The Supply of Growth Capital for Emerging High Potential Companies in Scotland

ICAS and partner bodies propose new ways to fund growing businesses.

Published:
12 June 2014
Researchers:
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Financial Enterprise & ICAS

Joint Working Group Report

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Among the report's key recommendations are the following points: 

  • The establishment of co-investment funding between pension funds and the private sector on a similar model to the UK Government's Enterprise Capital Funds. Such a model would help promote the establishment of such small venture funds or provide them with access to capital.
  • Developing a Super Co-Fund, built on the model of the Scottish Co-Investment Fund, inviting institutional investors to match the combined angel plus public sector co-investment on an agreed ratio.
  • Revisiting the use of Venture Capital Trust structures operating from a base in Scotland.

Topics

  • Thought leadership
  • Business issues

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