Financial Sponsors

A national team of experienced professionals offering dedicated coverage to support mid-market private equity firms and management teams across the UK.

Products and services

  • Private Equity led majority/minority buy-outs
  • Capital to grow organically/make acquisitions
  • Refinancings and recapitalisations
  • Super Senior facilities (drawn debt and revolving credit lines)
  • Bilateral or multi-bank deals
financial sponsors

We’re an active market participant, lending across all sectors, from business services and healthcare to manufacturing and technology, media and telecoms (TMT).

Our Financial Sponsors team provides cash flow lending solutions in support of private equity backed businesses and management teams. We specialise in Event Driven Finance in support of management buy outs, acquisitions, buy and builds, refinancings, recapitalisations and partial exits. We’ll work with you to provide a tailored and flexible solution to suit your business needs.

Team structure

Our UK team is located across eight offices in London, Bristol, Reading, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and has a diverse background, including corporate finance, credit risk, and debt advisory.

Available to

Private equity backed, UK headquartered businesses operating across all sectors, with minimum earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of £2.5 million.

All lending is subject to status and our lending criteria. The right to decline any application is reserved.

Recent transactions

The Clearway Group, a vacant property services business received a £23 million funding package from BGF and Santander to support its organic and acquisitive growth strategy.

The funding was initially being used to make two acquisitions – Cerberus Security and Monitoring...

Choice Care Group

Santander Financial Sponsors team provided senior debt facilities to support existing client, Choice Care Group, in its buyout by iCON Infrastructure.

We’ve had a longstanding relationship with the company since 2013, having previously supported their buyout by Caledonia...

choice care

Over the years, ASK4 has built strong relationships with developers and today, the business has grown to become the largest player in its respective market.

ASK4 believes the success of the business is due to its highly differentiated proposition, focus on customer service...


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