We are delighted to announce a strategic investment in the company from Wafra Capital Partners (‘WCP’) of £160 million. WCP have partnered with Quilam Capital on the transaction.
We are delighted to announce that the value of our outstanding loan book has surpassed £500 million for the first time. Capital currently deployed by ThinCats to support UK SMEs currently stands at £508 million, up from £306 million in 2020, £186 million in 2019 and £49 million in 2018.
We recently analysed insolvency rates across more than 400,000 mid-sized SMEs as part of assessing the impact of the Covid pandemic on UK businesses. Read our full report “An analysis of UK mid-sized SMEs : Where next for insolvency rates?” to see which sectors are more resilient than others and the early warning signs we will be looking out for to gauge the speed and scale of any future rises in insolvency rates.
With the UK vaccination programme well under way and global stock markets switching their attention from “stay-at-home” businesses to cyclical stocks most likely to benefit from economic growth, the funding debate moves on from survival funding to recovery funding and how to support businesses in making the most of the growth opportunities that will appear.
The economic impact of the pandemic has affected mid-sized businesses in many different ways. Greg Beamish, Head of Credit at ThinCats explains how his team responded to the pandemic and continued to provide funding support in such a fast changing and uncertain trading environment.
Find out more about how we helped mid-sized businesses in 2020 and our funding outlook for the year ahead.