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Growth Capital

Our growth capital team provides funding for UK businesses looking to continue their expansion. The companies we support are run by ambitious and talented management teams focused on creating leading businesses in their market. We’re a committed funding partner, providing both long-term capital and strategic support throughout the investment term.

Typically, the companies we back will have already navigated the start-up phase and successfully launched a product or service that provides them with a sustainable competitive advantage. Generally, the business will have more than £1 million of annual sales from satisfied, repeat customers. Our funding and support can then be used to build scale, enter new markets or launch next-generation products.

Growth capital

£1 million - £5 million investment size

We typically look for:

  • >£1 million sales, with sustained sales growth
  • <7 years from the date of first commercial sale
  • profitable businesses or those with a clear path to profitability

We typically provide:

  • a mixture of debt and equity
  • up to 100% of the funding requirement alone or with other investors


We are actively seeking opportunities in a variety of sectors, including e-commerce, enterprise software, healthcare and services. Because we understand that no two businesses are alike, we work to understand the unique features of each project and offer a bespoke funding package, which could include a combination of equity and debt. Although we prefer to provide capital exclusively, we may partner with other credible investors to help your business grow.

Do you have a growth investment opportunity you’d like to discuss? Please contact our team on 

Important Notice

Investing in our products will place your capital at risk and you may not get back the full amount invested. Any tax treatment may be subject to change and the availability and value of the reliefs depend on the individual circumstances of each investor. The availability of tax reliefs also depends on the investee companies maintaining their qualifying status.

Further information can be found at HMRC’s website. Neither past performance or forecasts are reliable indicators of future results and should not be relied upon. Unquoted or smaller company shares are likely to have higher price fluctuations and are likely to be more difficult to sell than shares quoted on the London Stock Exchange Official List. Website content is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. We recommend you seek independent advice before investing in any of our products.

Important Notice

Downing’s investments place your capital at risk and you may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance and forecasts are not a reliable guide to future results. Tax treatment may be subject to change and depends on individual circumstances. Smaller company shares are likely to have higher volatility and liquidity risks than other types of main market listed instruments. We recommend that you seek professional independent financial advice before investing. We do not offer investment or tax advice.

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