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Sitka VCT offering 10 million C1 shares

Sitka health fund VCT is offering 10 million C1 fund shares for 1 each, hoping to double its size to 20m.

The VCT, which has been established since 2001, aims to provide dividends through inv-esting in firms with a defined exit horizon of two to four years, whether through Aim flotation or sale to trade buyers.

The VCT is currently inves-ted in 13 companies, from those developing cardiac monitoring devices through fertility diagnostics and drug-testing services to day-surgery companies.

The average investment is 500,000. Of companies in the VCT, one recorded a successful Aim listing in 2004 and another was acquired by a trade buyer earlier this year. Two more companies intend to float on Aim this year and two more firms are in discussions for trade sale this year.

Joint managing partner Louis Nisbet says: “In terms of risk, healthcare does not des-erve to be quoted in the same terms as, for example, media, luxury goods or information technology. Healthcare is centuries old – the market is always there and always will be there.”


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