Transaction Types

Our investment aim is to align ourselves with high-quality management teams in pursuit of sustainable value generation for the business, the management, investors and the wider environment. 

We understand the process of building a business and often support our investee companies with several rounds of finance.

Growth Investing

We have been providing growth capital to small companies to help fund organic expansion and capex for over 30 years. 

We typically review over 1,000 investment opportunities every year, and our award-winning team has made upwards of 25 growth capital investments into 22 companies over the past 24 months. 

We’ve been doing this for a long time, and the experience of the team was reflected by being awarded VCT House of the Year at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards in 2016 and VCT Investment Manager of the Year at the Growth Investor Awards in 2017 and Generalist VCT of the Year in 2018.

Learn more about our growth investing through our Foresight MEIF Fund, our VCTs and our venture experience through the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund.

 

Replacement Capital and Buyout Investing

Our team has a wealth of experience in buyout investing and looks for established smaller businesses around the UK where shareholders are looking to unlock capital as part of an overall growth plan for the company. We also offer businesses the opportunity to bring in new expertise with a Management Buy-In or allow incumbent shareholders to derisk their position with equity release.

With two institutional funds with a regional focus – the £40 million Foresight Nottingham Fund LP and £58 million Foresight Regional Growth Fund LP – our team is able to support replacement capital opportunities in the respective regions which our VCTs are no longer able to access, allowing shareholders to release value from their businesses whilst maintaining an ongoing involvement and gaining the support of a new partner. 

We aim to put in place funding structures that provide strong incentives for the management team and enable them to invest in the expansion of their business. We supply growing businesses with development and acquisition funding, as well as backing MBOs, MBI and buy-and-build strategies. We also invest in equity release opportunities, enabling founders and managers to realise a proportion of their shareholding whilst retaining a stake in their business as it continues to grow

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Foresight Portfolio of
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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund Portfolio

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