Emerging companies

Driving your future growth

Access an integrated capital and advisory offering that can help your company to grow and to thrive, working with a team that knows what it takes to grow a business.

Partner with an adviser with an entrepreneurial culture, client-centric approach and an ability to be as nimble, flexible and innovative as you are.

  • Our growth story took us from five people and four chairs to a distinctive bank and wealth manager with over £150bn assets under management, listed in London and Johannesburg. You can benefit from our proven ability to spot and support entrepreneurs like no other bank.

  • If you have a high-growth emerging company valued at between £5m and £200m, we're here to provide capital solutions and strategic expertise. Our Investec Emerging Companies Fund selectively provides equity capital to start-ups, leveraging our global network of private investors and business partners to drive your growth.

Supporting entrepreneurs

Benefit from Investec's integrated offering when we act as sponsors and trusted partners. We can offer you late seed and growth capital, including direct investments from Investec's balance sheet, as well as leading and/or facilitating capital raising. 

Extraordinary banking services

Through our private banking services, you can access bespoke financing and credit solutions. In business banking we offer structuring and risk analysis around interest rates and currencies, as well as ancilliary account services.

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A global offering

Access support for emerging companies in the UK and Europe, the US, South Africa, Asia and Australia with long-term solutions and the strategic expertise you need to take your company forward successfully.

Access our fund

The Investec Emerging Companies Fund can selectively provide equity capital to start-ups. You can also leverage our global network of private investors and business partners, to add value post-investment.

A single touch point

As an emerging company, you need to make decisions quickly, in order to stay agile and innovative. That's why our single touch point lets you see your balance sheet, advisory services and platform relationships all in one place.

How our service works

  • Our role

    You benefit from Investec's integrated offering when we act as sponsors and trusted partners. Our goal is to partner with you to help you realise your strategic objectives, by providing capital solutions, corporate advisory services and general connectivity through our networks.

  • Venture Investment

    Providing late seed and growth capital (Series A onwards) as well as complementary financial markets services.

    • Equity capital: including direct investments from Investec’s balance sheet, leading and/or facilitating capital raisings. 
    • Private banking: providing entrepreneurs with bespoke financing and credit solutions.
    • Business banking: structuring and risk analysis around interest rates and currencies as well as ancilliary account services.
  • Third Party Solutions and Connectivity

    We leverage our circle of business influencers and networks to help our clients succeed, including capital raising and profile building, with access to:

    • Institutional investors,
    • HNW investors
    • Other external intermediaries
  • Emerging Companies Advisory

    We act as trusted advisers to our clients, focusing on providing high impact strategic advice on transactions and opportunities over the long term.

    • M&A and IPO advisory
    • Capital raisings
    • Independent and strategic advisory
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