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Important Information: The Company currently conducts its affairs so that the shares issued by Foresight Solar & Infrastructure VCT plc can be recommended by IFAs to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream investment products and intends to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream investment products because they are shares in a VCT.
Foresight Solar & Infrastructure VCT (formerly Foresight Solar VCT plc) aims to generate attractive returns, primarily through tax free dividends, by investing in a portfolio of solar power generating systems supported by the UK government's Feed-in Tariff scheme.
At launch, the "O" shares fund gave investors the opportunity to receive an annual yield of more than 5% after the first year and to generate capital profits on the ultimate sale of the investments alongside various tax benefits, including 30% income tax relief and capital gains tax exemption.
In April 2010, the British Government introduced index linked feed-in tariffs ('FITs') providing minimum inflation-linked prices for electricity produced from various renewable sources, including solar power generating assets. This solar FIT provided the opportunity for Foresight to launch Foresight Solar VCT and utilise its expertise and resources to invest in solar projects throughout Europe. Foresight has managed VCTs for over twelve years and its infrastructure team, which is based in the UK and Italy, manages over £300 million in solar assets on behalf of private investors, family offices and institutional investors.
The "O" shares fund is a five year planned exit VCT with an option to remain in the fund as a longer-term investor. The VCT is targeting minimum dividends of 5p per share per annum after the first two years and a minimum return of £1.30 per share after five years.
In 2013, Foresight Solar & Infrastructure VCT (formerly Foresight Solar VCT plc) raised and additional £13 million from shareholders in a "C" share class, targeting investment in sub 5MW solar power plants in the UK, supported by the Government's Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme. The "C" share class is a five year planned exit VCT with an option to remain invested in the fund for the long term. The VCT is targeting minimum dividends of 5p per share per annum from year two, and a minimum target return of £1.20 after five years.
In February 2016, the Board announced the launch of "D" Share Fund in order to invest in complementary asset classes within the energy and infrastructure sectors including smart data, international solar and wider infrastructure offering a similar risk profile. For more information about this share offer click here or read the statutory information below:
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