Whether you are looking for investment for your own business, or you are an advisor seeking a new investment partner for your client, then our private equity team can help you think through every element of preparing a business for growth capital.
We’ve always found Mercia people to be down to earth, commercial and, invariably technically as sharp as a pinJeremy Cole, Cole Associates
It’s comes down to performance. Yours and ours
Whilst Mercia’s track record in the private equity space is relatively new compared to its other asset classes, it has generated impressive returns following the launch of its first fund in 2005.
- Mercia has a proven strategy with well-managed risks
- Successful companies and management teams with long-term growth plan
- Focus on aligned interests and strong working relationships
- Incremental improvements to increase efficiency and reach critical mass
- Bringing operational capability to less sophisticated businesses
A strong preference for minority positions
Mercia’s private equity funds can invest from £1milion up to £10million providing capital for early-stage growth, right through to those looking for larger injections of cash as your business matures.
One of the key differentiators in Mercia’s private equity funds is our preference for minority stakes. In our experience, as the owners and managers of successful companies you are far more likely to want to retain ownership, which reflects your entrepreneurial drive, and belief in the longer-term potential of your company and its growth strategy. We have therefore developed our approach so that the fund will only ever take minority stakes, leaving the majority of the responsibly, and of course the incentive, with the management teams and founders.
New to the world of investment?
If this is your first time seeking external finance, then it’s likely that you will come face to face with a range of confusing acronyms and abbreviations that sometimes stumps even those that work in the world of finance and investment.
We like to think that the Mercia team are a straightforward bunch, but in case we get lost in the moment, here is a short guide that we hope you will find helpful.