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

  • PICNIC Chester gets £35K backing from MSIF

  • Inovus Medical expands its sales team and operations

  • Formwork Direct receives funding boost

  • Preston-based nutrition specialists receive £250K boost from MSIF

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Latest News

Delta Rock Group repay MSIF investment 4 years early

Sandycroft based Automation Integration business, Delta Rock Group, have repaid the investment made by MSIF in March 2017, over 4 years ahead of schedule.

Last year, MSIF provided a significant investment to fund a management buy in led by current Delta Rock Group owner Scott Davis.

Bite Club receives 'healthy' boost to finances from MSIF

A Liverpool-based start-up offering nutritious meals for an affordable price has received a £100,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Bite Club, based in The Accelerator Building in Liverpool City Centre, provides nutritious and healthy superfood meals across the city from their cafés in multiple sites, branded fridges and app-powered online delivery service.

Bluebird Support Services receive £25k of NPIF Funding from MSIF

MSIF has provided Bluebird Support Services with a £25,000 loan from NPIF – BFS & MSIF Microfinance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Bluebird Support Services is a provider of innovative support solutions for the professional and financial services sectors and was created in 2016, by co-directors Jayne Smith and Leanne Bentley who have 60 years of experience working in the professional services industry.

Sensor Design Company Secures £250k of NPIF Funding

NanoFlex Limited, an early stage sensor design company, has secured £250,000 of funding from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

The fund is delivered by MSIF working with Maven Capital Partners in the Liverpool City Region.

Love Thy Neighbour open second independent café with funding from MSIF

The Know Group has opened its second Love Thy Neighbour venue with the help of a £70,000 investment from MSIF.

Love Thy Neighbour is a branded independent food and drink café. The concept for the eatery was founded upon the principal of healthy eating within an ambient, welcoming and holiday-style setting.

 Innovative logistics application receives £50k of NPIF Funding from MSIF

MSIF has recently provided St Helens based business, DriverNet, with a £50,000 loan.

DriverNet is a mobile application that bridges the gap in connections and information between drivers, driver management and customers to improve all round performance, driver and customer experiences as well as reduce emissions.

MSIF are happy to announce and welcome Jeff Cummins who is joining the team as a new Portfolio Manager.

Jeff will be working alongside Portfolio Director, Marion Savill. He will be responsible for MSIF’s relationships with businesses where there is an existing equity investment, and will also work on new opportunities alongside the current investment team.

Inovus Medical raises over £200,000 with help from NPIF as they scale up manufacturing in St Helens

Inovus Ltd. is a successful medical device company based in St Helens. They manufacture a range of affordable and versatile medical and surgical training products that are used by doctors and surgeons across the globe.

The business was created in 2012 by two directors, Dr Elliot Street and Jordan Van Flute.

John O’Brien appointed as the new Chairman of MSIF

MSIF announce the appointment of John O’Brien as Non-Executive Chairman of MSIF, with effect from 20th November onwards. John succeeds Andy Rigby who retired from the board on the same date.

He brings a breadth of experience with an extensive track record behind him. As a partner at KPMG John led radical change, reshaping his business areas by merger, acquisition and significant recruitment.