Published: Nov 05, 2010
Focus: Growth Capital
Maven Capital Partners has been named Small Buyout House of the Year for 2010 at the unquote British Private Equity Awards held in London on 4 November, as judged by members of the corporate finance community across the UK.
The Small Buyout House category is open to all private equity firms operating in the UK smaller mid-market and "recognises clear leadership in this segment of the market" but very much with a focus on "strategic vision and......consistently high standards" rather than on a particular deal.
This award also acknowledges Maven's ability to source and execute buyouts across the entire UK SME market, as well as its strong investment record during its first year as an independent business.
Since Maven was established in June 2009 its regional deal teams have led a diverse range of management buyout transactions, including Walker Technical Resources, Westway Cooling, Electro-Flow Controls, XPD8 Solutions and the public-to-private acquisition of LitComp PLC.
Bill Nixon, Managing Partner of Maven, commented: "We are delighted to receive this recognition, particularly as it was voted for by our peers and corporate finance professionals across the country. The market for sourcing and closing buyouts has remained difficult over the past year, with renewed competition emerging alongside continuing challenges in the debt markets. However, the Maven team has continued to develop and leverage its existing key relationships and apply innovative funding solutions to complete a range of interesting transactions".