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We want our investors to be fully aware of the downsides of equity investing as well as the potential benefits. It's therefore important to realise that investing in small companies always carries risks, including the loss of capital, illiquidity (the inability to sell assets quickly or without substantial loss in value), lack of dividends and share dilution. Equity investments should still be made as part of a diversified portfolio. Read our full Risk Warning
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The Growthdeck Panel is a group of business leaders from a wide range of market sectors - including technology, retail, business services, engineering, energy and entertainment. Together they provide our investors and fund-raising businesses with unique insight and support.
The Growthdeck Network is a rapidly expanding ecosystem of private client groups, deal introducers and sector specialists that together form a universe in which investors and investees can thrive. Your firm, group or syndicate could benefit from aligning with our network.
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We will always strive to be completely open and honest about the opportunities we're presenting.
Growthdeck investors will always receive the same rights as other investors and we will continue to act on your behalf throughout the life of your investment.
Our team comprises genuine private equity practitioners and you will always have access to our full range of professional insight and experience.
We will strive to ensure that our businesses and investors benefit from a consistently high level of ongoing support from day one right through to exit.
1 May 2018
When backing any sort of business, to ensure that there is every prospect of making an acceptable return on exit, it is absolutely vital that you do not pay too high an entry price.
13 March 2018
Whilst remaining supportive of the generous tax reliefs offered to investors under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘EIS’), the government has now acted to ensure that lower risk, asset-backed companies are no longer qualifying ventures under the scheme.
16 January 2018
It is now 6 years since Equity Crowdfunding was created in the UK. In the current market, where capital is increasingly difficult to find for start-ups and early growth companies, the latest Bank of England (BOE) figures for net lending from the UK’s High Street banks to SMEs, show October’s figure fell by £400m. In the 6 months to October 2017, the average had grown by just £100m per month. The per month growth rate in lending to SMEs is getting perilously close to zero. The BOE classifies businesses with an annual debit account turnover of less than £25m as SMEs.ⁱ
1 December 2017
The USA has struggled with the concept and implementation of Equity Crowdfunding. For a nation that invented rewards-based crowdfunding and still has the world’s two leading platforms, in Kickstarter and Indiegogo, watching as the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) wriggles and squirms to get the right balance between deal flow and investor protection, is fascinating. Especially when you sit it beside the European model, as led by the UK.