Route Finance was a vital source of working capital at a critical stage of my business’ development. When other finance options were not credible, or of the right scale, Route Finance was able to take the time to review and assess the business case, and then tailor a package of funding that met the needs of the project. Route was professional and transparent throughout, and worked rapidly to form its experienced assessment. Once the required preparations had been made, Route Finance was able to seamlessly present the package for consideration by its funding base, respond to investor queries and marshal the required grouping of investors to best match the funding proposal. Following a successful fund raise, Route Finance implemented a monitoring regime that had a light touch, but was thorough and comprehensive, for the interest of all parties. Further, Route was always on hand to address queries during the lifetime of the agreement, and proactively support a flexible range of funding approaches to address a dynamic and evolving Company business plan. Specifically, Route Finance was able to effectively and economically manage a loan roll-over for an additional period, allowing the growing Company to preserve its cash flow for immediate business development priorities. Without hesitation I would work with Route Finance again and would recommend their service to organisations in need of a responsive, nimble and professional funding partner.
CEO of Tech company
We worked with Route over a period of 4 months that raised, in two rounds, a loan facility totalling £3m for our south Wales energy from waste project. During that time our requirements changed more than once and each time Route responded quickly with both flexibility and professionalism. Most importantly, for an organisation that marshals syndicates of private investors, we came to be able to rely on their word: what they said they could do, they did. Since then theyve been diligent in maintaining a monitoring brief on behalf of their investors, but without being intrusive in our running of the business. I would definitely recommend Route to FDs looking at alternative loan funding structures.
Finance Director of Energy from Waste company
The Route Finance due diligence process was well organised, straight-forward and pragmatic. While there was the proper level of probing it was generally stress-free. The Route Finance facility was ideal in filling a gap left by bank lenders for our type of asset finance. And they were much more straight forward in negotiation that the conventional asset based lenders.
CEO of Renewables company
Raising finance is not always an enjoyable and far from easy process, with many different elements to consider. We have found Route Finance to be professional in their approach in finding solutions to not only protect their investors funds but also to ensure that the project is able to move forward.
Route Finance has maintained full commitment to our project from the initial introduction with efficiency and professionalism and show a real understanding of the process of property development. This has encouraged us, as the developer, because we see Route Finance more as a partner in the relationship rather than pure lender. We will continue to build an ongoing relationship with Route Finance for this project and beyond and for other exciting projects that we are currently considering. We would have no hesitation in recommending any perspective borrower to Route Finance, with the confidence that if there is a viable development project presented, then Route will provide their full commitment to it.
Director of Property Development company