UK companies are attracting Indian investors with a growing appetite for British assets. Moore Kingston Smith’s inbound enquiries from Indian investors are up 25% year-on-year since 2018.
The current economic backdrop is likely to catalyse an increase in UK firms looking for external funding to facilitate expansion. UK companies are eager to leverage the size and nature of the resources available in the world’s fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP or the third-largest by purchasing power parity.
For Indian corporates, the ease of doing business in the UK regarding language, legal framework and scope for fast growth makes the UK a natural destination. The UK was named the top country for doing business by Forbes in 2019.1 According to the UK’s Department for International Trade, in 2019/2020, India is the second largest FDI investor in the UK, the largest investor being the US.