CMF Capital Ltd

Funding for Ground Support Equipment and General Airport Equipment

Welcome to CMF Capital

We are an independent finance company that provides specialist tailored funding solutions to UK companies operating within the airport, aviation and ground support equipment sectors, as well as Airports themselves.

Established for over 10 years and headquartered in Farnborough, a leading centre for aviation and aerospace research and development, CMF Capital has a team of regional directors based across the UK.

The team’s experience is drawn from wide ranging roles within the finance industry where we have provided funding solutions in excess of £650m.

Industry Understanding

The growth of air travel continues at a rapid pace. In 1998 1.46bn took to the skies and by 2037 the IATA project that to grow to around 8.2bn. In the UK, our biggest airports are aiming to add 192 million passengers to the 286 million that already use their terminals, over the next 10-20 years – a growth of 67%.

That growth and change isn’t just limited to putting more planes in the sky. Airport infrastructure and ground support equipment needs to support such expansion. Investment in new technologies will provide efficiencies with the industry under pressure to reduce emissions, whether through carbon offsetting projects or electrification.

Where Can CMF Capital Help?

We provide bespoke Asset Finance and Invoice Finance solutions to suppliers operating within the airports industry and also provide funding to Airports themselves.

With the ability to provide equipment funding both on a deal specific basis, from £50k to £5m, and also via credit facilities covering anticipated annual investment between £1m up to £20m. We believe that asset finance is about forging long standing relationships built on trust, and that every lending solution should be tailored to fit your business and its strategic objectives.

We have a number of exclusive relationships with European and global banks, as well as other financial institutions. This enables us to provide highly competitive rates and financial products often not available through high street lenders. That said, we can also work alongside your current bank to create a more strategic financial package.

Whether you are a manufacturer, supplier, procurement or finance director, you’ll find our approach focuses on delivering the most appropriate funding solution to help your business grow.

We pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships with our customers and aim to become your trusted business partner.

Company Profile

  • Asset Finance

    Make the Most of you Your Business-Critical Equipment

    Business is truly global. It’s pace relentless and ever more competitive. Equipment financing can enhance your liquidity and increase productivity, getting you to market ahead of your competitors.

    CMF Capital provides bespoke funding solutions for a broad range of airport equipment across the UK, helping you make the most of your business-critical equipment.

    Whether it’s a fleet of new ground support vehicles or upgrading old equipment or airport infrastructure, our tailored asset finance packages help maintain cashflow, provide fixed payment terms and match the payment terms to the useful life of the asset.

  • Balance Sheet Based Finance

    Balance sheet led transactions raise funding based on the financial strength of a company, which allows us to arrange funding options regardless of the intrinsic value of the asset.

    Traditional asset-based lending works on the premise that the asset in question is of high worth and can be used as security for the funder. However, in many cases, the asset in question may not have lasting value. IT equipment, software, or security equipment for example, are all items that are mission critical to the running of a business, but may have low individual value.

    A balance sheet-led solution looks at the financial stability of a business and its ability to settle its accounts, irrespective of the value of the asset. This enables us to arrange funding for critical investments that might not be suitable under other asset finance options.

    Funding Suitable for:

    • Airport buses
    • Airport Lighting Systems
    • Airside baggage trailers
    • Baggage handling systems
    • Baggage scanners
    • Bird control systems
    • Cargo handling
    • Catering high lifts
    • CCTV
    • Check-in desks
    • De-icing equipment
    • Drone detection systems
    • Electric vehicles
    • Escalators/elevators/autowalks
    • Fuel handling
    • Ground power units
    • Hangar structures
    • Passenger boarding systems
    • Process/conveyor belting
    • Runway resurfacing equipment
    • Runway sweepers
    • Materials handling
    • Ground support equipment
    • Security equipment
    • Baggage equipment
    • Warehouse equipment
    • Access platforms
    • Aircraft docking
    • Aircraft ground energy systems
    • Aircraft handling equipment
    • Aircraft recovery equipment
    • Aircraft wheel changing vehicles
    • Airfield lighting
    • Airfield servicing equipment
    • Airfield technical systems
    • Renewable energy/clean technology
  • Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions

    CMF Capital has a strong track record in this rapidly advancing market, funding a wide range of renewable energy projects including ground source heat pumps, solar and hydro technologies and LED lighting.

    We understand the industry and are able to offer funding for customers, suppliers and manufacturers for renewable projects from £100k to £10m.

    We also work closely with an asset management fund who specialise in £2m – £30m project financing in the environmental and waste to energy sectors – amongst others.

    We can structure financing into SPV’s wholly owned by the manufacturer / supplier and provide senior debt from the fund and one of our panel of banks.

    Our Sustainable Solutions Include

    • Funding for UK-based projects
    • £100k-£30m debt size with 1-10 year terms
    • Debt facilities or project finance
    • Expert advice through all stages of the implementation process
    • Access to a broad range of willing funders and private investors
    • Vendor finance facilities for manufacturers / suppliers

    We can provide funding for the following technologies:

    • LED Lighting
    • Anaerobic Digestion
    • Ground Source Heat Pumps
    • Thermal Energy Solutions
    • Biomass
    • Waste to energy
  • Debtor Financing

    A full order book doesn’t always add up to cash in the bank. By unlocking working capital through debtor financing, it provides fast access to funds…

    Debtor finance takes two main forms – debt factoring and invoice discounting. Factoring is a flexible funding and collections service. The funder acts as your credit department and chases payments for you, leaving you free to focus on your business.

    If you still want to retain your credit control function, invoice discounting allows you to manage your sales ledger so your clients need never know you’re using us.

    Key Benefits Include:

    • Access up to 90% of the value of approved invoices
    • Stay in control – view sales ledger status and electronic payment    requests online.
    • More available funding than traditional overdrafts
    • Less admin – the funder will run credit checks, issue statements and provide collection services
    • Debt recovery litigation services
    • Bad debt protection if you need it


CMF Capital
The Hub
Farnborough Business Park
Fowler Avenue
United Kingdom
GU14 7JF
  • Head Office: 01252 302 183
  • Colin Hayter; 07747016973
  • Ian Briggs; 07771835652