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Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Proven Growth & Inc.

ProVen Growth and Income VCT plc: Interim Management Statement

ProVen Growth and Income VCT plc: Interim Management Statement

ProVen Growth & Income VCT plc
Interim Management Statement
for the three months ended 30 November 2020

ProVen Growth & Income VCT plc (the “Company”) presents an Interim Management Statement for the three month period ended 30 November 2020. The statement also includes relevant financial information between the end of the period and the date of this announcement.

Performance

 

 

 
Unaudited
30 November
2020
Unaudited
31 August 2020
Unaudited
31 May
2020
Audited
29 February
2020
  Pence Pence Pence Pence
Net Asset Value per share (“NAV”) 57.2 55.3 56.2 58.6
Dividends paid since class launch (originally as ‘C’ Shares)* 67.65 66.15 64.4 64.4
Total Return (NAV plus dividends paid since ‘C’ Share class launch) 124.85 121.45 120.6 123.0

* Dividends paid represents dividends paid in respect of the Original 'C' Shares between their launch in 2006 up until their conversion in 2009 and as Ordinary Shares since the 'C' Share conversion. 'C' Shares were converted into Ordinary Shares on a one for one basis in 2009.

Dividends paid or declared
On 29 October 2020, the Company announced an interim dividend for the year ended 28 February 2021 of 1.5p per share. This dividend was paid on 4 December 2020 to shareholders on the register at 13 November 2020.

Investment portfolio summary at 30 November 2020

Portfolio summary

  Valuation
Venture capital investments £’000
Zoovu Limited (t/a Smart Assistant) 8,594
Sannpa Limited *t/a Fnatic) 6,912
ContactEngine Limited 5,767
Mycs GmbH 5,486
Dryden Holdings Limited 4,760
Infinity Reliance Limited (t/a My 1st Years) 4,619
Written Byte Ltd (t/a DeepCrawl) 4,441
Thread, Inc. 3,972
Papier Ltd 3,458
Our Path Ltd (t/a Second Nature) 2,983
Other investments 41,345
  92,337

 
Cash at bank 35,110
Other net current liabilities 223
   
Net Assets 127,670

Quoted investments are valued at the closing bid price at 30 November 2020, discounted where appropriate. Unquoted investments are valued at fair values established using the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines.


Investment activity during the three month period ended 30 November 2020

Investment additions

  £’000
Written Byte Limited (t/a DeepCrawl) 1,930
Papier Ltd 308
Thread, Inc. 250
Poq Studio Limited 150
  2,638

Investment disposals

 

 

 
 

 

Cost
Market
value at 1 September 2020
 

Disposal
proceeds
Gain
against
cost
Realised
loss
in period
  £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000
Written Byte Limited (t/a DeepCrawl)* 246 492 483 237 (9)
           
  246 492 483 237 (9)

*Part-disposal of shares, which completed at the same time as the follow-on investment in the same company. The transaction was structured in this way in order to strengthen the Company’s overall position as a shareholder in the company.

Investment activity from 1 December 2020 to the date of this announcement

  £’000
Exonar Limited 517
  517

Investment disposals

There were no investment disposals in the period from 1 December 2020 to the date of this announcement.

Changes to share capital Ordinary
Shares
of 1.6187p each
As at 1 September 2020 223,886,810
Shares bought back during the 3 months to 30 November 2020 (573,067)
Shares issued during the 3 months to 30 November 2020 -
As at 30 November 2020 223,313,743

In the period from 1 December 2020 to the date of this announcement, 604,344 Ordinary Shares were repurchased and subsequently cancelled.

In addition, 964,664 Ordinary Shares were issued under the Company’s Dividend Reinvestment Scheme in relation to the dividend paid on 4 December 2020.

Material events
ProVen VCT plc and ProVen Growth and Income VCT plc (the “Companies”) announced on 3 December 2020 that they had published a Prospectus (comprising Securities Note, Registration Document and Summary) in respect of a combined offer for subscription to raise up to £40,000,000 by way of an issue of new ordinary shares in the Companies, with an over-allotment facility of up to a further £20,000,000 payable in full in cash on application.

Other than the matters described above, there were no material events during the period from 1 September 2020 to 30 November 2020 or in the period from 1 December 2020 to the date of this announcement.

Further information
Further information regarding the Company, can be found on Beringea's dedicated VCT website: www.provenvcts.co.uk or by contacting Beringea, the Investment Manager at [email protected] or by telephone 020 7845 7820.

Beringea LLP
Company Secretary
Telephone 020 7845 7820

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