Mercia is one of the most active regional investors focused initially on uncovering the hidden value from across the North, Midlands and Scotland.
Transactions in the last five years
Returned to fund investors
We use both our managed funds and our propriety capital to invest across four distinct asset classes of venture, private equity and debt, referred to as our ‘Complete Capital Solution’. Our Vision is to be the first choice for investors, investees and employees and, by aspiring to be the first choice, we believe that Mercia will deliver superior returns for business owners, shareholders and fund investors alike.
About our networks
In the world of investment of course you need to know your subject matter inside out, but we also place great importance on the people we know too, and our networks account for a great deal.
Our networks serve two purposes
- People in our networks bring great deals to us because they know we do great things
- We introduce great people from our networks to the portfolio to help the portfolio do great things
We have 19 UK university partners providing approximately 20% of our deal flow. We operate regional NED networks that meet regularly. We also connect C Suite and middle management of our portfolio companies to each other at face to face seminars around important themes which is exclusive to our circa 400 portfolio companies.
Dr Nicola Broughton
Investment Director, Head of Universities
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Life Sciences & Biosciences
Dr Alistair Forbes
Investment Director, Head of Software & the Internet
Dr Mark Volanthen
Investment Director, Head of Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing & Engineering