VCT Current Offers

We expect demand for VCTs to outstrip supply for the forseeable future as the number of opportunities for tax efficient investing by higher rate taxpayers reduces.

VCTs offer a tasty collection of tax breaks to compensate for their higher risk and limited liquidity. To learn more about VCTs download our guide, or visit this page.

All application forms should be sent to EQ Investors in order to qualify for the discounts. Please note that information on closing dates is provided by the VCT Managers.

In practice offers may be over-subscribed earlier, or may be extended. During the two months prior to the end of the tax year we strongly recommend that applications are submitted to us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that tax rates and bases can change without notice. VCTs should be considered to be high risk investments suitable only for experienced investors who can afford to incur losses.

NameIssue typeClosing DatesMin
*DiscountProspectusEQ Review
Evergreen VCTs - these have no formal plan to provide an exit (What does this mean?)
Downing FOUR Generalist VCTNew VCT: New VCT5 April 2017
30 Sept 2017
£5,000£12.0m / £20.0m2%
The Downing FOUR Generalist Share class focuses on growth investments, by investing in a blend of companies at different stages in the business life cycle.
Downing FOUR Healthcare VCTNew VCT: New VCT5 April 2017
30 Sept 2017
£5,000£4.0m / £10.0m2%
Downing FOUR VCT Healthcare Share class will focus on investing in innovative healthcare and biomedical companies.
Elderstreet VCTTop-up5 April 2016
1 May 2017
£6,000£14.8m / £20.0m2.5%
Elderstreet VCT is an established generalist VCT having launched in 1998, however remains a concentrated portfolio of 24 underlying investments and small in size.
Pembroke VCT (B Share)Top-up5 April 2017
28 April 2017
£3,000£8.0m / £15.0m3%
Pembroke VCT B Share sits within Oakley Investment Management, a private equity specialist. The VCT is generalist, investing in companies with a focus on consumer brands.
Limited Life VCTs - these plan to wind up within a defined period to provide an exit for investors (What does this mean?)

* Discount includes any discount offered by the promoter

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Venture Capital Trusts should be regarded as higher risk investments, suitable only for experienced investors who are able to withstand losses.