The Growth Stage has launched what it claims to be the world’s first funding platform for private growth companies to raise investment capital from regulated institutional investors.
The company said it has signed up investors with over $4tn of assets under management, from pension funds, retail funds and hedge funds through to sovereign wealth funds and family offices.
The Growth Stage was created exclusively to marry the increasing demand from institutional investors around the world, to invest in high growth, scale-up companies, and for those companies to seek alternative sources of capital.
Simon Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of The Growth Stage, said: “Traditionally, it has been very costly and difficult for private growth companies to get access to institutional investors to help finance the next stage of their growth. Institutional investors don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to invest in the leading private high-growth global companies of today and tomorrow.
“A global platform enabling institutional investors and private growth companies to meet, and funds to be raised at low cost didn’t exist, and this is exactly why we have created The Growth Stage. After two years of developing the business with our institutional investors and professional advisors, we are delighted to launch The Growth Stage today.”
The Growth Stage has also partnered with 10 of the world’s leading professional advisers, offering its members essential global business services and deal transaction expertise.
They are Acuris Risk Intelligence, EY, Gallagher, Merrill Corporation, Sage, The&Partnership, Travers Smith, WeWork, WorldFirst and WSGR.