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26 www. finance-monthly .com ABOUT NICK YOUNG Nick launched his first business in the late 1980s as a private equity broker. In 1992, Nick founded a company alongside one of his investors, having identified a niche in the energy efficiency sector. Selling his shareholding a few years later, Nick returned to the London financial services sector and in 1998 establishing Beer & Young as a stand-alone business. Nick is hugely proud of B&Y’s industry leader reputation and the work undertaken by the B&Y team, raising tens of millions of pounds for SMEs over the past 20 years. Notable Achievements • As a trusted member of the business finance community, Nick has been privileged to participate in the Angel Expert Group Roundtable at 10 Downing Street. The purpose of the group was to advise and guide government policy for SME’s through the years of austerity. • B&Y proudly delivered the capital needed for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red ceramic poppies installation at the Tower of London in just three weeks. FIRM PROFILE Established in 1998, Beer and Young Ltd delivers equity solutions to SME’s. As an industry leader, B&Y has a large, mature and active network of private investors, strong connections with debt providers and has gained a reputation for quickly delivering capital solutions for business owners. B&Y typically raises between £250,000 and £10million in equity and debt and, in the last five years alone, over £74 million has been raised for high growth, development capital and turnaround projects. Working capital is the lifeblood of business, SME’s in particular. Whether a business is looking for additional capital for (say) an acquisition, or is suffering stress or distress and needing a fast solution, B&Y is here to help. We are proud to have been recognised by winning Best Corporate Finance Boutique from the highly respected Business Moneyfacts for two consecutive years. Case Study: £2million Growth Funding for E-liquid business At the close of 2018, we were delighted to raise £2million for a client who manufactures and sells a range of e-liquid products. Our client’s ambition is to build the biggest and broadest range of e-liquid products in the world. Starting with limited personal funds and working full-time jobs elsewhere, the founders grew the company to an impressive £4million turnover within three years. We garnered significant interest from our extensive investor network and organised meetings with four serious investors, including two syndicates. Due to deep-dive financial due diligence, this close proved to be one of the most complex we have worked on. Throughout the project, we worked very closely with the management team, guiding them through what was their first serious external investment process. We always act for the management and in their best interests; in this case there were several occasions where our experience enabled all parties to stay on track and focus on the goal of completion. Once again, our investors came to the table for a high-growth, high-pressure investment and a minority stake in the business. We secured £2million funding which has enabled the company to activate strategies to deliver its ambitious targets. AREAS OF EXPERTISE - Private Investment - Turnaround Funding - Lending Services - Corporate Advisory - HMRC Negotiation - Quick Business Sale - Re-structuring “We approached Beer & Young in what were, at the time, somewhat difficult circumstances. Associates were incredibly helpful from the outset and really put our minds at rest that the complex situation we found ourselves in was resolvable. We felt throughout that Beer & Young had the best interests of our business at heart and always went the extra mile to ensure successful completion. We successfully completed a £2m raise and the business is in a great position to deal with the next phase of its growth. We would highly recommend Beer & Young”. - Client Testimonial CONTACT Beer & Young Ltd, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS Tel: 020 7637 7755 | Mob: 07957 367 783 Nick.email@example.com www.beerandyoung.com NICK YOUNG FINANCE MONTHLY GAME CHANGER AWARDS 2019 united kingdom Founder &Managing Director of Beer and Young Ltd.