Finance Yorkshire – equity linked finance

Organisation: Finance Yorkshire

Seedcorn Finance and Business Loans are also available.

Equity linked investments from £100k to £2m and mezzanine loans from £100,000 to £1 million

Finance Yorkshire provides equity linked investments from £100,000 to £2 million and mezzanine loans (with equity options or redemption premiums) from £100,000 to £1 million.

As it is able to offer a mix of both loan and equity linked investments it is looking to back businesses, management teams and entrepreneurs who are seeking an investment of up to £2 million.

It can also invest in much larger transactions alongside other finance providers.

The size of the equity share will depend on a number of factors including the size of the investment, the perceived level of risk and the valuation of the company.

As shareholders, it has a vested interest in ensuring that the company succeeds, generally achieving their principal return from income returns and from capital gain by means of an ‘exit’. As part of the investment, they may appoint a non-executive director to work with the company.

It can help your business if you are:

  • an SME paying business rates in the Yorkshire and Humber region or wishing to re-locate
  • a growth business which is profitable or approaching profitability

You must have a gap in funding where conventional sources of finance are insufficient or unavailable.

The equity scheme covers Yorkshire and the Humber, including north and north-east Lincolnshire.

Check your eligibility and send an enquiry online.

Once an enquiry form has been sent, an Investment Manager will be in touch to discuss your application and to help you complete the application form. They will also inform you of the additional information required to support your application such as a business plan and historic accounts and forecasts where applicable.


  • Max Value 2,000,000

  • Min Value 100,000

  • Number of EmployeesUnder 10, Up to 249, Between 250 and 500, Between 501 and 1000, Over 1000