Aimed at ambitious businessess whose growth is constrained by a lack of traditional finance, Invest NI provide a range of funding solutions under the banner of ‘Access to Finance’. Totalling almost £200m, there are seven funds spanning a deal size range of £10k to £3m and offering support across both debt and equity markets. The funds, which operate on a fully commercial basis, are managed by independent NI based FCA approved fund managers who retain responsibility for all investment decisions. The fund managers also offer guidance and mentoring support to help growth businesses develop strategies and ultimately unlock their full potential. Finance for the funds may be provided solely by Invest NI (part financed by the European Regional Development Fund), or in conjunction with the private sector.