Acquisition Finance

If you're looking to expand your company’s reach by acquiring a new one, you’re probably on the lookout for the finance to help fund your purchase. Commercial lenders can deliver the funds you need quickly so you can secure your new venture without delay.

Acquisition Finance
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What is Acquisition Finance?

Acquisition finance is the capital used for the purpose of purchasing an existing business. The person or team acquiring the company can contribute some of their own funds in a down payment, but business finance is usually used to cover the bulk of the purchase. 

How does Acquisition Finance work?

When it comes to securing finance for an acquisition, there are a few options available. While it can be difficult to get the funding you need from a traditional bank, a number of alternative lenders specialise in finance for acquisitions and have an appetite for lending.

Options include:

  • Asset finance – fund a percentage of your acquisition using asset refinancing, which enables you to release cash from the company’s assets (e.g. property or machinery). 

  • Term loans – you can also go down the traditional term loan route; receive a lump sum to cover the purchase and pay it back with interest over an agreed period. 

  • Mezzanine finance – if you require a little more cash to get your acquisition over the line, mezzanine finance could be the ideal short-term finance solution. 

Acquisition Finance - Features and benefits through Funding Options

  • Finance for small to large company acquisitions is available

  • We compare 120+ lenders to find one that suits your situation and goals

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  • Secured and unsecured flexible finance options available subject to eligibility

Financial product information

Representative example*

7.63% APR Representative based on a loan of £50,000 repayable over 24 months. Monthly repayment of £2,252.94. The total amount payable is £54,070.56

*Some lenders may apply fees during the application process, please note that these are set and provided by these entities.

Annual Percentage Rate

Rates from 2.75% APR

Repayment period

1 month to 30 years terms

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