Funding readiness advice

If you are thinking about approaching funders for money to grow or buy a business, you need to be at the right level of investment readiness to succeed. Fail to do so and your efforts could be wasted and your business left behind. We will use our expert knowledge to get you investment ready.

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How we can help

ASSESS YOUR FUNDING CAPACITY

We will assess why you need funding, whether you are eligible to raise funds and determine how much funding you could raise.

ADVISE ON THE RIGHT FUNDING OPTION FOR YOU

We will assess the most feasible funding options based on your funding capacity. We will present these options to you and advise on the most appropriate solution for your  needs.

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GET THE RIGHT FUNDING WITH ACCESS TO 700+ funders

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 REPRESENT YOUR BUSINESS TO HELP SECURE YOUR FUNDING

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

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Why Shaw & Co

WE MAKE DEALS HAPPEN

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

COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT & ALIGNed With your GOALs

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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FAQS

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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If I am not eligible for business finance, can I get funding from a different source?

Quite often businesses unable to borrow can secure equity funding or grant support. Each case is considered on its merits.

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I've never carried debt in my business, will that impact my chances to secure funding?

Not necessarily. If presented correctly this could be viewed as a cautious management strategy and well received by lenders.

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What background checks do you perform when assessing my funding eligibility?

We undertake all the usual KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance checks and some basic affordability assessment prior to undertaking a full funding engagement.

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What management information will you need to see?

Essentially everything you ordinarily produce on a monthly basis together with historic financials and forecasts. This provides a good benchmark on financial sophistication and helps inform areas which require strengthening.

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Why should I use Shaw & Co to help me assess my investment readiness?

We run a whole of market competitive process to identify the best form of investment and ensure the business is presented in the most appropriate light.

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Will a CCJ affect my ability to raise funding?

Yes, but in certain circumstances it may be able to be addressed.

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