benchmarks of 5.6% and 5.0% respectively • Supporting over 34,000 …

19 September 2019

British Business Investments provides £25m funding line to North West asset finance provider Kingsway

19th September 2019 British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new £25m commitment to Cheshire-based asset finance specialist and alternative lender, Kingsway Finance Ltd. The commitment is a revolving credit facility provided through BBI’s Investment Programme, which is designed to increase the supply and diversity of finance …

12 September 2019

British Business Investments commits £10m to Dow Schofield Watts Angels as first partner in Regional Angels Programme

12th September 2019 British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a new commitment to Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) as the first partner in its £100m Regional Angels Programme. The £10m commitment will be invested alongside the DSW Angels network into early stage businesses. This is expected to …

4 September 2019

British Business Investments commits up to €100m to Top Tier Capital Partners’ first vehicle dedicated to European Venture Capital

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made its first cornerstone commitment through its £500m Managed Funds Programme. 4 September 2019 The €100m commitment is being made to the first European fund of funds to be launched by Top Tier Capital Partners LLC (TTCP). Investments from the fund will be …

15 May 2019

British Business Investments commits €27m to Bootstrap Europe II

Bootstrap Europe II invests venture debt with a focus on high growth technology companies, with the objective to be a stable source of capital for the next generation of innovators. The fund aims to provide successful entrepreneurs and their investors with less dilutive funding to help them grow quickly, and scale without giving up significant …

2 May 2019

British Business Investments commits £50m to BOOST&Co’s Second Fund

BOOST&Co is an independent asset manager specialising in lending solutions for high-growth SMEs in the UK. It offers growth capital and venture debt of £2 million to £10 million to businesses in all sectors, with a focus on software, business services, fintech and cleantech, helping these businesses to deliver on their growth ambitions. In 2019, …

6 March 2019

Beechbrook Capital’s second UK SME Credit Fund reaches first close at £128m and completes first two investments

Beechbrook’s UK SME Credit II supports small and medium-sized businesses in the UK with a turnover of between £10m and £100m and EBITDA of £1m and above. It will provide mainly senior secured loans to non-private equity-backed companies to support acquisitions, buy-outs, shareholder re-alignments, refinancings and general expansion plans. The Fund completed its first investment …

18 February 2019

British Business Investments commits £20m to ThinCats to provide more debt finance to UK businesses

British Business Investments is making the new commitment under its Investment Programme, which supports the development of more diverse debt finance markets for small and medium sized businesses. The commitment will provide ThinCats with additional capital to make term loans which will support the growth of businesses across the UK. ThinCats now has capital in …

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2019

30th October 2019

British Business Investments makes £15m Tier 2 capital facility available to PCF Bank

16th October 2019

British Business Investments – Full year results for the period ending 31 March 2019

19th September 2019

British Business Investments provides £25m funding line to North West asset finance provider Kingsway

12th September 2019

British Business Investments commits £10m to Dow Schofield Watts Angels as first partner in Regional Angels Programme

4th September 2019

British Business Investments commits up to €100m to Top Tier Capital Partners’ first vehicle dedicated to European Venture Capital

15th May 2019

British Business Investments commits €27m to Bootstrap Europe II

2nd May 2019

British Business Investments commits £50m to BOOST&Co’s Second Fund

6th March 2019

Beechbrook Capital’s second UK SME Credit Fund reaches first close at £128m and completes first two investments

18th February 2019

British Business Investments commits £20m to ThinCats to provide more debt finance to UK businesses

2018

29th October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

23rd October 2018

British Business Investments – Full year results for the period ending 31 March 2018

2nd October 2018

British Business Investments makes £25m Tier 2 investment in Secure Trust Bank PLC

1st October 2018

British Business Investments launches new £100m programme to support regional angel investment 

1st October 2018

Catherine Lewis La Torre appointed CEO of British Business Bank’s commercial patient capital activities

27th June 2018

British Business Investments commits £31.15m to IQ Capital Fund III to support deep tech companies

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