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Growth capital – a potential safe harbour

Growth capital has always been a great tool in helping to accelerate growth, but in the current circumstances its power may be further amplified.

Last updated: 23 March 2020

Offering security in the short term and the resources to grow when the restrictions end, growth capital can offer businesses a way to navigate the short term and maximise value in the long term.

If you are looking to raise finance in the next few years, you should consider accelerating those plans. Despite the concern that Covid-19 is causing, in recent conversations with investors we have been assured that there is still growth capital available for businesses looking to grow.

However, there is a chance that this cash could dry up in the next cycle meaning funding will be harder to come by in the next year or two. Raising funds now will give your business the security to ride out the current storm and be well placed to take advantage of opportunities that arise as we return to normality. 

The same also applies to businesses who may not have been considering growth capital because they have grown well and may have generated good profits over the last few years, but now face uncertainty in the short term. Growth capital can offer a lifeline to survive this short term and have the funds to invest and capitalise on opportunities that will arise out of the back of these measures.

If you have been looking to raise finance or have just started to do so since the crisis, we suggest you get started as soon as possible to ensure you have access to the funds before they dry up. 

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Last updated: 23 March 2020

Offering security in the short term and the resources to grow when the restrictions end, growth capital can offer businesses a way to navigate the short term and maximise value in the long term.

If you are looking to raise finance in the next few years, you should consider accelerating those plans. Despite the concern that Covid-19 is causing, in recent conversations with investors we have been assured that there is still growth capital available for businesses looking to grow.

However, there is a chance that this cash could dry up in the next cycle meaning funding will be harder to come by in the next year or two. Raising funds now will give your business the security to ride out the current storm and be well placed to take advantage of opportunities that arise as we return to normality. 

The same also applies to businesses who may not have been considering growth capital because they have grown well and may have generated good profits over the last few years, but now face uncertainty in the short term. Growth capital can offer a lifeline to survive this short term and have the funds to invest and capitalise on opportunities that will arise out of the back of these measures.

If you have been looking to raise finance or have just started to do so since the crisis, we suggest you get started as soon as possible to ensure you have access to the funds before they dry up. 

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