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.

About Shawbrook

We could help provide the finance your business needs to navigate these pivotal events in a more creative and flexible way than you might find elsewhere. Our people make this happen by spending time with our clients, their management teams and advisers – getting to know every aspect of the business and the transaction. We use our expertise and judgement to tailor the right solution and we then commit to deliver, without ever over-promising.

  • We invest time in understanding our customers’ business models, markets and key challenges with the transaction
  • We have the ability to offer flexible product structuring to tailor the solution to our customers’ needs
  • We have a strong reputation built on our proven ability to set and meet clear expectations, delivering on what we have promised
  • We have experienced teams across the UK, embedded within regional economy to provide local support

Our Debt Solutions

We offer Asset Based Lending, Leveraged Finance and hybrid senior debt solutions, enabling funding to be delivered without preference for cash flow or assets.

Typical scenarios and common funding requirements include:

  • Business mergers or acquisitions
  • Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT)
  • Acquisitions for private equity
  • Exits for retirement
  • Buy and build strategies
  • General purposes, including capital expenditure
  • Funding growth and business development activities
  • Premises acquisition or refinance
  • Refinancing, restructuring and turnarounds
  • Working capital

Mergers & acquisitions

Whether you’re seeking to expand regionally, grow market share, or diversify your product offering, Shawbrook can support these often complex, mid-market transactions for UK businesses with strong management teams, and sponsor backed mid-sized SMEs.

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Management buy-outs

If you’re a business owner exploring your succession planning, or you’re part of an experienced management team seeking to buy-out the current owners of your business, our flexible debt solutions could help provide the finance you need.

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Employee Ownership Trusts

Whether you want to introduce an employee ownership scheme to improve engagement, provide added benefits for your staff or exit the business, we can help you achieve this transfer of ownership.

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Investing for growth

Whether you need to invest in equipment or machinery to deliver a specific project, or you’re seeking to enhance the productivity or profitability of your business, we provide a range of debt solutions to finance your growth ambitions.

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Whether you’re looking to refinance multiple debt facilities into a single structure, create greater headroom through releasing value tied up in your business assets, or seeking to restructure the profile of your debt, our tailored debt solutions could help you to achieve your goals.

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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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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. 

Saracens sponsorship

As official banking partner of Saracens Rugby Club, we are proud to champion elite women’s sport by supporting the growth of both women’s rugby and netball as lead sponsor of the Mavericks.