Station 12 SEIS/EIS Fund

The Station 12 Sports, Entertainment and Knowledge Service will invest in SEIS/EIS qualifying opportunities in UK media, entertainment and knowledge companies. Investments will be made into companies created by Station 12, as well as into existing businesses in need of early stage capital in the sector. 

Highlights

  • Media, entertainment and knowledge focus
  • SEIS, EIS or a blend of both
  • Target return 2.5x (before performance fee) within 4 to 6 years (not guaranteed)
  • Target 4-6 companies (not guaranteed) with advance assurance
  • Investments should be deployed within 12 months from the fund closing date
  • Minimum investment £10,000

Important: The information on this website is for experienced investors. It is not advice nor a research or personal recommendation to invest. If you’re unsure, please seek advice. Investments are for the long term. They are high risk and illiquid and can fall as well as rise in value, so you could get back less than you invest.

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The manager

Station 12 was founded by Patrick Bradley in 2014. Mr Bradley originally trained as a lawyer and held senior operational roles at PolyGram and Universal Studios, prior to becoming CEO at Ingenious Ventures. Other key members of the investment team also came from Ingenious.

Station 12 is supported by a seasoned advisory board with law and accounting experience as well as senior roles at the BBC and Channel 4. The advisory board members are Lord Chadlington, Dame Heather Rabbatts, Jeremy Moczarski, Guy Bowles, Joe Calabrese and Shirish Patel.

The offer

The Top 100 Media and Entertainment companies in the UK have a combined annual revenue of £96.3 billion – an 11% increase from the previous year.

The fund will focus on areas such as music; TV; film; publishing; radio and online video. It will invest in content production and delivery in multiple platforms; live events as well as enabling technologies that support them; advertising and marketing; gaming/eSports; virtual reality; talent; publishing and knowledge.

Examples of portfolio companies might be a live event, a football eSports venture, an immersive content studio, music rights or content production and distribution.

Investments will be made into companies created by Station 12, as well as into existing businesses in need of early stage capital.

The fund will make investments into a combination of SEIS/EIS qualifying companies. It will select SEIS opportunities which could provide opportunity for EIS follow on investments from the Station 12 fund, as well as making EIS investments independently. Investors can choose to allocate into SEIS, EIS or a combination of both.

Risks – important

This, like all investments available through Wealth Club, is only for experienced investors happy to make their own investment decisions without advice.

EIS/SEIS investments are high-risk so should only form part of a balanced portfolio and you should not invest money you cannot afford to lose. They also tend to be illiquid and hard to sell and value. Before you invest, please carefully read the Risks and Commitments and the offer documents to ensure you fully understand the risks. 

Tax rules can change and benefits depend on circumstances.

This EIS/SEIS fund invests in early-stage businesses which are more likely to fail than larger ones, so you should expect a number of failures in the portfolio.

Charges & savings

A summary of the main charges and savings is shown below. Some of these will be payable by the investor, whilst others by the investee companies. The investment may have additional charges and expenses: please see the provider documents, including the Key Information Document, for more details.

Investor charges
Full initial charge 2%
Wealth Club initial saving
Net initial charge through Wealth Club 2%
Annual management charge
Administration charge
Performance fee 20%
Investee company charges
Initial charge
Annual charges 2%
All fees and charges are stated exclusive of VAT, which may be applicable in some cases. Any fees and charges payable by the investee companies or the underlying businesses do not directly come out of your investment. However, they will effectively reduce the returns generated by investee companies and therefore impact your investment.

More detail on the charges

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The details

Type
Fund
Sector
Media
Target return
2.5x
Funds raised / sought
£5.0 million sought
Minimum investment
£10,000
Deadline
31 Dec 2019
Last updated: 27 August 2019

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