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GBI 40 | Focused on Fundraising | October 2023

by | Oct 4, 2023

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Welcome to another issue of GBI Magazine! 

We start off with part 1 of an exclusive interview series with Jenson Funding Partners. Jenson’s CIO Jeffrey Faustin describes his role in the company, outlines Jenson’s approach, and explains why Jenson are well positioned to deliver for adviser clients.

Fundraising is a common theme in this issue. Firstly, Octopus Investments open a new £20 million fundraise for its two Alternative Investment Markets VCTs. The VCTs provide an easy way to access emerging AIM listed growth companies.


Next, OnePlanetCapital take part in a climate change campaign, raising £1.7 million seed funding to aide renewable energy asset’s financing, planning and insurance. The funding round is led by Gateway with participation from OnePlanetCapital.

Meanwhile, Praetura Investments continues to grow, with the appointment of a trio of Octopus veterans. Caroline Flagg, Peter Marsland and James Rochfort have been added to Praetura’s business development team, as the company looks to grow awareness of its EIS, VCT and BR qualifying offerings.

Back to fundraising, Puma Investments open a new £50 million fundraise for Puma VCT 13, with an over-allotment facility for a further £20 million. This will offer the chance for investors to gain exposure to a diversified portfolio of scale-up businesses.


Lastly, Triple Point launches a new subscription offer for the Triple Point Venture VCT Plc to raise £10 million, with an over-allotment facility of an additional £20 million. This will allow the company to fund new investments in early-stage companies.

As always, we bring you a selection of tax-efficient investment opportunities with our Open Offers section, which are available to your clients now.

I hope you enjoy this issue!


Alex Sullivan 

CEO and Managing Partner

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