To support the Liverpool City Region in the creation of an environment where SME’s can realise their true potential and be at the heart of the Region’s long-term growth.Contact Us
MSIF’s vision is to support the development of a business ecosystem that will create and support LCR SME’s to realise their true potential. MSIF will enable access to finance from its own or partner resources and fund initiatives that provide support and development to SME’s to enable them to drive the success of the LCR economy.
MSIF has been around for a long time supporting local entrepreneurs and plans to be around for a long time to come.
MSIF formed to manage ERDF monies through the European Objective One Programme.
Secures original ERDF funding of £16m and alongside co-investors launches £25m of Venture Capital and Loan funds, and makes its first investment.
Follow on funding of £7m raised.
Creates Alliance Fund Managers Limited, an FCA regulated subsidiary to manage its incumbent funds.
Secures follow on Objective One monies of £36m and creates new Venture, Mezzanine and Debt offerings which with co-investment total over £80m.
Secures further £20m Objective One monies to create the £27m Liverpool Seed Fund, managed by AFM.
Fully invested the Objective One monies, supporting over 1,200 SME’s in the process, with private sector leverage of £240m alongside the £107m invested, and creating and preserving over 12,400 jobs.
From the returns on previous MSIF managed funds, creates the Merseyside Loan and Equity Fund, managed by AFM.
Creates the LCR Angel Network and Finance Hub.
Celebrates 25 years supporting the Liverpool City Region SME economy with a Gala Dinner attended by over 450 local advisors, intermediaries, investees and business leaders.
Injects over £3m to support the Coronavirus Recovery and Resilience Fund and regional SMEs impacted by the pandemic.
Secures funding from the LCRCA to scale up the LCR Angel Network and Finance Hub.
Our MSIF board members bring a vast range of expertise, skills and backgrounds which complement our vision and strategy. All Board members have strong leadership and economic regeneration experience through the attraction, support and growth of business, locally, nationally and internationally.
MSIF works closely with numerous organisations throughout the region to ensure that SME businesses have easy access to a full range of support services wherever they are based.
For access to our investment readiness, business planning, and access to finance support visit Finance Hub site.
For access to our equity and debt investment products please see www.rivercapitaluk.com.
For access to the LCR Angel Network, please see our LinkedIn page.
For access to MSIF and its partner programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.