Arranged £250k strategic investment into online property intelligence business, Property Detective, from UK public company, Zoopla.
UK-based business with a patented, radical new wind turbine system, which dramatically improves efficient power output, required significant proof-of-concept funding. New Model arranged the necessary funding through a US investor and potential JV partner for a design and development programme. This required positioning the finance offer for an investor partner with a ratcheted equity incentive. In total £7.6m of equity-linked finance was raised. Final commercialisation of the energy system is targeted for 2017/18, focusing on the US, European and Middle Eastern markets.
Following a review of its business to streamline resources, a strategy was formed to re-focus the company on its most potentially profitable areas and improve shareholder value. The company had been loss-making for several years and the founding shareholder group was seeking an exit in the short-medium term. Since implementing the proposals that stemmed from the review, the company has returned to profitability.
Arranged the provision of debt from a managed special purpose vehicle to a specialist finance company to finance the acquisition of a portfolio of loans, as well as revolving funding. This innovative specialist debt funding acquired secured, short term loans. New Model structured the funding to fit with the profile of the on-going revolving debt facilities required and the returns-driven funder.