Introduced in 2006 by the UK Government, following the extensive Bridging the Finance Gap consultation paper, ECFs are designed to tackle the equity gap by improving access to development capital
The equity gap exists for many reasons: the maturity of private equity as an asset class, the focus on large transactions and the retrenchment of the banks, or, more simply put, the inability for small...
Helped by pension freedoms
Completed merger in August
'Very volatile commodity'
£25bn single strategy business
Strategic partnership with Ventre and Zagame