Private Investor and Adviser News

Foresight VCT PLC Ordinary Shares Offer for Subscription closes at capacity having raised £40 million in six weeks

23rd March 2017

• Extended Offer to raise a further £20 million reaches capacity making the total subscription raised £40 million • Foresight VCT grows O Shares portfolio by 41% • Foresight VCT is one of the UK’s largest VCTs at c £170 million • Foresight Group...
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Foresight continues to support North West SMEs with £4 million investment into Clubhouse Golf

16th February 2017

 Foresight Group ("Foresight”), an independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has invested £4 million into multi-channel golf equipment, clothing and accessories retailer Clubhouse Golf Limited from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund ("FRIF”).    To view or read this announcement as a pdf...
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Foresight enters ground-breaking deal to sell green power produced by the UK’s largest Solar Park direct to energy intensive corporate

3rd February 2017

Acquisition of 72MW (peak) 50MW (export) Shotwick Solar Park in Deeside by Foresight Solar Fund Limited Shotwick was constructed by developers WELink, British Solar Renewables and Compton Group Direct power supply contract with UPM’s Shotton Paper Mill, for up to 100% green energy...
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Foresight Metering expands with acquisition of specialist Meter Asset Provider, Utility Funding Limited

12th January 2017

Foresight Metering Limited ("Foresight Metering”), a second generation meter asset provider ("MAP”), has acquired 100% of the share capital in Utility Funding Limited ("UFL”).   To view or read this announcement as a pdf click here.    Foresight Group and UFL have been working closely...
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FORESIGHT GROUP EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP FOLLOWING RAPID BUSINESS EXPANSION IN 2016

10th January 2017

•Minal Patel, Ricardo Piñeiro, and Matt Smith promoted to Partner Other highlights include:   • Assets under management grow 28% to £2.3 billion • New office opened in Sydney, Australia led by Director, Gary Sofarelli  • Solar infrastructure portfolio grows to 76 operational solar assets  – Renewable electricity generation capacity totals...
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Foresight continues rapid succession of deal completions with Tudor Contract Cleaners Limited

4th January 2017

Foresight invests in soft facilities management provider Tudor Contract Cleaners The deal is the seventh to be completed by Foresight Private Equity in the lead up to Christmas Foresight Group ("Foresight”) continues its streak of deal completions with an investment into soft facilities...
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Foresight picks up Best IHT Portfolio Service at the 2016/17 Tax Efficiency Awards

8th December 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has been awarded Best IHT Portfolio Service at the Investment Week Tax Efficiency Awards 2016/17 for Foresight Accelerated Inheritance Tax Solution ("AITS”). The award was announced at an industry...
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Foresight completes its fifth deal in November, a growth capital investment into Ekkosense Limited

7th December 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight") has made a significant investment into software and sensor business Ekkosense Limited ("Ekkosense").   To view or read this announcement as a pdf please click here.     This was the fifth investment completed by Foresight Private Equity during the month of...
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Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering collaborate on disruptive/innovative/ UK technology driven SMEs

17th November 2016

Foresight launches the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund ("Fund”) which will target a portfolio of investments that qualify for relief under the UK Government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme.  This venture represents a unique collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to support disruptive technologies through...
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Foresight sponsors Conrad Colman’s zero emissions Vendee Globe challenge on Foresight Natural Energy

10th November 2016

London: 10 November 2016 - Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, is proud to become lead sponsor of Kiwi sailor, Conrad Colman’s boat, Foresight Natural Energy.  Colman is competing in the Vendee Globe ocean...
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Foresight invests £3 million into specialist Civil Engineering and Traffic Management provider Utilities Design & Planning Limited

9th November 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) has invested £3 million into Manchester based Utilities Design & Planning Limited ("UDP”) from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund ("FRIF”).   To read or print this announcement as a pdf click here.   UDP, a leading provider of civil engineering and...
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Foresight makes seven figure investment commitment into Nottingham software specialist, Solutions for Retail Brands

8th November 2016

Foresight Group ("Foresight”) has invested a significant sum from the Foresight Nottingham Fund ("FNF”) into Nottingham-based software business Solutions for Retail Brands Limited ("S4RB”).   To read or print this announcement from a pdf click here.    S4RB is a cloud-based software and professional...
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Immediate Inheritance Tax relief provided by Foresight Group LLP to overturn complex death duties legislation

15th September 2016

  Foresight Group LLP (Foresight), one of the UK’s most experienced managers of tax-efficient investments, has launched a brand new inheritance tax (IHT) solution called The Foresight Accelerated Inheritance Tax Solution (Foresight Accelerated ITS). It combines Business Property Relief (BPR) with a...
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Foresight is confirmed as shortlisted finalist in two categories of the unquote British Private Equity Awards 2016

12th September 2016

Foresight Group (Foresight) is proud to be a shortlisted finalist in this year's Unquote British Private Equity Awards.  Foresight has been shortlisted in two categories: VCT House of the Year and Exit of the Year - VCT.     Voting is open online...
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Foresight portfolio company Thermotech continues expansion with the acquisition of Oakwood

6th July 2016

Rapidly growing building services group, Thermotech, has acquired air conditioning specialist, Oakwood, to bring together two of the strongest names in the sector.  Oakwood has a strong reputation for quality services built over its 40 year history since it was started...
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