Invoice finance facilities for UK SMEs

The Business

Advantedge provides cash flow solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, giving them the confidence to grow. The business now has more than 650 clients, which it serves from offices in Oxfordshire, Birmingham, Manchester, Newport and Scotland.

The Deal

We provided £8.7 million to back the management buyout of Factor 21, which later changed its name to Advantedge Commercial Finance. We provided a combined debt and equity package to fund the MBO from the retiring vendor.

The Plan

Traditionally underserved by the big banks, fast-growth SMEs need alternative finance to thrive. In response to this strong demand, Advantedge has funded over £2bn of invoices since its launch 15 years ago and aims to increase that number significantly. In partnership with us, the business has already grown from two regional offices to five since the MBO, most recently expanding to Newport by acquiring Henry Howard Cashflow Finance. We anticipate supporting the team’s ambitious plans with further funding to build towards a nationwide footprint.

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“Mobeus was unique amongst the private equity firms we met in being able to grasp the important dynamics of our sector immediately. With Mobeus’s support, we are growing a nationwide business that’s passionate about providing certainty of funding to our clients, so they have the confidence to drive their plans forward.”

David Tilling
Advantedge, CEO

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