Pembroke VCT was established in 2013 to provide investors with the opportunity to share in the growth of some of the UK’s most exciting and innovative smaller companies, across industries with strong growth prospects. It has assets under management of over £153 million (as at 30 June 2021).
Pembroke VCT has invested £89.5m million in its current portfolio of 42 companies (as at 30 September 2021). This year Pembroke VCT has marked successful exits from Pasta Evangelists and Plenish, passing on returns to investors by paying special dividends.
New investors will gain immediate access to a maturing portfolio of growing businesses and to a well‑established dividend‑paying VCT. The portfolio includes high growth, innovative brands – such as Popsa, Stitch & Story, ME+EM and Thriva – in the design, education, food, beverage & hospitality, wellness, digital services and media sectors.
Pembroke aims to deploy one third of funds raised into new opportunities and two thirds in follow-on investments in existing holdings, where further capital will allow these companies to take advantage of emerging trends and opportunities. This aligns with Pembroke’s ‘stepping-stone’ approach to investment.