Puma VCT 13 PLC

Half-year Report

RNS Number : 9828S
Puma VCT 13 PLC
19 November 2021
 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

· Return per share of 8.34p for the six months to 31 August 2021

· Successful exit of investment in Pure Cremation, realising a 3.9x return on funds invested

· Over £7m of new shares issued during the period

· Interim dividend of 6.5p per share declared, payable in December 2021

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

Your Board is pleased to present the half-yearly report for Puma VCT 13 plc ('the Company') for the period to 31 August 2021.

 

Fundraising

 

We are happy to report that following the period end, shareholder approval was received to allow the VCT to raise further funds. This will put the VCT in a stronger position to exploit the post-pandemic investment environment, add further diversification, and spread fixed costs over a wider base. This VCT is now open for fund raising and the market reaction to date has been positive.

 

Investment Portfolio

 

Since the last report and accounts the Company has made one new investment of £1.5m into Everpress, an e-Commerce marketplace for independent designers, and follow-on investments to Dymag and MyKindaFuture (both alongside other Puma managed funds). The Company has over 60% of its current NAV invested in qualifying investments, however, with additional funds now being raised, the Company will be in a position to take advantage of opportunities that arise as we emerge from the pandemic.

 

Le Col has been a notable performer, recording an impressive year of trade which has contributed to an increase in the NAV of the company. However, there has been good performance and strong revenue growth widely across the portfolio, with Influencer and MyKindaFuture (now trading as Connectr) also notable.

 

During the period, the Company sold its position in Pure Cremation to realise a 3.9x return on total funds invested. Your board plans a substantial portion of the proceeds of this realisation to be paid out as a dividend, towards the end of 2021.

 

Net Asset Value

 

The Company's NAV had grown to 129.84p by the period end of 31 August 2021.  The Company recorded a profit for the period of £2.0m. This arose from upward revaluations across all holdings - with particular increases in relation to MyKindaCrowd, LeCol and Influencer - as well as the exit of its holding in Pure Cremation, which achieved a gain on original cost of £3.7m (much of which had previously been recorded as an increase in valuation).  The Company continues to hold a small proportion of its NAV in listed equities as part of its liquidity management strategy, the valuation of which has now recovered after the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Allocation of funds to such holdings will continue to be considered by the Investment Manager as appropriate.

 

Dividends

 

The Company's stated intention is to pay annual dividends in the range of 4p to 6p per share, subject to available distributable reserves and cash, with our recent prospectus indicating that dividends would commence following the publication of these interim results. 

 

I am pleased to confirm that your Board is declaring an interim dividend of 6.5p per share, in excess of the annual dividend target, in reflection of the successful exit of our holding in Pure Cremation during the period.  The dividend will be payable on 17 December 2021 to shareholders on the register as at 3 December 2021. 

 

This dividend will equate to the distribution of £1.83m of the £3.75m total gain achieved on the exit, and your Board intends to distribute the balance of the gain in March 2022, subject to available cash, reserves and regulation.  No forecast or projection is expressed or implied.

 

VCT qualifying status

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") provides the Board and the Investment Manager with advice on the ongoing compliance with HMRC rules and regulations concerning VCTs and has reported no issues in this regard for the Company to date. PwC and other specialist advisors will continue to assist the Investment Manager in establishing the status of potential investments as qualifying holdings. PwC will continue to monitor rule compliance and maintaining the qualifying status of the Company's holdings in the future.

 

Outlook

 

With funds available for deployment, the Company has the opportunity to take advantage of the 'post-Covid' environment and invest in businesses which have withstood the challenges presented by the pandemic and are now well-positioned to grow in the new climate. The UK benefits from an active and dynamic sector of small and medium enterprises and, as this Company's own portfolio has demonstrated, there can be success stories from the pandemic and its aftermath.

 

The Manager has a strong reputation as a provider of capital to well-managed, later-stage businesses and, at the time of writing, we are very encouraged by the flow and quantity of prospective qualifying investments which are under consideration. The investment team are currently in execution phase with two further potential investments and remain confident in meeting our ongoing qualifying holding tests as a VCT and, over the years, delivering returns to our shareholders.

