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ProVen VCT re-opens

Beringea, the manager of the ProVen and ProVen Growth & Income VCTs, has re-opened ProVen VCT with the launch of a £15 million ‘C’ share offer.

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Ingenious backs The Invisible Band

Media-industry investment business Ingenious has signed its second deal with record label Independiente, having agreed to invest an initial £2 million in the production of melodic Scottish pop-rock outfit Travis’ fifth album. Both of Ingenious’ Music VCTs are involved in the deal.

Venture Capital Funding

VCT backing for smooth operator

Surgical robot developer Armstrong Healthcare has concluded a £1.3 million funding round, backed by a series of investors led by VCT funds Hygea and Oxford Technology.

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Ingenious deal

Ingenious’ first Music VCT has completed only its second investment to date, backing the second album of Mercury Prize nominee Martina Topley-Bird. Nominated for the prestigious music industry prize in 2003 for her debut release Quixotic, Topley-Bird is now working on her new album.

Venture Capital Funding

£1.13 billion awaits investment from VCTs

Research carried out by Business XL has shown that Venture Capital Trusts currently have around £1.13 billion to invest in young, growing companies, following a bumper end to the tax year in fundraising terms.

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Record year for VCTs

2005/06 appears to have been a record year for VCT operators in terms of fundraising.

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IBIS prepares for take-off

Former EMAP boss Sir Robin Miller heads the team behind two new venture capital trusts conceived to support small UK-based media companies.

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Plastics play for Octopus

Octopus Asset Management, which runs the Eclipse series of VCTs, has supported acquisitive plastics manufacturer Plastics Capital, investing £3.1 million alongside City broker Investec.

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Quester’s flu boost

A company in which technology specialist VCT manager Quester has invested stands to receive a boost from rising fears over a possible Avian flu outbreak. The investment group backed PowderMed via the Isis College Fund it manages, in an initial £20 million fundraising in May 2004.

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Murray 4 takes AIM

Murray 4 VCT, the only trust in this series still managed by Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity, is increasing its AIM investment activities.

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Sweet Nectar for ProVen

Beringea, which manages the two ProVen VCTs, has managed to more than double its money on an investment in community pub owner Nectar Taverns, following the company's sale to Lincoln Capital.

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Octopus launches twin trusts

Octopus Asset Management, the operator of four venture capital trusts – namely, Eclipse 1 and 2, BioScience and Phoenix VCT – has revealed it is seeking to raise up to £60 million through a new twin investment vehicle.