Michael Vassallo

Investment Partner

Growth, Finance Durham Fund, North East Development Capital Fund, NPIF II Maven Equity Finance

Maven Office
Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Office Tel No.
0191 731 8590

Primary Geographical Focus
North East England

Recent Investments

Oak Engage, Hedgehog Lab, iPac, Rokshaw Pharmaceuticals, Dyer Engineering

Key Sector Experience

Technology, Manufacturing, Support Services, Consumer

Michael joined Maven in February 2017 and works in our Newcastle and Durham offices. Michael leads the North East investment team and his responsibilities include deal origination and execution and portfolio management across North East England.

Prior to joining Maven, Michael worked at FW Capital for five years and was based in their Newcastle office. At FW Capital he was involved in executing and completing mezzanine finance transactions with SMEs across the region. Prior to that, Michael worked at Brewin Dolphin for nine years and was based in their Newcastle and London offices. At Brewin Dolphin he was involved in equity research and IPOs of listed companies across multiple sectors. Michael began his career as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young, in the audit department.

He has an MA Hons in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and is an ACA qualified chartered accountant.

Outside of work Michael enjoys golf, music, and days out with the family.

Every day is different and there are always challenges to deal with. But with great supportive colleagues with a substantial collected breadth of experience, we can find solutions and add real value to our investees, to help them on their growth journey.

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With a network of 10 offices and a national investment team, including professionals from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds, we have an enhanced regional presence giving us a different perspective to many other funders. 


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