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:

  • Banks
  • Sector specific investors
  • Venture capital houses
  • Business angels 

 We frequently 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 grow.

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:


Disruptive  Era
 Longbow Altima
Notion Capital  Fusion IP
Oxford Technology Ventures midven


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 Swansea University.

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

Contact us

To enquire about investment from Finance Wales please contact us