We have extensive knowledge and experience of deploying capital and building specialist lending platforms in the UK and Europe.

What we do

At Quilam, we invest and lend into businesses in the speciality finance sector, where we provide expert and bespoke capital solutions. We believe that flexibility of funding is everything, and hence we offer both debt and equity products, working on transactions up to £25 million.

We also adopt an advisory approach, using our industry experience and insight to challenge management teams on all aspects of their business. From operations and risk, through to strategic direction and development. We provide support at every stage of a company’s journey, injecting vital start-up investment, arranging further funding as they grow, and facilitating an exit when the time is right.

Uniquely in our sector, we don’t tie our clients to rigid parameters or event horizons. Nor do we stipulate minimum returns. Instead, we look at each deal individually and develop tailored funding packages. We also help clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape, turning this aspect of their business into an advantage rather than an inhibitor.

For years we have been providing sector expertise to the investment community, Quilam was launched to take this experience direct to market, delivering in-depth knowledge and tailored solutions to businesses across the sector. 

Kieran McSweeney, Partner

What makes a great investment?

We invest in businesses with the following characteristics:

  • Strong management teams with entrepreneurial flair and ideally a track-record in the sector.
  • Compelling business model with significant growth potential.
  • A presence in sectors with strong growth metrics and product characteristics to support sustainable, profitable growth.
  • Differentiation through technology, product design and/or service proposition.
  • A strong focus on, and understanding of, risk.
  • An ambition for operational excellence and a market-leading approach to compliance.

About Quilam

We enjoy the challenge of developing a business from scratch. We share in our clients’ highs and lows, and take delight in seeing them thrive. Read more

The team

Our team offers a wealth of experience and expertise drawn from banking, corporate finance, private equity and operations. Read more

Our Portfolio

We’ve completed over 100 transactions for a diverse range of clients, from start-ups and growing businesses to established FTSE 250 companies. Read more