Beringea launches VCT fundraising

Private equity firm Beringea is seeking £20 million of investors' money across its two VCT funds, ProVen VCT and ProVen Growth & Income VCT.

Up to 10 million new ‘D’ shares will be issued in each fund, with investor subscriptions to be divided equally between the two. The subscriptions will be invested in an entirely new portfolio of investments.

Stuart Veale, MD of Beringea, says, ‘We believe that the investment environment for small UK companies remains positive, despite the current market uncertainty.’

He adds that valuations of potential investee companies have reduced significantly since the onset of the credit crunch, ‘in part due to banks’ unwillingness to provide SMEs with financial support’.

The minimum investment in the offer is £5,000, and applications received by 2 January 2009 will benefit from a one per cent discount.

Marc Barber

Marc Barber

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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