Private Debt - What we do

We scour the world to secure the best private debt solution for your technology business

Technology is eating the world today. However, conventional debt finance products have not kept up –many are unsuitable for the technology business models of today.

 

 

We have experienced this problem ourselves and over the years, have seen many struggle with securing either private credit or bank lending.

 

 

This inspired us to set up Fuse Capital in 2013, to help match capital with the new businesses of tomorrow in a simple, timely and cost-effective way.

 

 

Fuse Capital is a debt advisory and brokerage firm. Based in London, we work with hundreds of private debt funds globally. With our focus on the technology industry, we have a close working relationship with some of the most technology savvy private debt lenders in the world.

 

 

Since 2013, we have helped over 350 clients secure bespoke private debt solutions. These clients range from owner managed firms, private equity backed firms, scale-ups companies, listed PLCs as well as companies backed by some of the top venture capital firms of the world.

Our Clients

We deliver game-changing private debt deals to leaders in technology

Our portfolio experience

Our work connects us to some of the biggest names in investment

With us, you no longer have to waste precious time speaking to multiple capital providers just to find one which is suitable for your business. With our extensive network of relationships, we help you assess who the best private debt lenders for your business are and who to reach out to quickly.

 

Our deep expertise in private debt financing and underwriting means we can help you structure a loan that best suits your needs, and help you fight for the most attractive loan terms (e.g. lower interest rates, flexible structure, less restrictive clauses).

How to grow your business with private debt

The private debt asset class has come a long way. From US$14.5b across 101 deals in 2000, the asset class has grown to US$230b across 1,773 deals in 2018 (source: Preqin).

 

The main attractions of private debt are that it is highly flexible and speeds up decisions making. The asset class have been commonly used for the following situations:

 

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Business Acquisition Loan

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Working Capital Finance

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Growth Capital

Scale your technology business with growth capital.

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Bridging Loan

Do you have a time sensitive event driven finance need or want to finance an exit?

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Extend Your Cash Runway

Do you need extra cash for your business to deal with unforeseen challenges?

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Share Buyback

Do you need to make your company more financially attractive?

To achieve these goals, a loan can be structured in various ways, such as venture debt, revenue-based financing, mezzanine debt, unitranche and unsecured debt.

 

Our team of experts will quickly determine which debt instrument and structure will suit our business best.

 

The following are successful case studies of how we have helped our clients secure the best private debt solution to grow their businesses.

Recent Success Stories

Simplestream

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SLR Dynamics

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Senseye

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Dott

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Working with Fuse Capital is simple and straightforward

As we mentioned, it’s a lot quicker to go through an advisor like us than it is to go through a debt fund directly.

 

We pride ourselves on our efficient model, and in some cases, can even guarantee that you will have funds in your bank account within as little as eight weeks! Most important of all, we go at your pace.

 

The following chart illustrates how a typical process looks like:

Day One

Kick-off meeting

Day One

Kick-off meeting

Week One

Client sends data

Week One

Client sends data

Week Two

We create your private debt deck for funds

Week Two

We create your private debt deck for funds

Week Four

We approach private debt funds & get offers

Week Four

We approach private debt funds & get offers

Week Five

Fund/Borrower intro meetings/calls

Week Five

Fund/Borrower intro meetings/calls

Week Six

You accept an offer & due diligence begins

Week Six

You accept an offer & due diligence begins

Week Seven

Loan documentation

Week Seven

Loan documentation

Week Eight to Twelve

Drawdown funds

Week Eight to Twelve

Drawdown funds

What we need to get started

  • Time to discuss your goals and needs

  • Proof of your business model

  • A clear use of funds

Commonly Asked Questions

What size companies do you deal with?

Typically £2m-£50m turnover.

Do you fund loss making businesses?

Yes.

What loan sizes do you deal with?

£2m – £25m.

Do you charge for the initial evaluation?

No.

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Tell us about your business, and find out more about what we can do for you.
How many employees does your company have?

< 20 FTE

20-50 FTE

50-250 FTE

> 250 FTE

“I chose Fuse Capital because I knew they could deliver at a time when it mattered most. We wanted experts in their field who could save us time and get us the best deal and they did exactly that.”

Airnow CEO Philip Marcella

“Thank you Fuse Capital for all the support. It was a pleasure working with the entire team 👍”

Dott Head of Strategy Steve Smith

“Fuse Capital has now successfully delivered debt funding to our business for a second time. We consider them to be true experts in their field and wouldn’t hesitate to refer them to any business looking to raise debt. Thank you for your professionalism and diligence.”

Simplestream Chairman Neil Blackley

“The support and advice our team has received from Fuse Capital has been invaluable. I would like to thank the team for their hard work especially through COVID times. Whilst we have been focused on business operations, the Fuse team were able to successfully secure essential growth funding for our future”

SLR Dynamics CEO Salim Raza

“Fuse Capital’s experience working in the private debt market gave us confidence that we could source the growth funding we needed without restrictive covenants or diluting our equity. The process of working with Fuse Capital was professional and easy. They were committed to getting the deal done and their knowledge of our business and industry and the debt market meant they produced a high quality investment memorandum.”

Working Voices CFO Stephen Furner

“Fuse Capital went the extra mile in putting together our investment memorandum. The result was a highly detailed, realistic and marketable proposition. I’m convinced the level of detail Fuse Capital put in led to our swift receipt of term sheets.”

HealthTech CFO Ian Bastow

“I liked the fact that Fuse’s team was more than happy to roll up its sleeves and do the work, Fuse Capital’s services complemented our management team’s expertise, so we could focus on the most important issue at hand… running our business.”

Rezatec CEO Patrick Newton

“Fuse Capital massively reduced the amount of work the executive team and I had to do. The firm knows its market and took on all the research. Knowing which lenders are relevant for your business can save you a couple of days per provider.”

HealthTech CFO Ian Bastow

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