InvestDen, an innovative equity and debt crowdfunding platform operating in the UK, and KPMG, one of the leading global professional services firms, have today announced an exciting new alliance to support UK business.
Through this alliance, KPMG will offer a range of services and advice to those businesses raising capital through InvestDen. The alliance equally benefits start-ups and mature companies by providing simple and direct access to capital and expertise in a cost-efficient manner.
Combining capital with expertise, this alliance is an attractive value proposition for any business. The alliance also demonstrates KPMG's support for SMEs in the UK and illustrates their forward thinking approach in helping businesses grow and succeed.
InvestDen Chief Executive, Matt Novak, said: "This alliance is important because it provides companies raising capital through InvestDen access to the tools and skill sets required to prosper. From an investor perspective, it brings a level of robustness to the market and validates the crowdfunding industry. Crowdfunding is now a viable route of financing and plays a part in a balanced and diversified portfolio."
Ben McDonald, Head of Enterprise for London Region at KPMG, said: “In our conversations with entrepreneurs, we hear time and again that the funding landscape for small businesses can be complex and difficult to navigate, something which is spurring the growth of alternative finance providers which are able to provide clarity and simplicity in their offerings. We see crowdfunding as one such alternative source of capital for ambitious businesses, which is why we’re delighted to enter into this alliance with InvestDen. The alliance is fully aligned with KPMG’s strategy to work with companies at all stages of development across the UK.”
For further information, please contact:
Tom Matterson, InvestDen
M: +44 (0)7875 662 146
Katy Broomhead, KPMG Press Office
M: +44 (0)7824 537963
lnvestDen is a leading UK equity and debt Crowdfunding platform where users have the ability to invest in companies seeking to raise equity and companies seeking to take out a loan. lnvestDen is industry agnostic and provides investment opportunities across a variety of segments, including sports and leisure, arts and design, property and energy and mining.
lnvestDen, which launched in June 2015, provides a platform in which members can invest in companies from a minimum of £50. Many of the companies listed also have EIS and SEIS tax benefits.
lnvestDen has pioneered the concept of an investment leader board, the Hunters Den. Based on activity and investment on lnvestden, users are awarded points and ranked, with the highest ranking members being offered exclusive rewards.
lnvestDen also offers the first secondary marketplace in the UK where you can buy and sell your private debt or equity investments.
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 12,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.9 billion in the year ended September 2014. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 162,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.