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Supporting Growth In The Creative Industries | GBI 14 | April 2019

  • By Georgie Davey

And here we are again. I suspect we all hoped that the Brexit situation would be at least a bit clearer by now, but alas it seem to still be up in the air. The good news is that our friends and colleagues in the alternative investment sector are confident that whatever scenario plays out in the next few weeks or so, the demand for investment in innovative technology and knowledge-intensive areas is set to continue apace.

As regular readers of GBI Magazine, you will know that we are always pleased to showcase investment success stories. We were delighted to be invited to meet the team at Great Point Media in their Covent Garden offices recently, to chat about how they support growth in the creative industries. In addition, our City Editor has had a chance to talk to Sunil Shah, CEO at o2h Ventures about why despite all the political machinations, now is an exciting time to be in the biotech investment space.

In keeping with all things positive, Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications
Director at the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) gives us an overview of how VCT managers are working to ameliorate any problems Brexit might create. Similarly Kuber Ventures explain to us how the ‘new-old’ style of venture capital will help us through any choppy waters post-Brexit.

Matthew Cushen, Co-founder of Worth Capital takes a considered look at deal flow and deployment for IFAs considering SEIS and EIS investment in the coming weeks. Our article from Tom Brown, Director of Real Estate at Ingenious, suggests that given UK property demands are changing investors may need to take another look at UK property.

As ever, our regular features showcase successful exits in the sector and bring you details of some of the newest offerings.

And last but certainly not least, our popular Open Offers section is brought to you in partnership with GrowthInvest. As we count down to the end of the tax year there is still just about time to research and invest in these dynamic investment opportunities and to include them as part of your clients’ balanced portfolio where appropriate

Here’s to the continued success of this inventive sector and we hope you enjoy GBI 14.

Alex Sullivan
Managing Partner
GBI Magazine

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