Private equity investment

Commentary

01 May 16

Vantage Finance has secured inward investment from private equity firm, Chiltern Capital. The investment marks a significant new chapter in Vantage Finance’s story, and will enable the business to continue its ambitious growth strategy as one of the UK’s leading master brokers.

Chiltern Capital has taken a significant minority stake in the business and will work closely with Vantage Finance to build out its management structure and further develop its distribution channels and capabilities in the intermediary market.

Lucy Hodge, MD of Vantage Finance, commented: “This is a hugely important moment for Vantage Finance, and testament to how far the business has come since our launch in 2004. The investment will allow us to take our growth and expansion even further, continuing to offer the intermediary market the rigorous approach to quality and service delivery for which Vantage Finance has become known.

“I would like to thank every one of our intermediaries and lender partners for their commitment and loyalty so far, and share our excitement in the journey that lies ahead. As we grow, our focus will always be on providing the best possible offering and achieving good customer outcomes for every partner that we work with”

During 2015 and 2016, Vantage Finance has invested in a number of hires to support its development and growth. Most recently, the business bolstered its compliance team with the hire of Tracy Debenham, who will focus on ensuring Vantage’s consistently high standards in compliance and monitoring are maintained. Alex Sheffield of Chiltern Capital, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the team at Vantage Finance. This is characteristic of a Chiltern investment, providing strategic support and backing to an ambitious MD of a growing business in a sector with positive market dynamics.”