Mercia Asset Management Plc
Mercia encourages engagement on all levels from prospective entrepreneurs with a number of events and initiatives to encourage dialogue at all stages of a SME’s growth journey.
Applications can be made directly on the Mercia website or through its dedicated email address. ‘Meet the Funder’ is a Friday morning surgery that is manned by one of Mercia’s investment team to answer any questions or enquiries business owners or founders may have, regardless at any stage of their business growth.
Our investment criteria is very straightforward insofar as the business must be based in the UK and have an ambitious management team that is prepared to work in partnership with Mercia. As a generalist investor, Mercia does have strong track record and expertise in Life Sciences, Digital Entertainment and Mobile Gaming, Enable Technology, Clean Tech and Deep Tech. But essential will review all opportunities with purpose-led businesses and those that can make a positive impact in the communities in which they are located.
Mercia has an expanded value-add offering to its portfolio companies through the addition of enhanced services that include talent search, growth partner counsel, non-executive appointments and knowledge sharing. This area of its business is something Mercia has continued to invest in to increase the value added to its portfolio companies through hands-on support and development. Adding value is at the heart of what Mercia does and as such it has formalised these performance drivers into what it calls ‘Mercia Nucleus’. The ‘Mercia Nucleus’ team made 41 appointments into portfolio companies in FY22.