Our offering

Modern merchant banking

Our modern take on merchant banking ensures we are aligned with our clients and our flexible model allows us to offer them creative, tech-enabled solutions.

Advisory

Advisers with an investor mindset.

Capital Raising, Debt, Mergers & acquisitions, Restructuring, Strategic advisory

Advisers with an investor mindset.

Umbra offers sophisticated corporate finance advisory services to UK-based SMEs. We are event-driven and our team has completed hundreds of transactions across different jurisdictions, industries and company sizes in both an advisory and investing capacity.

Each transaction is different and we offer unbiased, quality advice. We approach each opportunity with an open mind, and align ourselves with our clients to achieve exceptional results. We are selective in taking on engagements and our success-based model, and willingness to roll a portion of our fees into every deal, ensures true alignment.

Our access to capital gives us a significant edge and a head-start over traditional advisers. It enables us to be opportunistic and move quickly when the situation requires. We can also underwrite transactions and provide short-term funding to provide execution certainty.

Our investor mindset helps us understand what investors are looking for and our data-driven approach allows us to identify the right partner for each opportunity.

Capital

Backed by families and long-term investors.

Private equity, Convertibles, Preferred equity, Mezzanine, Unitranche, Senior debt

Backed by families and long-term investors.

Umbra invests private capital in a wide array of opportunities. We invest in situations where we can add value; we are sector and instrument agnostic and can invest across the capital structure.

We focus on established companies in growing markets, with good revenue visibility, strong profit margins and ambitious management teams with a clear vision. We can take direct majority or minority positions; we are typically the lead investor but often co-invest alongside funds or other investors, we can also invest in funds. We have a direct origination strategy, but also source opportunities from intermediaries via a large network of regional corporate finance advisors, accountants and funds.

Our management investment vehicle and segregated managed account structure allow us to structure bespoke solutions, be opportunistic and have a long-term investment horizon without the constraints of a fund mandate and consequences of the fundraising cycle.

Our capital comes from ourselves, other families and like-minded investors. Additionally, we have access to a global network of institutions and limited partners that want long-term exposure to our direct private capital opportunities.

Wealth

Comprehensive cost-effective offering.

Comprehensive cost-effective offering.

We have created a wealth management service providing fully tailored investment advice and wealth planning supported by enhanced technology all at a lean total cost.

Our comprehensive offering utilises relationships with multiple custodians, enabling our clients to benefit from spreading counterparty risk, global booking centre access, efficient fees and the optimised product and financing strengths of each custodian, all via the Umbra team.

Umbra Wealth clients benefit from access to our proprietary private capital deal flow and are given the opportunity to co-invest in each Umbra deal.

We are relevant to

Families, entrepreneurs and investors.

Our global network and access to best in class research underpins our proprietary database. 

The Umbra Intelligence Platform™ is a dynamic, software engine that monitors the investment criteria of funds and other institutional investors on an ongoing basis. It enables us to identify, assess probability and rank capital providers with the most relevant investment opportunities and vice-versa.

Our technology platform has the potential to minimise human oversight, increase transparency and unlock capital globally in an efficient way.

67.1+

Families

Successful individuals and families across the generations of wealth creation residing in relevant jurisdictions.

Includes family offices and UHNWIs with presence and focus globally. Excludes 4.5m HNWIs and 473.5k UHNWIs from out-of-scope jurisdictions.

12.4+

Entrepreneurs *

Founders, owners, entrepreneurs and management teams of profitable, UK-based SMEs operating across a wide array of sectors.

Includes companies with EBITDA above £1m+, with revenue and profitability growing at 5% or more 3 Year-CAGR.

8.5+

Investors ^

Single-family offices and institutional investors such as insurance companies, pension funds, fund of funds investing in UK SMEs.

Excludes 48.5m global and 2.1m UK HNWIs with limited exposure to private capital.

All values in thousands.

Source: Umbra Intelligence Platform includes Umbra research, DueDil, Beauhurst, Preqin, Pitchbook, Realdeals Capgemini, WealthX, MGM, Knight Frank and Companies house.

Notes:–
† 67k UHNWIs with a net worth of over US$30 million including their primary residence. Excludes 4.5m HNWIs of in-scope jurisdictions and 473.5k UHNWIs from out-of-scope jurisdictions;
* Entrepreneurs of companies with £1m+ EBITDA, Revenue and profitability growing at 5% or more 3 Year CAGR as of Mar 21;
^ Comprises of 7.3k global single-family offices and 1.2k global LPs investing directly into UK SMEs or via UK mid-market GP's based in UK.