Investment Opportunities with Maven

Maven is one of the UK’s leading investment firms and has over 200 years combined experience of investing in the UK SME and property sectors, as well as a nationwide profile based on long-standing relationships held across the key regional corporate finance territories.

Maven offers investors the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of UK private companies, investing either through the tax-efficient structure of a Venture Capital Trust (VCT) or co-investing on an individual transaction basis as an Investor Partner.

Investor Partners can also gain access to Maven’s expertise and transactions in the commercial property sector, where we source and undertake a range of projects which may offer income as well as the prospect of capital gain at exit.

Greater Manchester Loan Fund

The Greater Manchester Loan Fund provides finance of between £100,000 and £500,000 to growth focused businesses in the Greater Manchester region. The GMLF also offers the potential for follow-on funding of up to £750,000 to qualifying companies in exceptional circumstances.

The Fund, which is managed by Maven, was set up by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities to encourage growth whilst creating and safeguarding jobs.

Why choose funding from Greater Manchester Loan Fund?

Businesses may choose to work with the GMLF for a number of reasons. Often it is because they cannot get some or all of the funding they need from a bank, or provide the security that a bank may require. In other cases the business may need a longer capital repayment holiday than a bank can provide, or need a longer period in which to repay the debt. The GMLF team are experienced finance professionals who can take the time to understand a business and construct funding packages that can provide the capital it needs to grow.


The Greater Manchester Loan Fund will consider businesses which meet the following criteria:

Established businesses with an operating base in the Greater Manchester region.

Have an existing trading history and genuine growth potential.

Meet the EU definition of an SME i.e. fewer than 250 employees, an annual turnover of no more than €50m, and/or an annual balance sheet Net Asset Value below €43m.

Whilst the Fund has no sector bias it will be unable to provide finance in certain recognised investor sensitive sectors. Please contact a member of the Maven GMLF team should you wish to discuss any of the above.

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