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Aberdeen – Growth Opportunities VCT 2 S Ordinary Shares


Growth Opportunities VCT 2 S Ordinary Shares

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Growth and income by investing in smaller unlisted companies in the UK

Minimum investment: Lump sum £5,000

Closing date: April 4, 2007 for 2006/07 tax year, June 29, 2007 for 2007/2008 tax year

Charges: Initial 5%, annual 2%

Commission: Initial 2.5%, renewal 0.5% for three years

Tel: 0845 300 2830


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