The Oxford Capital Growth EIS is an Alternative Investment Fund, which will provide a portfolio of early-stage technology investments. The target is a 2x return after fees. Returns will be focused on capital gains, and investors are unlikely to receive any dividends. The fund is evergreen.
- Strategy: Investing in a range of technology companies across various themes and with a spread of stages of development.
- Track record: The current strategy has only been in place since 2016 – so the track record is limited, with a small number of exits.
The investment manager
- Team: Oxford Capital is a long-established EIS manager that has invested in growth EIS for over 20 years.
- Corporate history: Oxford Capital has, in the past, faced challenges in some of its energy asset businesses, which it has now exited.
Nuts & bolts
- Duration: The fund is evergreen, with investors participating in deal flow after investment. Oxford Capital aims to invest in 12-18 months.
- Diversification: The manager aims to provide 8-12 investments for each investor, with a spread of investments from seed up to series C.
- Valuation: Uses IPEV guidelines, with a mixture of last transaction and internal valuation.
- Fees: Apart from an initial company fee, all are charged to investors. A 10% deduction is made upfront, with the balance of annual fees collected from exits.
- Performance fee: This is charged at 20% on aggregate returns over subscribed capital.
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- Target returns: The target return of 2x capital after fees suggests a
high-risk investment strategy.
- Companies: Oxford Capital supplies risk capital to early-stage technology companies, with some pre-revenue companies, but mostly post-revenue. There will be a spread of company returns, as the successful ones will do very well, but those who fail may do so completely.