VCT Offers

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

VCTs 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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Downing FOUR VCT – Generalist

New, evergreen share class – growth-focused but with a preference for asset-backed businesses, a particular specialism of Downing, which may offer some downside protection. Unusual zero-discount buyback policy. For investors who don’t mind foregoing dividend income for the first few years, this may be an offer to consider.

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Downing FOUR VCT – Healthcare

This new share class for the longstanding Downing Four VCT is looking to raise £10 million (with a further over-allotment of £10m) to invest in early-stage healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences businesses. Downing is the overall manager, but will use the skills of specialist healthcare investor BioScience Managers to source and manage deals.

4.0% (from year four) 4.0% £5,000 30 Sep 2017 2.25%  
Elderstreet VCT – Elderstreet Investments

Generalist VCT with a focus on growth businesses, particularly in software and computer services. Now co-invests alongside Draper Esprit which should enhance deal flow and opportunities to invest in larger more established businesses.

3-4p per Ordinary Share 5.5% £6,000 31 Jul 2017 2.5%  
Foresight 4 VCT – Foresight Group

Foresight 4 VCT plc has a long history of takeovers, mergers and diverse investment mandates. Look beyond this, however, and the underlying story is a good one, with potentially promising prospects. The Foresight 4 VCT is merging with its smaller sibling, Foresight 3 VCT, and will together raise £50 million, with an over-allotment facility of a further £50 million.

Discretionary 5.5% £3,000 31 Jul 2017 5.0%  
Pembroke VCT

Pembroke's manager, Oakley Capital, is a long established name in venture capital investing. This VCT is one of the few investing in growth-orientated companies: as such the recent rule changes on MBOs have little or no impact on them. Investments are focused on scalable consumer brands; ones which investors can walk down the high street and see. This VCT is worthy of consideration.

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