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Baronsmead VCT3 closes oversubscribed

Baronsmead VCT3, which was launched by Friends Ivory & Sime Private Equity in January, has now closed, oversubscribed at £33m. The board of directors of Baronsmead VCT increased the fund&#39s size by 10 per cent once the original target of £30m had been met.

Baronsmead VCT3 chairman Mark Cannon says: “The board welcomes over 2,000 shareholders to Baronsmead VCT3. We intend to build a well-diversified portfolio of approximately 30 VCT qualifying investments over the next three years to achieve our objective of both generating capital growth and paying attractive dividends when possible.”

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