Maven's Institutional Buyout Fund
The Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund is an institutional private equity fund investing between £5 million and £20 million of equity per investment in buyout opportunities across the UK regions. The Fund has a focus on technology and technology-enabled business services, financial services, and niche IP-led manufacturing.
About the Fund
What do we look for
The Fund invests in UK businesses with:
Strong management teams
A credible strategy to grow turnover and profits
A UK market-leading or market-influencing position
The potential to scale through buy and build
Operates in one of the following sectors:
- Technology and technology-enabled business services
- Financial services
- Niche IP-led manufacturing
The Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund is backed by an international and blue-chip institutional Limited Partner investor base, including Pension Funds, Regional Funds, Asset Managers and Family Offices as well as HNW individuals.
The Fund also runs an active coinvestment programme, with a significant amount of coinvestment funded by our existing LP base.
How we add value
We work closely with management teams, both executive and operational, focusing on all aspects of value creation, alongside supporting the executive team in refining and delivering on their growth strategy. Maven also has an extensive network of successful business leaders who can provide market and sector insight alongside advice and support to management teams. This can be in a non-executive, chair or mentor capacity to help accelerate business growth and development. We are very focused on driving value through bolt-on acquisitions and our deal teams provide management with support from deal origination, through to structuring and post completion integration.
How we work
Embedded in Key UK Economic Regions
Maven operates as one team but from multiple regional offices, providing unique access to lower mid-market buyout opportunities. Our regional-centric model ensures that we are able to devote the time on the ground required to build long-standing relationships with portfolio companies as well as the advisory and intermediary community, in order to drive strong and off-market/limited process deal flow.
Successful Track Record
Maven has a strong track record of originating, adding value and delivering returns to our investors, across the deal size spectrum. We have completed over 50 buyouts since 2009 and the Maven team has built up expertise across many of the UK’s more vibrant and high growth sectors. Our stable approach to investing is also recognised in the market with a high capital preservation ratio and excellent downside protection.
The Fund is invested across targeted industry sectors with a focus and proven expertise in Technology and Tech-enabled Business Services Financial Services and Niche IP-led manufacturing.
Sensible Deal Structures
We have a proven track record of acquiring businesses at sensible entry multiples without overly relying on high levels of debt, structuring the deals appropriately to position the businesses for future organic and acquisitive growth.
Strong Bolt-on Deal Flow
Our widely connected team accesses extensive, quality deal flow from across the UK regions, often avoiding formal or competitive processes. We have delivered a number of bolt-on acquisition opportunities to our portfolio companies, supporting management in the deal negotiations, due diligence, structuring and post deal integration.
Every investment has a strong focus on value creation pre and post investment, starting with a detailed 100-day plan and further encompassing operational excellence, top line growth delivery, strategy and exit planning.
We look to build long term positive working relationships with the people we back. Each Maven office is within close proximity to its portfolio companies, facilitating hands-on and collaborative partnerships to drive growth and support the management teams that we back.
Highly Resourced and Stable Team
Maven has one of the most experienced investment teams in the UK. We can add value by sharing our knowledge and experience gained over several decades investing in hundreds of businesses, as well as leveraging the insights and support of the wider Maven operations across our extensive network of regional offices.
Our Buyout Team
Our Buyout Team has strength in depth, with complementary skillsets, extensive investment and value creation experience, and a proven long-term track record. Supported by Maven’s strong ecosystem and regional office model, the team is phenomenally well connected with a strong local presence and deep network of relationships.
Our Buyout Portfolio
This deal is a significant milestone for Envitia and a real opportunity to accelerate the growth of the business through further product development in AI & ML as well as expansion into new sectors.
Nabil Lodey, CEO at Envitia
From the very first meeting, I have been impressed by the sheer professionalism of Maven and I know that we now have an equity partner who will help us shape our future and support our growth story going forwards.
David Jennings, CEO at UAP
The investment in ProofID represents an attractive opportunity for our buyout fund to add a high-quality cyber security business to its portfolio. ProofID has experienced significant growth since it was established and benefits from high levels of recurring revenue.
Jeremy Thompson, Investment Director at Maven
We have the opportunity to drive reform in the discretionary fund management sector, through leveraging new technologies and broadening distribution channels. With the market ripe for consolidation, we have ambitions to grow rapidly and see exciting opportunities in the coming months as we target £20 - £30 billion in assets under management over the next five years.
