Broadstone Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits and pensions consultants and independent trustee business, has announced the acquisition of Liverpool-based CS Financial Solutions (CSFS) including CS Trustees.
Since supporting Paul McGuckin, Craig Williams and Colin Nicol [Directors of CS Financial Solutions] with the MBO plan in March 2016, MSIF have continued to work closely with the financial service specialists to help achieve growth plans, which have resulted in Broadstones’ acquisition of the business.
Bespoke learning environment provider, The Immersive Learning Studio, has received a £50,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, managed by MSIF in partnership with GC Business Finance as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
The Immersive Learning Studio is a Liverpool-based company that specialise in building state-of-the-art, immersive learning & training environments for business.
Bodyline Clinic, the ‘go-to’ weight loss and wellness provider for the North West, has recently opened the doors of its eighth clinic; now based in Fingerpost Shopping Centre, St Helens.
With over 25,000 happy customers in their remit and an excess of 15 years’ experience, the Bodyline Clinic specialises in wellness support through various forms of prescription and non-invasive medical weight loss.
As it reaches the second anniversary of its launch, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is celebrating having directly invested £100m in 385 Northern-based SMEs, in deals that have attrated an additional £84m of investment from the private sector.
Indigo Environmental Group has secured a six-figure investment from MSIF to assist with the acquisition of Three Counties Reclamation Limited.
The Widnes-based environmental services business specialises in closed-loop and innovative recycling solutions for various industries including manufacturing and local authority sectors.
IQBlade, the UK’s leading data-driven intelligence platform for the technology sector, has received a six figure follow-on investment from NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.
The fund is delivered by MSIF working with Maven Capital Partners in the Liverpool City Region.
MSIF has invested £400,000 in OPEN Outdoor Media, a digital out-of-home advertising business based in Liverpool.The investment originates from MSIF’s North-West Business Growth Fund, which is supported by the British Business Bank.
EDP Consultants Ltd has secured an equity investment from MSIF, which will be used for international growth of the business.
Established in the early 1990’s, EDP has helped businesses of all sizes, in a wide variety of sectors to manage health, safety, property compliance and environmental issues thereby helping to protect people, property and company reputation.
The Liverpool City Region has been gifted with its own network of angels. The LCR Angel Network was conceived earlier this year by Alternative Finance Providers - MSIF, Commercial Law Firm - Brabners, and Business Growth Specialists - Grant Thornton.
The idea came to light when founders, Lisa Greenhalgh (CEO of MSIF), Mark Rathbone (Brabners Head of Corporate) and Gaynor Dykes (Regional Growth Manager at Grant Thornton), recognised both the lack of any coordinated Angel Group in the LCR Region, and for those active Angels, the difficulty in finding good opportunities to invest in.