Skyhook Games

Carol Bolland
Investment Executive

“The good experience from the first round of funding was a key factor in this decision along with competitive terms for a business of our age and size.”

Graham Chellew, Finance and Operations Director, Skyhook Games

Skyhook Games received two rounds of funding through NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund to support its growth plans.

The Liverpool-based production company delivers game development and art outsourcing to companies worldwide. Skyhook Games were supported by FW Capital’s investment to bridge projects and support a new stage of growth.

The relationship initially started in 2019, where FW Capital provided funding to support Skyhook Games in its 5th year as they looked to take advantage of the commercial opportunities that lay ahead and secure a larger dedicated studio space, enabling the company to grow their headcount.

The business were able to repaid the initial loan and approached FW Capital for a second round of funding to bridge projects and to support a new stage of growth. Skyhook Games is one of a number of growing SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to receive funding from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, with the amount in the region totalling £15m.

The first NPIF investment phase has now completed with the British Business Bank launching the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II in March 2024.