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Praetura Commercial Finance and Phd Equity Partners Craft £4million Investment Deal for Teaching Art Limited and the SAA


Not only was the business seeking further investment to fund its significant organic growth, it was also seeking backing for further acquisitions.


The business has secured £4m backing from PHD Equity Partners and Praetura Commercial Finance to fund its continued expansion. Praetura Commercial Finance delivered a seven-figure working capital line against a mix of assets to deliver funding that will keep pace with the growth of the business. The additional working capital will also provide additional financial headroom for the business to embark on selective acquisitions.”


Andy Dodd and Craig Richardson led the deal for PHD Equity Partners. Andy Dodd said: “Partnering with Praetura Commercial Finance In this transaction has been an absolute breeze. They are highly commercial and most importantly we can always speak to decision-makers directly without any unnecessary layers of bureaucracy.” 

“Teaching Art is a well-established business with an enthusiastic and loyal customer base and a highly efficient distribution network. We see huge potential to increase engagement with SAA members, develop new products and services and expand sales in Europe and beyond. We look forward to working with Praetura Commercial Finance and the management team as the company enters this exciting new stage in its growth.”

Stuart Bates, Commercial Director of Praetura Commercial Finance, added: “We are delighted to support PHD Equity Partners and the management team at Teaching Art Limited on this transaction. This is an exciting business operating in a rapidly expanding market with significant capacity for further growth. We look forward to working with them on the journey to help them realise their strategic ambitions.”

Deal details
Teaching Art Limited
Confidential Invoice Discounting,
Stock Revolver and Cash Flow Loan