How to raise growth capital

Start date: February 10, 2016 5:30pm registration for 6:00pm start

As we reported earlier this year, the media and marketing sector is proving especially attractive to providers of growth capital, with funders keen to back private companies that are looking to expand their activities organically and through acquisition.

As a result, business owners in the sector have been buoyed by optimism that external additional funding is a realistic and achievable avenue to explore. However, faced with the choice of numerous different funding options, and taking into consideration the inherent competition that characterises the market, how do you know which option is best to pursue in the context of your long-term strategy? Equally, how can you ensure that your business is positioned in the right way to be an attractive proposition to funders?

In this seminar, Jonathan Garbett and Nicola Horton of Kingston Smith Corporate Finance will explore the UK’s growth capital market and what areas you need to focus on when seeking to raise finance from institutions. In addition, we are delighted to be joined by David Fisher, Investment Director of Edge Investments, which has recently announced the launch of a new £40m growth capital fund focused on the creative industries. David will be providing an overview of Edge Investments’ approach to backing businesses in this sector.

Topics the seminar will cover include:

Sourcing finance

  • An overview of the growth capital market and competition
  • Private placings
  • Raising funds from institutions
  • Finding the preferred funder
  • The private equity institutional agenda and the Edge Investments approach

Considerations for your business

  • Due diligence
  • Business model
  • Valuation
  • Returns
  • Post investment environment

Date: February 10, 2016

Time: 5:30pm registration for 6:00pm start

Speaker Panel:

Nicola Horton – Principal - Kingston Smith Corporate Finance (chair)

Jonathan Garbett - Director - Kingston Smith Corporate Finance

David Fisher – Investment Director, Edge Investments


Kingston Smith
6th Floor
Charlotte Building
17 Gresse Street

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