Maven Capital Partners (Maven) has added to its East & South East Midlands team with the appointment of experienced banker Richard Brighty. 

Brighty joins as Investment Manager, based in Maven’s Nottingham office, he will be responsible for identifying and backing new local businesses via the MEIF Debt Funds. Brighty will also support existing portfolio companies across the East & South East Midlands with a particular focus in the Leicestershire area.

Brighty brings over 16 years’ financial services experience to the role having held senior positions at leading UK banks including HSBC, Yorkshire Bank and most recently Santander Corporate Bank where he was Relationship Director, responsible for developing new customer relationships and portfolio management.

Jonathan Lowe, Investment Director at Maven, says: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the team as demand for MEIF debt finance across the East & South East Midlands continues to increase. He brings a wealth of regional knowledge and experience to the team and an excellent track record of supporting local SMEs. This new appointment strengthens our ability to provide businesses in the East & South East Midlands with the funding they need to grow. The local Maven team continues to play a strong role in supporting the UK economy and driving its eventual recovery.”

Brighty adds: “I am very pleased to be joining a fund manager with a solid track record and reputation, supporting so many great businesses in the region. I am looking forward to working with the team to enhance the support and funding that we can provide to local management teams and innovative, high-growth businesses.”

Source: Private Equity Wire