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; life sciences and biosciences, 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.