Investment from Mercia

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Growing together

What are your ambitions and how can we help you?

We provide regional fast-growth SMEs with the capital crafted to help them scale; flexible funding to meet their immediate needs and the insight, experience and commitment of a team of great people to ensure that everyone invested in this journey grow, together.

In the regions, from the regions, to the regions

Asset management

Our vision is to become the leading manager of regional growth funds and the leading provider of regional capital to ambitious SMEs seeking venture, private equity or debt.

We’ve been looking for you

We don’t back great businesses, we back great people.

We seek to complement you and your team and help build the business around you. We believe people are at the centre of everything we do. Our portfolio has nearly 400 regional businesses; the brightest SMEs inspired to make a difference, great management teams that know what real investment means, traditional businesses that are ready for the next stage of growth and those that need a short-term leg up to reach their full potential.

Sound like you?

Capital solutions

OXGENE™

  • The team

    Dr David Hames – Non-exec Chair
    Dr Ryan Cawood – CEO
    Jocelyne Bath – COO

  • Investment

    £6.7million since 2013

  • Rationale

    Opportunity to be a leading developer, supplier and licensor of a catalogue of synthetic biology technologies (plasmids, cell lines, kits) and products (viral, gene editing, antibody).

Aceleron

  • The team

    Chris Wright – Chair
    Amrit Singh – CEO
    Carlton Cummins – Director

  • Investment

    £660,000 in 2018

  • Rationale

    The company has the potential to disrupt the battery market turning waste components into second-life batteries. Its design for the world’s first serviceable lithium battery offers the opportunity to establish an ‘energy-as-a-service’ business model.

Cobra Sports Exhausts

  • The team

    Rachel Abbott – CEO
    Michael Jarvis – Director

  • Investment

    Six figure investment in 2018

  • Rationale

    A debt finance deal enabling the company to strengthen its presence in the motorsport market and complete an acquisition.

We are on a global mission to transform how health and safety is managed.

Matthew Elson, CEO

These investments have allowed us to move forward with our plans to increase production capacity, improving efficiency and continue to develop the product range.

Dr Alexander Celik, MD of Rosehill Polymers

The process with Mercia is straightforward and succinct, they have helped with useful introductions, including our new business development director and NED candidates.

Chris Yates, CEO of Abingdon Health

Mercia has proven to be an amazing partner on all fronts, and we are looking forward to greater successes over the coming years as a result of their support.

Ian Wilding, Chair of Locate Bio

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Annual Report and Accounts 2020

In the regions, from the regions, to the regions. Our purpose is to provide growth capital and tailored investment solutions to fast-growing regional businesses to create long-term shareholder value.

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