Our Portfolio

The Quilam team have extensive experience, providing capital support and guidance across a wide array of sectors and asset calsses in the UK and Europe


Hiya is a technology-led asset rental business providing leases for TVs, phones and tablets for consumers unable to purchase the asset outright. The business was founded by an experienced management team in the sector with a strong customer centric brand and technology led solution to a market which is proven and large.

Quilam have known the management team for many years and we’re delighted to be supporting the business at this very exciting stage of their journey as they commence their nationwide roll-out.

Investment Type: Equity & Senior Debt

Sector: Consumer Rental

Date: Oct 2021

Jurisdiction: UK



ThinCats is a leading alternative finance provider to mid-sized SMEs, having lent almost £1 billion to UK SMEs over the last few years. ThinCats serves mid-sized SMEs, alongside their advisors, across the UK with a pragmatic credit process, supported by proprietary  modelling and the best of third-party technology.

Quilam have partnered with Wafra Capital Partners (‘WCP’)  to provide a strategic investment in the company. The investment, alongside senior bank and institutional funding, enables Thincats to lend a further £2 billion.

Investment Type: Equity & Sub Debt

Sector: SME

Date: Jun 2021

Jurisdiction: UK



Quilam have supported tech-enabled real estate lender Pivot. Pivot are experts in the UK bridging and development finance space leveraging management’s vast experience in the sector in combination with a set of bespoke underwriting tools to provide an efficient, professional and value-add financing solution to their clients.

Quilam have significant experience supporting the best in class in the bridging and development sector and our investment in Pivot comprising subordinated debt and working capital will support the growth of the loan book in addition to the development of the operating model and platform.

Investment Type: Equity & Sub Debt

Sector: Bridging and Development Finance

Date: Dec 2020

Jurisdiction: UK



We’ve backed a highly expert and ambitious management team on their mission to help Millennials clear their overdrafts, pay off their credit cards, save more and reach their life goals faster. The Updraft proposition combines its expert analysis of open banking and bureau data alongside its in-house decisioning processes to help customers get a 360 degree view of their finances and give them the fairly priced credit they deserve.

Quilam’s backing will enable the team to bolster their lending product to help thousands of customers alongside working capital to scale this compelling proposition.

Investment Type: Equity & Senior Debt

Sector: Consumer Finance

Date: July 2020

Jurisdiction: UK


Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse is a UK innovation funder that provides SMEs instant access to government grants and credits – predominately for R&D claims and Innovate UK grant schemes. By focussing on pre-revenue and loss-making businesses, Rocking Horse fills an important gap for growing SMEs investing in innovation and growth that is often excluded by traditional banks and online lending infrastructure.

This investment will give the experienced and ambitious management team the capital to build up their loan book alongside working capital to transition the business into its next stage of growth as it seeks to become the UK’s leading SME innovation finance provider.

Investment Type: Equity & Senior Debt

Sector: SME Finance

Date: March 2020

Jurisdiction: UK


Reto Finance

Quilam has backed Reto Finance, a specialist multi product lender in the Channel Islands. The business has been acquired through supporting an MBO of Shawbrook International, the offshore arm of Shawbrook Bank Limited. Trading under the new brand of Reto (meaning “Challenge” in Spanish) the business will continue offering a wide range of loan and lease products for both personal and business customers, but will be also be extending the existing range to challenge the traditional approach taken by many local lenders.

We are excited to be working with Adam Dawson the founder and CEO of the business and Natwest Bank plc who have provided the senior financing to support the MBO.

Investment Type: Equity & Sub Debt

Sector: Multi Product

Date: Oct 2019

Jurisdiction: Channel Islands