Signature Property Finance is the new and exciting brand for Signature Private Finance, following the £16.8m management buyout of the business, with new investment from Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent private equity and infrastructure investment manager.
capital raising for completion of development works in Bristol
assist with purchase of property in Stroud
Signature Private Finance has announced that CEO Tony Gilbertson and his senior management team, have successfully completed a £16.8m management buyout of the business, securing new investment from Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”), a leading independent private equity and infrastructure investment manager.
The General Election is done and dusted. It delivered a comprehensive victory for the incumbent UK Prime Minister and his Conservative Party with an increase in seats in the house for the SNP within Scotland.
The fast-approaching general election has been a catalyst for plenty of political promises in recent weeks, as the competing parties outline their manifestos ahead of the December 12 vote.
In recent years, Signature Private Finance has spread its wings from its headquarters in the Midlands to open offices in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh. These decisions were made to take advantage of our belief that we would witness a more active property market in these regions.
Boris Johnson failed to deliver on his promise for the UK to leave the EU by the 31st October deadline, but undoubtedly his mood was lifted by the sharp rise in property transactions in Q3 which helped swell the Treasury coffers with £3.1 billion in Stamp Duty Land Tax contributions.
Signature Private Finance is a member of the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL), which acts a bit like a trade body, designed to protect and promote the interests of its members and to instil confidence in borrowers and brokers that they can trust members like us to do right by them.
As a business, Signature Private Finance has always looked for ways to get a deal done, rather than rely on a computer to say no, with strong personal relationships between our lending team and the commercial brokers we rely on.
Whilst much of the talk in the finance industry is about process automation and the apparent imminent benefits of artificial intelligence, here at Signature we still believe in the personal touch with our broker clients.
In the world of short-term property finance, apart from the right product, personal service and confidence lenders will follow through on their promises, the speed with which deals complete, from enquiry to drawdown, is critical for every broker.
This year’s annual NACFB Commercial Finance Expo, was the tenth and by far the busiest yet. As always, the Signature stand featured our refreshing mocktails mixed to order for the huge number of visitors who wanted to know more about our property finance offering from our 6-strong team on duty for the day.
“I’ve the utmost respect for Signature. When I have the right deal, I speak to Tony and his team. There is nothing complicated about Signature, they just work hard to deliver the right products, with a fast, efficient service, based on what brokers, developers and investors need.”
Simon Harrison, Flexible Commercial Funding Ltd