That’s a critical point for many games developers. One of our clients was able to realise an income of £70 million in their first month. We’d brought them on board around three years before the game was released, provided financing which proved crucial in giving them the runway to make a successful, well marketed launch. Off the back of this, they were eventually able to achieve an exit worth hundreds of millions. The founders became private clients.
This surmises our approach. I always say we provide commercial banking like a private service. We’ve spent over 300 years working with the business ground breakers of each new generation underpinned by a culture of understanding their sectors, challenges and goals.
That will always go beyond ever simply being ‘the money’. Perhaps the element of our service I’m proudest of is how we’re a club in the way we connect clients. I want to make sure clients can network when they want to, not just when we host events but whenever we see an opportunity or when they interact with other clients through our exclusive ‘440’ app [criteria apply, available on selected devices].
Through these forums, we’re able to connect new IE projects with venture capitals, angel investors and key partners to help them evolve their business ahead of, or during, scaling. Our team have been able to make those key introductions many times, bringing clients into a unique and fertile finance ecology. In time, many of our clients then access that ecology as investors themselves, bringing their experience and well-earned windfalls to create equity in the next cutting-edge venture.