ADVISING AND SOURCING GROWTH FINANCE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES
Chance Capital is here to help your business grow. Since our founding in 2014, we’ve raised over £150m of debt and equity for numerous SMEs, guiding them through the often daunting process of raising growth capital. We are focused on raising £1-50m finance for small and medium sized businesses, whilst also advising scale-up companies on business development and growth strategy.
We always seek to co-invest on each client transaction.
What We Look For
Chance Capital has built up a trusted network of over 150 investors. These include Family Offices, HNWIs, Private Equity Funds and Alternative Debt providers. Our investors have differing sector preferences and investment criteria. We will connect and guide you through to those that will be most relevant and strategic for your business. We focus on post seed and pre IPO businesses. The following criteria gives an indication of the type and stage of business we cater for:
• Min 3 years revenues (with 20%+ YOY growth)
• Min £3m turnover
• Ideally min £500K EBITDA/Asset value (or exponential growth if pre profit)
• Successful and experienced management team
• Raising £1m+ (up to £50m)
• Targeting SME's domiciled in UK/Europe
• Open to all sectors
• SME’s seeking debt, equity (or CLN's)
• Preferably EIS compliant, but not a necessity
Helping EU Businesses Scale Into The UK
Chance Capital has recently launched a new arm of the business focused on assisting EU businesses who are looking to scale into the UK, accessing the post-Brexit UK marketplace and capital of venture funding in Europe.
We have partnered with Ince Global to provide a full suite of services for those looking to access the UK market (and UK domiciled investment). We have links and representation across Europe and can advise EU SME’s on all the nuances of setting up and building a new arm of the business in the UK.
The services we can help businesses with include (but are not limited to) the following:
Tax Status & Registration
How to best structure your company in the UK from a tax perspective
We can handle all of your staffing requirements in the UK
We are well placed to make sector specific strategic introductions, broadening your UK network
Chance Capital has access to a number of ‘off market’ real estate opportunities across the UK. These are often brought to our attention from within our investor network by those looking for a discreet disposal of their assets. We are also approached by HNW and Family Office contacts, who may retain us to source specific real estate assets on their behalf. We have years of experience sourcing and selling developments and individual investment/residential properties.
Current & Past Clients
We have worked with a range of clients from differing sectors. This has often been in a purely
advisory role, but more often as a retained corporate finance specialist, raising both equity and debt
instruments. Here are just a few of the businesses that we have helped:
SKS Business Services is a firm of experienced and fully qualified accountants and auditors. Chance Capital has raised over £23m for SKS and continues to advise the business on its future growth plans.
“Chance Captial has done a great job in helping MCF source £10m regulatory capital to grow our loans business. This is an important milestone for us by helping to diversify our funding sources and cheapening the cost of capital. Hugo understood our needs and was able to find a suitable investor.”
- Tobias Gruber
CEO, My Community Finance
Chance Capital CEO
Hugo has worked in the UK's private equity and venture capital sector for over ten years and has substantial experience advising and raising capital for a range of early stage businesses. Spearheading all client relationships at Chance Capital, Hugo works with a select number of trusted partners, specialising in different sectors to help deliver client requirements with the utmost diligence, professionalism and above all, integrity.