EIS Offers

Below we list the current EIS offers available for investment. Each is accompanied by a brief commentary. For each of our Featured Offers we also provide an extended research note. 

EIS investments are riskier than conventional investments so they're not for everyone. Before you invest you should ensure you have read and understood the product's Application Pack and the Risks and Commitments

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Blackfinch Media Portfolio

This media EIS looks for predictable revenue streams to underpin investment. Music publishing, tv production and distribution companies will be the focus. It looks to benefit from music royalty payments and the sale of broadcast rights.

£25,000 Growth - media discretionary
Calculus EIS Fund

Calculus Capital has been at the forefront of EIS investing for years. It created the UK’s first approved EIS Fund in 1999 and won ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ at the Growth Investor Awards 2016, and EIS Association Awards in both 2016 and 2015. This offer focuses on established businesses with growth potential and will be typically split between eight to ten investments.

£50,000 Growth £20m EIS portfolio None
Deepbridge Technology Growth EIS

This invests across various technology sectors; including energy, medical and business enterprise software. It is targeting a return of £1.60 per £1 invested and should be viewed as at the upper end of the risk scale.

£10,000 Growth uncapped technology discretionary
Downing Ventures

Downing's newest venture is growth-focused aiming to invest into a portfolio of technology businesses. Consumer internet, defence technology, software as a service and life sciences will be particular focuses.

£15,000 Growth £15m early stage discretionary
Earthworm

Earthworm is an asset and contract-backed EIS fund that invests in businesses focused on processing organic waste (food, garden, wood and/or water waste).

£10,000 Asset backed discretionary environmental discretionary
Foresight Williams Technology

Foresight Group has joined forces with Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited to launch Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund. The fund invests into early-stage, unquoted companies that are developing disruptive technology and pioneering innovations, which can benefit from Williams’ technical, engineering and commercial expertise.

£10,000 Growth £20m technology 5 Apr 2017
Guinness AIM

Launched in 2013, the Guinness AIM EIS is an EIS portfolio investing in AIM-listed EIS-qualifying companies. This means the investment should be easier to realise than the unquoted companies typically included in a EIS portfolio, although remember AIM shares are still illiquid and volatile.

£20,000 Growth £10m AIM 6 Apr 2017
Guinness EIS £20,000 Asset backed £20m generalist 24 Mar 2017
Jenson Fund 4 - EIS & SEIS

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£10,000 Growth discretionary early stage discretionary
London Digital Limited single company EIS

London Digital, a games business, seeks to raise £4 million under EIS to support the design, development and distribution of PC and console video games. Investors could benefit from 30% EIS income tax relief. Additional downside protection is provided by 20% Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) and a publishing contract with 50% minimum sales assurance.

£10,000 Growth £4 million media discretionary
Mariana Waste Management £25,000 Asset backed £5m single company EIS 31 Mar 2017
Mercia Growth Fund 7

Mercia Growth Fund 7 invests in early-stage technology and life sciences. Up to half of the portfolio is expected to be invested in spin-outs from leading UK universities. Commercialising such technology or intellectual property can be very profitable but also time consuming. Well-known listed companies such as Imperial Innovations and IP Group specialise in this exciting, high-growth field.

£25,000 Growth £15 million technology 4 Apr 2017
MMC Ventures EIS Fund

The MMC Ventures EIS Fund is considered to be a generalist product but it has a tangible focus on technology-enabled sectors. For instance, it invests in financial and business services, digital media, e-commerce and software solutions for business.

£25,000 Growth uncapped generalist discretionary
Odexia Consumer Brand Fund

This is an interesting new EIS offer. Led by Carl Atkinson, this aims to invest in up and coming consumer brands. Mr Atkinson has previous been instrumental in the success of hair straightener company GHD and the turnaround of Neal's Yard. This higher risk offer will look to back companies in a mix of sectors including food and beverage, beauty products and personal care.

£25,000 Growth £10m consumer evergreen
Oxford Capital Growth

Many consider EIS appropriate for high-risk, high-growth opportunities. Technology companies seem to fit this area well as often they are not capital intensive businesses at launch, but need ongoing rounds of funding to get to market. Oxford Capital typically invest at the first round of institutional funding for these early-stage businesses.

£25,000 Growth discretionary generalist discretionary
Parkwalk Opportunities

Parkwalk is an interesting high-growth fund that looks to back patented technology with commercial potential coming out of UK universities. Parkwalk's existing EIS investments are currently valued at £40 million. The fee structure incentivises management to seek exits rather than sit on investments.

£25,000 Growth uncapped early stage discretionary
Rockpool Portfolio Service

An interesting EIS portfolio service from an accomplished manager, Rockpool gives investors control over the type and number of investments made and how they should be split between asset-rich and growth-orientated companies.

£10,000 Asset backed uncapped generalist discretionary
Seneca Portfolio Service

This EIS service invests in later stage, established growth orientated businesses. Each will typically have an annual turnover in the region of £5 million. It is likely investors will invest in a spread of unquoted and AIM listed businesses.

£25,000 Growth - generalist -
Silver Lining Screen EIS Fund £10,000 Growth £10m media None
SurveyMe single company EIS

SurveyMe is a mobile app that allows businesses to capture real time consumer and/or employee feedback. The company is part of the Deepbridge Technology Growth EIS portfolio and has already received £1.3 million funding. Deebridge is now raising up to a further £700,000 to invest exclusively in SurveyMe.

(CLOSED) Growth (CLOSED) technology (CLOSED)
The City Pub EIS Fund - Tranche 2 Top Up

This is a top-up offer for the second tranche of fundraising of The City Pub EIS for the 2016/17 tax year. £14.2 million has already been raised to date and this offer aims to raise another £15 million. The fund will invest in three existing EIS companies that own and operate freehold high-quality pubs across the South of England.

(CLOSED) Asset backed (CLOSED) (closed)
Titan Storage

Rather than looking for the next Facebook many EIS investors prefer asset-rich investments which could provide steady returns and a ‘safety net' if things don’t go to plan. One such investment for consideration is the Titan Storage (Sidcup) EIS.

£25,000 Asset backed £5m storage closing soon

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