 

David Buchler

Chairman

19 November 2021

 

 

 

INVESTMENT MANAGER'S REPORT   

 

Investments

 

Qualifying Investments

 

ABW Group Limited (Ostmodern) - Digital Product Design and Technology

Ostmodern has been at the forefront of innovation in digital product development for over 10 years, creating video platforms for some of the world's leading media, broadcast and sport brands. For example, the company worked with Formula One (F1), to create a world-class streaming service. They led F1's first ever direct-to-consumer product, delivering live and on-demand race content including all drivers' on-board cameras, broadcast to 108 countries. Ostmodern also designed and built Arsenal's new suite of digital products. The business has completed projects for hayu, the subscription-based video streaming service and All4, Channel 4's on-demand video streaming service. Drawing on this expertise, Ostmodern developed their own powerful media CMS platform, Skylark, which they are now selling independently of their consultancy services.

 

Over the reporting period, Skylark sales have remained stable, while the professional services side of the business has now recovered as activity in the market has bounced back post lockdown. Also during the period, the company successfully completed a second phase of product development to allow more rapid deployment and implementation of the Skylark platform for new clients. Ostmodern's focus now is to continue building up its sales capability (through strategic partnerships and its own team). The company has recently recruited a senior hire with relevant experience in the media sector who will execute their go-to-market strategy.

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 2.00m

 2.00m

VCT 13 investment participation

 0.50m

 0.50m

Equity Valuation

 0.50m

 0.50m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 1x

 1x

 

 

Dymag Group Limited - High performance wheel manufacturer

Dymag is a British designer and manufacturer of high-performance car and motorbike wheels, with a specific focus on carbon fibre. The business continues to grow its presence, both in the aftermarket through relationships with several large US distributors, and through project work with a number of leading performance 'original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs).

 

Dymag has faced challenges during the pandemic with its operating environment and production capacity, but nonetheless sales have grown substantially from prior years, with the company recording a 63% year-on-year increase in revenue to date in 2021. The company's three major revenue lines (carbon auto barrels sold to distributors, carbon wheels sold directly to niche OEMs and Tuners, and aluminium motorcycle wheels) have all grown strongly over the period. Further, increased marketing efforts have led to a growing sales pipeline and substantial confirmed order book. Margin improvement, however, remains challenging and the company has further to go to establish a consistent level of profitability.

 

Dymag is in an attractive and expanding market with a technically advanced product with large barriers to entry. The evidence of wider market adoption of carbon technology continues apace, as does the market's willingness to value carbon wheel manufacturers. The business remains capital intensive and so, in order to build on the progress that the business has achieved to date, post period end the Company invested a further £0.7m into Dymag.

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 6.50m

 5.65m

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.56m

 1.44m

Equity Valuation

 1.26m

 0.99m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 0.81x

 0.69x

 

 

Everpress Limited - E-commerce marketplace for independent designers

In August 2021, the Company deployed £1.5m of investment into Everpress, an online platform that connects consumers to unique and sustainable products from independent designers.

 

Everpress started with a simple mission - to support grassroots creators and reduce waste in fashion. Today, it provides a full-service solution through which creators can upload their designs and create campaigns - using the platform's toolkit to choose garment types, sale duration and prices - before launching to a global audience via Everpress's website. Campaigns are run on a pre-order basis and garments are only produced once purchased, eliminating excess stock and wastage.

 

Everpress is well-placed to capitalise on market trends such as the growth of online shopping, which has been accelerated by the pandemic, along with increasing awareness of ethical fashion and consumers' desire to support grassroots businesses. The business has shown an impressive growth trajectory: since 2017 revenues have grown 70% year on year on average, and the business has matured from five employees in 2016 to over 40 today .

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 3.19m

  - 

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.51m

  - 

Equity Valuation

 1.51m

  - 

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 1x

  - 

 

 

Influencer Limited - Technology

Influencer is a data-driven social media, influencer and digital marketing agency. Launched in 2017, Influencer's proprietary technology is market leading in simplifying the influencer marketing process for both brands and creators. The business has worked with brands such as Pantene, Barclays, Walkers and Starbucks for their influencer campaigns and regularly works with some of the world's leading advertising agencies.

