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FT Partners Advises MarketInvoice on its Financing and Strategic Partnership with Barclays

Overview of Transaction

  • On August 2, 2018, MarketInvoice announced a minority investment from Barclays (LSE:BARC) along with a strategic partnership deal
  • The partnership aims to transform the way small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK manage cash flow and accelerate growth
  • Barclays is the first high street bank to enter into such partnership with MarketInvoice, giving its customer base access to MarketInvoice’s proprietary single invoice finance product as well as broader digital invoice finance facilities
  • Founded in 2011 and headquartered in London, MarketInvoice provides an automated platform where SMEs, who sell goods or services to other businesses, can upload or sync their invoices and sell them to investors, to unlock fast access to funding
  • MarketInvoice has funded invoices worth more than £2.7 billion, boosting cash flow for thousands of UK businesses

Significance of Transaction

  • The new partnership is a key part of MarketInvoice’s plan to broaden its reach across the UK, and Barclays’ strategy to invest in new business models for growth
  • Barclays already offers invoice financing to large businesses and is now able to extend the proposition to their SME clients and gives small businesses the power to obtain funding in a fast and innovative way

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to MarketInvoice and its Board of Directors
  • This transaction underscores FT Partners' deep Alternative Lending domain expertise and its successful track record generating highly favorable outcomes for high growth FinTech companies globally