Providing Growth Capital For Over 30 Years
Since the beginning, we have been supporting Midlands-based SMEs, investing more than £90 million into the region and raising over £200 million co-investment into the portfolio. Our ‘more than money’ approach helps to build strong and successful companies and support businesses every step of the way.
To us, risk is opportunity – we embrace it. We focus heavily on the positive aspects and see possibilities where others may see challenges. We want to work with businesses with high growth potential that can help supercharge the regional economy.
Where We Have Invested In The Past
For over 30 years, we have supported Midlands-based businesses to accelerate their growth. These are our non-active, legacy funds.
Exceed Partnership Fund
This fund was launched in March 2010 to provide expansion and development capital to West Midlands-based businesses. The £18.4m fund was targeting businesses across a broad range of sectors with the potential to deliver high levels of growth and profitability.
Early Advantage Fund
This fund was launched In December 2009 to provide investment, alongside business angels and other private sector investors, in early-stage and small businesses within the West Midlands. The fund invested a total of £10m.
Advantage Growth Fund
The Advantage Growth Fund was a £17.5m fund established in 2003 as part of the UK Government Regional Venture Capital Fund Initiative. The fund invested in West Midlands-based small and medium-sized enterprises.