We are a UK based investment vehicle.

We make direct investments into UK companies and offer bespoke capital solutions to a broad range of businesses.

We are a UK based investment vehicle.

We make direct investments into UK companies and offer bespoke capital solutions to a broad range of businesses.

Our Approach

We combine industry knowledge and real world experience with a straightforward approach to provide companies with a variety of capital solutions. The nature of the company’s structure allows for flexibility in decision making and speed which helps to distinguish us from other capital providers.

Our Approach

We combine industry knowledge and real world experience with a straightforward approach to provide companies with a variety of capital solutions. The nature of the company’s structure allows for flexibility in decision making and speed which helps to distinguish us from other capital providers.

Principal Investments

Alara specialises in transformational or turnaround opportunities, and looks to work with management teams and our investment partners. In addition to investing capital, we bring extensive experience in building businesses, enabling us to create and unlock value.

Principal Investments

Alara specialises in transformational or turnaround opportunities, and looks to work with management teams and our investment partners. In addition to investing capital, we bring extensive experience in building businesses, enabling us to create and unlock value.

Finance

Alara provides comprehensive financing solutions on a transaction by transaction basis. These can include bridge, working capital or longer term offerings. We aim to work with you to understand your needs and provide a clear, honest assessment delivered in the shortest time possible.

Finance

Alara provides comprehensive financing solutions on a transaction by transaction basis. These can include bridge, working capital or longer term offerings. We aim to work with you to understand your needs and provide a clear, honest assessment delivered in the shortest time possible.

Our Portfolio

We encourage trust through lasting partnerships. We work with management teams and are flexible and efficient at making quick decisions.

  • All
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals

Our Portfolio

We encourage trust through lasting partnerships. We work with management teams and are flexible and efficient at making quick decisions.

  • All
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals

LYTE

For over 70 yrs Lyte Ladders and Towers have been manufacturing and supplying access equipment to the trade and industrial sector in the UK and abroad.  They offer a wide range of aluminium and glassfibre ladders, stepladders, multipurpose and specialist ladders, as well as the introduction of mobile scaffold towers in 2002.

Lawton Yarns Ltd

Established in 1902, Lawton Yarns provides the carpet industry with quality yarn products. It houses state of the art showrooms and colour matching facilities.

Breal Zeta CF

A specialist UK asset based lender.

Blucon

Blucon have rapidly evolved into one of the fastest growing demolition companies in the UK, earning a reputation as a highly professional, reliable and skilled multi-disciplined contractor.  

Beagle Technology Group

Offers concept engineering, manufacture and supply for the Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence industries.

Barclay and Mathieson

One of the UK’s largest independent steel stockholders, operating from 14 locations across the country.

Ascot Doors

One of the UK’s largest manufacturers and installers of individually made-to-measure high performance retail, industrial and commercial doors.

People

Alan McLaren

Principal

A PWC qualified accountant, Alan has worked at the highest levels within the UK lending industry, including European Chief Executive (EVP) of asset based lenders UCB (BNP), BNY International (Bank of New York), GMAC Commercial Finance and latterly European Managing Director Landsbanki Commercial Finance.

Sharmaine Hall

Company Secretary

Sharmaine graduated from Nottingham university with a BA honours degree before working for her family's property investment and development company. She has over 28 years' experience in managing a wide ranging portfolio of residential and commercial properties and commercial development in Liverpool.

People

Alan McLaren

Principal

A PWC qualified accountant, Alan has worked at the highest levels within the UK lending industry, including European Chief Executive (EVP) of asset based lenders UCB (BNP), BNY International (Bank of New York), GMAC Commercial Finance and latterly European Managing Director Landsbanki Commercial Finance.

Sharmaine Hall

Sharmaine graduated from Nottingham university with a BA honours degree before working for her family's property investment and developing company. She has over 28 years' experience in managing a wide ranging portfolio of residential and commercial properties and commercial development in Liverpool.

Get in Touch

Address

Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London EC4N 6HL

Phone

+44 7917 687 443

Online

enquiries@alara.com