GrowthInvest strike a deal for Kuber Platform clients

by | May 26, 2022

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GrowthInvest, the leading UK digital platform for tax efficient and alternative investments, has today announced a deal with PlayJam Holdings and K2VC, the companies that have been operating the Kuber platform under licence since it went into administration in September 2021.

Kuber clients and their advisers will receive communications this week that begin a 30 day notice
period for the of all existing Kuber agreements. Kuber was a specialist EIS and SEIS platform that
was launched into the adviser market in 2012 and went into administration late last year. Since this
time clients have been able to access the platform, but not to make any new investments.

As a result of the deal, clients and advisers are being offered the ability to transfer their services to
the GrowthInvest platform. GrowthInvest has been growing and expanding rapidly over the last 5
years, and now includes a market wider offering across the alternative and tax efficient marketplace,
including EIS, SEIS, VCT, IHT and private market products. The proposed deal will include the transfer
of all existing Kuber services, such as consolidated portfolio reporting, as well as providing clients
with access to the broader product offering of GrowthInvest. This includes a market leading digital
VCT service, as well as the facility to on-board historic or legacy assets, enabling a platform service
across the client’s entire portfolio of tax efficient and alternative assets.

Daniel Rodwell (pictured), CEO of GrowthInvest, says: 

“We are pleased to have reached agreement with all relevant parties to put into place this solution for the many Kuber advisers and clients that have been affected by the events of the last year.  We believe our platform will provide for an improved service for both the advisers and their clients and that the decision to move across should be simple one.  We have a number of clients that have previously used Kuber, and we are pleased to now have a chance to show a wider audience of financial advisers and clients, the high level of service and platform functionality that is driving our current growth of nearly 100% YoY.”

He adds:

“Our online application process has been a big hit with advisers for a number of years, and the consolidation of client legacy portfolios is of ever-increasing importance. We believe that both advisers and their clients will appreciate the simplicity of having a single access point for reporting and analysis across their entire portfolio.  Giving them the control and efficiency to grow this important area of their advice proposition”

James Faulkner , Director of Vala Capital, and the current platform licensors K2VC  explained

 “This is the right outcome for advisers and the clients of Kuber.  The liquidation last year was potentially really disruptive for the Kuber users and for the industry generally and, despite a challenging environment, the orderly transfer over to the great team at GrowthInvest is, we believe, in the best interests of the Kuber clients and good news for the marketplace.”

 

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