Guinness AIM EIS
Since 2010 Guinness Ventures as established itself as a leading EIS fund manager and growth company investor.
We are proud to have invested over £255 million into more than 100 EIS qualifying companies including some of the fastest growing growth companies in the UK. Since 2014 the Guinness AIM EIS has invested in over 180 EIS-qualifying AIM-quoted companies. Previous investments include English sparkling wine producer Chapel Down and small biotech business Synairgen. The fund has achieved over 110 exits to date.
Minimum investment: £20,000
The Guinness AIM EIS 2023 closed for applications on the 6th April 2023.
The Guinness AIM EIS 2024 is scheduled to open in Autumn 2023.
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We will review potential investments across a range of EIS qualifying sectors and will look to have a spread of investments across sectors, recognising that in order to qualify for EIS investee companies will be early stage.
AIM-listed companies are more transparent than most EIS investment opportunities. This is in part due to the AIM – listing requirements to publish annual audited and half-yearly unaudited accounts, as well as making public any price sensitive information in a timely fashion.
AIM-listed companies have the advantage of liquidity by virtue of their listing on AIM, providing the Investment Manager a means of selling shares and returning funds to investors.
Many AIM share offerings and placings of new shares are only made available to institutional investors. It can be difficult as a private investor to gain access to investment opportunities
We will commence investing from the closing date of 6th April 2023. It is intended that Subscriptions will be fully invested within 12 months. We intend to hold the investment for the EIS Three year Period.
We are targeting a portfolio of at least 10 or more investments to provides diversification to Investors.
AIM EIS Investment Strategy
The Investment Manager will predominantly invest in a portfolio of AIM listed companies that it believes will offer capital gain underpinned by sound financial assumptions and robust management teams. Up to 20% of the fund may be invested in pre-IPO or Aquis-listed companies. Our investment strategy is summarised below:
The Service is focused on investing in companies that are listed on AIM and which will benefit from EIS tax reliefs. In exceptional circumstances companies listed on the Aquis Exchange or pre-IPO companies may be considered for investment, up to a maximum of 20% of Subscriptions in aggregate.
The Investment Manager will commence investing from 6 April 2023 and it is intended that Subscriptions will be fully invested within 12 months. The Investment Manager intends to hold the Investments for the EIS Three Year Period.
The Investment Manager is targeting a portfolio 10 or more investments to provide diversification to Investors.
Sector and Stage
The Investment Manager will review potential investments across a range of EIS qualifying sectors and will look to have a balanced spread of investments. Investee Companies are also likely to be at different development stages, with some early stage businesses with high growth potential and some more mature businesses with more predictable cashflows.
The focus of the Service is on generating capital growth. It is not expected that many Investee Companies will pay dividends during the three year EIS holding period. This will help maximise tax reliefs for Investors as dividends are usually subject to income tax whereas a capital gain realised after the EIS Three Year Period will be exempt from capital gains tax.
Investments will only be made into companies that have received EIS Advance Assurance from HMRC.
Once holdings have passed their three year EIS holding period, the Investment Manager will look for exit opportunities to sell down the portfolio and return proceeds to investors.
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Direct Investors should apply online to the Guinness AIM EIS.
Professional Advisers can also apply online, or use the Professional Advisers Only application form.
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