Impact for scaleups
companies in current portfolio
assets under management
VCTs and regional funds
Maven was formed in 2009 following a management buyout of the private equity business of Aberdeen Asset Management. The firm currently has a presence in 11 UK cities. In 2021 Maven was acquired by Mattioli Woods, a UK-based provider of specialist wealth management and financial planning services.
It provides financial and strategic support to fast-growing businesses with revenues of at least £1m, supporting transactions from £100,000 up to £20m from a range of growth capital, private equity and regional funds. The firm currently runs four VCTs with each one containing more than 90 emerging businesses in its portfolio.
Since Maven was formed in 2009, its VCTs have invested £265m to support more than 400 private or AIM quoted companies across the UK, including more than £65m in 46 new investments in private companies since January 2019. It invests no more than £1.25m in any company per year and no more than 15% of the company’s assets by cost in one business at any time.
Maven looks to invest in companies which have proprietary technology, intellectual property or a business model that has the potential to improve shareholder value by having a significant impact on its sector or market, either by displacing existing products, or by creating a new or enhanced product or service. Scaleups that it supports include graduate recruitment specialist Bright Network and regtech MirrorWeb.
Maven also manages six regional funds that specialise in providing equity and/or debt finance to businesses across Scotland, the Midlands, South West, North West, and North East of England. Through Maven Investor Partners, it invests between £2m up to £20m in private equity finance for management teams and owners of established, profitable businesses.
Maven’s investment and portfolio executives provide the management teams of its investee companies with guidance to further develop their businesses. They provide direct input and support through strategic initiatives on international expansion, bolt-on acquisitions, talent recruitment, and driving operational efficiencies.