Flexible finance from a relationship lender
Are you looking for debt finance to help your business reach its full potential? Then you are in the right place.
Mercia has adopted a flexible and at times innovative approach
Andy McKenna, Sheffield City Region Growth Hub
You’ve come to the right place
Debt finance is one of the most common forms of finance with high street banks having led the charge for decades. In recent years, more specialist lenders such as Mercia has supported SMEs in ways that traditional banks are unable to, providing a different appetite to risk which suits growing regional businesses.
Performance exhaust manufacturers
Cobra Sport Performance Exhausts produces stainless steel sports exhausts and is setting new standards in quality and performance through innovative design and advanced manufacturing techniques
Powering regional ambitions
The business has grown rapidly since its first investment from Mercia in 2018, expanding its manufacturing capabilities and entering new markets.
Rachel Abbott, CEO said – “Mercia is a proactive investor; they are keen to see how we are progressing and genuinely interested in the business which is refreshing.”
The right money, at the right time, on the right terms
Mercia has a pool of funding options to suit your needs, we call it our complete connected capital. Whether you’re starting out and need a cash injection of £100,000, or you’re running an established business looking to scale with a £1,000,000 we have different funding solutions to meet your needs.
Mercia’s debt funds can invest from through both the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and its SME Loans Fund.
Our debt solutions are available for a wide range of purposes:
|Additional working capital||Supporting growth ambitions||New markets, products and services||Business acquisitions|
|Growth capital||Premises purchase, improvements/expansion||New stock, plant and machinery||Employment of new staff|
A commitment to growth
Mercia invests debt finance into ambitious small companies. The portfolio’s characteristics are broad crossing a range of business activities from the complex, embracing cutting edge technology, through to more traditional service businesses. The one thing which all the debt portfolio companies have in common is that they are all led by robust management teams committed to growing their businesses.
Debt versus equity?
It’s a common source of debate amongst business owners; do you take on debt or do you ‘give away’ some equity. The answer will often lie in your business circumstances.
Mercia has been providing both debt and equity to businesses for decades and our team has put together a summary so you can determine what’s best for your business.
If you are seeking finance but uncertain whether a loan is the right type of finance for you, then you might want to look at Mercia’s venture capital or private equity solutions to see if they are more relevant to your circumstances.
Is your business better suited for a business loan?
- Ownership is not diluted so your upside remains all yours
- Future payments are based on regular repayments which can be planned and prepared for
- You can already demonstrate good trading history or a strong sales pipeline
- You have an immediate cash flow requirement
Is your business better suited for equity finance?
- For businesses that can demonstrate rich IP
- When you need larger amounts of money
- When you need both cash and additional expertise