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SEIS & EIS FUNDING

A unique fund, investing in product & service start-ups in compelling markets, creating innovation & building the brands of tomorrow.

An innovative approach to UK SEIS & EIS fund investing – a monthly competition, with around one hundred businesses considered each month. From this wide pool, businesses are selected by real world, commercial entrepreneurs with deep brand, marketing, retail & innovation expertise. Then ongoing help is given to the selected businesses by experienced, investor directors skilled in accelerating growth & reducing risk.

The Fund is managed by experienced early and growth stage fund manager – Amersham Investment Management (authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 507460). All investments qualify for attractive SEIS or EIS tax reliefs and investors receive ‘mini-portfolios’ of typically 3 or 4 businesses for some diversification.

our unique model

We believe that building a diversified portfolio of SEIS & EIS investments based on winners of our competition series has pioneered a whole new route of equity funding. Our competition funding approach has been deliberately designed to help mitigate the risks of early-stage investing.

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Widely publicised nationwide business competitions…

Delivering high volume of deal flow to assess

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Sophisticated distillation process run by commercial experts…

Surfacing superior entrepreneurs at fair valuations

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Oversight from experienced Investor Directors…

Reducing risk & accelerating growth

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Creating a ‘mini portfolio’ of SEIS and/or EIS investments…

Creating highly predictable timings for tax reliefs

What is SEIS & EIS?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) & Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) have been supported by successive governments to encourage investment in small, high-growth businesses. An array of tax reliefs have been designed to reduce risk and increase return on investment.

SEIS Reliefs

PERSONAL INCOME TAX

50% of the investment is reclaimed from income tax owing or paid in the previous or current year

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

50% reinvestment relief directly reduce a CGT bill by half, usually worth 10% of the investment

INHERITANCE TAX

100% exempt, provided investments are held in a qualifying business for two years before passing on

CAPITAL GAINS

All profit on the investment 100% exempt from capital gains tax after being held for three years

COMPANY LOSS RELIEF

If a company fails, the net investment (total less reliefs already claimed) reduces income tax further

EIS Reliefs

PERSONAL INCOME TAX

30% of the investment is reclaimed from income tax owing or paid in the previous or current year

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

100% deferral of CGT liability on gains up to the value of the investment, for the life of the investment

INHERITANCE TAX

100% exempt, provided investments are held in a qualifying business for two years before passing on

CAPITAL GAINS

All profit on the investment 100% exempt from capital gains tax after being held for three years

COMPANY LOSS RELIEF

If a company fails, the net investment (total less reliefs already claimed) reduces income tax further

What is SEIS & SEIS?

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) & Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) have been supported by successive governments to encourage investment in small, high-growth businesses. An array of tax reliefs have been designed to reduce risk and increase return on investment.

50% SEIS income tax relief

PERSONAL INCOME TAX

50% of the investment is reclaimed from income tax owing or paid in the previous or current year

50% SEIS capital gains tax reinvestment relief

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

50% reinvestment relief directly reduce a CGT bill by half, usually worth
10% of the investment

100% SEIS inheritance tax exempt

INHERITANCE TAX

100% exempt, provided investments are held in a qualifying business for two years before passing on

100% SEIS capital gains exemption

CAPITAL GAINS

All profit on the investment 100% exempt from capital gains tax after being held for three years

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COMPANY LOSS RELIEF

If a company fails, the net investment (total less reliefs already claimed) reduces income tax further

30% EIS income tax relief

PERSONAL INCOME TAX

30% of the investment is reclaimed from income tax owing or paid in the previous or current year

100% EIS deferral of cgt

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

100% deferral of CGT liability on gains up to the value of the investment, for the life of the investment

100% EIS inheritance tax exempt

INHERITANCE TAX

100% exempt, provided investments are held in a qualifying business for two years before passing on

100% EIS capital gains exemption

CAPITAL GAINS

All profit on the investment 100% exempt from capital gains tax after being held for three years

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COMPANY LOSS RELIEF

If a company fails, the net investment (total less reliefs already claimed) reduces income tax further

businesses we have found

We hunt for innovative products, services or sales channels with the potential to become much loved brands. Our competition approach has unearthed and funded some of the brightest entrepreneurs in the UK. For example…

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Bedfolk is a direct to consumer retailer of their own ethically produced, high quality bedding. Also selling wholesale to hotels, guest houses, holiday rental owners & interior designers.
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Weekly10 is a software solution for companies to measure & improve employee engagement & business culture, and performance on business objectives & goals.
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A multi-award winning adult soft drinks brand made with no refined sugars (the Nix) and a subtle cayenne kick for depth of flavour (the Kix) for a natural pick-me-up and a refreshing zing.
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An 'insulated concrete form’ building material with high insulation performance, a product which speeds up the construction process and reduces build costs.
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A varied range of women’s shoes designed for style and comfort - ‘beautiful shoes for busy feet’ – with a patented Tender Loving Air® comfort insole technology.
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Vitrue Health is smart motion detection & depth sensing hardware & software for occupational and physical therapists to improve the accuracy and efficiency of functional assessments.
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