Octopus Titan VCT
A large private equity VCT investing in early stage companies, with a legacy bias to the technology sector.
Octopus Investments has launched a £70 million fund raise into its Titan VCT, with a further £50 million overallotment facility in place which we expect to be utilised. The investment strategy employed by Titan VCT has arguably the biggest focus on the earliest stage of the venture capital market, investing in truly small UK private companies with high growth prospects. An obvious implication of this is that, in our opinion, this places Titan VCT at the riskiest end of the VCT universe. However, we believe the impact of the diversification, with approximately 50 investee companies, following the merger of the five VCTs within the same suite, coupled with the huge experience of the Octopus Ventures team somewhat mitigates the risk of investing in these high growth prospects and makes it an attractive offer for certain investors. In its tenth year of fundraising, Octopus Titan offers investors who participate immediate exposure to a mature portfolio, which includes some well-known companies such as Secret Escapes, Zoopla and Graze, coupled with a diversified portfolio of new high growth prospects.
About the manager
Octopus Investments was established in 2000, and now employs over 450 members of staff, of which over 80 are investment professionals, and over £5 billion of assets under management. Their focus is on smaller companies and their services include fund management and tax efficient investment solutions including Inheritance tax, EIS and VCTs.
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