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Chelsea Boat & Yacht Company

“Capital Engine arranged our loan refinancing within a tight timetable and on sensible terms. As bank appetite for multi-year SME lending has systemically reduced, there is a real shortage of this type of long-term funding for entrepreneurial businesses. We would recommend Capital Engine as reliable and professional partners.”

Andrew Moffat, MD of Chelsea Boat & Yacht Company

‘PINDER’, ThinCats lender

“I may not invest in every loan Capital Engine brings to the platform, but I do look forward to reading with interest everything Capital Engine brings to the platform. I do this for the simple reason that I know they commit 50% of their fee to every loan they sponsor. For me, incentives aligned over for the full life of a business transaction are the best way to improve long term outcomes and I commend Capital Engine for making this their policy and doing it voluntarily when no other sponsor does likewise.”

‘Pinder’, ThinCats lender, May 2014


“Capital Engine were able to structure an innovative and effective financing solution to a complicated buyout transaction. We worked very closely with Sophie and Christopher who achieved an outcome that conventional debt providers could not have delivered. Capital Engine made the process simple and were able to access funding from a diverse range of alternative sources. Sophie and Christopher demonstrated extraordinary commitment to our transaction and even deployed their own funds to support the deal. The transaction that Capital Engine helped to execute was transformational for our business and we will always be grateful for their support.”

Max Frohnsdorff, Managing Director of Stirling Chase Ltd
(Stirling Chase Ltd acquired Bayleaf in June 2014)


“Capital Engine were quick to understand our business and to devise structures which enabled them to raise capital from a number of sources within their network. They showed both flexibility and imagination and we are already discussing further projects.”

Stuart Parfitt, Managing Director of BLG, May 2015


“I have been lending to UK SME businesses through the Thincats website for several months and like the lending opportunities it provides. When my private equity firm, Oakfield, wanted additional debt finance to support our acquisition of the Freedom brewery I was keen to try the platform. We worked with Capital Engine who we found to be fast and constructive. They worked well with the deal team and other advisers and provided the finance that we wanted- on budget and on timetable. We would be pleased to work with them again.”

David Pitman, Partner, Oakfield Capital Partners. August 2013.


“Thincats is an interesting and efficient way to raise debt; the auction was quick and our sponsors were responsive & flexible. Five weeks from first meeting to funds in our account. Excellent.”

Jeremy Middleton , Director, HBB Relocation Services Ltd. July 2013


“Capital Engine really helped us ; they took the time to understand our game publishing business, they worked out how best to present it, and then they were flexible & helpful when we hit snags. Their help successfully resulted in the funding we required. We are very happy to recommend them. “

Matt Nagy, Director Oysterworld Ltd


“Capital Engine have provided my business with a highly professional service, guiding us through seven fund raisings on a peer-to-peer platform. I would certainly recommend them to any party looking to raise finance via Thincats.”

Ed Marley-Shaw, Managing Director, Clearwell Capital. May 2014


“We were looking for debt finance to support the growth investment programme at Gainsborough. Capital Engine engaged in our business plan and arranged a £500,000 loan from the ThinCats website. The debt was raised within their initial pricing indications, on time and within budgeted costs”

Emerson Roberts , Managing Director Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company, January 2017