Definition of 'backer'
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Dogs for Good is looking for financial backers to expand the scheme into other schools. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its staff have been told work is underway to secure new investment but they were not given the identity of the potential new backer. The Sun (2016)It has forced brokers to cut costs, shed well-paid staff and discreetly tout around for potential mergers or big new backers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new backers are providing more than just cash. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The main backer of the new venture is known in sporting circles but new to racing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is looking for a financial backer. The Sun (2011)The racing veteran has yet to find new backers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So he bought out his backers and sought new capital. READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)But hopefully it will turn away the financial backers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He set out what each of the backers have to find. The Sun (2012)Councils are already asking charities and other backers for bigger contributions to capital projects such as constructing pitches. The Sun (2012)The sale of the holding is understood to have resulted from a margin call from its financial backers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The financial backers are a mystery. The Sun (2009)Once their relegation had been confirmed last month, their main financial backer withdrew. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He's a big backer of us. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So Bazalgette must try to get more of the new rich as backers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Since then, the company has struggled to find commercial backers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Congratulations on finding backers at such a difficult time Mike. The Sun (2011)But businesses that do not grow as fast as their venture capital backers expect can find it uncomfortable to ask for more money. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A number of potential financial backers are said to be talking to management. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I was still trying to find backers till the end. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The AIM-listed company said that it had strong support for the share placing from existing investors and new backers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In my case, that included being given back a percentage of the business by a wonderful new backer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The new club's backers have made good progress, too. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the past few days, new backers have offered to contribute up to 300m more in equity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Those who hunger for repeat wins are sought-after by financial backers - they know that seasoned management are more likely to succeed than novices. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But I knew they had to be there -- without the presence of financial backers we had no credibility. Sharing the Success - the story of NFC (1990)
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Translations for 'backer'
British English: backer NOUN
A backer is someone who helps or supports a project, organization, or person.
I was looking for a backer to assist me in the attempted buy-out.
Definition of backer from the Collins English Dictionary
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