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.
The UK's largest VCT has always been focused on earlier stage growth-oriented companies. It has around 65 portfolio 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.com.
Pembroke's manager, Oakley Capital, is a long-established name in venture capital investing. This VCT has a distinctive investment strategy. Investments are focused on scalable consumer brands; ones which investors can walk down the high street and see.
The two ProVen VCTs are established and offer new investors a diverse portfolio of maturing companies alongside new investments. Beringea has a solid track record of investing in companies with growth potential, particularly in digital media and consumer products, and supporting them until a profitable exit can be achieved.
Unicorn is a specialist smaller company fund manager. 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.
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-based businesses, renewable energy, healthcare and education, and a strong credible team managing these.
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.
Diverse VCT portfolio with a focus on growth businesses, particularly in software and computer services. The acquisition of Elderstreet by Draper Esprit promises to enhance deal flow and provide the VCT with opportunities to invest in larger, more established businesses.
Hargreave Hale specialises in smaller companies investing. As well as its AIM VCT, it is well known for its flagship Marlborough Special Situations fund. This offer initially set out to raise £20 million and is now raising an additional £5 million through its overallotment facility.
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 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.
New VCT offering from an experienced growth investor, well-poised to take advantage of new VCT restrictions. Since 2012 Seneca has participated in more than 60 investment rounds across over 30 companies, often investing alongside the likes of Octopus Investments, Northern, Mobeus and Baronsmead.
If there was an accolade for the most dramatic VCT makeover, the Foresight 4 VCT could surely be a strong contender.It started its life as an amalgamation of several previously underperforming VCTs run by other providers, ...
The Pembroke VCT gives investors something genuinely different from – and highly complementary to – other current VCT offers.Firstly, it invests – although not exclusively – in the hospitality and retail sectors, which tend to be ...
The two ProVen VCTs – ProVen VCT and ProVen Growth & Income VCT – had a bumper year in 2018. In the six months to December alone, they have successfully exited four long-term investments.The most high-profile ...