Investment & M&A


We leverage our consumer-focused investor network to help brands raise capital.

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Raise capital for growth

A specialist corporate finance advisor

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Raising Capital

  • Seed to Series B fundraising through our extensive consumer focused network of angel and institutional investors
  • Preparation for fundraising, including strategy, investor mapping, financials, and pitch deck creation
  • Full extension of your team, executing the transaction with you, from pitching to final close
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Valuation guidance

  • Benchmarking and advice on how much your business is worth for the purposes of raising capital at the right market-fitting multiple
  • Fixed-price reports or bespoke engagements available

A Shared Venture

Bringing expertise to challengers

Our Investment and M&A advisor is the result of a shared venture between Spayne Lindsay & Co, one of the leading UK consumer investment banks, and Young Foodies.

We came together to provide best-in-class transaction advice and execution aimed solely at high-growth consumer brands.

Uniquely positioned

Trusted advisor to high-growth consumer brands

A unique network of investors

We use our network of 500+ investors, from individuals and family offices to funds and corporate venture arms, to help you find the right match.

End-to-end process support

We leverage our experience to provide high quality advice through all stages of the transaction to deliver the best result for our clients.

Consumer sector specialists

Consumer is our sole focus which enables us to better understand the needs of our clients and investors.

Efficient and supportive

No more drawn out processes – we’re efficient and streamlined so you can continuing running the business at the same time as raising capital.

Proven track record

We have a proven track record of finding brands the right added-value investors to contribute to their journey.

Working in your interests

Hear from brands we have helped

Uniquely positioned

What our network of investors look for

Consumer focused



Revenue generating & gaining traction

Credible management team

Definable and sizeable market opportunity

Gaining commercial traction

Differentiated concepts

Predominately SEIS/EIS/VCT qualifying

Typically seeking equity finance for growth

Get in Touch

Work with us

Our fee structures depend on the size and structure of your capital raise. If you would like to work with us, complete this form and one of the team will shortly be in touch.

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