As Great Britain’s biggest bank for business1 and a major backer of UK technology, media and telecom (TMT) companies, we understand that high-growth SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy, driving innovation and job creation. Many have developed a differentiated and often technology-led product that is disrupting markets with a growing customer base.
Led by excellent management teams these businesses are scaling rapidly, but many are pre-profit and investing for growth with complex financing needs. Returning to equity investors to fund them is expensive, means further equity dilution and can be a long process. This is where NatWest’s Venture & Growth Finance comes in, offering an alternative: a debt solution that could extend the cash runway, fund expansion plans, and bridge the period to profitability without giving up new equity.