Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Mercia Asset Management Plc LSE:MERC London Ordinary Share GB00BSL71W47 ORD 0.001P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.10 0.38% 26.50 257,086 16:26:36
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
26.40 26.60 26.50 26.30 26.40
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 10.68 2.57 0.86 30.8 80
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:21:14 O 30,000 26.594 GBX

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Mercia Asset Management Daily Update: Mercia Asset Management Plc is listed in the General Financial sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker MERC. The last closing price for Mercia Asset Management was 26.40p.
Mercia Asset Management Plc has a 4 week average price of 25.50p and a 12 week average price of 25.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 40p while the 1 year low share price is currently 25.50p.
There are currently 303,309,707 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 490,225 shares. The market capitalisation of Mercia Asset Management Plc is £80,377,072.36.
redartbmud: Every sale needs a purchaser, and for them to hold onto the shares for a while. Flooding the market will only result in a lower share price, in the short term.
nocton: All sounds good, but this has been a disappointing investment for me - the long term chart above says it all. Let's hope that some value can be realised soon and reflected in the share price. Blue Prism is mentioned with a 100x growth story, but there cannot be many anywhere near that as otherwise the share would have rocketed.
pavey ark: redartbmud, I think you are confusing value with share price. Management are responsible for value not share price. Management have certainly produced income and value from their asset management business The main engine of growth here would be the investment portfolio and if you invest in startup companies there is a rather obvious time lag between investment and tangible return. One of the reasons I invested here was that some of the portfolio investments were further along the road and poised to make a return to MERC (A little hint would be that it is better to buy at 32p than 46p but each to his own.)
wan: Given today's news for portfolio company Concepta, it was a 'fortuitous' mention in the FT, what next then for mentioning/covering Mercia itself? Hopefully, that the current trend of positive news flow and share price trajectory will persist!
p1nkfish: From the BusinessDesk today. When they use headcount increase as a measure of growth it's to take attention off the share price having languished. Usually not a good sign. "Mercia invested £13.3m in Midlands businesses in 2018, up from £11.3m the previous year, which it said highlighting its role as one of the UK’s most active investors and a key source of funding for regional SMEs. Mercia made investments in 22 companies in the region during the year, including Sigmavision of Bicester which has created a novel tyre scanner; Coventry-based Arc Vehicle, which has developed a new electric motorbike; Birmingham-based battery technology firm Aceleron, and Adapttech which has found a new way to fit artificial limbs. Mercia, which is based in Henley-in-Arden, manages funds including the £23m proof-of-concept and early stage equity fund, part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund. During the year, the group invested £59.7m in total throughout the UK, with over 90% of it going to businesses outside of London and the South East. It also increased its third party funds under management from £350.0m to over £400.0m at 31 December. Growing by around 30% a year, Mercia now has over 80 employees in eight locations nationwide and partnerships with 19 regional universities including Birmingham, Aston, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Coventry, Leicester, Keele, Warwick and Birmingham City University. According to recent reports from Beauhurst, Mercia is one of the top four investors in university spinout businesses and one of the UK’s top four most active venture capitalists specifically focused on innovation. Mark Payton, chief executive of Mercia Technologies, said: “Regional cities such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle and Edinburgh are increasingly important technology hubs, however venture capital remains heavily focused on London. Mercia has offices in all of these locations and as these latest figures show, it is addressing this shortfall by sourcing and backing exceptional businesses across the UK’s regions. Building on a successful 2018, I expect Mercia to continue to scale its activities into 2019.”"
redartbmud: At the rate they are going, executive share options will be priced at Zero plus free packets of breakfast cereal for life. Execs fill your boots, then watch the share price decline.
wan: Today's news regarding the Capital Markets Day should provide institutions, analysts and private investors with some interesting insights, which might create buying interest. Let's also hope we get further positive portfolio news between now and then (which would help focus the minds of those attending) and the recent low in share price proves to have been the bottom!
wan: With the shares languishing at new lows, today's news is again welcome, but does it provide a catalyst for a change in share price direction? I note Mercia expect to announce further positive news from their direct investment portfolio. I note a further recent investment by Mercia (and others). Another recent successful fund raise also highlights the level of interest in AI in healthcare - Intelligent healthcare company Rinicare announces completion of financing Rinicare raises money to support the commercialisation of its digital healthcare portfolio Manchester, UK, 15th August 2018 - Rinicare Limited, a leading intelligent healthcare company has announced the completion of its financing round by welcoming new investors Catapult Ventures and NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The funding will be used to support the commercialisation of Rinicare’s digital healthcare portfolio, which is designed to provide solutions that improve outcomes and reduce costs in a number of settings such as emergency, primary and community care as well as progress its AI-powered predictive algorithm for intensive care. Healthcare providers around the world face the challenge of maintaining sustainable healthcare systems in light of an ageing population and continuously increasing costs. Rinicare’s approach to addressing these challenges is based on a collaborative effort with clinicians and end users to design advanced wireless communications, innovative prediction algorithms and enhanced software technology solutions that demonstrably improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. The company markets its wireless physiological signs technology (PRIME) and its falls prevention system (SAFE) globally in a number of healthcare solutions, which are tailored to individual needs. In addition to its expanding marketed solutions, Rinicare is developing its AI predictive system, Stability, which is initially focused at intensive care and addresses a global market for predictive healthcare analytics. This fast emerging area of healthcare is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 25%, reaching an estimated global market value of $24.6billion by 2022. Stuart Hendry, CEO of Rinicare, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome such high-quality investors in this financing round. We will be using proceeds to support the ongoing commercialisation of our PRIME and SAFE based healthcare solutions in the UK and abroad as well as continuing with the development of world-leading Stability AI intensive care programme that has already captured data from several thousand intensive care patients.” Dr Vijay Barathan, Life Science Partner, Catapult Ventures said: “We are excited to work with Rinicare as they commercialise their intelligent health product portfolio in the UK and international healthcare markets. Each product represents an innovative solution and significant market opportunity.” Dr Mark Wyatt, Investment Director at Mercia, said: “I am looking forward to working with the Rinicare team, and I am excited to see their technologies drive efficiency gains and patient benefits into the healthcare system.” Sue Barnard, Senior Relationship Manager at British Business Bank, said: “The healthcare market is evolving rapidly, and is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. The North is home to many innovative businesses in this space, such as Rinicare, and NPIF is pleased to support those looking to enter the next phase of growth.” The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union using funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the European Investment Bank. hxxp://
redartbmud: Yes, you can only get a return by selling shares - if they rise above the purchase price. Share placing Jan 2017 £40m gross at 46p/share, which was then a discount to the prevailing mid-market share price of 50.5p It has gone down steadily ever since.
