Our Approach

Our first priority is to understand the objectives of the shareholders and management team and gain an in depth understanding of the business.

We look to ensure our business clients have a sound financial framework from which to build on and also consider what is required to achieve their future strategy.  If that is unclear or needs development, we help bring some clarity and assist in developing a vision for the future.

Our focus is always on the business – the business ultimately repays the funders, creates value for the owners and perhaps most importantly, has an obligation to its employees, customers and suppliers, to ensure long-term financial stability. This is at the forefront of our minds when considering appropriate funding structures.

Our Story

HCA was established to help businesses prepare to access finance in the best way possible. We recognised the need for businesses to ensure they are well equipped to approach funders, in order to gain their support.

Our insight into the funding market helps give clients a leading march in that process, for what is likely to be a milestone in their corporate history.


Meet the Team

We know the most important part of any business is its people. Being able to deliver is vital to any business and having the right skills is central to any successful relationship. Here are our credentials:


Nic Hanlon Dip ACB, Dip CIL


33 years banking experience and former Director, NatWest plc, Structured Finance leading a team in the West Midlands. He holds an Institute of Financial Services Applied Diploma in Corporate Banking and Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland Diploma in Lending.

Nic has completed over 75 Leveraged Finance transactions in the past 14 years including Management Buyouts, Acquisition Finance, CashOut exercises, Hotel and Leisure Finance, Healthcare Finance, Growth and Development Finance.

As well as Structured Cash Flow loans, Nic has experience of traditional Asset Finance, Invoice Discounting, Commercial Mortgages, Mezzanine Finance and Equity Fund raising.

Nic’s 2016 banking highlights include:

  • leading the funding team to win the West Midlands Insider Deal Makers SME Deal of the Year;
  • arranging £5m funding alongside the Business Growth Fund £10m Investment into one of the UK largest IBA Recycling Plants;
  • Completing 2 large hotel acquisitions;
  • Completing a cross border acquisition refinance;
  • Completing a regional pub group growth finance package;
  • Completing on a construction sector MBO;
  • Completing on a service industry Acquisition.
  • Since establishing HCA I have gone on to complete Acquisitions, Share Buybacks, MBO’s and Venture Capital Funding.


    Donna Hanlon CIPD

    Administration Manager

    An experienced Administrator having worked in Professional Practices for 11 years with national Accountancy and Law firms. Latterly Donna has worked exclusively for small businesses improving their internal systems and marketing strategies. Donna is CIPD qualified as well as competent with Xero, Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Mailchimp.

    Donna has been instrumental in establishing our marketing and social media sites, as well as using her experience in setting up and managing our cloud and secure internet file management systems.


    Next Steps…

    Whatever your business requirements are, let HCA help ensure you are given the best opportunity of realising your business growth ambitions. Please call us today – we value our engagement wherever you are in the process.

    Tel Nic on 07899 982877