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Albion Expertise & Normal VCT PLC
LEI quantity: 213800TKJUY376H3KN16

As required by the UK Itemizing Authority’s Disclosure Steering and Transparency Rule 4.2, Albion Expertise & Normal VCT PLC (the “Firm”) immediately makes public its info referring to the Half-yearly Monetary Report (which is unaudited) for the six months to 30 June 2022. This announcement was authorized by the Board of Administrators on 22 September 2022.

The complete Half-yearly Monetary Report (which is unaudited) for the interval to 30 June 2022, will shortly be despatched to shareholders. Copies of the total Half-yearly Monetary Report might be proven by way of the Albion Capital Group LLP web site by clicking http://www.albion.capital/funds/AATG/30Jun22.pdf.

Funding goal and coverage

The Firm’s funding goal is to offer traders with an everyday and predictable supply of dividend revenue, mixed with the prospect of long-term capital development, by way of a balanced portfolio of predominantly unquoted development and know-how companies in a qualifying Enterprise Capital Belief (“VCT”).

Funding coverage

The Firm will spend money on a broad portfolio of unquoted development and know-how companies. Allocation of belongings might be decided by the funding alternatives which change into out there, however efforts might be made to make sure that the portfolio is diversified by way of sectors and phases of maturity of portfolio corporations.

VCT qualifying and non-qualifying investments

Software of the funding coverage is designed to make sure that the Firm continues to qualify and is authorized as a VCT by HM Income and Customs (“VCT laws”). The utmost quantity invested in anybody firm is restricted to HMRC annual funding limits. It’s meant that usually a minimum of 80 per cent. of the Firm’s funds might be invested in VCT qualifying investments. The VCT laws additionally have an effect on the kind of investments and qualifying sectors by which the Firm could make an funding.

Funds held both previous to investing in VCT qualifying belongings or for liquidity functions might be held as money on deposit, invested in floating fee notes or related devices with banks or different monetary establishments with excessive credit score scores or invested in liquid open-ended fairness funds offering revenue and capital fairness publicity (the place it’s thought of financial to take action). Funding in such open-ended fairness funds is not going to exceed 7.5 per cent. of the Firm’s belongings on the time of funding.

Threat diversification and most exposures

Threat is unfold by investing in quite a lot of totally different companies inside VCT qualifying business sectors utilizing a mix of securities. The utmost the Firm will spend money on a single firm is 15 per cent. of the Firm’s belongings at value on the time of funding. The worth of a person funding is predicted to extend over time on account of buying and selling progress and a steady evaluation is made from investments’ suitability on the market. It’s attainable that particular person holdings might develop in worth to a degree the place they signify a considerably increased proportion of whole belongings previous to a realisation alternative being out there.

Borrowing powers

The Firm’s most publicity in relation to gearing is restricted to 10 per cent. of the adjusted share capital and reserves. The Administrators wouldn’t have any intention of utilising long-term gearing.

Monetary calendar

Document date for second dividend for the yr

Fee date for second dividend for the yr

Monetary yr finish

9 December 2022

30 December 2022

31 December 2022

Monetary highlights

  Unaudited
six months ended 30 June 2022
(pence per share)
Unaudited
six months ended 30 June 2021
(pence per share)
Audited
yr ended 31 December 2021
(pence per share)
Opening web asset worth 80.65 69.35 69.35
Capital (loss)/return (0.10) 11.15 14.93
Income return/(loss) 0.11 (0.11) 0.37
Whole return 0.01 11.04 15.30
Atypical dividends paid (2.02) (1.73) (3.68)
Affect from share capital actions 0.05 (0.49) (0.32)
Web asset worth 78.69 78.17 80.65
Whole shareholder worth for each 100 pence invested on preliminary allotment Atypical shares
(pence per share)
Whole dividends paid since inception 121.65
Web asset worth as at 30 June 2022 78.69
Whole shareholder worth to 30 June 2022 200.34

Along with the dividends paid above, the Board declared a second dividend for the yr ending 31 December 2022 of 1.97 pence per Atypical share to be paid on 30 December 2022 to shareholders on the register on 9 December 2022.

