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Downing Crowd is a platform that enables companies to raise debt to support their growth plans. We are building on 20 years of experience of working with businesses to offer you access to an alternative source of funding. We are an investment partner who understands your market and who can help you to continue to develop.

We have set out our borrower criteria for Downing Crowd below - if this fits with your company, then please get in touch with an outline of your business plan, funding needs, historic and forecast financials, and any indication you have of business / property valuation.


Borrower requirements:

Company

UK incorporated Limited Company or Limited Liability Partnership.


Asset-backing

E.g. freehold property, Feed-in-Tariff contracts, etc.


Performance

Track record of profitable trading.

Funding type

1 to 3 year term debt of between £1m and £10m. NOT equity fundraising.


Activity

Trading businesses (such as pubs, hotels, care homes or children’s nurseries) or yielding renewable assets (solar farms, AD, wind, hydro).


Early stage equity investments

For earlier stage business seeking equity funding, our Ventures or Growth Capital teams may be more appropriate for you.

1Ventures

Downing Ventures invests between £100k-£1m per company in UK technology companies. We will often invest in seed-stage deals, and then look to continue to support those companies through phases of subsequent growth. Find out more.

2Growth capital investments

Our growth capital team seeks to invest £1m to £5m into UK companies run by strong management teams that want to maintain control and continue to grow their businesses rapidly. We are particularly focused on businesses that have been trading for less than 7 years, are delivering annual sales in excess of £1m and are close to or beyond break-even point.

Please send your business plan to Louisa Welsh for consideration | louisa.welsh@downing.co.uk