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Catapult Growth Fund

The Catapult Growth Fund (CGF) offers venture capital funding to enable businesses in the Midlands area to expand.

Through the scheme, the funding provider also seeks to add value to investee companies through the introduction of experienced and non-executive directors to the company board.

Catapult Venture Managers Limited (Catapult) has been appointed to run the CGF and has been awarded £30 million of government funding. The Catapult Growth Fund invests in small and medium-sized enterprises seeking equity funding in the 'equity gap'. The level of support provided to individual businesses ranges from £500,000 to £2 million.

This generalist fund focuses on investments in the Midlands region but will consider UK wide opportunities. The fund favours innovative growth sectors including:

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Medical devices
  • Environment
  • Support services

The majority of investments will involve a mixture of equity and loans to boost emerging businesses and aid expansion projects. Full details