MSIF provides a wide range of funding to businesses across the North West, predominantly in the Liverpool City Region and surrounding areas. Funding is available from as little as £500 right up to £2 million+ for a variety of business needs including start-ups, expansions, acquisitions and management buy outs/buy ins.
Established in 1994, we are a local, independent organisation which is not bound by national policy - all lending decisions are made here in Liverpool. Our experience and knowledge of the unique characteristics of the region means we understand the business community here and don’t conform to a “one size fits all” approach.
MSIF is a not-for-profit organisation; all returns on investment go back into the fund to be re-invested in local businesses.
We work closely with banks and other lenders. Sometimes this is because their customers don’t fit their criteria and they are referred to us to see if we can help, or to put together joint funding packages where one or both parties can’t commit the full amount. We also work with corporate finance advisors, accountants and other professionals to put together investments for their clients.
We can develop a package of funding to suit your investment needs. The funds can involve loan funds, equity investments or a mixture of the two.
Our investments generally span approximately 5 years however this isn’t rigid and we will work with a business as best we can to suit its individual requirements.
Management Buy-Out or Buy In
We can provide support if your business is looking to purchase another business or if you are a management team (whether already working for the company or an external team) looking to buy the business off its current owners. Find Out More>
Development funding may be needed if your business is looking to expand, invest in equipment, staff, stock, enter into new markets, export or fund work in progress. Find Out More>
This is available to individuals or businesses that are looking to start, or have recently started, trading. Find Out More>
Mergers & Acquisitions
Investments can also be made to provide financial assistance to businesses merging or acquiring another company. Find Out More>