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SME investment service goes live

Online investment service DPO goes live today when it issues prospectuses to IFAs for its first offering, Harrogate-based media business Media Generation.

The direct public offering service gives retail investors the opportunity to invest in small to medium sized companies at an early stage. Investments start at £500 and qualify for the tax benefits of the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

DPO will target companies seeking funding between £250,000 and £3m, below the traditional minimum investment for venture capital.

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