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Foresight Williams increases stake in eco-friendly, aerosol valve technology company Salvalco

Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering ("WAE") are pleased to announce a £500,000 follow-on investment from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund...

Foresight launches new sustainable real estate investment fund

Foresight Capital Management, part of Foresight Group LLP, has launched the FP Foresight Sustainable Real Estate Securities Fund. The Fund, which has receive...

Covid-19 market volatility spurs demand for infrastructure, say financial intermediaries

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Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund outperforms all competing indices over 12 months

Foresight Group LLP, is pleased to announce that its Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund (GRIF) has surpassed its target performance of UK CPI +3% over...

Foresight raises over £650 million in retail funds for tax year 2019/20

Foresight Group LLP has surpassed its previous record for retail funds raised in a single tax year, attracting in excess of £650 million in the tax year 2019...

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £540,000 into Living Optics, a University of Oxford spin-out

Foresight Group LLP and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) are pleased to announce a £540,000 investment from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into Li...

Foresight announces launch of £20 million VCT share offer for Foresight Williams Technology VCT shares

The Foresight Williams Technology Share class represents an exciting investment opportunity made possible by the unique collaboration between Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering (“Williams”) which saw the successful launch of the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund in 2016. It has thus far raised approximately £40 million and invested in excess of £25 million into 15 innovative technology businesses.

Foresight 4 VCT now accepting ISA funds through Platform One

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”), a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager is pleased to announce that for the first time, investment into VCTs managed by Foresight, including the current offer for Foresight 4 VCT plc, will be able to accept ISA funds through a new partnership with Platform One. The partnership will allow investors to transfer funds from existing ISA products into Foresight 4 VCT whilst maintaining ISA status and without sacrificing their lifetime allowance.

Allocations to infrastructure funds set to soar

Well over 90% of advisers said they are increasingly concerned about a sustained downturn and increased volatility while three-quarters (75%) are worried about the impact of interest rate rises.  At an asset class level, clients’ exposure to UK equities, fixed income and global equities are causing the biggest headaches, according to advisers.

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5m into workforce support robot-maker Inovo Robotics

Several areas have been identified where Inovo could benefit from collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. These include design and development of the electric motor and transmission as well as thermal modelling of the drivetrain. Williams Advanced Engineering is keen to support Inovo given the highly complementary nature of the two businesses.

Foresight backs BIMBO of Company Cards with £1.9m investment

Based in St Helens, Merseyside, Company Cards was founded in 1996 by husband and wife team Tim and Christina Scott, who will remain involved with the business post investment along with longstanding operations manager Steve Abbott and commercial manager Hannah Johnson who becomes a Director of the Company. The Company currently employs 36 members of staff.

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.7m into Innovative E-Bike System Company FreeFlow Technologies Limited

John Holden, Director, Foresight said: “The Fund’s strategy is to support innovative UK businesses with disruptive technologies. FreeFlow is a great example of engineering innovation in a relatively new and fast-growing market. We look forward to working with the FreeFlow team as they grow their business and helping with the commercialisation of their product.”