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About us

IGF is the independent asset based lender of choice for entrepreneurial SMEs

We provide up to £10m in flexible finance to SMEs that want to grow, acquire, restructure or exit a business.


  • You’re located in the UK
  • Your turnover is between £1m and £100m
  • You’re looking to grow, acquire, restructure or exit a business
  • You want a flexible funding solution that grows with your business

…contact us today. We’re helping hundreds of businesses achieve their growth ambitions.

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has been funding the growth aspirations of UK businesses, with a turnover of £1m to £100m, since 1997.

As a fast-growing, private equity-backed, entrepreneurial business, we understand the challenges growing companies face and what it takes to build and grow a successful business.

Supported by a head office in Redhill and offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, IGF is a national, full service, fully capitalised asset based lender. We provide flexible event-driven funding solutions for mergers and acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs, growth and expansion, restructuring and turnarounds, buy & build, and exits for private equity.

Working with a range of partners such as, corporate financiers, private equity houses, national and regional accountants, and turnaround practitioners, IGF finances businesses across a wide range of sectors. These include manufacturing, wholesale, business services, food and drink, care, trades and construction, and oil and gas.

We are noted for our expertise, short lines of communication, and speed of transactions and decision-making. Every opportunity is assessed by our senior team, with funding decisions given within 48 hours. Confirming our position as the independent asset based lender of choice for aspirational UK businesses.

For more insight, our company video and case studies showcase how we’re helping hundreds of clients achieve their growth ambitions.

Our team of decision-makers are some of the best in the business, and our mission and principles show what we care about and what makes us unique.

But don’t just take our word for it…

Successful MBO funding for publisher, The History Press

Examining how a 120-year-old history publisher re-financed for the future The UK’s largest independent history publisher, The History Press has succ…

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  • What our clients say

    IGF extended what I like to describe as ‘the hand of friendship’ to us. They are business people who see the world through their clients’ eyes. They solve problems, not just apply formulas and sell unwanted products. They took the time to get to know us and came up with a superb solution.

    Gareth Swain, Managing Director

Contact us today on 0800 051 8397 to find out more about how our asset-based lending solutions can help you grow your business