Equity Finance

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Equity Finance Up to £5 million

Equity finance is widely accepted as an important ingredient for businesses with potential for high growth.

Equity finance can be particularly important for new and innovative companies with high growth potential as it can provide long-term backing to fund business growth through to revenue and profit. In simple terms, equity finance is raising capital through the sale of shares in a business.

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II has particular interest in supporting equity investments, helping the North of England to become a vibrant and sustainable venture capital market. An equity-based investment could be right if you run an established business with ambitious plans, or a large start up with high growth potential.

How it works

  1. Go to the fund manager’s website by clicking the box below.
  2. Make an enquiry directly to the fund manager.
  3. The fund manager will contact you to talk through your funding requirement.
  4. The fund manager may ask for more information and a formal application or pitch deck.
  5. The fund manager will evaluate your application and make the investment decision.

Have a question? Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Funds Available

Equity Finance

Up to £5 million

North West

Visit the Praetura Ventures Website

Equity Finance

Up to £5 million

Yorkshire & Humber

Visit the Mercia Website

Equity Finance

Up to £5 million

North East

Visit the Maven Website

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II – Newcastle Roadshow

Thursday 18th April 2024, 09.30 – 12.00
St James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II – Manchester Roadshow

Wednesday 24th April 2024, 09.30 – 12.00
No 1, Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester, M1 7FS

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II – Sheffield Roadshow

Tuesday 30th April 2024, 09.30 – 12.00
Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, 3 Concourse Way, Sheffield, S1 2BJ

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II – Liverpool City Region Roadshow

Thursday 9th May 2024, 09.30 – 12.30
Daresbury Laboratory, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, WA4 4AD

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II – Hull Roadshow

Thursday 23rd May 2024, 09.30 – 12.30
Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln, Hull, HU1 3RA

Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II – Lancashire Roadshow

Thursday 20th June 2024, 09.30 – 12.30
AMRC North West, Roy Chadwick Way, Samlesbury Enterprise Zone, Mellor Brook, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7HP

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