Symvan Capital is honoured to be awarded “Best SEIS Investment Manager” at the Growth Investor Awards 2016 on Thursday 3rd November at the Marriott Grosvenor Square.
The Best SEIS Investment Manager award recognises a top performing fund manager specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes. Judges looked at impact on the investee company, advances in product development and adviser outreach to the investment community. Symvan Capital was shortlisted together with Daedalus Partners and Oxford Technology.
There were 13 other awards accorded to some of the leading players in the tax advantaged venture capital industry including awards for UBS, Puma Investments, Syndicate Room, Beringea and Calculus Capital. The economic importance of tax advantaged venture capital schemes is a theme that is much discussed with respect to EIS and SEIS investing. The uncertainty around Brexit has if anything intensified this discussion and this was a prominent theme in both the keynote speeches and in the post-dinner discussions at the event.
Daniel Kiernan, Research Director at Intelligent Partnership, explained why the judging panel selected Symvan Capital: “An early leader in SEIS funding, with a strong track record, Symvan impressed judges with the levels of support for investee businesses, which go much further than funding, taking companies from the earliest stages of growth to established businesses.”
Kealan Doyle, CEO of Symvan Capital makes note of the seamless link between successful SEIS and EIS investments and the UK economy:
"We are honoured to have been recognised in this category. Symvan Capital was established to enable investors to access technology companies with high growth potential. The Symvan Capital approach supports our view that the best investment returns can be created from nurturing early-stage technologies through to and including participation in Series A fundraising rounds.“
Visit www.growthinvestorawards.com/winners for a full list of all winners and runners up.
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