“Capital Engine has provided my business with a highly professional service, guiding us through eight fund raisings on a peer-to-peer platform. I would certainly recommend them to any party looking to raise finance via ThinCats.” Ed Marley-Shaw, Managing Director, Clearwell Capital, February 2015
Capital Engine Ltd provides term loans of £250,000 and above for small and medium sized businesses engaged in strategic activities such as expansion, acquisitions and MBIs. We also provide term loans to investment funds.
Capital Engine accesses lenders both through the ThinCats platform and through our institutional relationships who can support the execution of larger loans. Capital Engine always invests at least half of its arrangement fees into each loan that it proposes, thus aligning our interests with other lenders.
Sophie Muir and Christopher Rothschild founded Capital Engine (previously known as ThinCats London Sponsors) in December 2012 after successful careers in finance.
Sophie Muir has more than 16 years of experience in financial services. She began her career in private banking at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan) and later moved to corporate banking at Citibank from 1998-2012, gaining skills in corporate loan structuring and syndication, project finance, leveraged finance, risk management and relationship management.
Christopher Rothschild has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising for UK businesses and entrepreneurs. He began his career as a corporate financier advising smaller quoted UK companies on stockmarket fundraisings. He worked across most sectors of the stockmarket and advised on both equity and debt fundraising while working at SG Warburg Securities and at Charterhouse Securities. He then moved to private banking at Barclays Bank and ABN Amro (Jersey branch) where he specialised in helping small business owners structure and obtain debt finance. This experience helped convince him that the banks’ risk appetite and processes left ample room in the market for alternative sources of loan finance such as ThinCats.
We are based in London, but have helped with companies based in other locations in the UK.