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Core Growth Capital – Core VCTs II & III

Core Growth Capital

Core VCTs II & III

Type: Venture capital trusts

Aim: Growth by investing in established unquoted UK companies

Minimum investment: Lump sum 5,000

Closing date: April 5, 2005 for 2005/06 tax year, April 26, 2005 for 2006/07 tax year:

Charges: Initial 5.5%

Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2.25% plus renewal 0.375%



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