All-in-One Business Finance
Everything you need to finance your business and achieve your goals
Asset funding enables you to finance asset acquisition or refinance existing equipment to grow your business quicker, with lower risk. Asset based lending is available for most capital expenditure such as vehicles, plant & machinery, technology, equipment, recycling & renewables. ABL finance enables businesses to avoid unnecessary cash flow strain and is available from £50,000 to £3m with asset backed lending repayment periods from 1 to 5 years.
Invoice finance is a valuable option for businesses faced with lengthy accounts receivable financing cycles. Invoice funding means you receive an advance on monies owed from customers against a single invoice or a handful of debtors. Selective invoice finance is available from £50,000 to £3m and, once registered, advance payment, typically from 75% to 85%, may be received on the same day.
Direct links to accounting systems such as Sage, QuickBooks, Opera, TasBooks, NAV and Xero open up confidential invoice discounting of the entire ledger.
Acquisition finance is the use of debt, equity and hybrid financing techniques to achieve an acquisition, company recapitalisation or management buy-in or buy-out. The focus of acquisition funding and MBO finance is on identifying the optimal financing solution for a company or management team. Debt finance or mezzanine financing requires security in the form of unencumbered tangible or financial assets. Acquisition and growth finance is available from £250,000 to £10m up to 5 years.
Debt finance is available for growth and expansion for UK registered companies with experienced management teams. Commercial property development, portfolio refinancing, pre-let development and renewable energy projects are eligible with, typically, 75% max LTV, dependent on collateral, term and cash flow. All sectors considered, from £250,000 to £10m up to 5 years. We are also able to offer bridging finance and commercial mortgages.
Blueray Capital investor partners have made angel investments in over 50 companies, several of which have achieved profitable exits. Our preferred sectors, portfolio and investment criteria are shown here. We are connected with various Angel syndicates, Funds and VC firms which enables us to participate in larger rounds. With our considerable experience in scaling startups and growing international businesses, we provide valuable hands-on expertise, mentoring and guidance, often as non-executive directors or board advisors to early stage businesses.
Blueray Capital is delighted to partner with Seedrs, the UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Seedrs brings an extensive institutional network of anchor investors: VCs, Family Offices and Investment Funds. Over £320m has been invested in over 600 transactions. Raise the capital you need via one of Europe’s largest investor communities, while engaging your network to build a group of passionate investors. Blueray Capital can help accelerate the process and simplify the path to investor success.
Initial Coin Offering
An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an unregulated and, some say, controversial means of crowdfunding by creating digital tokens in the new entity, paid for by investors sending cryptocurrencies via blockchain platforms such as Ethereum. The first ICO was in July 2013 and since then over £2.5bn has been invested in over 250 ICOs. ICOs are popular among cryptocurrency and blockchain start-ups and have exploded in 2017, surpassing venture capital funding. Blueray Capital has strategic partnerships with ICO specialists to support fund-raising in the blockchain space.
Sell your Business
A common thought process for many company owners is how to sell my business and achieve a successful exit. This is especially true for private, small and medium-sized, owner-managed and family businesses. Blueray Capital is delighted to work in partnership with OAGI, an investment firm that acquires profitable businesses with sales between £1m and £10m. The objective is for sustained growth from which rewards will flow to the vendor, employees and stakeholders. If you want to sell your business in 2018 or are considering selling a company, please get in touch with Blueray Capital for a confidential discussion.
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Blueray Capital has partnered with Seedrs to introduce clients to a curated source of exciting early-stage equity investment opportunities. The Seedrs platform enables investors to carefully build their own private equity portfolio, diversified by sector, stage and geography. Seedrs is one of the few platforms to publish the performance of its funded companies and is the first to have an active secondary market, enabling investors to potentially realise early returns. For more information, click here or on the Seedrs logo.
Cryptocurrencies have grown exponentially since their creation in 2009, with the total market capitalisation standing at £150+ billion. While many consider investing in this space far too risky and volatile; a bubble waiting to burst; with 1,250+ currencies to choose from and more appearing each day, participation is a complex process. CRYPTO20 is the world’s first cryptocurrency-only, tokenised index fund, based on the Ethereum blockchain, aiming to provide a solution to this problem. The portfolio will autonomously maintain a diverse portfolio of the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization through a weekly rebalancing process.
Build an ICO Portfolio
The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) sector is booming with over £1bn raised in 2017. However, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned investors that “ICOs are very high-risk, speculative investments, which you should only invest in if you are an experienced investor, confident in the quality of the ICO project itself (e.g. business plan, technology, people involved) and prepared to lose your entire stake.” The regulator warned that “the coins issued in ICOs are subject to extreme volatility, often carry little or no investor protection, and are high-risk given the unregulated nature of the space and early stage of many projects”. With that said, the table below is a handy way to monitor the ICO space. Navigate around the Live and Upcoming ICOs and click on More Details to review those of interest.