James Kaberry, joint-CEO of Titan Wealth Holdings
We are really pleased to have an experienced private equity team with sector experience supporting the business; one which supports our vision of creating a much larger leading healthcare services business with an expanded geographical footprint.
Dharsa Mander, CEO at Acton Banks
It is important to highlight the success has been underpinned throughout our journey over the past 10 years by the collaborative relationship we have built with the Maven team. They have proven not only to be an important source of growth capital, but as genuine partners who have helped us navigate this journey and showcase the value collaborative private equity can achieve.
Steve Mathers, Commercial Director of McGavigan
The investment from Maven will really help our businesses thrive and build on our ambitions in the coming years, allowing us to support our own clients with the highest-quality services and products needed for their projects, and to help the Build Back Better, Greener and Faster agenda.
Gerard Toplass, Group Chief Executive of The 55 Group
Maven’s commitment to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
Maven became a signatory to the internationally recognised United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment in June 2021 and are committed to including Environmental, Social and Governance factors in key investment decision making.
Maven is also a signatory to the Investing in Women Code which aims to improve female entrepreneurs’ access to tools, resources and finance, supporting diversity and inclusion in access to finance.
In addition to the important humanitarian and environmental imperatives, a strong focus on ESG is a real driver of value creation, ensuring that things are done not only the best way but also the right way, with a genuine alignment of interests for the long-term growth and sustainability of the businesses in which we invest.
We see ESG, done properly and not as a tick-box exercise, as key to our value enhancement as well as to our alignment with both our LP investors and portfolio businesses.
Maven has recently invested meaningfully in its ESG framework and reporting capabilities to ensure ESG issues and opportunities are carefully identified and managed throughout the period of investment and for the longer term, with close engagement with management teams in relation to robust corporate governance and support in developing policies on the environment, community, HR, employee relations and responsible product marketing.
For many of our investee companies, our knowledgeable and guiding hand across all pillars of ESG will allow them to develop and grow their business in additional, improved and more sustainable ways for the long term.
What our CEOs say about us
UAP is growing at a significant pace backed by a fantastic team and enviable product portfolio. In order to realise our huge growth ambitions, it was vital to us that we aligned ourselves with a pro-active private equity house who shared our vision. From the very first meeting, I have been impressed by the sheer professionalism of Maven Capital Partners.
David Jennings, CEO of UAP
The investment from Maven will really help our businesses thrive and build on our ambitions in the coming years, allowing us to support our own clients with the highest-quality services and products needed for their projects. We look forward to driving our ambitions and growth further as we seek to deliver the vision of our public sector clients and our wider ecosystem to create a better future for all.
Gerard Toplass, Group CEO of The 55 Group
This deal is a significant milestone for Envitia and a real opportunity to accelerate the growth of the business through further product development in AI & ML as well as expansion into new sectors. We’re hugely passionate about the data and geospatial markets and want to serve our customers as a disruptive, innovative and forward-thinking data company. We were therefore delighted to partner with a highly experienced private equity house in Maven who are closely aligned with our vision, and we look forward to working with them to achieve our ambitious growth agenda.
Nabil Lodey, CEO of Envitia
We are really pleased to have an experienced private equity team with sector experience supporting the business; one which supports our vision of creating a much larger leading healthcare services business with an expanded geographical footprint. We are well-positioned to invest in our staff and candidates with a view to expanding our offering to the market. We have been impressed with the team at Maven and look forward to working with them over the coming years.
Harry Sahejpal, CEO of Acton Banks
We have the opportunity to drive reform in the discretionary fund management sector, through leveraging new technologies and broadening distribution channels. With the market ripe for consolidation, we have ambitions to grow rapidly and see exciting opportunities in the coming months as we target £20 - £30 billion in assets under management over the next five years. We welcome the support of Maven and our other investors who are highly supportive of our strategy and proposition.
James Kaberry, joint-CEO of Titan Wealth Holdings
Our partnership with Maven is a major milestone for ProofID. This investment gives us the platform to add new services and vendor partnerships to our portfolio to better serve our customers. We are excited about the prospect of working with the team at Maven to grow and develop our business over the coming years.
Tom Eggleston, CEO of ProofID