(‘Capital for Colleagues’ or the ‘Company’)
QUARTERLY INVESTMENT UPDATE
Key Statistics for the quarter:
-- Portfolio comprised of 17 unquoted EOBs at the end of the quarter (30
November 2017: 15) -- Net Asset Value (‘NAV’) of GBP 6,396,063( 30 November 2017: GBP 6,488,769) -- NAV per share of 41.52 pence( 30 November 2017: 42.12 penceper share)
Material developments in the quarter:
-- Existing investee company,
Cotswold Valves Limited(‘CVL’), acquired the entire issued share capital of Flow Control Company Limited(‘FCCL’), giving CVL the critical mass required to further expand and diversify its business; as part of the transaction, Capital for Colleaguesmade a working capital loan of GBP 300,000to FCCL. All employees of the enlarged business are now beneficiaries of the existing CVL Employee Ownership Trust(EOT), which holds 51% of the issued ordinary share capital of CVL. -- As announced in the previous quarter, the Company has invested GBP 23,800 in a joint venture company, Castlefield Corporate Advisory Partners Limited(‘CCAP’), which was responsible for identifying the acquisition of FCCL, advising Capital for Colleagueson the terms of the additional finance it provided and managing the transaction to completion.
Further information on the Company’s investment portfolio is set out below.
GBP 4,141,663; 79.01% of Portfolio) Construction and Materials Support Services Civils Store Limited Anthesis Consulting Group Limited Ecomerchant Natural Building Materials Cotswold Valves LimitedLimited CSM Site Supplies Limited Employee Owners Group Limited Hire and Supplies Limited Merkko Group Limited Office for Public Management Limited TPS Investment Holdings Limited Flow Control Company LimitedCastlefield Corporate Advisory Partners LimitedIndustrial Transportation Place 2 Place Logistics LimitedRetail (value: GBP 332,540; 6.34% of Portfolio) General Retailers The Homebuilding Centre (Holdings) Limited Technology (value: GBP 767,570; 14.64% of Portfolio) Software & Computer Services 2C Services Limited Bright Ascension Limited Computer Application Services Limited
The loans and investments made by the Company to unquoted EOBs are aimed at delivering equity-like returns. Each loan or investment is tailored to the individual investee company’s operating performance and specific working capital needs.
The Directors believe that the unquoted EOBs in the Company’s portfolio currently generate total turnover of around
Total Unquoted Investments (including short term loans) as at
Valuation (including capitalised costs):
BASIS OF VALUATION
Each of the unquoted investments is included at the Directors’ assessment of fair value, in accordance with International Private Equity and Venture Capital Guidelines. Nevertheless, as a matter of prudence, the Directors have provided for a general provision equivalent to 2 per cent. of the value of the unquoted investments for possible impairment. The Directors do not, however, believe that any general provision impairment is necessary in respect of any of the Company’s current unquoted investments.
Account is taken of any potential taxation liability in respect of the increase in value of investments on an annual basis, as at the Company’s year-end.
The Directors of the Company are responsible for the contents of this announcement.
For further information, please visit http://www.capitalforcolleagues.com/ or contact:
CAPITAL FOR COLLEAGUES PLC0161 464 3260 Richard Bailey, Chairman John Eckersley, Chief Executive PETERHOUSE CORPORATE FINANCE LIMITED 020 7469 0930 Mark Anwyl Duncan Vasey
The Company’s joint venture,
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