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Special Report on

Venture Capital Trusts

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Shares on the junior market tend to be more illiquid and thinly traded – as well as riskier – so it is no surprise that whatever money there is for shares, it is heading towards companies with a longer track record on the main market. While this is strictly still the case, there are some investors looking to pile money into Aim. These are Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), and if the market rumour mill is to be believed, they have hundreds of millions of pounds to pour into smaller companies within the next few months. The VCTs are searching for businesses to invest in so that they gain income tax ...
companies and more often after the seed funding round as growth funding round (also referred as series A round) in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event such as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital investments are generally made in cash in exchange for shares in the invested company. It is typical for venture capital investors to identify and back companies in high technology industries such as biotechnology and IT (Information Technology). Venture capital typically comes from institutional investors and high net worth individuals and is pooled together by dedicated investment ...
Principle First Highlights Budget Plans To Make Venture Capital ...
Principle First has registered extremely strong demand for Venture Capital Trust (VCT) investments driven on the one hand by the VCT's numerous tax advantages, but also by proposed positive changes in VCT legislation which were announced in this year's budget, which if passed should allow VCTs to invest in a wider range of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with up to 250 employees, and market capitalisation up to £15m. Gareth Flanagan, managing director of Principle First , said: "VCTs offer an unbeatable 30% ... market research, surveys and trends
Venture Capital Trust (VCTs) risks
I won’t go exhaustively into the case for VCTs. If you’re not familiar with Venture Capital Trusts then please pop off and read those articles. Don’t worry. We’ll wait. Back? Great – you now know the main points: VCTs are a special class of investment trust, with shares traded on the London Stock Exchange New issues offer 30% initial income tax relief Five-year holding period to qualify Tax-free dividends Your fund manager is usually investing in small, riskier companies but the risks are spread across several dozen holdings, as with a standard investment trust . (There are other kinds of VCTs, but ... market research, surveys and trends


PRESS DIGEST - Financial Times - March 9 | Reuters
bank chiefs who masterminded the merger with HBOS, Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Sir Victor Blank, the chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, and chief executive Eric Daniels his support. This contrasts with the removal of senior figures during the rescue of RBS ( RBS.L ) last year. A second Treasury bailout that is thought to have increased the taxpayer's voting stake in Lloyds by up to 65 percent, insuring 260 billion pounds of assets, reflects what some shareholders described as the "near terminal damage" caused to the bank by the merger with HBOS. TAX HAVENS FEAR "INDISCRIMINATE" CRACKDOWN Some of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A venture capitalist explains why carried interest should be taxed ...
Douglas Lowenstein, below, is president of the Private Equity Council. The measure was part of a broader Tax bill, passed by a vote of 215 to 204, that would extend benefits for unemployed people. It seeks to change the Tax treatment of “carried interest,” which is the portion of a Fund’s investment gains taken by Fund managers as compensation. Under current rules, carried interest is taxed federally at a rate of 15 percent because it is treated as a capital gain. That... Economist Jose Bacellar Joins the Ranks of Leading Professionals Jose Bacellar established Bacellar Venture Partners in 2010 at Toronto, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Six tricks to avoid the Capital Gains Tax hike
With the prospect of the Conservative/LibDem government raising Capital Gains Tax from 18% to 40%, Cliff D'Arcy author of 'The FT guide to managing your money' in his blog for shares his six tricks to beat this new tax rate!    Without delay, the ConDems have got cracking on their new tax policies. Predictably, they’re following in Labour’s footsteps by going after the rich in order to provide tax breaks to low earners. One of the very first proposals is for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be ‘increased significantly’ for non-business assets. Currently, CGT is charged ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Vince Cable must stand firm on capital gains tax
Vince Cable's capital gains tax plans won't go down well with property investors. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Vince Cable , hold your nerve on capital gains tax (CGT). A campaign by property speculators is desperately trying to halt the new government's planned rise in CGT from 18% to 40%, presenting it as an attack on the nest-eggs of hard-working savers. Nothing could be further from the truth. What are these "nest eggs" this campaign is talking about? They are not the thrifty savings of people who diligently put money aside every month into their cash Isa or regular savings account. A rise ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Factsheet - Venture Capital Trusts
The Association of Investment Companies. Venture Capital Trusts. Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) are investment companies which typically ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Press Release: Governor O'Malley Celebrates Maryland's BIO ...
As Governor Martin O’Malley readies to attend the BIO 2009 International Convention in Atlanta this week, he joined today with Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board members, Maryland bioscience executives and officials at Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation in Rockville to celebrate Maryland’s bio milestones and unveil the recommendations of the Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board (LSAB).  The Governor also detailed plans to promote Maryland at BIO 2009 this week, the largest global gathering of the bioscience industry, where he will lead a contingent of close to 400 attendees from Maryland, including a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Accessing Venture Capital in India
1) The trust form of the venture capital firm is more tax-advantageous than the ... remarks that the kinds of securities a venture capital trust firm may ...
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WikiAnswers - How do you get financing for a small business
This is advice on small business financing from the Federal Consumer Information Center and the Small Business Administration: One key to a successful business start-up or expansion is your ability to obtain appropriate financing. Raising capital is the most basic of all business activities. There are several sources to consider when looking for financing. Explore all your options before making a decision. These include: personal savings, friends and relatives, banks, Co-operative Societies and credit unions venture capital firms Customers/Clients Private Equity Angel Investors Industries Development Board of Governments/States ...
If I owned a 501c3 organization could I also start a private ...
For example: Let's say I had a non-profit company that managed and serviced schools internationally. Due to my contacts around the world I get offers to fund building projects that start private schools (whom I help get accredidation for, teachers, curriculms, etc...) I'm always asked to guarantee a new construction project... problem for me is that I don't have any cash. I get frustrated to see news headlines about another Billionaire donating 50M to Harvard or Yale endowments - what about my worthy cause in Afghanistan? Anyways..... I know my schools are profitable (50MM avg annual revenue) and I know how to ...