Here is a list of current VCT offers open for investment. Click through to read our review of each VCT, watch video interviews with the managers, download application packs and find full details on how to invest.
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Maven is one of the premier VCT managers. It manages six VCTs alongside its private equity and debt financing activities. Maven has particular strength in the UK regions, with 10 offices around the country.
Mobeus is a private equity house with a strong track record of VCT management. In the past its four VCTs have predominantly invested in MBOs; however since the VCT rule change in 2015 they have built up an experienced growth investing team, led by Trevor Hope (formerly of the ProVen VCTs). Mobeus is good at structuring deals and focuses on mid-stage growth companies; investors will continue to be exposed to the MBO portfolio although this will be replaced over time.
This VCT has always been focused on earlier stage growth-oriented companies. This huge VCT, at £425 million in size, has around 55 companies across a wide range of sectors. The focus is on backing talented entrepreneurs. It has backed some notable winners in the past including Zoopla, SwiftKey and Graze. You can now also invest using an existing ISA.
Albion Capital (formerly Albion Ventures) manages six VCTs; it is one of the longest established VCT managers. The funds have a broad spread of underlying investments in earlier-stage technology, more mature asset backed businesses, renewable energy, healthcare and education, and a strong credible team managing these.
Amati's lead manager Dr Paul Jourdan is a veteran smaller companies investor. These two AIM VCTs have had a strong run of late, which provides both evidence of a strong stock picking approach and grounds for caution regarding future performance. We like the absence of performance fee.
A strong offer from an experienced and successful management team. Previous offers have reached capacity rapidly. Considering the low fundraising targets, we expect the current offer to sell out promptly.
The Calculus VCT invests alongside the long-established Calculus EIS fund, which launched in 1999, offering a lower entry point for investors seeking Calculus’ approach to building a broadly diversified portfolio. In 2017 the VCT merged with Neptune Calculus VCT.
Diverse VCT portfolio with a focus on growth businesses, particularly in software and computer services. A merger with Draper Esprit should enhance deal flow and opportunities to invest in larger more established businesses.
Foresight 4 VCT plc has a long history of takeovers, mergers and diverse investment mandates. The Foresight 4 VCT has merged with its smaller sibling, Foresight 3 VCT, and will together raise £50 million, with an over-allotment facility of a further £50 million.
Managed by NVM Private Equity in Newcastle, the three Northern VCTs are among the longest-running Venture Capital Trusts and have built up a strong investor following over the years, gaining a reputation for share offers that quickly sell out. The managers invest in a broad spread of businesses throughout the whole of the UK and have made 11 new VCT-qualifying investments since the rule changes in 2015. Investors will also be exposed to legacy assets consisting mainly of MBO investments.
This is a £30 million fundraise for the Octopus AIM VCT and Octopus AIM VCT 2 (together the Octopus AIM VCTs). Investors will have exposure to a well-established portfolio of maturing and profitable AIM companies plus earlier-stage businesses from newer investments.
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. Investments are focused on scalable consumer brands; ones which investors can walk down the high street and see. This VCT is worthy of consideration.
Beringea has a solid track record of investing in companies with good potential, particularly in digital media and consumer products, and supporting them until a profitable disposal can be achieved. We believe this is an offer worth considering.
ProVen VCT is a well established VCT with close to £100 million of net assets and 44 companies in the portfolio – ranging from larger, more established companies to younger ones. New investors will benefit from this already diverse portfolio as well as new investments.
This limited life VCT aims to return capital after a defined period, investing in companies with assets or contractual revenue streams. Puma is highly experienced in the field of limited-life VCT management.
Unicorn is a specialist smaller company fund manager. This VCT has been a consistent long-term performer. The managers look for companies with strong cash flows and potential to pay and grow dividends over time. This is a large, well-diversified VCT and is worthy of consideration.
British Smaller Companies VCT 2 (BSC2), one of the UK's longest-running venture capital trusts, has opened a non-prospectus top-up offer to raise up to €5m (approximately £4.4m). The last top-up offer for existing shareholders reached capacity ...
Pembroke VCT is raising £20 million (with a £10 million overallotment facility) in B Ordinary Shares. New investors will access a maturing portfolio of growing businesses as well as new investments, across four sectors, focusing on ...
This offer seeks to raise £20 million in aggregate for the two Amati VCTs, which predominantly invest in AIM-listed companies. Together, the VCTs have a net asset value of £118 million (24 November 2017).The VCTs plan ...
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