Albion Enterprise VCT PLC: Interim Management Report

ALBION ENTERPRISE VCT PLC

LEI Code: 213800OVSRDHRJBMO720 Interim Management Statement

 

Introduction I present Albion Enterprise VCT PLC (the “Company”)’s interim management statement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Performance and dividends

As announced on 11 February 2022, the Company's unaudited net asset value (NAV) on 31 December 2021 was £98.67 million or 132.89 pence per share (excluding treasury shares), an increase of 4.04 pence per share (3.1%) since 30 September 2021.

After accounting for the second interim dividend for the year ending 31 March 2022 of 3.22 pence per share paid on 28 February 2022 to shareholders on the register on 4 February 2022, the NAV is 129.67 pence per share.

Albion VCTs Prospectus Top Up Offers 2021/22

The Company launched a prospectus top up offer of new Ordinary shares on 6 January 2022. The first allotment under the Offer was on 25 February 2022.

The proceeds of the Offer will be used to provide further resources to our existing portfolio and to enable us to take advantage of new investment opportunities being seen.

Portfolio The following material investments have been made during the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021:

Further investments £000s Activity
Elliptic Enterprises Limited 426 Provider of Anti Money Laundering services to digital asset institutions.

Disposals

The following material disposals were made during the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021:

Portfolio Company £000s  
MPP Global Solutions Limited 1,261 Disposal of investment on a cost of £950,000
Innovation Broking Group Limited 866 Disposal of investment on a cost of £84,000
Total proceeds 2,127  

Top ten holdings (on 31 December 2021)

Investment Carrying value £000s % of net asset value Activity
Quantexa Limited 14,530 14.7% Network analytics platform to detect financial crime
Egress Software Technologies Limited 13,307 13.5% Encrypted email & file transfer service provider
Proveca Limited 6,355 6.4% Reformulation of medicines for paediatrics
Oviva AG 5,208 5.3% A technology enabled service business in medical nutritional therapy (MNT)
Radnor House School (TopCo) Limited 3,643 3.7% Independent school for children aged 2-18
The Evewell Group Limited 2,852 2.9% Operator and developer of women’s health centres focusing on fertility
Phrasee Limited 2,441 2.5% AI platform that generates optimised marketing campaigns
Regenerco Renewable Energy Limited 2,038 2.1% Generator of renewable energy from roof top solar installations
Credit Kudos Limited 1,876 1.9% Challenger credit bureau helping lenders to optimise and automate their affordability and risk assessments
Elliptic Enterprises Limited 1,673 1.7% Provider of Anti Money Laundering services to digital asset institutions

A full breakdown of the Company’s portfolio can be found on the Company’s webpage on the Manager’s website at www.albion.capital/funds/AAEV.

Share buy-backs

During the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021, the Company purchased 295,175 Ordinary shares for £363,000 including stamp duty. All the shares are to be held in treasury.

It remains the Board’s policy to buy back shares in the market, subject to the overall constraint that such purchases are in the Company’s interest, including the maintenance of sufficient resources for investment in existing and new portfolio companies and the continued payment of dividends to shareholders.

It is the Board’s intention for such buy-backs to be at around a 5% discount to net asset value, so far as market conditions and liquidity permit.

Material events and transactions after the period end

After the period end, the Company issued the following new Ordinary shares of nominal value 1 penny per share under the Albion VCTs Prospectus Top Up Offers 2021/22:

Date Number of shares issued Issue price per share (including costs of issue) Net proceeds £’000
25 February 2022 9,097,709 131.70p to 133.00p 11,799

Further information

The Company continues to offer a dividend reinvestment scheme to existing shareholders. Details of this Scheme can be found at www.albion.capital/funds/AAEV.

Further information regarding historic and current financial performance and other useful shareholder information can be found on the Company’s webpage on the Manager’s website at www.albion.capital/funds/AAEV.

Maxwell Packe, Chairman

1 March 2022

 

For further information please contact:

Vikash Hansrani

Operations Partner

Albion Capital Group LLP

Telephone: 020 7601 1850

 

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