Downing TWO VCT (K Share)

This is a new limited life share class within Downing TWO VCT, following a relatively lower risk strategy of investing in asset-backed investment opportunities.

Downing is seeking to raise £15 million into a newly launched “K-share” class within the existing Downing TWO VCT. The capital raised within this offer will remain a separate pool of capital within Downing TWO VCT, albeit it will follow a comparable investment strategy. Downing have regularly issued limited life VCTs, raising varying amounts of capital. The most successful fund raise within Downing TWO was G Share class, launched in January 2012 after raising £22.6 million.

The K-share class is targeting a return of £1.10 over its limited life, by investing predominantly in asset backed companies trading from freehold premises, or those offering predictable revenue streams.

About the manager

Downing was founded in 1986, and now has over £1bn of assets under management across VCTs, a number of EIS schemes, an estate planning services and investments within renewable energy and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

Downing launched its first VCT, Downing Absolute Income VCT 1 in 1997, following the introduction of the scheme in 1995. It has therefore built up over a 20 year track record in VCT investing, and now manages approximately £231 million of assets within these structures.

How to invest

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VCT typeLimited Life
Offer typeNew share class
EQ discount2.25%
Closing date30 September 2016
Raised / sought£12.2m / £15.0m
Min. investment£5,000