Venture backs St Martin Vintners buy-out

St Martin Vintners, an independent wine specialist and importer, has been bought by its management in a deal backed by Venture Finance.


St Martin Vintners, an independent wine specialist and importer, has been bought by its management in a deal backed by Venture Finance.

St Martin Vintners, an independent wine specialist and importer, has been bought by its management in a deal backed by Venture Finance.

The invoice and asset-based lender supported the buy-out with a package comprising confidential invoice discounting and cash flow and stock loans.

St Martin Vintners’ co-director Andy Rice said invoice discounting was the ideal way to release money through the debtor book. “However, it was Venture’s understanding of the potential of the business and their appetite to provide stock and cash flow loans in excess of the debtor book that made them the obvious and only choice.

“Spofforths Accountants recommended Venture Finance to us and we were happy to take their advice as Venture offered the best financial package.”

Marc Barber

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Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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