ThinCats secures additional £100m from Insight Investment

ThinCats has extended its partnership with Insight Investment, securing up to £100m of extra funds.

The new capital will be deployed by ThinCats as a senior finance line to support SMEs across the UK.

Insight Investment’s managed funds are part of a panel of senior investors, including Barclays and Citi, which is deployed alongside ThinCats’ own capital.

The additional finance is an extension of the £300m funding agreement arranged with Insight Investment in September 2018.

Shaheer Guirguis, head of secured finance at Insight Investment, said: “Insight has partnered with ThinCats for more than three years and seen it grow from strength to strength. 

“During this time, and despite the substantial economic impact caused by the Covid pandemic, our investment capital has continued to provide valuable support to UK SMEs, while delivering good risk-adjusted returns to our investors. 

“We are delighted to be continuing our relationship through this further investment of £100m.”

Ravi Anand, managing director at ThinCats, added: “The relationship between ThinCats and Insight Investment has been a successful one, and we are pleased to be extending the partnership in this way. 

“The new investment will provide much-needed additional support for mid-sized SMEs as they invest in their post-pandemic growth strategies. 

“Adding this new investment to the existing capital of our investor panel, alongside our own funding, means we have £650m currently available to deploy in support of businesses across the UK.”

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