This Fund invests in companies run by founders who see building business as their life’s mission. Investee companies typically (but not always) have started selling their product or service and need funding to help them grow quicker.
The investments are managed by ateam of seasoned entrepreneurs.
Sector diversification including: maritime engineering, food & beverage, video games development, fintech, digital healthcare.
Simple fee structure: no annual fees of any kind; only an initial fee (charged to investee companies), which means Vala is aligned with investors and wholly reliant on performance fees from profitable exits.
100% of the client’s subscription (after platform fees) will be invested into qualifying companies usually within the space of a few days.
The ultimate goal for each portfolio company is to achieve an exit event, to allow the Vala EIS Portfolio to produce a profitable return to Investors. The companies may be acquired by other parties (such as a bigger company in the same industry or a private equity firm) or listed on a stock exchange. At the time of the initial investment, it is impossible to know how long a company might take to reach an exit. However, Vala Capital and the Investment Manager will work closely with the companies during any exit process.
Sapphire Capital Partners LLP is headed by Boyd Carson, who is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a former director of PwC in New York and Vasiliki Carson, formerly of Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo.
At the heart of the Vala EIS Portfolio is a team of seasoned and successful entrepreneurs. Over decades of experience in industry and international finance, they have created, built and sold numerous innovative businesses around the world. The Vala EIS portfolio invests in tranches throughout the year. For each tranche, Vala completes investments into a number of companies within the space of a few days. This means Investor’s capital is typically fully deployed soon after they subscribe. It also means Vala can usually provide Investors with information about the specific companies that they will become a shareholder in, before they take the final decision to invest.
The Fund invests 100% of each Investor’s subscription into EIS- qualifying companies, collecting an initial fee from the companies rather than from the Investor. There are also no annual management fees, and no additional transaction or hidden arrangement fees - just a performance fee, designed to make sure the Fund’s interests are aligned with its investors.
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*VAT will be added where applicable
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