Following the successful implementation of Seed Advantage SEIS Fund 1, the Second Seed Advantage SEIS Fund and the Dragon Seed Advantage SEIS Fund, Seed Mentors have introduced Seed Advantage EIS Fund.
Seed Advantage EIS Fund will be investing in companies with smaller capital requirements, meaning that a wider spread of companies can be invested in. This means that investors get greater diversity in their portfolio, and a greater spread of risk, than is usual for single EIS investments.
The Fund will take a long-term view on the Portfolio Companies and will aim to only look at the possibility of facilitating an exit from an Investment after it has been held for at least three years, thereby ensuring, wherever possible, that the Investment has met one of the key qualifying conditions necessary for Investors to obtain the relevant tax reliefs. However, there may be occasions where an earlier sale is a commercially sensible decision. It is anticipated that most exits from Qualifying Investments in portfolio companies will take place after they have been held for four years though some could take longer depending on market conditions and the nature of the Portfolio Companies. The Fund anticipates that the options for investors to exit a Portfolio Company may include the following:
An independent company purchases the intellectual property rights of the Portfolio Company at a price determined by an independent valuer
A sale or part sale of the Portfolio Company
The purchase by the Portfolio Company of shares held by shareholders
The introduction of new investors (not EIS investors, who must buy new shares) to the Portfolio Company
The reduction of the Portfolio Company’s share capital
The voluntary liquidation of the Portfolio Company or the sale of the Portfolio Company’s assets and subsequent distribution of proceeds to shareholders.
Amersham Investment Management Ltd
Amersham Investment Management Ltd (AMIM) FRN 507460 was established by Paul Barnes and Michael Waller-Bridge in 2009. Regulated as an Investment Manager since 2012, AMIM provides professional and empathetic Investment Management to promoters and other regulated professionals, as well as the development and management of their own branded EIS & SEIS Funds.
Seed Mentors Limited is a privately owned company incorporated in England & Wales, dedicated to finding start-up businesses suitable for investment and then supporting them when investment funds have been provided.
7.5% - out of which the costs of the establishment of the Fund will be paid.
Annual mentoring fee based on the turnover per annum of each investee company on a sliding scale ranging from 5% p.a. down to 2% p.a.
In addition to a launch fee totalling £10,000 in aggregate payable by the Investee Companies (and apportioned between them) deducted from monies invested into the Investee Companies, each Investee Company will contribute a sum equal to 2% p.a. of sums unissued in respect of the Managers on-going fee, together with an administrative fee of 0.65^ of the value of each Subscription or other transaction in an Investor’s shares in the Investee Company.
2% p.a. per director of the Investee Company’s turnover.
Investee Companies will pay Seed Mentors additional mentoring fees as the Investee Companies request (and Seed Mentors consider necessary) of £100 per hour plus VAT after the 20 hours of free advice provided under the Seed Mentors Agreement. These may include fees for due diligence on prospective Investments, audit and reporting, strategic, operational, marketing, financial management and other business, financial and legal advisory services on an arm’s length basis. Any reasonable arm’s length expenses and/or transaction fees incurred by the Manager in managing the Fund and/or by Seed Mentors in assisting the Manager shall be reimbursed by Investee Companies. Any dispute as to what constitutes a reasonable arm’s length expense and/ or transaction fee will be determined by the Investment Conflicts Committee. The Manager is also responsible for Custodian Fees which will be recharged proportionately to the Investee Companies. The Manager estimates the Investee Companies will incur an aggregate initial Custodian Fee of £3,500 as Receiving Agent and an aggregate annual fee of £100 per nominee account plus VAT in each case subject to a minimum of 0.35% of the total monies raised in years 1 and 2 of the Fund. In addition, Investee Companies will pay Seed Mentors 2% of the invoice value of any contract introduced by Seed Mentors and accepted by the Investee Company. VAT will be charged on all fees as applicable.
Kuber Specific Arrangements
Kuber receives a fundraising fee of 1% from the manager.
Kuber will return this fee to Investors by applying it to their Subscription amount thereby increasing their investment.
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