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26 November 2020

Newable Ventures and Bristol Private Equity Club secure £10m commitment from British Business Investments

Newable Ventures and Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) have secured £10m in new funding from British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, to fund early stage businesses across the UK. The £10m commitment from British Business Investments’ Regional Angels Programme will be invested by Newable Ventures, in partnership with BPEC, to …

11 November 2020

British Business Investments – Full year results for the period ending 31 March 2020

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, today publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/20. Key highlights include: A record year of 15 commitments totalling £547m, including to nine new delivery partners In its sixth year of operation, cumulative commitments are up 26% year-on-year to over £2.5bn British Business …

11 November 2020

British Business Investments – Annual Report 2020

Key highlights include: A record year of 15 commitments totalling £547m, including to nine new delivery partners In its sixth year of operation, cumulative commitments are up 26% year-on-year to over £2.5bn British Business Investments is supporting more than 37,000 small and medium sized businesses across the UK, an increase of nearly 9% year-on-year Download …

10 November 2020

British Business Investments announces new £15m commitment to Compass Business Finance

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, today announces a new commitment to Compass Business Finance enabling an increased flow of asset finance products into UK-based smaller businesses in the print, packaging and manufacturing sectors. The commitment to Compass Business Finance, from British Business Investment’s Investment Programme, amounts to £15m of …

5 November 2020

British Business Investments announces new £30 million commitment to back UK SMEs through Funding Circle’s UK SME Direct Lending Fund

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, today announces a £30 million commitment to support UK small businesses through Funding Circle’s UK SME Direct Lending Fund. The UK SME Direct Lending Fund, which launched and began lending in July 2019, gives institutional investors, including pension funds, insurance companies and local authorities, …

28 October 2020

FDC launches new £100 million debt fund with investment from the West Midlands Pension Fund and British Business Investments

Alternative fund manager Frontier Development Capital (FDC) has announced the first close of its latest fund, the FDC Debt Fund (FDC Debt LP). The £100 million debt fund achieved a first close of £75m and will be announcing its first deals within the coming weeks. The FDC Debt Fund supports small and medium sized businesses …

28 October 2020

Assetz Capital secures additional £25m from British Business Investments

British Business Investments (BBI), a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has committed an additional £25m to Assetz Capital, the property-focused marketplace lender, in a boost to UK housebuilders and SMEs. The additional funding is to deliver loans to SMEs under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and is further to an initial …

27 October 2020

British Business Investments appoints Adam Kelly as new Managing Director

Adam was previously Director of British Business Investments’ Structured Capital Solutions portfolio. As part of that role, Adam has led investments in challenger banks and has been key in its support for that sector. Adam built his career in corporate finance with investment banks, Dresdner Kleinwort and JP Morgan Cazenove before becoming involved in the …

17 September 2020

British Business Investments announces £30m Tier 2 investment in Shawbrook Bank as part of a £75 million capital raise

British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, today announces a new £30m subscription in specialist lender Shawbrook Group plc’s £75 million Tier 2 note issuance. The investment follows an original £30m subscription to Shawbrook Bank’s previous Tier 2 note issuance in 2015, which has now been repaid. The £30m subscription …

3 September 2020

British Business Investments announces a commitment of up to €75m to new Isomer Capital fund of funds, aimed at early stage venture capital managers

British Business Investments Ltd, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has made its fourth commitment through its £500m Managed Funds Programme. The cornerstone commitment of up to €75m is being made to manager Isomer Capital’s second fund, Isomer Capital II. The fund will be targeted at early stage venture capital managers across Europe, …

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2020

26th November 2020

Newable Ventures and Bristol Private Equity Club secure £10m commitment from British Business Investments

11th November 2020

British Business Investments – Full year results for the period ending 31 March 2020

10th November 2020

British Business Investments announces new £15m commitment to Compass Business Finance

5th November 2020

British Business Investments announces new £30 million commitment to back UK SMEs through Funding Circle’s UK SME Direct Lending Fund

28th October 2020

FDC launches new £100 million debt fund with investment from the West Midlands Pension Fund and British Business Investments

28th October 2020

Assetz Capital secures additional £25m from British Business Investments

27th October 2020

British Business Investments appoints Adam Kelly as new Managing Director

17th September 2020

British Business Investments announces £30m Tier 2 investment in Shawbrook Bank as part of a £75 million capital raise

3rd September 2020

British Business Investments announces a commitment of up to €75m to new Isomer Capital fund of funds, aimed at early stage venture capital managers

18th August 2020

British Business Bank appoints CEO on an interim basis of commercial subsidiaries British Business Investments and British Patient Capital, along with new Chairs

9th July 2020

British Business Investments announces a commitment of up to €120m to LGT Capital Partners funds

10th June 2020

British Business Investments CEO appointed Interim CEO, British Business Bank

4th June 2020

British Business Investments commits up to £40m to Columbia Lake Partners UK LLP’s second fund

13th May 2020

British Business Investments commits £35m to Harwood Private Capital UK LP (“HPC UK SME Fund”)

23rd April 2020

British Business Investments commits £10m to Startup Funding Club

17th April 2020

British Business Investments and Par Equity to deliver £75m of investment to support ambitious entrepreneurs in the regions

20th March 2020

Statement from the CEO with regards to the Coronavirus outbreak

13th March 2020

Assetz Capital secures £15m British Business Investments funding to help boost UK housebuilding

11th March 2020

Budget 2020: British Business Investments Response

4th February 2020

British Business Investments commits £50m to fund targeting North and Midlands based businesses
2019

27th December 2019

Keith Morgan, Chair, British Business Investments, awarded CBE for services to small business finance

17th December 2019

British Business Investments commits up to £100m to Hermes GPE in second cornerstone commitment through its Managed Funds Programme

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