 

Influencer works closely with both the travel and hospitality sectors, and therefore their clients were impacted greatly by the lockdowns and later government restrictions arising from the Covid pandemic. However, since restrictions have eased, clients who fell away during the pandemic have returned to working with Influencer alongside clients from new sectors the business has successfully expanded into. The company is hiring in several areas of its business to support growth.

 

Post period end, the business has won several new clients, including GiffGaff, Autotrader, Tilda and O2, and is forecast to continue with a good pipeline of clients in place for the coming months.

 


29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 3.00m

 3.00m

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.80m

 1.80m

Equity Valuation

 2.27m

 2.04m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 1.26x

 1.13x

 

 

Hot Copper Pub Company Limited - Pubs with Microbreweries

Brewhouse & Kitchen is the largest brewpub brand in the UK, distinctive for brewing their own unique craft beers onsite and running a participatory experience with beer tasting and brewing masterclasses. The Company invested into Knott End Pub Company in 2017, as a franchisee to the Brewhouse & Kitchen brand, to provide growth capital for the further build-out of the overall Brewhouse & Kitchen branded estate.

 

In December 2020, Knott End was merged with two other Brewhouse & Kitchen franchise companies into which other Puma managed funds had previously invested. This resulted in the Company holding shares in Hot Copper Pub Company Limited, the company vehicle that led the merger. As a result, it has exposure to a larger, more diverse, mostly freehold estate underpinned by a substantial free-cash buffer.

 

The Hot Copper sites traded strongly throughout the summer months and have since then traded ahead of sales compared to two years ago (pre-pandemic). However, this followed a period of difficulty for pub businesses due to lockdowns and extreme restrictions on trade. More recently the situation has much improved but staffing shortages - and other logistical challenges - across the hospitality sector have impacted the Group.

 

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 20.20m

 20.20m

VCT 13 investment participation

 0.85m

 0.85m

Equity Valuation

 0.52m

 0.46m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 0.61x

 0.55x

 

 

Le Col Holdings Limited - Sports Apparel

Le Col is a premium cycling apparel brand founded by former professional cyclist, Yanto Barker. Based in the UK and exporting to 50 countries, Le Col operates a factory in Italy which enables control of its manufacturing and supply chain.

 

Having grown strongly for several years since initial investment by Puma managed funds, Le Col experienced a boom in sales owing to consumer trends and an increased focus on exercise during the pandemic, with a notable emphasis on cycling. Online sales performed exceptionally well over the period, driven by initiatives such as multi-sport Strava challenges, partnerships with Wahoo (an indoor cycling kit brand), Zwift rides (an online cycling training programme) and ongoing sponsorship of Team Bahrain McLaren, a leading Grand Tour team.

 

Over the period, Le Col launched several new product lines, such as the Project Aero with McLaren - technical kit developed using aerodynamic expertise from McLaren - as well as a line of clothing made from recycled fabrics. Post period end, a new World Tour Team sponsorship was agreed with Bora Hansgrohe for the 2022 Cycling Season. Joss Lowden, who rides for Drops Le Col (the UK's leading professional female cycling team), broke the one-hour max distance World Record at Switzerland's Grenchen velodrome on 29th September 2021.

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 4.85m

 4.85m

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.03m

 1.03m

Equity Valuation

 3.86m

 3.44m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 3.75x

 3.35x

 

 

Connectr (formerly MyKindaFuture) - Human Resources Technology

Connectr (formerly MyKindaFuture) is an award-winning HR Tech Platform specialising in helping underrepresented talent to gain employment. Connectr helps large corporates to increase attraction and retention rates amongst potential graduate hires and apprentices. Connectr partners with organisations such as Deloitte, Cisco, the NHS, Thalys and National Grid to help recruit young people from a wider range of social backgrounds than typically achieved through traditional channels.

 

Connectr's platform also supports one-to-one digital mentoring for large employers, as a scalable digital solution for career development.This is well-suited to the distanced working practices which continue to be widespread even after the pandemic's restrictions have eased. Trading throughout the period for both digital and in-person services has been strong.

 

In February, the company launched a pilot program with the Department for Work and Pensions which trialled use of the Connectr platform in Job Centre Plus locations across London and the South-East and has since then expanded to the North-East.

 

Post period end, the company began a three-month pilot programme with the Ministry of Justice to explore deploying Connectr within the prison service to assist ex-offenders. In October 2021, the Company invested a further £2.3m into Connectr.

