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.
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.
Ducalian Capital Ltd (“Ducalian”) is seeking £5 million to acquire and redevelop a gastropub in West London. The pub is freehold and located in a high footfall, affluent residential area of Chiswick. This deal is exclusively available through Wealth Club.
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.
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 three years running. This offer focuses on established businesses with growth potential and will be typically split between eight to ten investments.
CHF Media Fund will invest in companies that own the intellectual property rights (IPR) to newly developed family, or children’s, television shows. Proceeds from fundraising are used to monetise the IPR. Sir David Jason sits on the board of CHF Media Group as a non-executive director.
Invests across various technology sectors, including energy, medical and business enterprise software. Transparent –
investors can see which underlying companies they will be invested in. Targets a return of £1.60 per £1 invested and should be viewed as at the upper end of the risk scale.
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.
Foresight Group has joined forces with Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited: the result is the 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.
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.
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.
Mercia Growth Fund 8 invests in early-stage technology and life sciences, seeking to commercialise developments from industry and spin-outs from leading UK universities. It has a focus on the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.
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.
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.
Par Syndicate EIS is a technology growth EIS fund which co-invests with business angels from Par Equity's well established network. It focuses on the "equity gap" outside London: opportunities that are beyond the reach of an individual business angel but not quite big enough for private equity to be interested.
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.
We consider this a good opportunity to invest in an EIS-qualifying asset-backed managed storage fund operated by an experienced team and fund manager with strong regional presence and knowledge of the market.
The Startup Funding Club SEIS/EIS fund does what the name suggests: it invests in UK start ups, alongside its network of business angels. It has shown encouraging signs to date, although past performance is not a guide to the future. Minimum investment £5,000
Digme Fitness is an an established boutique fitness studio operator providing Spin (indoor cycling) and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions. This single company EIS offer is raising up to £3.6 million and is open exclusively ...
This is the fourth tranche of the established Guinness AIM EIS fund, the only EIS portfolio investing specifically in AIM-listed companies. This latest offer will invest in 10 to 20 businesses across a variety of sectors. ...
Mariana Waste Management EIS (“MWM”) is an asset and contract-backed EIS focused on capital preservation. It invests in asset-backed companies that dispose of plastic waste that can’t be recycled. Both costs and revenues are fixed under ...
The Calculus EIS fund has the longest track record of any EIS fund. It was the first to launch in 1999 and is still going strong. This latest offer seeks to raise £20 million and focuses ...
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