NPIF Maven Equity Finance

NPIF Maven Equity Finance

NPIF Maven Equity Finance is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and provides investment capital to support ambitious small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North of England which are looking to develop new products, enter new markets and/or expand their current operations.

The fund can invest up to £2m per business in a range of SMEs from start-up through to later-stage finance and to support a range of funding requirements.

Funding is primarily available for North West businesses in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside but investments can also be made in Yorkshire & Humber and the Tees Valley.

The Fund is intended to support eligible SMEs which have fewer than 250 full-time employees. Investment terms can be flexed to suit each business, with Maven providing both operational and strategic support.

The Maven Team


As one of the UK’s most active private equity fund managers, and with many years’ experience of investing in and supporting SMEs across the North of England, the team at Maven is delighted to be working with the British Business Bank to deliver the objectives of the NPIF. The North has historically been a key driver of UK economic growth and a hotbed for innovative smaller businesses, and there remains a clear need for this type of funding to help high-growth Northern SMEs fulfil their potential. Our investment team is very much looking forward to working in partnership alongside the region’s SMEs.

Ryan Bevington

Fund Manager for NPIF Maven Equity Finance