IW Capital’s portfolio features in the press

26th July 2018

IW Capital’s portfolio of growth business opportunities are hand selected across a formulae of criteria that we – as one of the UK’s leading SME investment houses – are extremely proud of. Testament to the entrepreneurial talent underpinning a benchmark range of businesses is an unparalleled investment team, nurturing some stellar case studies that reflect British innovation at its very best. The last two weeks have delivered – true to form – a series of respective accolades we wanted to share with you.

Firstly came Brewhouse and Kitchen – the UK’s largest brewpub chain, and second largest in Europe – adding two new sites to an already considerable estate. Opening their 22nd site in Hoxton, London and purchasing their 23rd site in Southsea, Portsmouth, the company has continually gone from strength to strength. With 23 locations nationwide – 19 of which have opened in the past two years – nearly 500 employees across the British Isles, and consistent profit-led growth, Brewhouse & Kitchen is a true representation of British entrepreneurialism and craft beer mastery at its finest. This growth has been supported throughout by IW Capital, who have so far invested over £5million into the company.

Following closely was WeSwap, the people-powered currency exchange platform and IW Capital portfolio star, who last week featured in the Daily Mail’s This is Money section. Highlighting how WeSwap can save you money, the article also included WeSwap’s newly released video guide to the card. Serving as the world’s first peer to peer travel money platform, the company’s phenomenal rise to success presents an exemplary growth story for UK fintech. In just four years, WeSwap has traded c. £130 million as well as grown its user-base dramatically, expanded the range of currencies that can be exchanged on its platform and cemented its position at the forefront of UK fintech innovation. As its lead and primary investor, IW Capital has proudly been a supporter of WeSwap since 2014, involved from its early expansion through to introducing its latest series B last year.

To find out more about WeSwap, Brewhouse and Kitchen or any of IW Capital’s exciting SME opportunities speak to a member of the IW Capital team today on 020 7015 2250, or email info@iwcapital.co.uk