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Former EmergeVest co-founder will launch an Asia private credit fund focused on providing financings for SMEs in Asia-Pacific.
The deal between the lending tech platform and the alternative asset manager will provide more capital for UK small businesses to invest and grow.
Plenty of capital is being raised for private debt, but not much of it is finding its way into UK SMEs
The firm’s third SME fund has received backing from new and existing investors including £30m from British Business Investments.
Small companies play a vital role in the economy, but the pandemic has left many struggling financially. Could alternative lenders fill the gaps to support a broad economic recovery? John Bakie investigates
Small and medium-sized business borrowers are increasingly looking to online technology specialists in the post-pandemic era. Michael Haley reports
UK and Ireland satellite photo
The vehicle has received backing from Ireland’s Strategic Investment Fund to support SMEs as the economy recovers from the covid-19 pandemic.
The new vehicle will look for opportunities in the underserved SME market in Canada.
The deal with US-based Wafra Capital Partners will enable ThinCats to make £2bn of loans over the next few years.
Last year saw small company financing dominated by state-backed schemes. But as they come to an end, fund managers can reclaim lost territory.
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