 

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 3.70m

 3.70m

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.80m

 1.80m

Equity Valuation

 3.52m

 2.92m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 1.96x

 1.62x

 

 

Open House London Limited - London based food and beverage offer

Open House owns and operates a family of popular dining and drinking venues in some of London's most progressive neighbourhoods. Open House was launched in 2015 by the team behind Cubitt House, a group of highly successful gastropubs in central London which were later sold to a private equity group.

 

Following a difficult year for the pub sector and enforced closures during lockdown and later tight restrictions on trading, The Lighterman, King's Cross, reopened and has been trading very strongly, remaining mostly fully booked. Throughout the period, the company has managed cash tightly and has received considerable support from landlords due to good negotiation. The reopening of the site in Fitzrovia, Percy & Founders, has been further delayed; it is in an office-centric area and therefore will suffer if a working from home policy is reintroduced over winter.

 

Post period end, Open House's new site, an anchor building in the new TV Centre development in London's White City, opened successfully on 12th October. Situated in an area with high footfall, the venue features a large, 60-seat dining area, as well as a private 20-seat dining room. Its expansive rooftop terrace will be opening in early 2022.

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 5.00m

 5.00m

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.80m

 1.80m

Equity Valuation

 2.18m

 1.96m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 1.21x

 1.09x

 

 

Tictrac Limited - Health Engagement Platform

TicTrac is a personalised health and wellness platform which provides exclusive content to its users, as well as taking information from their wearable fitness trackers to give targeted feedback and action plans. TicTrac has gathered powerful evidence that use of its platform reduces sedentary behaviour amongst workforces, with associated positive outcomes for engagement and wellbeing.

 

TicTrac's main customers are international insurance companies, such as Aviva, Cigna, Allianz and Prudential, Generali Employee Benefits and Bupa Hong Kong. The pandemic accelerated a focus on health and wellness, as well as the need for flexible, scalable digital solutions to support this. Over the period, the company has developed the "Community Hub" for its platform, which gives more direct control to corporate customers, enabling them to manage more of the platform's features themselves. This will bring major new functionality to clients and be more efficient for TicTrac from an account management perspective.

 

The company engaged a new Chief Product and Technology Officer in the period, and, subsequent to the period end, also added a new Head of Sales.

 


31st August 2021

29th February 2021

Total investment from Puma funds

 5.00m

 5.00m

VCT 13 investment participation

 1.85m

 1.85m

Equity Valuation

 3.27m

 3.22m

MOIC (Multiple of Investment Cost)

 1.77x

 1.74x

 

 

Liquidity management investments

 

To manage the Company's liquidity, a portion of the Company's funds are invested in a diverse portfolio of listed equities.

 

This portfolio is managed by the Investment Manager's listed equities team which during the period was run by Dr Stuart Rollason. Dr Rollason is a highly experienced small and mid-cap fund manager with over 20 years in the industry, including spells at Kestrel Partners LLP, Bluehone and ISIS Asset Management. He was formerly an Extel-rated Research Analyst in Medical Technology and Biotech at Beeson Gregory, Panmure Gordon and Nomura, and began his career as a medical doctor practising in the NHS, before moving into research at Oxford University.

 

The Company's listed equity portfolio is focussed on UK centric stocks which are listed on the main board of the London Stock Exchange.At the start of the pandemic, the Company's portfolio experienced high levels of volatility and material falls in value in line with markets generally, as previously reported. At the period end, the portfolio had recovered all of the early pandemic losses and was standing at a valuation 5% ahead of original cost.

 

 

Investment Strategy

 

We are pleased to have invested the Company's funds in a diverse range of businesses to date. With the re-opening of the fund raise, we hope to further diversify the portfolio and exploit the post-Covid investment environment over the coming months. We remain focused on generating strong returns for shareholders, whilst balancing these returns with maintaining an appropriate risk exposure. Overall, we remain confident that our portfolio is well-positioned to deliver positive returns to shareholders.

