Tosca Debt Capital has secured £237.6million in the second round of funding investment.
Fund II was raised from a number of investors who subscribed to Fund I, which closed in 2016 and has been fully invested, but also attracted significant new institutional investors including British Business Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, and, Strathclyde Pension Fund.
Fund II will continue to focus on investment opportunities in the UK’s thriving regional deals market, funding transactional activity across the SME space into diversified sectors, having deployed c£68million of capital across four regional investments during November and December 2017.
To date, the Manchester-based regional debt fund has raised funds of £330 million and has invested £160 million into 14 growing businesses across the UK. This capital has assisted a range of financial transactions, including MBOs, acquisitions and refinancing, for businesses that collectively employ more than 6,500 staff and turnover £2billion.
Gary Davison, partner at TDC said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the successful close of Fund II and to have attracted a strong and experienced investor base and we are looking forward to continued success as we enter 2018 with an exceptionally strong pipeline of opportunities and committed team of professionals.”