Streamlined leverage funding for Financial Sponsors investing in UK SMEs.

Why Shawbrook?

  • “One-stop shop” debt offer, bridging the gap between a bank and a fund
  • Quick decisions with short lines of communication direct to decision-makers
  • Specialist and experienced team working on every transaction
  • Combining speed and flexibility with long-term funding certainty

Key client characteristics

  • Private Equity houses investing in UK SMEs
  • Cash-generative businesses with track record of profitability
  • Experienced and stable management team in place
  • Minimum Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA): £1m 

About our Unitranche facilities

A single lender solution for debt facilities up to £20m, providing committed capital to cater for event-driven needs. Sector-agnostic and a pure cashflow lend, Unitranche is designed with speed and simplicity in mind to support Sponsor-backed UK SMEs.

  • Single secured unitranche term loan
  • Revolving Credit Facility (RCF), acquisition and capex facilities on request
  • Funding range of £2m - £20m
  • Leverage maximum 5x EBITDA
  • Typical tenor: 6 years
  • Bullet repayment
  • No hedging or current accounts
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Working with businesses you support

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

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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.

Useful information

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Contact us

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Help with our products

If you're an existing customer or you've got questions on how our products work, visit our help centre for support.

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Business insights hub

We break down the latest data, insights and topics to help SMEs understand the key issues affecting their business.

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News & case studies

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

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.

Explore our Private Equity and Sponsor products

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Venture Debt

A product designed specifically to help fast growth companies, our Venture Debt solution is a finance facility designed to help VC-backed businesses continue to grow rapidly between funding rounds.

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Recurring Revenue Finance

Our Recurring Revenue facility is suited to high growth sponsor-backed UK businesses with quality revenue streams seeking to develop both product and sales capability.

Our business

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.