Growing your business is an exciting process but knowing how to fund that growth can seem daunting. The funding landscape is complex and fragmented with lenders offering many financing solutions. Our experts can help you avoid the stress of navigating the complexity and arrange business financing to make growth happen.

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How we can help


We will assess if financing your business growth is viable. We will use our knowledge of the whole funding market to determine how much debt or equity funding you could raise.


We will advise on the most suitable financing strategy whether that’s debt, equity or a combination of both to help make your business growth happen.

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We will drive a competitive process in the funding market to find the most suitable solution among our network of 700+ lenders. We will advise on the varying criteria different lenders have for their business funding solutions.


We will approach lenders on your behalf. Knowing what lenders are looking for and pitching to them in the right way can save you  time, reputation and lost opportunities.

Additional benefits

Cash flow Lending

We can help growing businesses raise funds against their future cashflows. This is vital for modern businesses that are light on tangible asset security.

Competitive options

We deliver truly competitive “all-of-market” funding solutions offering the best structures, pricing and financial partners for your needs.

Best of both worlds

We will find the optimal blend of funding solutions from both traditional banks and alternative lenders.


Why Shaw & Co


Our highly talented people are creative, innovative and thrive when faced with a deal-making challenge. It's no surprise that we make deals happen and turn your ambition into a greater outcome.

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Fees & charges


Our objective is to ensure that our fee more than pays for itself from the value we create for you and your business.

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Are you a broker?

No, we are not brokers. We are professional advisors. Whilst our role often involves the introduction of parties to a deal, our value is much greater than a simple introduction service. We support you in the development and articulation of your business case, the negotiation of terms and the management of completion - all of which materially improve the end result, adding significant value to your transaction.

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How can a corporate finance advisor help me?

Corporate finance transactions are not an everyday activity and it is unlikely you will have the up-to-date knowledge you need in your team to navigate a deal. We provide expert advice when you need it to get the right solution for you.

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Are you sector specialists?

We have specific sector knowledge derived from many years of collective deal making experience. However, we pride ourselves on the diversity of sectors we work with which challenges us to think creatively. This creative and challenging approach brings huge value to our clients when helping them to build robust business cases.

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Can I get business funding if I have CCJ's?

Funding is a greater challenge if County Court Judgements (CCJ) exist. It may still be possible depending on the context of the CCJ and whether any subsequent action is expected.

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How long does it typically take to secure finance for a business growth project?

Depending on the nature of financing this can take as little as a few weeks if asset-based funding. More complex transactions can still take months for a lender to make a decision.

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Is debt financing or equity financing the best funding route for growing my business?

Debt is often preferred as this will not dilute the ownership of existing shareholders and does not require a seat on the Board. However, there are occasions when equity is preferable should the level of debt sought be considered too onerous for the business.

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What is the minimum and maximum amount of growth financing you can help me raise?

We typically look to raise a minimum of £1.5m with no ceiling on maximum amount.

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What things are often overlooked when trying to raise finance for a business growth project?

There are many angles to consider when financing a growth project. Often borrowers are not aware of the level of detail a funder may require assessing the proposition. Also, the breadth of funders in the market makes it difficult for a borrower to know who best to approach.

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Why should I use Shaw & Co to help me find finance for a business growth project?

We run a whole of market competitive process to make sure you not only have the best price but also the best structure and lending partner for the loan.

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Can I still get business funding if my bank says no?

Very likely yes. Generally speaking, banks have reduced risk appetite compared to the alternative market where many acquisition deals are now financed.

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If you can't get me funding, do I still pay Shaw & Co's fees?

Certain fees remain payable on most transactions like commitment fees which tend to equate to approximately 10% of the overall success fee. Success fees are only payable on successfully completing the transaction.

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We put you first

One of our six promises is to do the right thing and put your interests before ours. We work harder to achieve the best deal for you and your business.

"At every step of the journey, through the build up to our sale, and in the subsequent acquisition by Unilever, Shaw & Co worked with us to protect and champion Pukka’s values and mission. They have helped us find the right home in Unilever, and to create an exciting future for Pukka Herbs."

Tim Westwell, Co-founder & CEO at Pukka Herbs


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