Co-investment and syndication
Well-structured funding packages can significantly
contribute to an SME’s success and co-investment/syndication
often plays a crucial role.
A committed co-investor
Finance Wales is a committed co-investor ensuring Welsh
SMEs secure the investment they need. We focus on building
relationships with other investors such as:
- Sector specific investors
- Venture capital houses
- Business angels
invest with xénos business angels.
Technology venture co-investments
Finance Wales is a particularly active co-investor in
higher-risk technology venture investments.
We invest seed and growth capital in innovative technology
businesses with the ambition and potential to become international
market leaders. We can also invest follow-on rounds as they
We invest across a range of technology sectors including:
- Engineering, electronics and optics
- ICT, software and services
- Life sciences
- Medical technology/devices
Our relationships have a number of benefits for the technology
companies we invest in, including:
- Increasing the amount of available investment capital
- Sector expertise
- Support to engage with commercial partners and new markets
We’ve invested alongside a number of leading investors,
here are some recent examples:
Co-investing with Fusion IP
Fusion has agreements with leading research-led universities in
the UK to identify and commercialise emerging intellectual property
(IP). In Wales, it signed an agreement with Cardiff
University in 2007 and in April 2013 signed an agreement with
Spin-outs from both universities will now benefit from the new
MoU, which builds on the success of the previous MoU signed in 2007
covering Cardiff University spin-outs.
Fusion IP is spearheading the commercialisation of some excellent IP from Cardiff and Swansea universities. Finance Wales has already co-invested in a number of Welsh spin-outs thanks to the MoU we signed in 2007 and we’re pleased that even more Welsh spin-outs could benefit from our new agreement.
Steve SmithDirector, Technology Venture Investments
To enquire about investment from Finance Wales please contact us