1st Stop Group’s loan book passes £200 million mark
Tuesday 28th May 2019
1st Stop Group Limited, the specialist consumer lender, is delighted to announce it has passed £200 million of outstanding loans.
1st Stop Personal Loans wins prestigious Financial Reporter Award
Tuesday 21st May 2019
1st Stop Group Limited, the specialist consumer lender, is pleased to have been announced as the proud winners of the Financial Reporter Award for the best Unsecured Lender.
Pollen Street Capital acquires corporate foreign exchange specialist Infinity International
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Pollen Street Capital acquires corporate foreign exchange specialist Infinity International. Infinity acquisition increases Pollen Street Capital's market presence in foreign exchange as it joins portfolio companies Foreign Currency Direct and Pure FX.
Pollen Street Capital sponsors its second Funding Circle loan securitisation
Tuesday 02nd April 2019
Pollen Street Capital, the equity sponsor of SBOLT 2018-1, returned to the market with SBOLT 2019-1, a securitisation of UK loans originated by Funding Circle, the leading small business loans platform in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands.
Specialist Risk Investments Limited acquires entire share capital of The Underwriting Exchange and LIME
Friday 30th November 2018
Pollen Street Capital, the London-based private equity and credit manager focused on specialist financial and business services, is delighted to announce that Specialist Risk Investments Limited (SRIL), is acquiring the entire share capital of The Underwriting Exchange and LIME (together the TUE Companies).
BidX1 Announce Strategic Investment by Pollen Street Capital
Monday 03rd September 2018
BidX1, the ground-breaking digital property company whose auction platform is transforming the institutional and retail property transaction process across the UK and Ireland, has today announced a strategic investment by funds managed by leading private equity house Pollen Street Capital.
Pollen Street Capital acquires majority stake in BIK
Tuesday 31st July 2018
Pollen Street Capital, a global independent alternative asset investment management company focused on the financial and business services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in BIK, a leading Polish insurance services provider.
Esme Loans partners with Pollen Street Capital to expand SME offering
Wednesday 25th July 2018
Esme Loans, the digital lending platform for SMEs and scale up businesses, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Pollen Street Capital, a London-based private equity and credit manager, further enhancing Esme’s ability to serve UK SMEs.
1st Stop Group announces its loan book has passed the £150 million mark on its second anniversary since equity investment from Pollen Street Capital.
Monday 04th June 2018
On the second anniversary of a significant investment by Pollen Street, 1st Stop Group Limited, the specialist consumer lender, is delighted to announce it has passed £150 million of outstanding loans.
Pollen Street Capital acquires majority stake in Foreign Currency Direct
Friday 25th May 2018
Pollen Street Capital, a London-based private equity and credit manager focused on specialist financial and business services, is delighted to announce that it has received regulatory approval for the purchase of Foreign Currency Direct (FCD), having agreed the acquisition in late January. The interest is acquired for PSC Fund III, a private equity vehicle run by Pollen Street.
European Investment Fund and German development bank, KfW, invest in UK small businesses through securitisation of loans originated by Funding Circle
Thursday 03rd May 2018
The European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group, and KfW, the German Promotional Bank, are supporting UK small businesses through their investment in a securitisation of loans originated by Funding Circle, the world’s leading lending platform for small businesses.
London-Based Private Equity Firm Pollen Street Capital acquires Irish Software Provider Vision Blue Solutions
Thursday 15th February 2018
Pollen Street Capital, a leading private equity firm in the financial services sector headquartered in London, has acquired Irish-owned Vision Blue Solutions, it was announced today.