MBU Ventures

Backing Entrepreneurs. Fuelling Change.

Overview

MBU focuses on investment in early-stage technology and healthcare companies that have high growth potential. We look to back entrepreneurs who have the right combination of qualities which will enable them to build a scalable and industry leading enterprise:

Investing early, primarily at Series A or B, where we can build a strong strategic affiliation with our partner and help shape their success. We have a strong ethos of value-add.

Unrestricted by any mid-term exit requirements, our ambition is to invest in companies that can offer a long-term value potential.

Being a multi-sector company with a long history in entrepreneurship, we know what it takes to build successful businesses.

Our Investment Approach is just as much a partnership approach with the overriding goal to always focus on what is in the best interest of our companies.

MBU invest in pioneers creating the next £billion companies. We nurture entrepreneurs with capital, incubation space, on-going support and advice.

Fintech

Health-Tec

Data Centres

AI Technology

Big Data & Robotics

Investment Criteria

Focus on long term value creation

  1. Allocation focused on equity, both private and public, and selective credit investments.
  2. Combining long-term and opportunistic investments.
  3. Prudent use of leverage.

Searching for top quality businesses in sectors with positive dynamics

  1. Proven business models with a sustainable competitive advantage.
  2. Preference for sectors showing structural growth and not easily disrupted.
  3. Companies showing an attractive cash flow and ROCE profile with growth prospects.

In association with top managers and partners

  1. Focus on businesses with strong management teams.
  2. Proactively partnering with like-minded investors.
  3. Aligning interests with the common goal of value creation.

Flexibility around the investment

  1. Agnostic in terms of sector, geography and security.
  2. Ability for being a majority or minority shareholder.

Generally avoiding investments in

  1. Start up (VC) companies with unproven business models.
  2. Cyclical businesses, highly levered or which require significant restructuring.

What do we look for?

Ambition
Disruptive ideas
Sustainability
Solutions to problems
Latest News - 26 March 2021

Private Equity Thinks Student Property Is a Post-Covid Winner

Private equity firms are ramping up their investments in the U.K.’s student accommodation market.

More than one-third of deals for student property in 2021 so far have been financed by private equity,

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Latest News - 16 March 2021

Real Estate Investment

Sunway RE Capital, MBU Capital launch UK student housing fund. Three-year fund seeded with assets and equity worth £110m

The real estate investment and fund management arm of Malaysian conglomerate Sunway and MBU Capital have created a fund to invest in the UK student housing sector.

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Press Release - 27 January 2021

MBU Capital completes Ben’s Creek Carbon mine acquisition

In this press release, MBU Capital announces the successful acquisition of Ben’s Creek Carbon mine.

Set over approximately 10,000 acres in Wharncliffe, West Virginia, USA, Ben’s Creek Carbon mine holds an estimated 22 million tonnes of metallurgical coal reserves..

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Latest News - 08 Apr 2020

Financial Investment Highlights

Making the right moves in Permitted Development

The government is planning a major increase in Permitted Development (PD) in a bid to ‘get Britain building’. But with many existing schemes being criticised for poor quality and tiny residential units which do not meet buyers’ and renters’ needs, how will developers respond to meet the government’s expectations?

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Latest News - 08 January 20

Digital house sales revolution kicks off within new-build sales sector

First fully-digital sales progressions.

The advent of super-fast digital-only house sales has taken a huge step forward after developer and property investment firm MBU Capital became the first to sell new-builds using a digitised end-to-end conveyancing process late last year at a Stevenage development.

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Latest News - 07 June 19

Addison Lee sold to MBU Capital for £22.75m

Global investment house MBU Capital has agreed terms and exchanged contracts.

The property at 17-37 William Road, NW1, was put on the market by a private family office.

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