EMV EIS Fund I

EMV EIS Fund I is a discretionary portfolio which will make investments into EIS Qualifying Companies in technologies driving the advancement of British industrial high-tech. EcoMachines Ventures is exclusive adviser to the fund which is managed by Sapphire Capital Partners. 

 

 

Fund Overview

Fund Name

EMV EIS Fund I.

Sectors

Industrial high-tech applications; including robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision, power electronics, IoT and materials science

Investment Period

Target 6-8 years (minimum of 3 years to benefit from EIS tax reliefs)

Targeted Returns

3x

Minimum Investment

£25,000 

 

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(a) the client has carried out transactions, in significant size, on the relevant market at an average frequency of 10 per quarter over the previous four quarters;
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• I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more. Net assets for these purposes do not include:
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I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-readily realisable securities. I understand that this means:
(i) I can receive promotional communications made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority which relate to investment activity in non-mainstream pooled investments;
(ii) the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.
I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies:
(a) I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to today’s date;
(b) I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;
(c) I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to today’s date, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;
(d) I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to today’s date, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.
I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested.
I am aware that it is open to me seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

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Investment Strategy

Real business
Real businesses, real innovation, real value

The Fund will invest in B2B businesses built on core technological innovation, generating tangible economic value for the industrial sectors in the real economy.

Strong
Strong Corporate Links

The Fund will seek to leverage EMV's network of corporate relationships both to validate the opportunities and to accelerate the growth of the Investee Companies.

Capital
Follow on capital and co-investment

The Fund will seek to benefit from EMV’s access to follow-on funding, such as through EMV’s contacts with institutional investors, corporate venturing teams and investment vehicles.

EIS Benefits

30% EIS income tax relief on amount subscribed (up to a maximum investment of £1 million for the 2018/2019 tax year and/or £1 million carried back to 2017/2018 tax year)

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100% inheritance tax relief after two years (provided the investment is held at the time of death)

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EIS Capital Gains Tax deferral for the life of the investment on amount subscribed

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100% tax free growth (provided income tax relief has been given and not withdrawn and disposal takes place after the end of the EIS Three Year Period)

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Loss relief (a loss on shares disposed of can be set against an Investor’s income or capital gain to reduce tax)

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Business Investment Relief (for certain UK resident non-UK domiciled Investors). No taxable remittance for foreign income or gains brought into the UK from offshore for qualifying investments for certain UK resident non-domiciled investors.

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