Why invest in Mercia?
Mercia is a specialist asset manager focused on UK regional businesses. Our purpose is to provide tailored growth capital to regional businesses across venture capital, private equity and debt Mercia’s “Complete Connected Capital”.
We don’t just provide capital. Through extensive networks we provide the very best operational and strategic support to our portfolio companies helping them to achieve milestones far fast than their peers.
Mercia also contributes to broader regional development, promoting entrepreneurship, job creation and innovation within an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework that aims to create long term sustainable development.
Mercia has demonstrated its ability to identify investment opportunities to which others do not have access.
Mark Payton, Chief Executive – Mercia
Key strengths - why Mercia?
Our approach to investing has evolved over many years and is predicated on the cyclical nature of private capital deployment in the regions, where optimised returns are driven through deep industry experience and buying well through the cycle.
Why invest into Mercia?
- Large under-served market and a differentiated business model
- Market leader with industry reputation and track record of growth
- Long term visibility of fund management fees – 10 year average
- Strong balance sheet with significant investment dry powder
- Attractive direct investments portfolio with high return opportunities
- Delivering on strategy to drive growth and shareholder returns
Proud to partner with
We remain an approved partner to the British Business Bank (“BBB”), on behalf of which we manage more than £180million of funds. This is an important partnership for Mercia and the continued confidence that BBB has in the Group has been demonstrated by the deed of variation that BBB signed in April 2020, increasing the fund size by £54.3million.
Edison Group research report
Scaling, sustainable and evergreen by FY22
“Mercia’s management have set out a clear vision for the company, with the acquisition of NVM’s VCT business accelerating Mercia’s transition towards becoming a regionally focused specialist asset manager, managing fee-paying third-party funds and reducing its reliance on its own balance sheet. After a difficult 2019, investors have been seeing real value in the widened discounts to NAV in the sector as COVID-19 fears abate.”
Complete Connected Capital
We have backed a range of innovative companies and you can find out more about them here
Annual Report 2020
The Group is now trading profitably as a result of its fund management activities, providing further positive momentum for the Group’s future prospects.
Martin Glanfield, Chief Financial Officer – Mercia