Business Investment opportunities
Here at BFS we regularly receive requests from SMEs for help in raising finance for expansion of the business or to fund the development of new products or entry into new business areas. In some cases a business loan may not be appropriate, particulaqrly where this puts a strain on cash flow. In such cases, because of our many contacts, we at BFS can look at taking clients down the Equity Investment route. This may be through our own Business Angel contacts or via one of the Crowd Funding platforms that we work closely with and who specialise in Equity Funding.
The following is a list of some of our client companies who require finance in the form of loans, investment or some form of debt finance to provide them with working capital and the means to grow the business. Please click on the appropriate section to display a web brief on any particular client. If you require further information or a copy of a particular business plan please call BFS on 0800 093 5240.
Rail safety - Investment in the next generation - Ref.: IV448 - NEW
Our client has developed what will be considered as a major step forward in terms of rail safety. The system, called Omniview, allows drivers to identify potential problems ahead in daylight or darkness. It can also be used in a forensic capacity to investigate ‘Incidents’.
In addition to OmniView, the Company is developing a heads up display system, known as iHUD, which projects video data, signalling information and train health data onto the cab windscreen in front of the driver, thus obviating the need for him/her to look away from the track ahead.
The Company believes that both OmniView and iHUD are unique. Substantial interest is already being shown by private and nationalised public transport operators, manufacturers of rolling stock and public transport vehicles and rolling stock owners both in the UK & overseas. Worldwide the market for Omniview is estimated at £3.2 Billion.
Our client now seeks investment of £250,000 to launch Omniview, with a second tranche of £250,00 to follow 6 months later to complete the development and launch of iHUD. In return investors will be offered an equity share.
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A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS AND SUPPORT BUSINESS – Ref. PP/446 - New
Our client has developed a goal-focused brand business under the name ‘Pure’ that combines high quality sports supplements with tailored diet and exercise programmes in order for individuals to achieve and sustain their personal fitness goals. Having established the business within his existing marketing and consultancy company other projects have resulted in the founder not having the time to develop the business to fulfil its potential.
This business is ‘in the moment’ in terms of nutrition and fitness and presents an excellent opportunity to build a business from an already solid platform. It also offers an excellent opportunity for someone in the personal trainer/ fitness/lifestyle sectors to develop a network of associates around the country to offer personalised programmes alongside the company’s products.
A new company has been formed and although currently dormant it is proposed that the assets of the existing business would be transferred into the new company as part of a business sale. The founder would consider remaining involved to help with the development of the business on a consultancy basis but on the understanding that any investor would take on the day to day running of the business. The business is being offered for sale at £50,000 +SAV.
Finance for a new brand of Energy Supply Business - Ref.: HE/437
An opportunity has arisen to take an equity share in a dynamic new business involved in the very lucrative Energy Supply market. The funds are required to cover the balance of costs for launching the business and to provide cash flow for the first few months of operation, after which the business will be self-financing. This is a business that is forecast to achieve revenue in excess of £26 million by year 3 with very healthy margins. The Founder, who has significant industry experience, has some very positive ideas to facilitate market penetration. The business seeks £500,000 of investment in return for an equity stake of 40%. An application for EIS/SEIS approval is in process.
Growth Funding for Supply Chain - Ref: BN/380 - Completed
This company was incorporated in 2011 with the specific objective of bringing a fresh approach and new supplies at competitive prices to the European Leatherwork industries. Our client has already had significant success in this regard but now needs a capital injection of up to £100,000 over the next 6 months to grow the business and establish them as a major supplier. Revenue is forecast at £5 million by 2015/6 with EBITDA of £877K.
Secured Property Refurbishment Business - Ref: EL/357 - Completed
A well established property development business (over 30 successful transactions completed in the last 3 years), producing strong returns of between 12 - 40% per annum, now wishes to partner with investors to provide access to the residential housing market on a non-pooled, project specific basis.
Beauty Products Wholesaler & Retailer - Ref: BW/352 - Completed
Our client is a long-established supplier of hair, beauty, toning, fitness, nail & health products. Investment of up to £300,000 is sought to supplement existing funding lines to source additional stock to meet increased seasonal demand for Xmas and rising demand from retail customers. The funding will also allow our client to enter new markets and expand into new product lines.
Unique Gig/Sports Event viewing system - Ref: AR/375 - New
Our clients have developed a system allowing videos of Music Gigs and sporting events to be viewed on various media from Mobiles to Smart TVs. This is not new, you might say, but it is! The events will be shot on multiple cameras in HD sound and vision but the viewer chooses which camera output they want to watch at any one time. What's more they can switch seemlessly between cameras at any time. The Videos will be available via an App that is already developed. Our client is seeking an initial investment of £160,000 to launch the productt. Being internet based, This business will have a strong international element.with interest already being shown by major players in the USA.
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