Mercia’s vision is to become a leading national player in the identification, creation, funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Mercia brings together technology transfer, company formation, commercialisation and investment to technology ventures.
The Directors believe that there is a significant opportunity in the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland to develop leading technology businesses through the efficient and targeted provision of capital and support, creating substantial value for shareholders.
Mercia is focused on creating and developing companies which combine technology and service provision, are rich in intellectual property, are scalable and require relatively modest capital infusion. Mercia focuses on some of the highest growth sectors of the UK including:
- Digital & Digital Entertainment
- Software & the Internet
- Life Sciences & Biosciences
- Electronics, Materials, Manufacturing/Engineering
Mercia has collaborative relationships with 19 universities as well as research centres in the UK to access their flow of spinout and early-stage investment opportunities. These relationships, together with the professional networks of Mercia's management and associates, provide Mercia with access to a large number of investment opportunities in its areas of focus.
Mercia's model is to provide, where needed, early-stage businesses with capital infrastructure and management support to capital to accelerate their development and therefore enhance their value. Mercia makes an investment in these businesses either directly or via its funds under management, with the goal of realising value for shareholders through a subsequent exit.