Single company EIS

Single company EIS deals are private offers for experienced investors. 

They give you an opportunity to invest directly in a particular company you consider commercially compelling and able to deliver attractive returns, with the benefit of EIS tax relief. Please remember, tax rules can change and benefits depend on circumstances.

So, unlike with EIS funds where the asset manager makes the investment decisions on your behalf, you are in control, you decide which company to back. Get it right, and the reward could be considerable. 

But one cannot expect to get it right each time. You are investing in early-stage companies – inevitably some will fail. To help mitigate this, it might be wise to diversify and spread your EIS investments each year over a number of single companies.

How could you access single company deals? 

Thousands of EIS-qualifying companies raise funds. The latest figures show a record 3,920 businesses raised nearly £2 billion under EIS in just one year (2017/18). 

We aim to offer a selection of quality EIS opportunities you often wouldn't be able to get elsewhere. Each has been carefully assessed, either by Wealth Club or by reputable and established counterparties. To help you make your own informed decisions, we provide you with insight and comment on each offer. This is free to Wealth Club members. 

Important: all the EIS single company deals listed below aim to allot shares before 5 April 2020, so you should be able to use the tax relief in the 2019/20 tax year and/or carry back to the 2018/19 tax year. Tax rules can change and benefits depend on circumstances. 

  • Our choice

    Acamar Films EIS (Bing)

    This is a rare opportunity to help an internationally successful character become a potentially multi-£billion global icon. Acamar Films Ltd is the independent production company behind Bing, the most successful programme in BBC CBeebies’ digital history. Bing is now broadcast in 120 territories and, at last count, has had over 1.9 billion YouTube views – plus an increasingly valuable commercial licences business with a retail value of £42 million in 2019. To deliver its ambitious growth plan to develop Bing into a global icon, Acamar intends to raise £25 million of new investment over the next two years. The first £3 million EIS tranche of this investment programme is now open. £500k has already been secured, and £750k is exclusively reserved for Wealth Club members.

    Read more about Acamar Films EIS (Bing)
    Type
    Single company
    Sector
    Media
    Target return
    3.2x
    Funds raised / sought
    £3.0 million / £3.0 million
    Minimum investment
    £19,860
    Deadline
    7 August 2020 for next allotment
  • Canopy EIS

    Canopy is a PropTech business whose proprietary platform aims to simplify the rental application process for all involved – estate agents, letting agents, landlords and renters. Backed by Experian and Direct Line Group, the initial £2 million private offer was oversubscribed within 48 hours. 500k is reserved for Wealth Club members: this is the only opportunity for new investors to participate in this high-risk single company offer, alongside West Hill investors.

    Read more about Canopy EIS
    Type
    Single company
    Sector
    Technology
    Target return
    10x
    Funds raised / sought
    £500,000 sought
    Minimum investment
    £22,500
    Deadline
    31 July
  • Dimensions Care EIS

    This is a rare opportunity for private investors to access a sector usually the preserve of private equity funds. Dimensions Care Limited plans to open 11 residential children’s care homes and launch a foster agency. It is now raising £1 million under EIS – exclusively through Wealth Club.

    Read more about Dimensions Care EIS
    Type
    Single company
    Sector
    Consumer
    Target return
    2.6x
    Funds raised / sought
    £250,000 / £1.0 million
    Minimum investment
    £20,000
    Deadline
    Limited capacity
  • Gelmetix EIS

    University spinout Gelmetix has developed a potential game-changer in the treatment of spinal disc degeneration – a patented hydrogel injection that could replace surgery, and at c.90% less cost. Read more and prefill application online...

    Read more about Gelmetix EIS
    Type
    Single company
    Sector
    Healthcare & Technology
    Target return
    10x
    Funds raised / sought
    £367,000 sought
    Minimum investment
    £21,717
    Deadline
    Limited capacity
  • Sofant Technologies EIS

    Exclusive opportunity to participate in a deal only open to existing – mainly institutional – investors, including Scottish Investment Bank: invest in a patented satellite communication (SatCom) and 5G antenna developer. Read more and prefill application online...

    Read more about Sofant Technologies EIS
    Type
    Single company
    Sector
    Technology
    Target return
    9x
    Funds raised / sought
    £150,000 sought
    Minimum investment
    £20,304
    Deadline
    Limited capacity