Blackfinch Spring Venture Capital Trust (VCT)

Investing in proven technology businesses on the cusp of growth

Share offer

£20 million with an over-allotment facility of up to a further £10 million

Running from

7th September 2023 to 21st August 2024

Next Application deadline

5pm 26th February 2024

Allotment date

28th February

Early bird offers

  • 1% discount on applications received by 5pm on 3 April 2024.

Loyalty offer

Existing Blackfinch Investors will benefit from an enhanced rate of discount in the amount of an additional 1% discount. This discount can be used on top of the early bird discounts and is also available throughout the entire year, no end date.

Investing in Growth-Stage Companies

The Blackfinch Spring VCT invests in young firms at the growth stage of development. This brings a higher chance of success, alongside VCT tax benefits. We invest in firms that have already raised funding, gained traction and aim to accelerate the scale-up process.

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Technology-Enabled Firms

We’re focused on companies using the Internet, mobile devices and social media to offer their customers better products and services. With these businesses operating across industries, exposure to different firms and sectors also helps create portfolio diversification.

High-Growth Potential

We target firms offering the potential for higher returns at exit. They need to show they have revenue and customers, and are capable of disrupting large, growing markets. We invest in firms with strong teams who have complementary skills and are ready for the next phase of growth.

VCTs explained simply - watch our short video

With Consumer Duty rules high on the agenda for financial advisers, it’s essential to help clients gain a better understanding of any investments you discuss, so they have confidence in your advice and the products you recommend.

This Blackfinch Spring VCT video, part of our Unpacked Series, is a great starting point for venture capital trusts. It gives clients all the information they need to know, including the tax incentives they can claim, as well as why the Blackfinch Spring VCT might be the investment solution they’re looking for. 

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Blackfinch Ventures: Our Approach

Blackfinch Ventures is a team of ex-founders who relentlessly search the UK for the most talented early-stage high-growth technology firms. Led by Dr Rueben Wilcock, the team not only targets strong portfolio returns for investors, but they are also invested in companies helping to change the world for the better.

Find out directly from Dr Rueben Wilcock and his team what gives them a unique advantage over other venture capital firms, and how their exciting portfolio of more than 30 exceptional companies drives benefits to businesses and consumers alike.

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VCT Tax Benefits

Up to 30% Income Tax relief (minimum holding period five years)

Gains exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when investors sell their shares

No Income Tax on any dividends from a VCT

Benefits of tax-efficient investments are subject to change and personal circumstances

Investor Hub

Clients can access investor information here.
 

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