twaintwix: One of the safest bets on AIM to double the share price in a short space of time. It has no debt, £20m in the bank, and todays contracts on top of all that, yet it is ignored by the PIs who prefer to punt and lose on mickey mouse companies with only hot air to keep them afloat! No wonder most of you go skint backing losers that promise millions but deliver hot air instead. RNS Number : 4808X Mercia Technologies PLC 22 February 2017 For immediate release 22 February 2017 Mercia Technologies PLC ("Mercia", "the Company" or the "Group") Two major contracts secured for Northern Powerhouse Funds Mercia (AIM: MERC), the national investment group focused on the creation, funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions, is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its bids, via its wholly-owned subsidiary Enterprise Ventures Limited, to manage two of the British Business Bank's ("BBB") new Northern Powerhouse Investment Funds ("NPIF"). Following a highly competitive procurement process managed by the BBB, the Group has secured GBP108.5million across two mandates; a GBP57.5million equity fund and a GBP51.0million debt fund. The funds will be deployed via Mercia's North of England offices, which will be focused primarily on investing in SMEs in Yorkshire, the Humber and Tees Valley regions, where the Group already has a successful track record of supporting start-up and later stage companies that have high growth potential. These new fund mandate wins represent further strategic progress for Mercia. As a result of the two awards, Mercia has increased its third party funds under management by nearly 50% to over GBP336.5million, which over time will further increase the pipeline of potential direct investment opportunities for the Group. Dr Mark Payton, CEO of Mercia Technologies PLC, said: "We are delighted that, in a highly competitive field, the Group has been selected to manage two Northern Powerhouse Investment Funds. The new funds are strongly aligned with Mercia's 'Complete Capital Solution' and our strategic aim to invest in the UK's underserved regions, supporting the next generation of businesses with high growth potential, where we are already very active. These two new funds will play a leading role in the development of innovative small businesses located in the North of England. The Group is well placed to manage these new mandates having already delivered several notable successes for similar public and private funds, including Blue Prism Group PLC, Optibiotix Health PLC, Xeros Technology Group plc and Concepta PLC. We are looking forward to working with the BBB on the successful delivery of these new mandates over the coming years. Mercia's strategy is to create value for its shareholders and investment clients by finding and funding innovative businesses in the UK regions, initially by investing the third party funds and subsequently by taking direct stakes in 'Emerging Stars' as they successfully scale up. These two new funds will further strengthen Mercia's ability to generate attractive returns for both managed fund investors and shareholders." The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund project is supported financially by the European Union, attracting investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and the European Investment Bank. For further information, please contact: Mercia Technologies PLC Mark Payton, Chief Executive Officer Martin Glanfield, Chief Financial Officer +44 (0)330 223 1430 Cenkos Securities plc Ivonne Cantu / Mark Connelly (NOMAD) +44 (0)20 7397 8900 Buchanan Bobby Morse / Victoria Hayns / Stephanie Watson +44 (0)20 7466 5000 About Mercia Technologies PLC Mercia is a national investment group focused on the creation, funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Mercia benefits from 18 university partnerships and six offices across the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland providing it with access to high quality, regional deal flow. Mercia Technologies PLC is quoted on AIM with the epic "MERC". Mercia's 'Complete Capital Solution' initially nurtures businesses via its third party funds (with more than GBP336.5million under management following these latest mandate wins) and then over time Mercia can provide further funding to its 'Emerging Stars' by deploying direct investment follow-on capital from its own balance sheet. Since its IPO in December 2014, the Company has invested over GBP30.0million directly across its portfolio of 'Emerging Stars'. About the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund The NPIF will invest in Microfinance, Business Loans and Equity Finance funds, ranging from GBP25,000 to GBP2.0million, specifically to help small and medium sized businesses secure the funding they need for growth and development. It is operated by British Business Financial Services Limited, wholly owned by British Business Bank, the UK's national economic development bank. Established in November 2014, its mission is to make finance markets for smaller businesses work more effectively, enabling those businesses to prosper, grow and build UK economic activity. The NPIF is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the European Investment Bank, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and British Business Finance Limited, a British Business Bank group company. It covers the following LEP areas: Tees Valley Unlimited, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington, Cumbria, Liverpool City Region, Lancashire, Humber, Leeds City Region, Sheffield City Region, York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. The appointment of the NPIF fund managers is subject to contract. The project is receiving up to GBP140,359,192 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit The funds which NPIF invests are open to businesses with material operations, or planning to open material operations, in, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West and Tees Valley. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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