We are one of the UK’s leading and longest established investors in smaller growth companies, and our team currently manages some £450 million of investments across a broad portfolio of more than 75 companies. In the last 35 years, we have supported hundreds of SMEs and their growth plans.
Our focus is to invest in established growth businesses, which are typically profitable or on track to profitability in the short to medium term. Companies that enjoy a high visibility of future earnings through long term contracts and recurring revenues are particularly attractive. To facilitate the eventual realisation of the investment, we invest in markets with a history of merger and acquisition activity.
While investing across a wide range of industry sectors, we prefer not to invest in sectors driven by short-term trends or consumer preferences, such as high fashion. With a broad range of funds, we are able to be flexible in structuring deals, providing a mix of equity, loans or mezzanine finance depending on the transaction and the company’s requirements.
"We are very excited to be collaborating with Foresight to support exciting technology innovations across a spectrum of engineering challenges. At Williams we have been at the forefront of technological innovations for 40 years and with Williams Advanced Engineering we are now commercialising what we have learnt across a growing range of sectors. We will be using our Formula One platform and technical expertise to assist those portfolio companies with disruptive technologies, selected by Foresight, to help them transform their industries.", Managing Director, Williams Advanced Engineering