The fundraising figure for venture capital trusts (VCTs) for the 2017/18 tax year was £728m, the highest level recorded in over ten years and the second highest in history, according to new data from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).
The sector raised £728m between April 2017 and the end of the tax year on 5 April 2018, the highest amount since the inception of the VCT and an increase of 34% on the previous year's £542m figure...
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Partner Insight: The sector will need time and a 'degree of adjustment' if it is to steer away from its reliance on buyouts and move towards growth investing over the long-term.
Partner Insight: A renewed focus on 'knowledge-intensive' companies should help investors realise that these entrepreneurial companies are found in sectors other than biotech or technology.
Partner Insight: Investment in the VCT sector has traditionally lagged in terms of the technology and infrastructure available for investors. This is finally changing, says David Lovell, operations director at GrowthInvest
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