Here is a list of current EIS offers open for investment in 2018. Click through to read our review of each EIS offer, download the documents and find full details on how to invest.
In many cases you can apply online – usually the quickest way to make your EIS investment.
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, our terms of business, and the Risks and Commitments.
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.
Parkwalk is an interesting high-growth fund that looks to back patented technology with commercial potential coming out of UK universities. The fee structure incentivises management to seek exits rather than sit on investments.
Joint partnership between Innvotec and Anglo Scientific Ltd investing in technology-focussed companies.
We like the charging structure and the requirement for Anglo Scientific’s team to invest in the portfolio companies personally.
Choice of EIS or SEIS. Invests alongside business angels in early-stage, high growth potential companies carrying high investment risk. The co-investment model has benefits, and the individuals involved have strong credentials.
Calculus Capital has been at the forefront of EIS investing for years, having created the UK’s first approved EIS Fund in 1999. 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/concepts. Funds are used to create the IPR, which is then monetised through licensing, merchandising and broadcast sales.
Foresight Group has joined forces with Williams Advanced Engineering: 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.
Jenson are SEIS pioneers: their first fund was launched soon after the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme was introduced in 2012. This fifth tranche of the Jenson SEIS and EIS fund offers a mixture of new technology investments and follow-on funding into companies previously backed by Jenson SEIS and EIS funds.
Mercia EIS Fund invests in early-stage technology and life sciences, seeking to commercialise developments from industry and spin-outs from 19 UK universities. It has a focus on the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.
Hybrid EIS / SEIS portfolio of early-stage technology investments, managed by Innvotec, with deal flow provided by OION (Oxford Investment Opportunity Network). Both parties have strong credentials and the partnership has shown some promising initial signs.
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.
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
Symvan focuses on ‘post-seed’ financing: companies too large for angel investors, but too small for lower/mid-market funds. Its ‘deeper not wider’ ethos means a concentrated, high risk portfolio in pursuit of high reward.
HighlightsCo-invest alongside highly experienced shipping professionalsShipping cycle at inflection point according to expertsSecond-hand asset prices close to a 10-year low Access to shipping market usually restricted to ultra high net worth or large corporates£5 million from ...
Highlights£3 million target EIS raise to open new top-tier specialist veterinary referral centreGrowing referral market as veterinary care becomes more specialistVery profitable industry – strong gross and EBITDA margins forecast (not guaranteed)Active M&A in the sector ...
This latest tranche of investment for Guinness EIS seeks £25 million to invest in a diverse range of non-correlated businesses, including hydroponics, electric vehicle charging and a restaurant chain. HighlightsLatest tranche of investment from established EIS ...
In the November Budget, the Chancellor effectively gave his seal of approval to EIS investing in knowledge-intensive companies. This is precisely the type of company the Deepbridge Technology Growth EIS invests in – and has been ...
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