Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II

Equity Finance –

For Yorkshire and the Humber businesses

NPIF II – Mercia Equity Finance

Up to £5million

For businesses with potential for high-growth

Equity finance can be particularly important for new and innovative companies with high-growth potential as it can provide long-term backing to fund business growth through to revenue and profit. An equity-based investment could be right if you run an established business with ambitious plans, or a large startup with high growth potential.

Working with British Business Bank

Supported by Nations and Regions Investment Limited, a subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the Bank is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. Neither Nations and Regions Investment Limited nor British Business Bank plc are authorised or regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) or the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Key features

Are you an enterprising founder of an SME business with the potential for high growth? Need loan funding to innovate and accelerate your ambitious plans? The NPIF II Equity fund is designed with your business in mind.

Equity finance from up to £5million
For businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber
Any sector considered

We’re here to fuel your journey with up to £5million in equity investment, exclusively for businesses like yours that are ready to scale up and make a significant impact.

Supporting transformative enterprises within the North of England, especially those in underserved areas, NPIF II Equity Finance is sector agnostic meaning it is open to a wide array of businesses.

Whether you’re revolutionising within Life Sciences, pioneering in Deep Tech, transforming Health Tech or in any field with the potential for impact and growth, Mercia Ventures is here to listen to you about your goals and help unlock your growth potential.

Apply for investment

Our team are on hand to answer any questions. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your business plans and apply for NPIF II Equity Finance by filling in our online application form.

Investing in Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional growth

Investment range: Equity finance up to £5million, but with capacity to co-invest alongside other funds.

Geographical focus: Exclusively supporting businesses operating within Yorkshire and the Humber, extending our reach across the entire region.

Funding inclusivity: Focusing on nurturing business diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), welcoming applications from all sectors, especially from underrepresented networks like female founders.

Start your journey with Mercia Ventures

Growing stronger together.

We are proud of our expertise and experience, our deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by founders in the region. Mercia Ventures is not just an investor; we are partners committed to nurturing the next wave of success stories.

Supporting ambitious business leaders seeking a partner to grow with, we aren’t just about investment; we open doors to new possibilities and accelerate your success as an active partner by your side.

Why choose us?

Trusted to deliver time and time again.

With our expertise, funding and support, we’re ready to partner with you to scale your business, navigate challenges and, together, achieve remarkable success.

We are dedicated to supporting businesses across the North, providing more than just capital. Through creating enduring partnerships, we offer specialist knowledge and access to vast networks of like-minded professionals to help you achieve your business ambitions.

Will Clark, Managing Di

Apply for investment

Our team are on hand to answer any questions. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your business plans and apply for NPIF II Equity Finance by filling in our online application form.

Mercia Ventures awarded NPIF II – Equity

Mercia Ventures has been appointed as fund manager for the NPIF II Equity Fund focused on Yorkshire & the Humber by the British Business Bank, to successfully continue deploying capital to exciting growth companies.

Managing Director, Will Clark, explains more.

Apply online today

Our team are on hand to answer any questions. Feel free to get in touch to discuss your business plans and apply for NPIF II Equity Finance by filling in our online application form.