for small and medium sized businesses in and around the Liverpool City Region
MSIF can provide funding up to £2million+. As an independent organisation we are not bound by any particular parameters so we don’t set a maximum figure up to which we will invest but it is usually around the £2million mark.
Our message is simple: If you need funding, come and talk to us. We will try to make the investment happen whether it is us providing the finance alone or bringing in another investor(s) to make up the full requirement.
MSIF has several funds under it management and these can be combined to create a unique package which is tailored to the individual needs of each business. We look at each application in depth and then work out what is for the client and structure the investment accordingly. As mentioned above, we can also create packages with banks and other investors.
MSIF can support both existing and new clients with CBILS. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), delivered through 40+ British Business Bank accredited lenders and partners, is designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The scheme enables lenders to provide facilities of up to £5m to smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow.
The £20m Flexible Growth Fund is designed to enable new economic growth in the Liverpool City Region by removing barriers to investment for ambitious businesses.
The fund provides fast access to finance, removing bottlenecks to unlock existing investment opportunities and leverage private sector investment in job-creating and job-sustaining projects. Loan repayments will be recycled back into the fund, providing new loan capital. This ‘evergreen’ model of fund recycling is a creative method of maximising fund values.
Whether you are an entrepreneur wishing to start your own business, an early stage or more established SME looking to grow you may find it difficult obtaining the finance you need.
Microfinance can be used to fill the funding gap for growth and development projects. Microfinance is available for a wide range of purpose including filling gaps in working capital, funding expansion projects, leasing commercial premises and asset acquisitions.
Funding up to around £2million+ is provided either through a loan or equity investment. Loans are provided as a straightforward debt which is repaid at an agreed rate over a period of time or through what is known as a mezzanine investment.
Mezzanine investments bridge the gap between traditional bank lending and equity finance and is a loan with a premium attached – usually a lump sum upon final payment.
This is available to individuals or businesses that are looking to start, or have recently started trading. If you are looking for over £25,000 and have some of your own funds to invest, we can provide a loan of up to £100,000.
We are also an Affiliate member of the Start Up Loans Scheme, 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.
Development funding may be needed if your business is looking to expand, invest in equipment, staff, stock, enter into new markets, export or to fund work in progress.
We can provide from £3,000 to in excess of £500,000, at rates of 10% to 15%. Most sectors can apply, although property is excluded.