Bella & Duke wins Investment from Diet Chef Boss (May 2018)

a.       Bella & Duke

A Scottish dog food brand has collared £300,000 of seed investment to fuel growth. Bella & Duke, an internet- based subscription service, which sells raw, unprocessed dog food it claims is healthier than typical pet foods, launched in June 2017. The company was founded by neighbours Mark Scott and Tony Ottley after their dogs — Morph, a collie, and Barney, a golden retriever — died from cancer. Scott said. Kevin Dorren of Move Fresh stated “We have tracked pet nutrition as an interesting area for a number of years, but believe that Bella and Duke have some very interesting defensible qualities and fit with our focus areas of nutrition and food tech. We are excited to have closed our investment in Bella and Duke (  one of the UK’s leading raw pet nutrition businesses.”

b.      Mar 2018:  Project Banner – secured £200,000 of re-finance facilities on behalf of leisure client

c.       May 2018:  Dick Brothers Ltd – Secured £1.5million asset finance line to assist with growth capital for Scottish-based timber-harvesting business

d.      June 2018:  Secured a £0.1m working capital facility to assist with specific project, funded via an alternative finance provider

e.      July 2018:  Secured £0.1m working capital facility for engineering consultancy business to assist with general working capital

f.        July 2018:  Project Tain – Secured a £2.0million MOF for a manufacturing client to provide working capital facilities for growth

g.      July 2018:  Project McLaren – acted as strategic advisor to Motor industry client in the disposal of car dealership business based in Central Scotland

h.      November 2018:  Secured £100,000 working capital facility for client in leisure industry from alternative finance provider

i.        November 2018:  Project Skyline – Acted on behalf of management team in the disposal of strategic equity interest in natural resources business

j.        November 2018:  Project Bruce – Secured £1.5million re-finance facilities for Scottish-based residential property portfolio company

k.       December 2018:  Secured £0.1m tax facility for consultancy business to assist with tax liabilities capital