What we offer
We partner with businesses across the UK and Ireland typically seeking between £5 million and £50 million of initial investment.
Flexible funding - ability to act as a single source of funding by providing bespoke equity and debt funding solutions, including minority, majority, joint venture and debt only structures.
Long-term partner - capability to provide multiple rounds of funding as the business grows and with a source of capital that allows us to take a long-term partnership view.
Range of transactions types - flexibility to support organic growth, acquisitions and management buyouts.
Strategic support - we collaborate with and support management teams by leveraging our extensive network, sector knowledge and experience in growing businesses.
What we look for
Our primary focus is investing in operating businesses with underlying assets and/or long-term predictable revenue streams.
Experienced Management - we value relationships and work with ambitious management teams with strong track records to build impactful businesses.
Growing Markets - we like to invest in underserved and fragmented markets that benefit from strong underlying demand drivers. Our investments have spanned across, but are not limited to, the following sectors:
- Healthcare (e.g. elderly care and specialist care)
- Education (e.g. special educational needs schools, nurseries, mainstream schools and FE colleges)
- Leisure & Hospitality (e.g. pubs, hotels and day visitor attractions)
- Housing (e.g. retirement living, supported living, housebuilders)
- Other Specialist Sectors (e.g. fibre broadband, data centres and asset rental)
Responsible Investment and Sustainability - Downing integrates analysis of ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors into our investment decision-making process, with a recognition that they present opportunities to protect and create value. We share best practice and support companies to help drive a positive contribution to society and the environment.
Meet the team
Partner and Head of Development Capital
Development Capital news & views
Downing LLP completes sale of luxury hotel Dunkeld House
17 March 2022
Downing to accelerate its growth plans in specialist care with key hire
11 March 2022
Downing partners with Spaghetti Bridge Ltd to build leading UK Special Educational Needs Platform
29 September 2021
Downing selected as finalists for HealthInvestor and LaingBuisson 2021 Awards
10 September 2021
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