Providing equity finance for ambitious businesses across Scotland
Scotland's largest city and one Europe's key financial centres, Glasgow is home to our headquarters and we have had a continuous presence in the city since we were established in 2009.
Maven is one of Scotland's most active investors in high growth businesses and our experienced investment team have supported companies across a variety of sectors including specialist manufacturing, software, technology, support services and healthcare. Businesses we have supported include manufacturer and supplier of decorative assemblies and interior parts for the global automotive industry, John MacGavigan, leading supplier of chromatography products, Crawford Scientific, and B2B SaaS marketing platform, Adimo.
Glasgow is also home to executives within our property team who have an established track record in the UK hotel, student accommodation, residential and office space sectors, sourcing and structuring transactions with a gross development value of up to £30 million. Recent projects include ibis Styles Glasgow Central and Carters Yard PBSA development in Stirling.
Businesses we've backed in Glasgow and across the central belt
Our next-gen solutions for shoppable marketing and commerce media provides a seamless experience not only for the end customer, but also for the marketer, and I’m delighted to be working with Maven as we look to expand into rapidly maturing markets, and accelerate our revenue growth.
Richard Kelly, CEO at Adimo
It was obvious during our very first meeting that Crawford had something special in terms of its technical know-how, customer service and strong culture and it has been a real pleasure working with this talented and dynamic management team over the past three years. This investment has been a positive one for our investors, delivering a 4.5x money multiple return and 70% IRR.
David Milroy, Partner at Maven
Both of the acquired companies, based in Scotland’s manufacturing heartland, boast a proven track-record and a solid oil and gas customer base. Glacier will expand and enhance the combined range of services through organic growth and strategic acquisitions
Dave Sturrock, CEO of Glacier Energy Services
“We are immensely proud of what our team has achieved, especially our successful expansion in China. It is important to highlight this 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
Generating a 4.1x return in just two years stands as a testament to the Incremental management teams’ ability and ambition to build a successful digital services business, but also Maven’s capability to support entrepreneurial smaller businesses and help them achieve their growth aspirations.
Julie Glenny, Investment Director at Maven
CMS is one of the leading manufacturers and installers for window and door solutions in the UK, and we are delighted to add this ambitious business to our growing portfolio. The transaction demonstrates our aim to support management buyouts in some of the most impressive and entrepreneurial businesses in the lower-mid market.
Andrew Craig, Partner at Maven
Our Glasgow investment team
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