Additional particulars concerning the full shareholder worth for the historic C Shares, Albion Earnings and Progress VCT PLC and Atypical shares, in addition to the dividend file from inception of the Firm in 2000, may be discovered at http://www.albion.capital/funds/AATG underneath the ‘Monetary Abstract for Earlier Funds’ part.

Notes
The desk above excludes tax advantages.

Interim administration report

Introduction
For the reason that Firm’s yr finish, the financial backdrop has change into more and more troublesome, with heightened geopolitical dangers and rising inflation. Total, the Firm has made a small whole achieve for the six months to 30 June 2022 of 0.01 pence per share, which represents a 0.01% return on opening web asset worth, earlier than dividend funds. I’m happy to report some glorious outcomes from varied exits through the interval, which offset the impact of the more and more risky market on valuations of ongoing holdings.

Outcomes and dividends
The online asset worth per Atypical share as at 30 June 2022 has decreased by 2.4% to 78.69 pence within the six months (30 June 2021: 78.17 pence; 31 December 2021: 80.65 pence); the cost of a 2.02 pence per share dividend on 30 June 2022 greater than offset the return on the portfolio over the six months. There was an uplift in working prices within the interval as a result of improve in measurement of the fund in addition to accounting for the efficiency incentive provision detailed beneath.

In keeping with our dividend coverage, concentrating on round 5% of NAV every year, the Firm paid a dividend of two.02 pence per share through the interval to 30 June 2022 (2021: 1.73 pence per share). The Firm pays a second dividend for the monetary yr ending 31 December 2022 of 1.97 pence per share on 30 December 2022 to shareholders on the register on 9 December 2022, being 2.5% of the most recent reported NAV at 30 June 2022.

This may carry the full dividends paid for the yr ending 31 December 2022 to three.99 pence per share, which equates to a 4.95% yield on the opening NAV of 80.65 pence per share at 31 December 2021.

Efficiency and portfolio replace
The whole achieve on investments for the interval ended 30 June 2022 was £1.6 million (six months ended 30 June 2021: £15.0 million; yr ended 31 December 2021: £21.5 million). The Firm’s achieve is principally attributable to a few profitable exits:

•    Credit score Kudos generated proceeds of £5.1 million and a return of 5.2 instances value; 
•    Phrasee generated proceeds of £2.4 million and a return of three.5 instances value; and
•    MyMeds&Me generated proceeds of £1.5 million and a return of three.4 instances value. 

Additional particulars of different realisations through the interval may be discovered within the realisations desk beneath. 

There have been web unrealised valuation losses on investments of £0.8 million within the interval; the most important write downs being Oxsensis (£1.9m), and Concirrus (£0.5 million) following troublesome buying and selling situations. The biggest uplifts had been on Cantab Analysis (T/A Speechmatics) (£1.0 million) and The Voucher Market (T/A WeGift) (£0.6 million), each of which have been revalued after additional externally led funding rounds.

Throughout the interval, a complete of £6.8 million was deployed into portfolio corporations, £2.0 million of this was invested in 4 new portfolio corporations, all of that are anticipated to lead to follow-on funding as the businesses show themselves and develop. These are:

  • £0.9 million into PeakData, which supplies insights and analytics to pharmaceutical corporations on therapeutic areas;
  • £0.5 million into PerchPeek, a digital relocation platform;
  • £0.5 million into Ophelos, an autonomous and moral debt decision platform; and
  • £0.1 million into Regulatory Genome Growth, a supplier of machine readable structured regulatory content material.

An additional £4.8 million was invested in present portfolio corporations, together with £1.4 million into Cantab Analysis (T/A Speechmatics); £1.0 million into Black Swan Knowledge; and £0.9 million into TransFICC to assist assist them as they proceed to develop.

Our high 3 portfolio corporations now account for 21.6% of the Firm’s NAV (30 June 2021: 25.2%; 31 December 2021: 26.2%). Additional particulars of the portfolio of investments may be discovered beneath.

Present portfolio sector allocation

Set out on the backside of this announcement is the sector diversification of the portfolio of investments as at 30 June 2022.

