Investment firm expands South West team

Maven Capital Partners has announced that Rafi Khan has joined the team as an investment manager to help support the team in its delivery of the British Business Ban South West Investment Fund.

Maven has been charged with managing the £38m SWIF Maven Equity Finance fund.

Rafi joins Maven from Deloitte where he worked as an associate director within its corporate finance advisory team.

He has a degree in accounting and finance from the University of Bath.

Rafi will bring with him a wealth of experience and understanding to help reach more growth focused South West businesses to access funding through Maven and SWIF.

The South West team aims to speak to SMEs across varying industries and make the funding accessible to businesses in all of the South West’s communities where traditional funding may typically not be an option.

The announcement comes after the team have recently moved into a larger office in Bristol, to enable to the team to continue to grow and support its efforts in the South West.

Since being awarded the fund, the South West team has been out and about at several events to spread the word of the new funding route as well as hosting its own ‘Meet the Investor’ events to help make the fund accessible to businesses from a range of sectors across the South West region and is hoping to speak to more and more.

Rafi Khan said: “I am thrilled to be a part of Maven during this exciting phase, as we embark on the early stages of the management of the SWIF Maven Equity Finance Fund. I look forward to continuing to foster relationships with entrepreneurs in the South West, and collaborating with the Maven team to support flourishing regional businesses.”

Melanie Goward, partner at Maven, added:“It’s great to welcome Rafi to our growing South West team and to announce our new office in Bristol. Rafi’s experience will aid us in delivering the South West Investment Fund and help reach growing businesses across the region to access finance to support their goals.”


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