NPIF Maven Equity Finance invests in ambitious SMEs across the North of England to help them fulfil their growth potential, providing financial, strategic and operational input as required.
Equity Finance is widely accepted as an important ingredient in supporting the growth of innovative and ambitious businesses in a variety of funding scenarios. Combined with the strategic and operational support Maven's experienced investment team can provide, then NPIF investment could be right for you.
NPIF Maven Equity Finance is available to make minority stake equity investments of £50,000 to £2m in each SME. The fund is not able to finance acquisitions, though an element of replacement capital is available if sought in conjunction with growth capital.
The finance available can help with the following:
Eligible investments would be businesses which:
In order to fully appraise a funding application Maven would expect to receive a detailed investment proposal covering the application requirements noted below.
Business funding is available for both start-ups and established companies and is not targeting any specific sectors, though there are certain restrictions which prohibit funding in sectors including pure real estate development activity, gambling related services & equipment and a variety of other specific exclusions.