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Through close working relationships with finance sources we can advise on the right type of finance for you and offer advice on bank loans, hire purchase, leasing, venture capital and private investment sources.


What does “raising finance” mean?

Raising finance refers to the process of securing funds or capital from various sources to finance a business venture, project, or expansion. It involves obtaining financial resources that can be used to support the operations and growth of a company.


What are the common methods of raising finance for businesses?

There are several common methods of raising finance for businesses, including:

Issuing equity: Selling shares of ownership in the company to investors.

Bank loans: Borrowing money from banks or financial institutions.

Venture capital: Obtaining investment from venture capital firms in exchange for equity.

Angel investors: Receiving funding from individual investors in return for ownership stakes.

Crowdfunding: Raising money from a large number of people through online platforms.


How can a startup company raise finance when it lacks a financial track record?

Startups with no financial track record can explore various options to raise finance, such as:

Angel investors: Convincing individual investors of the potential of their business idea.

Venture capital: Attracting venture capital firms interested in investing in early-stage startups.

Bootstrapping: Using personal savings or funds from friends and family to get started.

Crowdfunding: Utilising crowdfunding platforms to reach a broad audience of potential backers.


What are the advantages and disadvantages of raising finance through bank loans?

  • Advantages of bank loans include:
  • Access to a lump sum of money for business needs.
  • Fixed interest rates for predictable repayments.
  • Possibility to build a credit history through timely repayments.
  • Disadvantages include:
  • Need to provide collateral or personal guarantees.
  • Interest payments increase the overall cost of borrowing.
  • Strict repayment schedules may strain cash flow.


What factors do investors consider when evaluating a company for potential investment?

Investors consider various factors before deciding to invest in a company, including:

Business model and potential for growth.

Management team’s experience and track record.

Market size and competitive landscape.

Financial projections and past performance.

Exit strategy for investors to realise returns on their investment.


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