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Investment performance

The Finance Wales Group is a leading UK SME investment company.

We manage 11 funds including the £454 million Help to Buy - Wales scheme.

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The Group's investment history


 


 

Group investment history

Figures since 2001

  • £540.36 million invested
  • 4,254 investments
  • £842.28 million additional investment leveraged
  • 52,028 jobs created or safeguarded

2017-18 financial year

 

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Finance Wales

  • £16.7 million invested in Welsh SMEs (fewer than 250 employees)
  • £15.27 million additional investment from banks and other private-sector funders
  • £32 million growth capital injected into the Welsh economy
  • Finance Wales made 79 investments, supporting 68 enterprises
  • 1,072 jobs created or safeguarded in Wales



Highlights for 2016 – 17 financial year


Finance Wales Group

  • £63 million invested (excluding investments facilitated by xénos)

Finance Wales

  • £56.5 million invested
  • 267 investments in 245 businesses
  • £79.1 million additional investment leveraged
  • 6 exits/investment realisations
  • £136 million growth capital injected into Welsh economy
  • 3,718 jobs created or safeguarded

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xénos, the Wales Business Angel Network

  • £1.2 million business angel investment facilitated
  • 14 investments

FW Capital

  • £6.44 million invested
  • 21 investments in 20 businesses
  • £15.72 million external private investment
  • £22 million growth capital injected into North East and North West of England


Profitable exits

To date we’ve exited from 27 of our equity investments. 

In 2014-15 we achieved our largest and most profitable exits to date in Wholebake and Vista, returning multiples of 5.5x and 4.5x respectively.



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