Regardless of Brexit, these are exciting times for the EIS industry.
The sheer volume of opportunities is attracting more and more new funds to the market – and they are very welcome.
In most instances, although the fund might be new, the people involved are highly experienced and experts in their fields. Some have been investing in young companies for many years but are now offering a fund for the first time and are seeking support from the adviser market.
Hardman & Co’s New Entrant Network initiative has been created to smooth their path to market.
In this feature, we take the opportunity to showcase some of these new entrants and what they have to offer. We think you’ll be as impressed by their potential as we are.
Praetura has supported SMEs since 2011, with the acquisition and listing of Inspired Energy plc that year. Since then, we have grown steadily and made a further 36 investments into high growth tech or IP enabled small businesses on behalf of investors, investing over £130m.
Headquartered in Manchester, the Praetura team have built an enviable network across the region generating strong deal flow and opportunities. Businesses we look to back all provide access to recurring, high margin revenue streams and the opportunity for operational leverage once scaled. We are prepared to back these inherently scalable business models early. We believe that by making an early investment in a business, we are able to work with driven management teams at the foundational stages of a business and support them in growing successful ventures.
As important is our ability to add “more than money”,we’re constantly looking for ways to add significant value through our team’s skillset, network and experience. Deciding whether we can add value and help shape a company’s growth is critical when we decide where to invest, as it helps to reduce the risk inherent in early-stage investing.
Praetura’s approach and track record offers investors looking for meaningful capital growth investments an attractive investment opportunity.
Praetura won the ‘Best New Entrant’ award at the ‘Investment Week Tax Efficiency Awards’”.
Jonathan Prescott – Business Development Director