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Investment & Support for the Liverpool City Region and the North West

  • Need Business Funding or Advice?

  • 2,000+ Businesses Supported

  • £163 Million Invested

  • 14,770 New / Safeguarded Jobs

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Experienced, Supportive, Local

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.

Types of Funding

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.

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What We Fund

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

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>

Start-Up Finance

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>

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Need Business Funding, Support or Advice?

2,000+ businesses supported | £163m total amount invested | 14,770 jobs created / safeguarded.
  • Start Up Loans Programme +

    The Start Up Loans Company is a UK-wide, government backed scheme, which offers a repayable loan to individuals over the age of 18 who have a viable business idea but no access to finance. .
  • Merseyside Loan & Equity Fund +

    The Merseyside Loan & Equity Fund invests in established businesses ie. those with two years trading history or more. Funding starts at £50k up to over £2million..
  • North West Fund for Micro Loans +

    MSIF partners with Business Finance Solutions to deliver the North West Fund for Micro Loans.
  • Small Business Loans Fund +

    MSIF manages the Merseyside Small Loans for Business Fund in its capacity as the Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) for Merseyside.
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