5 Minutes With Marion Savill

Posted on February 14, 2023.

This week we sat down with Portfolio Director, Marion Savill, who discussed her responsibilities for the River Capital equity investment portfolio. What’s your job role at River Capital and what does that entail on a day-to-day basis? I am responsible for some of our equity investment portfolio. I attend the board meetings of the companies […]

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5 Minutes With Sue Chambers

Posted on February 7, 2023.

Sue Chambers – Investment Manager This week we sat down with Investment Manager, Sue Chambers, who drives the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund for businesses based in the Liverpool City Region. What’s your job role at River Capital and what does that entail on a day-to-day basis? I am part of the Debt Team here at […]

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5 Minutes With Jeff Cummins

Posted on January 31, 2023.

Jeff Cummins – Investment Manager This week we sat down with Investment Manager, Jeff Cummins, to find out more about his day-to-day at River Capital and to hear what keeps him ticking outside of the office! What’s your job role at River Capital and what does that entail on a day-to-day basis? Investment Manager which […]

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Specialist Knowsley based solid chemical manufacturer achieves world-first’s following NPIF investment

Posted on January 9, 2023.

PRESS RELEASE: Knowsley-based specialist manufacturer SolidTek are celebrating a spate of award wins, after becoming the first company globally to develop an NSF approved inhibitor, and the first in the world to achieve ISO1401 for its environmental management system for its solid chemical products. SolidTek manufacture innovative products for water treatment, which includes its leading […]

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River Capital introduces fund:AI Advisory Team

Posted on January 3, 2023.

Announcement Following the launch of the North’s first dedicated artificial intelligence fund, fund:AI, we are pleased to introduce the advisory team whose significant expertise will help guide and assist the fund leadership team when assessing the credentials and potential of businesses as well as completing due diligence. Claire Liddy MD of Innovation Alder Hey Hospital […]

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Martin Sutton joins River Capital as fund:AI Venture Partner

Posted on December 8, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: River Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Sutton as a Venture Partner following the recent launch of its dedicated artificial intelligence fund, fund:AI, the first of its kind in the North. Martin joins River Capital, having spent the previous six years at Manchester-based AI business PEAK. As one of the […]

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Leaf One Receives Northern Powerhouse Investment Injection

Posted on December 6, 2022.

Press Release Knowsley-based SaaS (Software as a Service), Leaf One, has received a £90,000 investment from NPIF – River & GC Microfinance, which River Capital manages in partnership with GC Business Finance as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Leaf One, a provider of Cloud-based solutions, empowers businesses that utilise laboratories as part of […]

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River Capital Launches The North’s First Dedicated Artificial Intelligence Fund

Posted on November 29, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: ‘fund:AI’ will focus specifically on early-stage, high growth artificial intelligence (“AI”), machine learning and data science investment opportunities within the North of the UK. Northern data science Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) are underserved by venture capital, despite the North containing multiple centres of AI excellence and producing Data-led Unicorns. With the UK […]

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Fitness sports brand Built For Athletes secures equity investment from River Capital

Posted on November 5, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Premium North-West based sports and fitness brand Built for Athletes has secured a significant seven-figure equity injection from River Capital, fuelling future growth ambitions. Built For Athletes was founded in 2018 by Nick Costello, with brother Danny Costello joining the business shortly after. Since launching the business, which designs stylish, functional and durable […]

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River Capital Supports Velstar Acquisition

Posted on October 28, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Liverpool-based eCommerce agency, Velstar announces it has acquired Chester-based marketing agency, We Influence, to bolster service offering and drive further growth. The acquisition, which was supported by Liverpool fund manager, River Capital, with a significant investment from its recently announced Business Growth Loan Fund, will blend the technical knowledge and eCommerce expertise of […]

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River Capital launches £8M Business Growth Loan Fund

Posted on October 18, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: North West fund manager River Capital, has announced the launch of a new £8m fund which will provide loans of up to £300,000 to support SMEs throughout the North West, with a particular focus on the Liverpool City Region. Having recently refreshed its identity and as part of its ongoing growth strategy, the […]

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River Capital Invests In New Team Members

Posted on October 10, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Following the company’s recent re-brand and relocation to new offices, North West fund manager River Capital continues to invest in its growing team with a series of recent hires and promotions. David Walters has been promoted to Investment Director in the Venture team, where he will focus on River Capital’s growing data and […]

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Ben Foster completes River Capital work experience

Posted on October 6, 2022.

INSIGHT: Second year university student, Ben Foster, recently completed a work experience placement with River Capital. We sat down with Ben and spoke to him about his time spent with us: Ben, said: “I am keen to pursue a career in finance and my time at River Capital has served to reaffirm that desire. Helping […]

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Nineteen Agency receives Northern Powerhouse Investment Funding

Posted on September 28, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Liverpool-based hospitality PR & marketing business, Nineteen Agency, has secured £25,000 funding from NPIF– GC & River Microfinance, which is managed by River Capital in partnership with GC Business Finance as part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) Paul Humphray, River Capital Investment Director, said: “We are pleased to support Anna and […]

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River Capital To Be New Name And Look For North West Fund Manager

Posted on September 22, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: River Capital CEO Mark Borzomato said: “I’m genuinely excited for the future of River Capital. The repositioning provides a framework for us to expand the funds we manage and better meet the needs of businesses. Our core market, SMEs, remain the backbone of the UK economy, accounting for over 60% of employment and […]

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Green Bell Packaging Limited Receives Northern Powerhouse Investment Funding

Posted on May 21, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Sue Chambers, MSIF Investment Manager added: “It has been great working with Vahid. He is passionate about reducing the use of single-use plastics and Green Bell’s biobag products are a game changer and have huge potential for…” Green Bell Packaging Limited receives Northern Powerhouse Investment Funding to further support their mission of providing […]

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Carebeans Equity Investment Helps Fund Growth & Acquisition

Posted on January 30, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Software specialists Carebeans complete equity investment to help fund growth and acquisition strategy David Walters, Investment Manager for AFM/MSIF commented: “It was clear to the investment team how innovative the software platform is in supporting carers, people receiving care and their families at a time when care in the UK has never been […]

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Nutry Nuts Given A Healthy Boost Thanks To The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Posted on January 20, 2022.

PRESS RELEASE: Liverpool-based nutritional snack company Nutry Nuts has received a healthy cash injection as it looks to further expand its product range and sales reach. Sue Chambers, MSIF Investment Manager added: “We are delighted to have been able to support Tamas and Mario with their expansion. The brothers were great to work with and […]

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Surface Transforms PLC Secures Seven Figure Flexible Growth Fund Loan

Posted on December 15, 2021.

PRESS RELEASE: Knowsley based manufacturer Surface Transforms PLC has completed the drawdown of a seven figure loan through the Liverpool City Region Flexible Growth Fund. Jeff Cummins, Investment Manager said: “It’s been great to be able to support a business in such a positive way, bearing in mind the difficulties that many businesses have had […]

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