Private Fundraising

Private Fundraising

Raising institutional capital for ambitious private companies

Fundraising is at the core of the finnCap private company offering. Our process is designed to minimise the impact on your company while ensuring the best possible outcome. We do this by matching your funding requirements with the most appropriate source of capital from our diverse network of potential funders.

We offer support for established companies seeking in excess of £2m of growth capital, but we’d love to discuss your options.

Private company fundraising services

Private companies have a wide range of options available to facilitate growth and aren’t necessarily hindered by the same level of restrictions as public enterprises. Knowing which investments better suit private companies needs the kind of expertise finnCap can provide.

When it comes to private company fundraising, there are several types of investors we raise funds from. These can include:

  • Venture capital funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Tax-efficient funds
  • Quoted company institutional investors
  • Family offices 
  • Strategic investors and corporate venturing arms
  • Venture debt and challenger banks

What forms of finances are raised in private company fundraising?

At finnCap, we raise all forms of finance, including:

  • Growth capital
  • Acquisition finance
  • Debt

We can offer a truly agnostic eventual exit through our IPO experts in the Public Markets team or sell-side experts at Cavendish Corporate Finance. Companies with an interest in selling who are currently trying to weigh the pros and cons of IPO over private sales may be interested in our Dual Track services.

Accessing capital that is appropriate

At finnCap, we are focused on identifying the right source of capital for you, not just any source of capital. We have a diverse network of funders we work with, and we want them to be as happy in their investment as you are with your funding partner.

Understanding fundraising trends

Fundraising today isn’t the same as it was five years ago and understanding what the landscape is like right now can help you make a much more informed decision.

As part of the award-winning financial research we carry out, clients know where their value lies, what growth potential there is, and what specific sectors are like just now.

Sectors we specialise in include:

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Case studies

Read more about how we've advised and promoted the investment stories of our most ambitious private companies, helping them access the right capital they need to grow.

Our latest work was to advise Bella & Duke on a £3.5m fundraise, led by Mobeus.

Hugo Lough, who heads up the finnCap Private Fundraising Team  said: "We were delighted to be able to support Mark and Tony on their successful fundraise. Bella & Duke is a fast growing business in a hot sector and represents another direct to consumer growth deal for our team. The attraction of the business to prospective funders was not just the phenomenal growth in such a short space of time, but the whole ethos of the business.

"Mark and Tony have built a business that is focused on making a pets life as long and healthy as it can be. We wanted to be part of their journey and to help their quality offering reach as many customers as possible. We look forward to working with them in the future and seeing the success of the business in the coming years."

Why choose finnCap?

  • Proven expertise in running fundraising processes raising funds for private companies of between £2 million and £50 million 
  • Friendly, approachable team 
  • Intimate knowledge and comprehensive access to our network of investors
  • Experience in scaling up businesses with clear commercial traction

The private growth market continues to boom and finnCap provides a range of services and expertise in raising growth capital for private companies.

Private equity fundraising criteria

finnCap is uniquely placed to support your ambition through our comprehensive offering for established private companies (defined as a company with at least £1 million of historic annual net revenue) seeking to raise significant funds (defined as in excess of £2 million).

We support businesses in all sectors. Our team knows implicitly how to advise and promote private company investment stories. All investors want a strong, effective, experienced management team, a substantial addressable market, a proven business model with strong margins and barriers to entry.

If you feel you meet these criteria, please contact our team with your investor presentation, your most recent full accounts, including profit and loss, and the amount you wish to raise.

Get in touch

Hugo Lough

Corporate Finance

T: 020 7220 0596