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Santander Growth Capital Breakthrough

Finance and Risk Capital

Impact for scaleups


Companies backed


Follow-on investments


Investment outside London


Growth-stage investments

Key sectors

Building & Construction Creative, digital, film, games & media Defence & security Engineering / Advanced Engineering Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink Healthcare Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Professional services Technology & Communications Transport & Logistics

Santander Breakthrough Growth Capital provides growth-stage capital through a mezzanine loan offer, typically between £500,000 to £5m, which can work alongside additional senior debt facilities. The funding targets companies that are growing at scaleup rates. The average size of its investment round into UK companies since 2013 is £3.98m. Current scaleups in its portfolio include Luminet, Aimes Grid Services and Aspinal of London.

A range of additional support is offered by the Breakthrough programme. This includes expertise to companies that are expanding internationally, providing commercial contacts and market knowledge to companies looking to export or open offices abroad.


Santander Growth Capital Breakthrough website