Investor BGF has said its portfolio of clients, ranging from coffee shops to kitchen firms, grew during 2019 and it has now backed five companies in Northern Ireland
Its latest investment was in Toomebridge kitchen door and components firm Uform.
BGF said that since its investment, the business has expanded staff numbers and revamped its design centre.
Coffee chain Bob & Berts also continued its expansion after receiving £2m in BGF funding in 2017. It opened eight new coffee shops over 2019.
Patrick Graham, head of central Scotland and NI, said BGF hoped to continue its growth in 2020.