Capital Programmes

Addressing market gaps by providing suitable finance

Dedicated funds with specific investment criteria

SMEs within the advanced manufacturing supply chain play a crucial role in delivering growth and competitiveness across the sector. However, market failures can lead to SMEs not achieving their full potential.

As well as our general debt funds, FDC provides access to to capital programmes that are dedicated to address these market failures and support businesses within any industry that need funding to drive innovation, job security, and growth.

Each fund has its own eligibility criteria but typical investment starts from £1million. Therefore get in touch with your business growth plans and we can help find the best fund to suit your needs.

Minimum loan investment from £1million

FDC manages a range of funds available to SMEs, including the recycled AMSCI, Tooling Fund and a national debt fund.

For businesses operating and based in the UK

With growing regional presences, debt investment is available to SMEs across the nation.

For profitable SMEs trading over three years

Available to established and trading SMEs - Small to Medium sized Enterprises.

Any sector and business model considered

Supporting the manufacturing supply chain contributing to any sector needing investment for growth.

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Starting your investment journey is straightforward. Simply complete our online application form and share your business growth proposals with us.
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New fund announcement

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II – Debt Finance for the West Midlands

We’re delighted to be able to announce the launch of MEIF II – Debt Finance for West Midlands’ SME businesses. Available investment from £100,000 to £2million, to support your business’ growth ambitions. Find out more and apply online:

If your business meets the eligibility criteria of our funds, starting your investment journey is straightforward. Simply complete our online application form and share your business growth proposals with us. Then a member of the FDC team will will be in touch to discuss your business needs in more detail.

During our initial conversation, we’ll evaluate whether FDC funds are suitable for your needs and outline any additional information we may require to proceed.

If you feel that your business is not quite ready for FDC investment, you can still subscribe to our Investment Hub. A library of free resources, articles and tools to assist you with your business growth journey.

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Why choose FDC?

Frontier Development Capital is at the forefront of debt funding, supporting a diverse array of sectors and transactions. We specialise in collaborating with business owners who seek an experienced and supportive funding partner.

At FDC, we prioritise professional relationships and align funding based around your business’ strategies. Successful investments hinge on strong mutual understandings, which is why we take a holistic approach to every deal and make investment decisions on a case-by-case basis.

Our investment team can advise on funding structures tailored for SME Funding and Property Finance. For more insights into how we operate and to discuss your specific needs, please get in touch.

#OneMercia - Part of Mercia Asset Management PLC
Your trusted partner for financing solutions

FDC is part of Mercia Debt, understanding the crucial roles that advisers and management teams play in securing financing solutions for businesses. For more information about funds managed by the Group, visit their website.

Need equity investment?

Providing venture capital, Mercia Ventures is a generalist investor investing £1m-£10m across the whole of the UK. For more information, visit their website.