5 Ways UK Large Businesses Raise Capital

UK large business owners look for alternative ways of raising finance definitive for growth and funding new opportunities.

Large businesses have different financial needs and challenges compared to small and micro firms.

Instead of resorting to traditional forms of bank finance, UK large businesses use a wide range of financing routes depending on what they are seeking to fund.

If you are a UK large business, here are 5 ways on how to raise capital without having to resort to a traditional bank loan:


1. Invoice Finance

Invoice Finance is a perfect example of how businesses in the UK can obtain short-term funding if they have large outstanding invoices or customers that pay slowly. Enlisting a factoring facility such as Populous World can provide large businesses in the UK with the working capital they need to bridge the gap between creditors when they stumble upon cash flow shortfalls.

2. Purchase Order Funding

Purchase Order Funding helps large businesses fill funding gaps by assisting with the financing of the transaction up until the time an invoice is raised. It’s designed to help companies that resell goods at a mark-up and need funds to pay their suppliers, allowing you to fulfil large orders.

3. Angel Investors

Angel investors are wealthy groups or accredited individuals who invest their own funds into companies in exchange for equity ownership. Angel investors typically look for a higher rate of return than would be given by more traditional investments.

4. Venture Capitalists

Venture capital (VC) is a form of private equity that provides capital to an early stage to an emerging firm with high growth potential in exchange for equity in the business. This could be for medium businesses that wish to expand but do not have access to large sources of funds.

5. Friends and Family

Supportive friends and family could be a flexible and viable way to raise finance for your business that could be a loan or equity partner. The advantage is that they may offer loans without interest or security and a longer repayment plan.

>> Is your business in need of fast, short-term financing? Do you need to access cash faster than your customers pay you?

Populous World is a factoring provider that unlocks working capital for UK small businesses.

Bridging your business’s cash flow gap is something that Populous World excels in delivering, providing you with the funding tools to grow and sustain your business.

For more information, visit us or contact a member of our funding team: [email protected]

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