NPIF Maven Equity Finance

Maven’s NPIF Team

Our team has been investing in UK SMEs for almost 20 years, across a range of sectors and includes investment and portfolio executives from a wide range of professional and industry backgrounds. We build close working relationships with the senior management team of each company, to help the business fulfil its potential.

Ryan Bevington - Fund Manager

Ryan Bevington

Fund Manager

Based in Manchester, Ryan is fund manager for the NPIF Maven Equity Finance, and is highly experienced in transacting new private equity and mezzanine investments across the North of England. He joined Aberdeen Asset Management in January 2007 having previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Manchester where he spent over eight years in the Corporate Finance Private Equity team working as an Assistant Director on a wide range of transactions.

Ryan qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with PricewaterhouseCoopers having graduated from Leeds University with an LLB (Hons) Law degree in 1998.

Julie Glenny - Investment Director

Julie Glenny

Investment Director

Julie Glenny is based in Glasgow with responsibility for new NPIF investments across Cumbria, as well as transacting other private equity and Scottish Loan Fund investments. She joined Maven in 2011 following a career with Bank of Scotland where she was a Director of Corporate Banking and held a number of roles through which she spent a considerable amount of time working with SMEs across a diverse range of sectors and on a variety of transactions.

Julie is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and an MBA from Strathclyde University.

David Furlong - Investment Director

David Furlong

Investment Director

Based in our Manchester office, Dave is responsible for the execution of new investments for the NPIF Equity Finance fund, and also works with portfolio companies across the region. He joined Maven in 2017 from Infinity Debt Capital Management LLP, where he oversaw the launch and overall management of a new SME/mid-market regional debt fund and originated new private equity opportunities. Previously, Dave held senior positions at HSBC across London and the UK regions, and ultimately ran the Leveraged Finance business in the North West, responsible for the origination, execution and monitoring of a £500m portfolio of leveraged facilities across a wide range of transaction sizes and types. He also held a similar role at Lloyds Banking Group in Manchester.

Dave completed an MBA at the University of Liverpool in 2013.

Martin Clark

Martin Clark

Investment Manager

Based in our Manchester office, Martin is responsible for the Equity Finance investments across Lancashire and North Manchester, for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Martin joined Maven in March 2017, having previously worked as an Access to Finance Specialist with the Manchester Growth Company. Martin’s previous career was spent mainly in banking with National Westminster Bank and in Business Development within the Asset Based Lending sector.

Martin graduated in Economics and Politics from Warwick University, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Gavin Bell - Investment Manager

Gavin Bell

Investment Manager

Gavin is based in Manchester, and is responsible for transacting new NPIF investments across the North of England, as well as mezzanine investments for the Greater Manchester Loan Fund. Gavin joined Maven in 2016 and was previously with NorthEdge Capital in Manchester where he was responsible for both new private equity investment activity and fundraising. Gavin began his private equity career at Greenpark Capital (now Stepstone), a secondaries private equity fund manager in London investing into private equity funds globally, where he spent 8 years.

Gavin holds a BSc. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Birmingham and is a CFA Charterholder.

David Holland - Portfolio Manager

David Holland

Portfolio Manager

David is based in Manchester and is a Portfolio Manager for Maven investments across the North of England, including NPIF investments and mezzanine investments for the Greater Manchester Loan Fund. He joined Maven in 2016 and has over 25 years experience across industry sectors and at all stages of the business cycle. David has operated as a Finance Director in a plc subsidiary as well as a number of private equity backed and privately owned companies. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2008 as Entrepreneurial Advisory Director, he led the turnaround of an historic pottery business in Stoke on Trent.

David is a Chartered Management Accountant and has an MBA from Henley Business School.

Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson

Investment Manager

Based in our Manchester office, Jeremy is responsible for new investments across the North of England for the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, and also works with portfolio companies in the region. He joined Maven in 2017 having previously worked as a corporate lawyer for Squire Patton Boggs in Manchester, where he spent over four years as a Senior Associate specialising in private equity, venture capital and acquisitions. He has experience advising management teams and companies across all stages of their development from initial investment, including follow-on fundraisings, bolt-on acquisitions, commercial contracts and exits. 

Jeremy is  a qualified solicitor who graduated from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) degree in History & Politics and completed a graduate diploma in Law at BPP Law School in Manchester.

James Darlington

James Darlington

Investment Manager

James is based in Manchester and is responsible for investments on behalf of the Northern Powerhouse Fund as well as Private Equity transactions across the North of England.

James joined Maven in 2017, having previously spent 6 years at EY within the Assurance and Corporate Finance divisions in Manchester, where he was involved in a range of transactions including acquisition finance, large corporate refinancing and stressed deals, and worked on a variety of deal structures.

James holds an Honours degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Newcastle and is a Chartered Accountant.

Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan

Investment Associate

Tom is based in Manchester, and is responsible for supporting the investment team on NPIF investments across the North of England, as well as for the Greater Manchester Loan Fund. He joined Maven in 2017 after working for 18 months in executive finance recruitment for the PE market with a leading Manchester based recruitment firm.

Tom graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Management Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2015.

The NPIF Region

The fund primarily invests in businesses across the North West, covering Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria, but also supports investment across Yorkshire & Humber and the Tees Valley. Merseyside is covered by our partner manager MSIF.

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