Raising money

Gaining a thorough understanding of your situation, objectives and financial forecasts enables us to determine the most suitable finance options and sources of finance for your business.

Raising money

Securing funds

We provide hands on support at every stage to help you reach your goals.

Securing funds


It is normal for a business to reach a stage where it requires external funding to enable it to reach its goals.

WMT has a proven track record in raising finance to:

  • fund the growth of the business;
  • buy out shareholders;
  • acquire another business;
  • help improve performance;
  • refinance current funding facilities.

The WMT approach

Gaining a clear understanding of your situation and objectives is always our starting point. We then review your strategy and financial forecasts, challenging the underlying assumptions to check they are still valid. This research clarifies your financial needs and enables us to determine the most suitable sources of funding.

The process

We provide hands-on support at every stage to:

  • assess potential sources of finance and calculate the associated costs;
  • review your business plan and check the validity of the financial forecasts that support it;
  • adapt your business plan in line with the funders’ expectations;
  • approach the funders and negotiate terms on your behalf;
  • help prepare for and accompany you to the meetings with funders;
  • manage the funders’ due diligence to minimize the disruption to your business;
  • advise on the commercial aspects of the legal documentation relating to the receipt of the funds.

Sources of finance

We have well-established connections with potential lenders such as:

  • asset backed lenders;
  • debt providers (not just high street banks);
  • private equity firms;
  • turnaround investors;
  • venture capitalists;
  • high net worth individuals and business owners;
  • crowd funding platforms.

Our reputation and experience in working with these contacts helps ensure that the proposal we prepare with you is well-received.

We can also help you to:

  • structure loans from friends and family;
  • attract investment through the use of the Enterprise Initiative Scheme (EIS) or Seed EIS.

We project-manage the entire fundraising transaction from inception to the receipt of the funds, freeing you up to concentrate on what you do best – running the business.

Get in touch with our corporate finance team if you would like to discuss your business finance needs with us.

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Verulam Point
Station Way
St Albans

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+44 (0)20 7253 0064