We are a privately-funded investment group which specialises in providing equity capital for small- to medium-sized businesses operating in the food and drink sector across the UK.
Our expertise is drawn from considerable experience and proven track records of running and investing in food businesses. We will invest in:
- Business to business service providers to food and drink manufacturing companies.
- Businesses providing food or drink through diverse channels such as Foodservice, although not those relying solely on major retailers.
- Businesses selling food or drink directly to consumers either via retail, hospitality premises and web-based platforms.
We will invest in all stages of business development from early sales achievement, growth capital and turnaround where applicable. We do not usually invest in "from scratch" startups.
In order to qualify a business must have a transparent history of trading, a clear business plan and be able to demonstrate unique competitive selling points.
We will usually invest from £50,000 to £500,000 per business and we manage this investment by adopting a Board Directorship or Chairmanship. All of the Group's input is managed via this single point of contact keeping interactions as succinct and efficient as possible.
We can also bring a wealth of knowledge and personal networks to aid business development, problem solving and general business support if appropriate.
Our investment horizon is usually 3 to 5 years.
||Business Advisors and Mentoring, Live Pitch Presentations
||Start-Up, Early Stage VC
||£150k - £250k, £250k - £500k
||Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Consumer and e-commerce, Food and Drink, Materials and Manufacturing, Retail
|No. of opportunities selected each year
|Company Initial Fee
||Appraised on a case by case basis
|Company Success Fee
||2.5% of funds raised from our own investor base. ACF or additional investment from other investment groups as applicable. Our investments are not open to general individual investors or other 3rd parties.