NPIF – Maven Equity Finance invests over £70 million

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Our North West team is celebrating investing over £70 million in 74 high growth businesses across the Northern Powerhouse region since the Fund’s launch in 2017.

Published: Mar 27, 2023
Focus: NPIF Maven Equity Finance

In addition to direct investments, our regional team has also successfully leveraged an additional £145 million in private sector finance for companies, creating over 1,300 new jobs in the North West.

We have backed a number of dynamic businesses, including Fintech platform Yimba, that has developed digital wallet technology that allows banks to deliver personalised banking services to their consumers via mobile banking and payment wallet integrations. The funding enabled the business to expand its team to service a growing number of customers and create a number of jobs.

Our local team also invested in several high growth technology businesses including data quality, migration & transformation service provider Intelligent Delivery Solutions, technology platform for data curation, Nivo, and contactless fundraising device company, GWD.

Alongside investments, Maven has delivered a number of profitable exits for the Fund including Ideiio, a SaaS cyber security business which was acquired by Fastpath Solutions LLC, the leading provider of access control solutions for business applications, and ITS Technology Group, a leading provider of next-generation full fibre networks. 

Appointed by the British Business Bank in February 2017, Maven manages £106 million worth of equity finance for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.  Working with the Local Enterprise Partnerships and Combined Authorities in the North West, NPIF – Maven Equity Finance can support a variety of businesses across a range of sectors from digital and technology to life sciences, and business and professional services to healthcare. 

“Maven has a long-term presence across the North West and we now have one of the largest investment teams in the region. Celebrating this milestone is a testament to the appetite for investment here and demonstrates the opportunities for businesses and the level of innovation in the North West. 2022 was another really busy year for us and we are proud to have backed so many ambitious, growth focused companies. We are determined to keep up this investment rate in 2023 and would welcome the opportunity to speak to any businesses which feel they would benefit from growth funding.” 

Ryan Bevington, Investment Partner of Maven Capital Partners

“This is a significant milestone and it is evident that many businesses across a host of industries have been able to reach new heights as a result of securing access to finance from Maven. Funding can be a transformational tool for businesses and Maven has been a key player in making these changes happen for highly ambitious companies.”

Keira Shepperson, Director at British Business Bank

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