This is Foresight's flagship private equity VCT that has transitioned to a Generalist VCT having launched originally in 1998 with a technology focused mandate.
Foresight Group are seeking to raise £20 million into the Foresight VCT Ordinary shares, with an over-allotment facility in place to raise a further £20 million. Foresight VCT is their flagship private equity generalist VCT, and as such is invested across a broad range of sectors, typically in companies which are profitable and experiencing strong growth. However, Foresight VCT was launched as a technology focused VCT, and remains 33% invested in this space.
This fund raise offers investors immediate exposure to a portfolio currently invested in 27 underlying companies, including a number of opportunities within asset classes that are no longer deemed qualifying to new VCT money, which in our opinion increases its appeal.
About the manager
Foresight Group is a specialist private equity and infrastructure investment manager, owned by its 10 partners. It was founded in 1984, by the present Chairman, Bernard Fairman, and fellow partner Peter English. Foresight launched one the first VCTs in the UK in 1997 and since this time have launched or acquired several more VCTs. Given this, it now manages approximately £2.8 billion of assets under management, of which over £250 million is held within VCTs.
How to invest
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