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Leveraged Finance

Specialist leverage debt facilities supporting mid-market SMEs.

Why Shawbrook?

Maintaining close working relationships with our customers is paramount, which is why our Client Managers are focused on small portfolios and tasked to make dealing with Shawbrook as simple as possible.

Leveraged Finance highlights

A senior debt product designed for established businesses requiring funding for growth, an acquisition, change of ownership or other general corporate purpose. Loan size is determined by a multiple of EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation) or vacant possession value of an owner-occupied commercial property, with repayments coming from future cashflows of the business. 

About our Leveraged Finance

  • Facilities from £1m - £20m
  • Term: typically 3 - 5 years
  • Repayment: amortising profile with interest-only periods and bullet options available
  • Security: senior all asset debenture. Parental and cross guarantees may also be required
  • Can be combined with working capital facilities as a comprehensive solution to support commercial loan structures
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Working with your business

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Working capital

Maintaining sufficient financial headroom is critical in ensuring that your business is resilient and capable of dealing with whatever the future might hold. We provide a range of solutions to help you manage your working capital, using either your assets or cashflow as security.

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Event financing

Acquisitions, management buy-outs, employee ownership transitions, re-structuring, investing for growth. These are pivotal events for any business, and almost always dependent on access to funding.

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Assets & equipment

Funding to support investments in assets and equipment. Whether it’s leasing or purchasing capital equipment or machinery, or funding significant investment in soft assets or intangible costs associated to CAPEX.

Outstanding in your field

We work with most sectors across the UK. Here’s a spotlight on some of the sectors we work with.

Leveraged Finance case studies

Find out more about the businesses we have supported with Leveraged Finance.

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Case Study

Euston Ventures completes acquisition of Hammond Chemicals with support from Shawbrook

Euston Ventures, has completed the acquisition of Hammond Chemicals, a leading supplier of blended industrial solvents.

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Case Study

Shawbrook provides Furnley House with loan facility to support IFA acquisitions

Furnley House, a financial services company part of Superbia Group, acquired CDG Financial services Ltd as it looks to expand its holdings, with Shawbrook providing a £3.9 million Commercial Loan to support the acquisition.

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Case Study

Safespaces, specialist equipment provider for users with complex needs, is acquired with support from Shawbrook

Safespaces, a leading provider of specialist equipment for users with complex needs, has been acquired by Euston Ventures. Supported by Shawbrook, the acquisition enables Euston and Safespaces to progress their growth plans.

Adviser or Business Introducer?

We work with a range of corporate debt advisers, accountants, lawyers, and other knowledge based introducers to find solutions for their clients. 

If your business is introducing clients to the right partners and we haven't spoken before, we understand that a conversation is just the start.

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Asset Based Lending

For businesses with substantial value tied-up in the balance sheet, our Asset Based Lending proposition can unlock that value to provide both strategic capital and on-going financial headroom to support pivotal events.

Asset Finance

When you’re faced with the need to replace essential equipment, invest in new equipment, or increase capacity, we can offer a range of products that could help manage the cost – including hire purchase, leasing and sale and leaseback.

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Unsecured Business Loans

Finance for specialist needs including Professions Finance to support tax, VAT and membership fees, and CAPEX Term Loans to support the acquisition of assets or intangible costs associated with capital expenditure purchases.

Supporting the businesses you support

Explore our funding solutions for Private Equity investors supporting UK mid-market SMEs.

Useful information

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News & case studies

Read our latest news and find out more about the businesses we have supported.

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About Shawbrook

Shawbrook provides finance to a wide range of customers who value the premium experience, flexibility and certainty we deliver.  We are a purpose-led organisation, with a focus on delivering long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders.

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Our sustainability strategy is designed to create value for our customers, colleagues, communities, suppliers and shareholders, while having a positive impact on society and the wider environment. 

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