Buy your business

We enable experienced management teams to gain ownership in the business they run.

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Helping ambitious management teams to buy their business

For a founder or owner it is often a wish to retire or unlock part of their wealth which allows the next generation of management to acquire a stake in the business they run. This can provide management with an exciting opportunity to gain ownership of a business they have helped grow.

For most executive teams, a management buyout (MBO) is unchartered territory, and undertaking such a process may initially seem daunting. Maven understands this and has worked with over 50 management teams to help them gain ownership of the business they manage.

What we look for

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Ambition

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

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Experience

We support management teams with relevant sector experience who can demonstrate a clear vision and strategy for generating further growth.

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Stage of growth

We support MBOs of businesses with a minimum EBITDA of £1 million and can invest between £2 million and £20 million in a single transaction. We can also finance buy and build opportunities and equity release transactions, where a founder or team realise some of their equity value but continue to manage and grow the business.

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Location

We prefer to invest in UK domiciled private companies, often with overseas or global operations.

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Sector

We fund MBOs across all sectors, with the quality of the people and the market opportunity at the forefront of our investment appraisal.

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Future potential

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

How we finance your MBO

Maven is actively investing capital from its institutional buyout fund as well as from a comprehensive network of family offices and high net worth individuals, who invest through our established Maven Investor Partner network.

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Private Equity

Private equity can fund a change in ownership, a buy and build project or a wider M&A strategy. It can also provide equity release to founders who wish to de-risk and realise part of their personal wealth.

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Working together after completion

Supportive, not intrusive

We provide insight and strategic input through board and operational engagement. It is this added value and flexibility which sets private equity apart from other forms of finance.

Strong partnership

We look to build long term positive working relationships with the people we back. We can remain flexible in our approach and take time to understand the key objectives of all stakeholders so that interests are aligned.

Shared ambition

Private equity backed businesses have been shown to grow faster. A combination of a shared vision of the management team and the added value and support a private equity partner delivers can often help to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Value creation

We have many years of collective commercial experience and access to a wide network of contacts that we can impart to help add shareholder value. Examples of this could be supporting management during complex corporate processes such as financing M&A transactions, making key introductions with new customers or suppliers, or helping you internationalise your business.

Successful MBOs led by Maven

Our MBO team

Having completed over 50 buyouts since 2009, our specialist UK-wide MBO team have a long term track record of supporting businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. 

Alan Robertson
Alan Robertson

Investment Director

Andrew Craig
Andrew Craig

Partner

Andrew Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson

Partner

Bill Nixon
Bill Nixon

Managing Partner

David Milroy
David Milroy

Partner

Ewan MacKinnon
Ewan MacKinnon

Partner

Graham Welsh
Graham Welsh

Portfolio Manager

James Sharp
James Sharp

Portfolio Director

Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson

Investment Director

Luke Matthews
Luke Matthews

Investment Director

Martin McLaren
Martin McLaren

Investment Director

Michael Vassallo
Michael Vassallo

Investment Director

Ryan Bevington
Ryan Bevington

Partner

Tom Purkis
Tom Purkis

Partner

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