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Mercia Asset Management (MERC)

Mercia Asset Management (MERC) Virtual Shareholder Event April 2021

23 April 2021

This showcases Mercia’s team, portfolio companies and an overview of the Group’s recent performance. Led by Mercia’s CEO Dr Mark Payton, this provides insight on the progress that Mercia is making on its three-year strategy. Mark was joined by Martin Glanfield, CFO, Julian Viggars, CIO and Jill Williams, Investment Director. The event includes short presentations from the CEOs of several Mercia investee companies within both its direct investment portfolio and third-party manage funds’ portfolios. At the end there is a short Q&A.

00:16 – Introduction

Dr Mark Payton, CEO
00:29 – CEO Update

Martin Glanfield, CFO
10:47 – Financial highlights

Julian Viggars, CIO
14:04 – Portfolio review
17:58 – James Quinn, CEO, Faradion & Dave Carruthers, Co-Founder & CEO, Voxpopme Interview

Jill Williams, Investment Director
31:07 – ESG

Emilie Vanpoperinghe, Co-Founder & CEO, Oddbox
35:58 – Overview of Oddbox

Sarah Ellerby, CEO, Nova Pangaea Technologies
39:38 – Overview of Nova Pangaea

Dr Mark Payton, CEO, Martin Glanfield, CFO, Julian Viggars, CIO & Jill Williams, Investment Director
Q&A – 42:38

Dr Mark Payton, CEO
1:00:24 – Closing Remarks

Mercia Asset Management PLC, formerly Mercia Technologies PLC, is a specialist asset manager focused on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom’s regions. The Company provides venture, private equity and debt for the enterprises. The Company invests in various sectors including in digital and entertainment; electronics, materials, manufacturing/engineering; software and the Internet sectors. The Company’s funds include North East Venture Fund, MEIF- Mercia Proof-of-Concept, NPIF- Mercia Equity Finance, Mercia EIS Funds, EV Growth II, EV SME Loan, Mercia fund 1 and Finance Yorkshire Seedcorn Fund. The Company’s portfolio consists of over 400 companies.

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