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Investment and funds blog

Financing High Growth Companies

I have just seen the figures released by HMRC for EIS and VCT investment last year and thought they were worthy of mention.

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Private Fund Limited Partnerships (PFLPs)

The Treasury has recently published the responses to its Consultation about proposed changes to the existing partnership legislation by way of a Legislative Reform Order. The proposals have been broadly welcomed by the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry and it is anticipated that the legislation will be enacted within the next year. Two-thirds of the money raised in Europe for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds last year was raised in the UK and the changes are being implemented to try and ensure that the UK remains competitive as the jurisdiction of choice for establishing this type of fund. The...
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Success for Social Investment: first two deals secured in Scotland

Success for Social Investment: first two deals secured in Scotland Posted on Nov 19, 2015 by Jennifer Noble  | 0 Comments MBM have advised on the first two social investment tax relief deals in Scotland.  Last month, we advised Delivered Next Day Personally CIC (“DNDP”) and Breadshare Community Interest Company (“Breadshare”) on their respective investments from well-known Scottish business angels. It has been over 18 months since social investment tax relief was introduced by the UK government.  In the intervening period, there has been a lot of interest in social investment but no reported deals in Scotland which have taken...
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Scotland’s Top Ten Tech Start Ups – See Who’s On The List

Scotland’s Top Ten Tech Start Ups – See Who’s On The List

It’s no surprise that Skyscanner, having just secured $192 million of funding, has recently been ranked as Scotland’s number one technology start up by Business Insider UK. With a reported valuation in excess of $1 billion and profits of £17 million in 2014, it is the country’s most successful tech start up. But who else is on the list?

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EMI Options – The Fundamentals

EMI Options – The Fundamentals Posted on Oct 05, 2015 by Hayley Anderson  | 0 Comments An Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Option Scheme can be particularly attractive to start-ups and high-growth companies on account of the substantial tax benefits available for employees. Options over shares can be granted by employers for the purpose of recruiting and retaining employees, often where salaries and bonuses cannot be paid at the same level as larger competitors. In summary, the tax advantages available for employees are: no tax is payable on the grant of the option no tax is payable on the exercise of...
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