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Octopus takes over £40m Brewin Dolphin EIS service

Octopus Investments is acquiring Brewin Dolphin’s £40m enterprise investment scheme portfolio management service.

The service will be transferred to the Octopus Eureka EIS on October 21. The Eureka team manages £200m in Aim companies.

Brewin Dolphin says the move is part of its plans to focus on its core portfolio management business, which stands at £25bn. It would not confirm if the transfer involved a cash settlement.

Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of benefits to EISs in the 2011 Budget, including allowing EISs to invest in businesses with gross assets of £15m rather than £7m.

Brewin Dolphin head of corporate affairs Charlotte Black says: “We felt it would be better to transfer the portfolio rather than scale up the business.”

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  1. From what i have seen from some of the EIS schemes out there, the only enterprise seems to be tax avoidance

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