Formerly known as Enterprise Finance, this Hertfordshire business is a broker of specialist mortgages, commercial mortgages, bridging loans and shortterm property finance. It was set up in 2009 by chief executive Danny Waters, 32. In 2014 he used an investment from Livingbridge to fund the acquisition of bridging lender West One Loans. Profits grew to £19m in 2016 and in February Exponent Private Equity acquired a majority stake for an undisclosed sum. Its operating margin of 49% is one of the highest on the league table.
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