Grow your business

We work with entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders who have the ambition and drive to grow their businesses further and faster.

How we can help

Maximising your growth potential

You are an ambitious business owner or management team who wants to scale your business rapidly but needs access to the capital to make that a reality and further expertise to help execute a growth strategy. Maven can assist in accelerating growth by providing the financial and strategic support required.

We have a track record of providing equity and debt finance to a wide range of companies including early stage SMEs seeking capital to expand, as well as later stage more established businesses looking for finance to help them scale further and continue to grow in value.

What we look for

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Management

We back talented and committed management teams who share the same ambition to grow shareholder value as we do.

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Funding requirement

We can support transactions requiring capital from £100,000 via our specialist regional funds, up to £20 million from our MBO Fund.

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Stage of growth

We back entrepreneurial and innovative smaller companies with revenues of at least £1 million per annum, which are growing quickly.

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Location

We prefer to invest in UK domiciled businesses.

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Sector

We are sector agnostic, supporting ambitious businesses across a range of the UK's most vibrant industries.

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Future potential

We don't always expect businesses to be the finished article. We aim to add value in companies which have a clear, credible business strategy, capable of delivering growth in profit and earnings.

Our growth funding options

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Growth Capital

Looking to scale up, expand into new markets, or launch a new product?  We can help you achieve that goal. The Maven VCTs are active investors in high growth companies typically less than 10 years old, and can invest from £1 million to £6 million in a single transaction.

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Private Equity

Looking to buy the business you run, sell part of your business, or pursue a buy and build strategy? Private Equity can be used to finance a wide range of transaction types and help an incumbent management team to acquire a stake in the business they manage.

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Our Regional Funds

We manage a range of specialist funds that provide flexible debt or equity finance solutions for dynamic and growth focused small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the Midlands and the North of England.

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How we support your growth

Trusted partner

We back people, not just businesses, adding value but not interfering in day-to-day operations. After all, no one knows your organisation better than you. We encourage you to continue growing your business in tandem with our help, support and strategic input.

Committed for the long term

We offer businesses a strong platform for growth by providing flexible and tailored funding solutions which suit your business now and in the future. We have the capacity to provide follow-on funding if required to support acquisitions or strategic growth initiatives, offering speed and certainty of delivery.

Value add

We equip our investee companies for success. Our highly experienced investment and portfolio executives can help each management team to continue to further develop their business and provide direct input and guidance on strategic initiatives such as international expansion, bolt-on acquisitions, talent recruitment, and driving operational efficiencies.

National office network

We take a different approach to the London centric model of many other investment firms, by focusing heavily on the major UK economic regions. Our executives are based throughout our nationwide office network meaning that we have local people on the ground who are well connected and understand the nuances of the market in which you operate.

Recent growth investments

Meet our investment team

Our experienced team of professionals based across the country come from a variety of commercial, financial, and industry backgrounds, and have completed hundreds of investments in ambitious British businesses. Whatever your sector, stage of growth, or geography we have the necessary expertise.

Alan Robertson
Alan Robertson

Investment Director

Alex Rothwell
Alex Rothwell

Senior Investment Manager

Alexander Sleigh
Alexander Sleigh

Investment Director

Andrew Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson

Partner

Bill Nixon
Bill Nixon

Managing Partner

Catrin Dilloway
Catrin Dilloway

Investment Manager

David Kemp
David Kemp

Portfolio Director

David Milroy
David Milroy

Partner

David Nixon
David Nixon

Senior Investment Manager

Dean Cox
Dean Cox

Senior Investment Manager

Demetri Theofanou
Demetri Theofanou

Investment Manager

Ewan MacKinnon
Ewan MacKinnon

Partner

Gareth Price
Gareth Price

Investment Director

Gavin Bell
Gavin Bell

Senior Investment Manager

Graham Welsh
Graham Welsh

Portfolio Manager

Hannah Willison
Hannah Willison

AIM Investment Associate

James Darlington
James Darlington

Senior Investment Manager

James Rosthorn
James Rosthorn

Senior Investment Manager

James Sharp
James Sharp

Portfolio Director

Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson

Investment Director

Julie Glenny
Julie Glenny

Investment Director

Karen de Meza
Karen de Meza

Portfolio Director

Luke Matthews
Luke Matthews

Investment Director

Martin McLaren
Martin McLaren

Investment Director

Melanie Goward
Melanie Goward

Partner

Michael Dickens
Michael Dickens

Investment Manager

Michael Vassallo
Michael Vassallo

Investment Director

Mike Collis
Mike Collis

Consultant Portfolio

Ryan Bevington
Ryan Bevington

Partner

Sajid Sabir
Sajid Sabir

Investment Manager

Stella Panu
Stella Panu

Partner

Trisha Reay
Trisha Reay

AIM Portfolio Director

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