Praetura EIS Growth Fund

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About EIS

How it works

Invest in exceptional companies across the North and beyond with the Praetura EIS Growth fund, delivered by our award-winning team.

Our Praetura EIS Growth Fund connects you with our diverse portfolio of exceptional companies, including those at seed, developmental and growth stages. It’s also a tax-efficient way to invest in the future.

What sets our Praetura EIS Growth Fund apart is our more than money approach and support from our operational partners to help each company reach its potential.

Our EIS fund includes two soft closes a year (31st March and 30th September). This means ample opportunities to invest in the companies in our portfolio, most of which are based in the North.

We target 2x pre-tax relief

You’ll receive market-leading portfolio reports

Dedicated investor portal to make EIS Certificate collection easy

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EIS FAQs

EIS frequently asked questions:

The EIS scheme was introduced in 1994 by the government as a way of helping early-stage businesses grow and access venture capital. EIS businesses can raise up to £5 million each year and a maximum of £12 million in their lifetime through the scheme.

One of the biggest benefits of investing in EIS is an income tax relief of up to 30%.

Yes. Below you’ll find a list of additional EIS benefits that you can take advantage of with Praetura Ventures.

Capital Gains Tax Exemption

Investors are exempt from Capital Gains Tax realised on the disposal of EIS-qualifying shares, providing the shares were held for at least three years.

Inheritance Tax Relief

Under Business Property Relief, EIS shares which have been held for at least two years will qualify for Inheritance Tax Relief, providing the shares are in a ‘trading company’ and are still owned at the date of death. No upper limit is applied to the claimable amount of Inheritance Tax Relief.

Capital Gains Tax Deferral

When investors dispose of an asset and make a gain, CGT is typically payable on the gain for the tax year in which the disposal arose. Deferral relief allows investors to treat the gain as not arising until some time in the future – if you acquire EIS shares. To claim deferral relief the investor must invest an amount equal to the chargeable gain.

Loss Relief

If shares in an EIS company are disposed of at a loss, investors can offset this loss against capital tax or income tax (at their marginal rate).

EIS businesses must be UK-based and not trading on a recognised stock exchange.

They tend to be privately owned seed and early-stage businesses that have no more than £15 million in gross assets when shares are issued and no more than £16 million immediately after.

The companies we focus on are often B2B and occupy future-focused industries, including SaaS, gaming, AI, life sciences and healthcare.

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How can I invest with Praetura Ventures?

Investing with Praetura Ventures is straightforward to make life easier for you. Simply use the contact form to get in touch. Or, if you’d prefer, get in contact directly with a member of the team.

Jonathan Prescott jon.prescott@praetura.co.uk 07710 087636

Stephen Green (North West) steve.green@praetura.co.uk 07838 506800

Mike Mannion (National) mike.mannion@praetura.co.uk – 07816 860906

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