In some situations, financing a business via debt is not appropriate. At this point, the business may need equity investment. Equity investment can be institutional or private - from a business angel or from family or friends.
There are a range of institutional providers in Wales, including the Development Bank of Wales.
Private Equity funding can be provided by business angels, investment companies and by individuals or groups of individuals through crowdfunding platforms or by direct investment.
For assistance with your equity funding call us on 01656 868545 and we will ask one of our independent advisers to support you on your journey.
The Development Bank of Wales helps businesses get the capital they need to start up, strengthen and grow. There’s funding available for businesses at every growth stage. If you’re eligible and ready for investment, you have lots of options.
Finance ranges from £1,000 up to £5 million with both loans and equity available. And you can repay the money over periods of up to 10 years, giving you the time and space you need to reach your potential.
Over the next five years, the Bank will invest over £400 million. It will also treble the availability of micro finance. When private sector investment and the funding available to homebuyers through Help To Buy – Wales is taken into account, the Bank is aiming to have a billion-pound impact on the Welsh economy.
The Development Bank of Wales can provide finance for a range of needs including:
• Starting a business, including a technology business
• Growing a business
• Buying a business
Find out more at developmentbank.wales
Copyright Business In Focus 2020