 

Puma Investment Management Limited

19 November 2021

 

 

 

Income Statement (unaudited)

For the period ended 31 August 2021

 



Period ended
 31 August 2021

Period ended
 31 August 2020

Year ended
 28 February 2021


Note

Revenue

Capital

Total

Revenue

Capital

Total

Revenue

Capital

Total



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Gain on investments


-

2,581

2,581

-

2,017

2,017

-

5,660

5,660

Income


15

-

15

12

-

12

21

-

21














15

2,581

2,596

12

2,017

2,029

21

5,660

5,681












Investment management fees

4

(76)

(228)

(304)

(65)

(120)

(185)

(86)

(257)

(343)

Performance fees

6

-

(188)

(188)

-

-

-

-

(717)

(717)

Other expenses


(141)

-

(141)

(80)

-

(80)

(203)

(1)

(204)














(217)

(416)

(633)

(145)

(120)

(265)

(289)

(975)

(1,264)












Profit/(loss) before taxation


(202)

2,165

1,963

(133)

1,897

1,764

(268)

4,685

4,417

Taxation


-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-












Profit/(loss) and total comprehensive income for the period


(202)

2,165

1,963

(133)

1,897

1,764

(268)

4,685

4,417












Basic and diluted











Return/(loss) per  Ordinary Share (pence)

2

(0.86p)

9.20p

8.34p

(0.56p)

8.06p

7.49p

(1.68p)

29.35p

27.67p

 

 

 

The Total column of this statement is the profit and loss of the Company.  All revenue and capital items in the above statement derive from continuing operations.  No operations were acquired or discontinued in the period.



Balance Sheet (unaudited)

As at 31 August 2021

 

 


Note

As at
31 August 2021

As at
31 August 2020

As at
28 February 2021



£'000

£'000

£'000

Fixed Assets





Investments

7

20,533

17,079

21,336






Current Assets





Prepayments


69

97

65

Cash


11,379

397

2,396



11,448

494

2,461

Creditors - amounts falling due within one year


(324)

(184)

(861)






Net Current Assets


11,124

310

1,600











Net Assets


31,657

17,389

22,936






Capital and Reserves





Called up share capital


14

10

11

Share premium account


-

14,843

17,736

Capital reserve - realised


1,950

(838)

(1,695)

Capital reserve - unrealised


6,053

3,888

7,533

Revenue reserve


23,640

(514)

(649)






Equity Shareholders' Funds


31,657

17,389

22,936











Net Asset Value per Ordinary Share

3

129.84p

111.59p

125.77p






Diluted Net Asset Value per Ordinary Share

3

129.84p

111.59p

125.77p

 

Cash Flow Statement (unaudited)

For the period ended 31 August 2021

 

 

 


Period ended
 31 August 2021

Period ended
 31 August 2020

Year ended
 28 February 2021


£'000

£'000

£'000





Operating activities




Profit after tax

1,963

1,764

4,417

(Gain) on investments

(2,581)

(2,017)

(5,660)

Decrease/(increase) in debtors

(6)

106

138

(Decrease)/increase in creditors

(537)

89

766





Net cash used for operating activities

(1,161)

(58)

(339)





Cash flow from investing activities




Purchase of investments

(1,681)

(1,952)

(2,580)

Proceeds from disposal of investments

5,067

323

337





Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities

3,386

(1,629)

(2,243)





Cash flow from financing activities




Proceeds received from issue of ordinary share capital

7,026

-

3,091

Expenses paid for issue of share capital

(268)

(9)

(206)





Net cash generated from financing activities

6,758

(9)

2,885





Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

8,983

(1,696)

303

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

2,396

2,093

2,093





Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

11,379

397

2,396

 

 

 

 



Statement of Changes in Equity (unaudited)

For the period ended 31 August 2021

 

 


Called up share capital

Share premium account

Capital reserve - realised

Capital reserve - unrealised

Revenue reserve

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000








Balance as at 1 March 2020

10

14,852

(649)

1,802

(381)

15,634

Expense of share issue

-

(9)

-

-

-

(9)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(189)

2,086

(133)

1,764








Balance as at 31 August 2020

10

14,843

(838)

3,888

(514)

17,389








Shares issued in the period

1

3,090

-

-

-

3,091

Expenses of share issues

-

(197)

-

-

-

(197)

Reserve movement

-

-

(2)

2

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(855)

3,643

(135)

2,653








Balance as at 28 February 2021

11

17,736

(1,695)

7,533

(649)

