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F&C Baronsmead 3 VCT C Share Issue


Baronsmead 3 VCT C Share Issue

Type: Venture capital trust

Aim: Growth by investing in unquoted and Aim listed companies in the business services, media, consumer, healthcare and IT sectors

Minimum investment: Lump sum 3,000

Charges: Initial 5%, annual up to 3%

Commission: Initial 3% or initial 2%, renewal 0.5% for four years

Closing date: January 31, 2006

Tel: 08457 9922999


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