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About the Fund

The North West Fund is a £155m evergreen investment fund established to provide debt and equity funding to small and medium sized enterprises in the North West of England. The Fund addresses an identified gap in the lending, venture capital and private equity markets.

The Fund is managed by North West Business Finance Limited, an independent private sector company. It comprises seven specific funds, each of which is managed by an experienced Fund Manager. These Fund Managers have been appointed to manage the discrete funds. They have deployed the capital in a non-competitive and collaborative manner to provide comprehensive and tailored support to facilitate the long-term growth and prosperity of small and medium sized enterprises across the region.

Investment and Realisation

The initial investment period extended until December 2015, with a subsequent realisation period through to December 2022.

The North West Fund is financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the European Commission's Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises Initiative - otherwise known as the JEREMIE programme.