Transaction Types

Our investment aim is to align ourselves with high-quality management teams in pursuit of sustainable value generation for shareholders and wider stakeholders.

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

Growth Capital

We have been providing growth capital to small companies to help fund organic expansion and capex for over 35 years. 

We invest growth capital into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK typically through our VCTs, EIS fund and our Regional Funds.

Our VCTs invest between £1 million to £5 million in ambitious and fast growing SMEs across the UK.

The Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund is a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering and invests into early-stage companies with highly defensible IP and disruptive technology. Click here to learn more about the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund.

Regional Funds
We manage our institutional regional funds out of our offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Manchester, Leicester and Milton Keynes. As a result, we have built up an extensive network of more than 1,500 active corporate finance advisers and other professional SME advisers across the country. Click here to learn more.

Replacement Capital / Management Buyout

We look for established smaller businesses around the UK where shareholders are looking to unlock capital as part of an overall growth plan for the company.

Our team has a wealth of experience in buyout investing and 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.

Foresight Regional Fund
The £58 million Foresight Regional Investment Fund makes equity investments of up to £7 million in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North West of England, North Wales and South Yorkshire.

Foresight Nottingham Fund
The £39 million Foresight Nottingham Fund supported SMEs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Foresight MEIF Equity Finance 
As appointed Fund Manager to the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), we are offering equity investments of up to £2 million to growing small and SMEs, predominantly in the East and South East Midlands.

Foresight Scottish Growth Fund 
As appointed Fund Manager to the Scottish Growth Scheme, the Foresight Scottish Growth Fund will offer equity investments of up to £2m, in rounds of up to £10m alongside co-investor firms, to growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout Scotland.

Foresight East of England Fund 
The £100 million Foresight East of England Fund targets equity investments of up to £5 million in small and medium-sized business (SMEs) in the East of England and beyond.

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Foresight Portfolio of 

Click here to learn more about the portfolio of investments Foresight's award-winning team have made.

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Click here to learn more about our venture investing and our unique collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering.

Foresight Regional

We pursue a strategy of regional investment to grow smaller businesses across the UK. Click here to learn more.