Maven’s core objective is to offer our client investors access to dynamic and well managed UK based private companies, whilst working closely alongside the key people in those businesses to help with growth and ultimately maximise returns for all stakeholders. When selecting investments, Maven looks for entrepreneurial businesses led by talented people, who can demonstrate a blend of vision and business flair, alongside a differentiated and competitive proposition.
Maven executives strive to work closely and collaboratively with management teams to ensure that their businesses can thrive in challenging trading conditions and are well positioned to achieve their growth aspirations. We regard each team as a key partner, looking to establish a constructive working relationship with the people we back and to complement the energy and ambition of the people who have built the business.
The Maven team offers a broad range of commercial, industry and investment expertise, and many years’ experience and understanding of helping high growth companies create value, so we understand both the challenges they face and the commitment needed to build a successful business. Effective portfolio management is a key element of Maven’s support, as our UK wide portfolio and investment team works with each company to develop corporate strategy and help advise on areas such as acquisitions, new senior management appointments, market development and the financing of growth.
Our role can extend beyond simply providing finance and strategic advice, and our executives can call in additional and industry specific expertise where necessary. We have access to an extensive network of non-executive directors, as well as many ambitious and capable entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries, some of whom we have previously helped to create, grow and exit their own companies.
We have featured a number of testimonials provided by the businesses in which we’ve invested, which provide a flavour of the Maven approach and the value that we try to bring to a partner business.