Backing entrepreneurial management teams across the North West of England
One of the country's fastest growing cities, Manchester is the largest regional UK economy outside of London. We have had a long term presence in the city and now have one of the largest investment teams in the region.
We were also recently named as one of the most active investors for the North West, backing ambitious businesses across several of the regions key growth industries, including the creative, digital and technology sectors. Investments include FinTech platform Mojo Mortgages, leading RegTech business, Mirrorweb, and IT & telecoms provider, LIMA Group.
Successful investments across Manchester and the North West
Maven believed in our vision for the business and has been a hugely supportive financial partner and adviser, helping transform SPS through a combination of small acquisitions, international growth, and operational efficiencies. SPS is in the position where it will now benefit from being part of a larger group and it is thanks to the foundations that Maven helped the management team of SPS to put into place that we are were able to attract the interest of such a successful global business.
Philip Morgan, CEO at SPS
Maven’s culture, values, and ambition for LIMA Group perfectly reflects our own vision for the future so we are pleased to welcome them as partners as we seek to expand our position in the market. Maven’s investment solidifies our position as we now seek to broaden our portfolio and expand the business through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition, thereby underpinning our ambition to become the ‘go to’ cloud and managed service provider.
Lisa Thornton, CEO at Lima Networks
We are really pleased that Maven has chosen to invest in our business, and are confident that this will help us achieve our aspirations. We were keen to find a partner with similar drive and ambition, and have been very impressed by the Maven team, which has a vast amount of experience and an excellent track record in adding value to successful businesses.
Andy Peters-Smith, CEO of VCG
“Since Maven’s investment, Healthpoint has established its reputation as a leading provider of tertiary branded products into UK retailers. It has been great to work with Amanda and her team over the last 5 years, who have delivered on their objective of expanding Healthpoint’s customer base and product range. We look forward to seeing them continue that growth under new ownership.”
Ryan Bevington, Partner at Maven
MirrorWeb is entering a very exciting stage in terms of growth and ambition. Over the past two years, we’ve made huge leaps in our mission to be one of the leaders in web-based archiving and this funding milestone is central in supporting the next phase of our journey. This investment secures the next stage of our evolution and the team is truly proud of what we’ve achieved and where our vision will take us.
David Clee, CEO at MirrorWeb
It has been great to find an investor in our home city of Manchester which shares our vision and we are looking forward to working with Maven to take our business to the next stage.
Adam Ward, CEO of Airtime Rewards
Our Manchester investment team
Karen de Meza