Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK


Date of Investment

Financial Services


Platform Investment

ESO created ESF, trading as ‘ThinCats’, an independent business that aims to become the largest P2P secured lending platform focused on the UK SME market. 

The lower end of the SME sector is significantly underserved by traditional lenders; loans of £10m or less are particularly impacted representing a significant opportunity to obtain superior risk adjusted returns

Robust downside protection provided by underlying credit analysis and portfolio diversification.

ESF is firmly established as a leading provider of secured SME business loans and we have a real opportunity to continue to grow the business to capture more of the market which is underserved by traditional banks.

Amany Attia, Chief Executive of ESF

Deal Lead: Alex Schmid


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