Accelerator Directory / Mercia Technologies Plc

Business Description

Mercia is a national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. …..with an emphasis on the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.

Mercia focuses on some of the highest growth sectors in the UK, including:
• Digital & Digital Entertainment
• Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing & Engineering
• Software & the Internet
• Life Sciences & Biosciences

The Group benefits from 19 university partnerships and eight offices across the UK, providing it with direct access to high quality, regional deal flow. From seed through to exit, Mercia is well placed to deploy a full range of equity and debt capital, from seed rounds of £100,000 to funding rounds of £10m, through its 'Complete Capital Solution.' This combines third party managed funds with the potential for direct investment via Mercia Technologies PLC, which is able to support businesses at a later stage to drive growth and enhance value.

MANAGED PORTFOLIO (3.7.18):
• Abzena (AIM: ABZA)
• Allinea Software
• Canary
• Concepta (AIM: CPT)
• Concepta PLC
• Crowd Reactive
• Edge Case Games
• Eyoto
• Faradion
• Impression Technologies
• Intechnica
• Intelligent Positioning
• LM Technologies Ltd
• Medherant
• nDreams
• Oxford Genetics
• PsiOxus
• Science Warehouse
• Smart Antenna Technologies
• Soccer Manager
• sureCore
• The Native Antigen Company
• VirtTrade
• Voxpopme
• Warwick Audio

DIRECT INVESTMENTS (selection from 189):
Abbeydale
Adapt Formwork
Adaptive Array Systems
Adventoris
Afternoonify
Allied Protek
Alpkit
AME Group
Anchor Fast
AppLearn
Ashiemymy
Ashton Seals
Ash TV
Azzure IT
Bag It Don't Bin it
Bainbridge Electrical
Barber of Sheffield
BCW Engineering
BioExtraction Wales
Biofortuna
BlackCurve
Blake UK
Blue-I
Blue Prism
Carbon Air
Caspian Learning
CB Information Systems
Celentyx
Centaur
Channel Intellect
Charbrew
Chargepoint Technology
Chromition
Claughtons
Clear Review
Collabco
CompareSoft Limited
Complete Office Solutions
Concept Integrated Systems
Connect Technology
CoolKit
Core RFID
CorrosionRADAR
CRESS
Crucial FX
Customer Clever
CyberOwl
DAB Gaming
Datalaw
Dearnleys
....

AIM admission date 18 Dec 2014

Significant shareholders + %

• INVESCO PERPETUAL 29.2
• WOODFORD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 24.7
• FORWARD INNOVATION FUND 11.1
• BAILLIE GIFFORD 5.5
• FORWARD NOMINEES LIMITED 5.4
• NFU 4.6

Key Fundamentals 31-Mar-15 31-Mar-16 31-Mar-17
Revenue (£ m) 0.51 1.76 6.66
Pre-Tax (£ m) 1.97 -1.70 0.99

Registered Address

Forward House
17 High Street
Henley In Arden
B95 5AA

Contact Details

Key Data

Sector
8775 Specialty Finance
Company Number
09223445
Type
Public Limited Company
Company Age
4 years
Incorporated
September 17, 2014
Status
Active
Nature of Business
64303 - Activities of venture and development capital companies
Year End
March 31
Accounts Due
September 30, 2019
Latest Accounts
March 31, 2018

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