22,936








Shares issued in the period

3

7,023

-

-

-

7,026

Expense of share issue

-

(268)

-

-

-

(268)

Shares premium cancelled in the period

-

(24,491)

-

-

24,491

-

Reserve movement

-

-

3,154

(3,154)

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

491

1,674

(202)

1,963








Balance as at 31 August 2021

14

-

1,950

6,053

23,640

31,657

 

 

 

Notes to the Interim Report

For the period ended 31 August 2021

 

1.  Accounting Policies

 

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, modified to include the revaluation of fixed asset investments, and in accordance with applicable Accounting Standards and with the Statement of Recommended Practice, "Financial Statements of Investment Trust Companies and Venture Capital Trusts" ("SORP") and in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard 102 ("FRS102").

 

2.  Return per Ordinary Share

 

The total profit per share of 8.34p is based on the profit for the period of £1,963,000 and the weighted average number of shares in issue for the period ended 31 August 2021 of 23,533,716.

 

 

 

 

3.  Net asset value per share

 


As at
31 August 2021

As at
31 August 2020

As at
28 February 2021

Net assets

31,657,000

17,389,000

22,936,000

Shares in issue

24,381,151

15,583,338

18,237,010





Net asset value per share




Basic

129.84p

111.59p

125.77p

Diluted

129.84p

111.59p

125.77p

 

 

4.  Investment Management fees

 

The Company pays the Investment Manager an annual management fee of 2% of the Company's net assets.  The fee is payable quarterly in arrears.  The annual management fee is allocated 75% to capital and 25% to revenue.

 

5.  Financial information provided

 

The financial information for the period ended 31 August 2021 has not been audited and does not comprise full financial statements within the meaning of Section 423 of the Companies Act 2006. The interim financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as will be used to prepare the annual financial statements.

 

6.  Management Performance Incentive Arrangement

 

On 8 December 2016, the Company entered into an Agreement with the Investment Manager and members of the investment management team (together "the Management Team") such that the Management Team will be entitled in aggregate to share in 20 per cent of the performance in relation to each accounting period as determined from the audited annual accounts for that period, subject to the Performance Value per share exceeding the High Water Mark (being the higher of 110p and the highest Performance Value per Share at the end of any previous accounting period).

 

The accrued profit and loss expense for the period in relation to this Agreement is £188,000.

 

7.  Investment portfolio summary

 


Valuation

Cost

Gain/(loss)

Valuation as a % of Net Assets

As at 31 August 2021

£'000

£'000

£'000







Qualifying Investments





ABW Group Limited ('Ostmodern')

500

500

-

2.0%

Dymag Group Limited

1,260

1,563

(304)

4.0%

Everpress Limited

1,514

1,514

-

5.0%

Influencer Limited

2,269

1,800

469

7.0%

Hot Copper Pub Company Limited

521

847

(326)

2.0%

Le Col Holdings Limited

3,859

1,028

2,830

12.0%

MyKindaCrowd Limited (' Connectr')

3,521

1,800

1,721

11.0%

Open House London Limited

2,180

1,800

380

7.0%

TicTrac Limited

3,268

1,850

1,418

10.0%











Total Qualifying Investments

18,891

12,703

6,188

60.0%






Liquidity Management Investments





Barclays Plc

119

116

3

0.4%

Chemring Group Plc

113

70

43

0.4%

Diageo Plc

114

89

25

0.4%

Discoverie Group Plc

159

63

96

0.5%

Dixons Carphone Plc

93

109

(16)

0.3%

Headlam Group Plc

136

121

15

0.3%

ITV Group Plc

87

82

5

0.3%

Legal & General Group Plc

100

97

3

0.3%

Lloyds Banking Group Plc

109

113

(4)

0.3%

Provident Financial Plc

71

119

(48)

0.2%

Prudential Plc

115

133

(18)

0.4%

PZ Cussons Plc

97

94

2

0.3%

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

72

124

(53)

0.2%

Volution Group Plc

188

69

119

0.5%

WPP Plc

69

67

2

0.2%






Total Liquidity Management Investments

1,642

1,465

177

5.0%






Total Investments

20,533

14,168

6,365

65.0%

Balance of Portfolio

11,124



35.0%






Net Assets

31,657



100.0%

 

 

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