ESF Capital is the majority shareholder in ThinCats. It provides capital and expertise to the SME alternative finance (AltFi) industry. Established in 2015, it is developing a distinctive and high-quality presence in the peer-to-peer lending market and is backed by leading UK and US institutions, including one of the UK’s largest pension funds.
ESF was founded on the belief that acumen and experience within the financial industry must be the bedrock of any successful AltFi business. Its management team has an average of 30 years’ experience, across banking, asset management, operations and IT.
ESF is able to underwrite loans and invest directly, increasing market liquidity and giving confidence that loans will be fully funded. ESF’s investment in ThinCats ensures ongoing development in such vital areas as origination, IT and operations, ensuring we continue to offer a diverse range of quality loans to our lenders, and capital to our borrowers.
Additionally, ESF act as a specialist Sponsor to the platform. In this role, ESF work with potential new Sponsors, to ensure that they are familiar with the process before becoming full Sponsors in their own right, whilst also assisting business professionals looking to raise capital for their corporate clients.
For more information visit www.esfcapital.com.