Par EquityPar Equity is an owner-managed business, founded by investors for investors. We are passionate about building value in early-stage companies and, as Par Equity, have been doing that since 2009, although some of our people have been at it for much longer. Par Equity has developed a distinctive investment model, bringing together business angels, managed funds and institutional co-investors. We work very closely with our investee companies and involve our investors, particularly the business angels, at every stage of the investment process, from sourcing investment opportunities to realising value at exit. This model brings to bear a deep pool of intellectual and financial capital to build a portfolio of investments in some of the most exciting young companies in the UK. Our offering to individual investors comprises the Par Syndicate and the Par Equity EIS funds: The Par Syndicate is a collaborative investment club, bringing together expert private investors looking for interesting early-stage high growth potential companies. Members make their own investment decisions, but are supported by Par Equity, which brings both professional and administrative resources and, importantly, additional financial firepower in the form of our managed funds and co-investment capital. The Par Equity EIS funds allow less active investors to participate via managed funds with a specific focus on companies that offer investors (who are UK taxpayers) the opportunity to benefit from the tax relief available under the Enterprise Investment Scheme. The funds usually co-invest with the Par Syndicate and, occasionally, with other similarly expert investor groups.
|Investor Type||Angel Groups|
|Investment Stage||Seed, Start-Up|
|Investment Range||Less than £150k, £150k - £250k, £250k - £500k|
|Sectors Considered||Advertising and Publishing, Aerospace and Defence, Automobile and Transport, Business Products and Services, Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Computing and Electronics, Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Creative Arts and Entertainment, Digital Media and Content, Fashion and Design, Fin Tech, Financial and Professional Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Life Sciences, Logistics and Distribution, Materials and Manufacturing, Mobile and Telecoms, Renewables and Energy, Retail, Social Impact|
|No. of opportunities selected each year||approx 6|
|Company Initial Fee||None|
|Company Success Fee||5% + VAT. Applies only to funds raised from our own investor base or introduced by us|
|Investor Membership Fee||£500 + VAT|
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