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Mercia Asset Mgt PLC - NVM VCTs raise £38.2 million

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Mercia Asset Management PLC
03 April 2020





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3 April 2020



Mercia Asset Management PLC


NVM VCTs raise £38.2million, increasing Mercia's AUM to c.£740million

Mercia Asset Management PLC (AIM: MERC), the proactive, regionally focused specialist asset manager, is pleased to note that the three Northern Venture Capital Trusts ("NVM VCTs") which form part of Mercia's assets under management ("AUM"), following the acquisition of the NVM VCT fund management contracts in December 2019, have raised a total of £38.2million in new capital through the share offers launched in January 2020.

The NVM VCTs comprise Northern Venture Trust PLC, Northern 2 VCT PLC and Northern 3 VCT PLC. 

Mark Payton, Chief Executive Officer of Mercia, commented:

"We are pleased by the successful fund raising of £38.2million, despite the challenging market environment, reflecting continuing confidence in the reputation and track record of the NVM VCT portfolios and the investment team managing them. This now takes Mercia's total AUM to c.£740million and we continue to be well positioned as an important source of capital for regional SMEs, as they look to navigate the current economic conditions."


For further information, please contact:

Mercia Asset Management PLC

Mark Payton, Chief Executive Officer

Martin Glanfield, Chief Financial Officer



+44 (0)330 223 1430


Canaccord Genuity Limited (NOMAD and Joint Broker)

+44 (0)20 7523 8000

Simon Bridges, Richard Andrews

N+1 Singer (Joint Broker)

Harry Gooden, James Moat

+44 (0)20 7496 3000

FTI Consulting

+44 (0)20 3727 1051

Tom Blackwell, Louisa Feltes, Antonia Powell

[email protected]

About Mercia Asset Management PLC

Mercia is a proactive, specialist asset manager focused on supporting regional SMEs to achieve their growth aspirations. Mercia provides capital across its four asset classes of balance sheet, venture, private equity and debt capital: the Group's 'Complete Connected Capital'. The Group initially nurtures businesses via its third-party funds under management, then over time Mercia can provide further funding to the most promising companies, by deploying direct investment follow-on capital from its own balance sheet.

The Group has a strong UK regional footprint through its eight offices, 19 university partnerships and extensive personal networks, providing it with access to high-quality deal flow. Mercia currently has c.£740million of assets under management and, since its IPO in December 2014, has invested over £90million across its direct investment portfolio.

Mercia Asset Management PLC is quoted on AIM with the epic "MERC".



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