Normal Assembly outcomes and adjustments to the Administration Settlement
The entire resolutions proposed on the Annual Normal Assembly and Normal Assembly (which particularly coated adjustments to the Administration Settlement) on 26 Might 2022 handed comfortably, together with the particular resolutions. The Board continues to encourage shareholders to take part within the enterprise of the Firm by returning votes for Normal Conferences.

The adjustments to the Administration Settlement included: reducing the Administration price from 2.5 per cent. of NAV to 2.0 per cent. of NAV, backdated to 1 January 2022; introduction of a capped administration price; and revisions to the efficiency incentive preparations. Full particulars can be found within the Round dated 13 April 2022 which may be discovered on the Supervisor’s web site at www.albion.capital/funds/AATG/circular2022.pdf.

These adjustments have now been enacted and there was a discount to the Firm’s ongoing working prices. Particulars on the methodology and calculation of the efficiency incentive provision may be present in be aware 9. For the interval ended 30 June 2022, the full provision of £562,000 decreases the NAV by 0.35 pence per share.

Board composition and succession planning
As a part of the Boards succession planning, we had been happy to welcome Clive Richardson as a Director with impact from 1 June 2022. Clive has in depth expertise throughout a variety of personal and public worldwide healthcare and know-how centered companies from start-ups to mid-cap corporations; this expertise might be of worth to the Firm.

The Nomination Committee frequently screens and critiques the membership of the Board based mostly on the unfold of expertise and contributions of its members, in addition to succession planning necessities of the Firm. The Firm has made quite a lot of adjustments to the Board lately and continues to evaluation actively Board succession given two members could have served as unbiased non-executive administrators for 9 years through the present monetary yr.

Share buy-backs
It stays the Board’s coverage to buy-back shares out there, topic to the general constraint that such purchases are within the Firm’s curiosity. This contains the upkeep of enough money sources for funding in new and present portfolio corporations and the continued cost of dividends to shareholders.

It’s the Board’s intention that such buy-backs ought to be at round a 5% low cost to NAV, in as far as market situations and liquidity allow. The Firm bought 1,544,872 Atypical shares for treasury through the interval at a complete value of £1.2 million (30 June 2021: £1.0 million; 31 December 2021: £1.9 million). The Firm continues to conduct energetic buy-backs to assist present good secondary market liquidity for individuals who wish to get rid of all or a part of their shareholdings.

Dangers and uncertainties
The UK is experiencing its highest degree of inflation in a long time, in addition to the impact of the uncertainty over the long run course and international influence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Total funding threat is mitigated by way of a wide range of processes, together with our coverage of aiming to attain stability within the portfolio by way of the inclusion of sectors which are much less uncovered to the enterprise and client cycles and in making an attempt to establish, and nurture, good particular person funding alternatives. The portfolio continues to have a excessive publicity to the know-how sector. Whereas we might anticipate valuations to be strong inside the tolerance of regular market fluctuations, the potential however unknown scale of any additional adversarial occasions arising from the present scenario within the UK and around the globe stays a serious threat issue.

In accordance with DTR 4.2.7, the Board confirms that the principal dangers and uncertainties going through the Firm haven’t materially modified from these recognized within the Annual Report and Monetary Statements for the yr ended 31 December 2021. There may be heightened uncertainty, however this has not modified the character of the principal dangers. The Board considers that the current processes for mitigating these dangers stay acceptable.

The principal dangers confronted by the Firm are:

  • Funding, efficiency and valuation threat;
  • VCT approval threat;
  • Regulatory and compliance threat;
  • Market worth of Atypical shares;
  • Operational and inside management threat (together with cyber and knowledge safety); and
  • Financial, political and social threat.

An in depth rationalization of the principal dangers going through the Firm may be discovered within the Annual Report and Monetary Statements for the yr ended 31 December 2021 on pages 18 to twenty, copies of which can be found on the Firm’s webpage on the Supervisor’s web site at www.albion.capital/funds/AATG underneath the ‘Monetary Reviews and Circulars’ part.

Sundown Clause
The present tax concessions out there to traders subscribing for brand spanking new shares in a VCT have an finish date of 6 April 2025. The Supervisor is actively working, as a part of the VCT business, on submissions to the Authorities to increase these concessions. At this stage, whereas the end result stays unsure, the Board expects the Authorities to offer ongoing assist.

Albion VCTs Prime Up Affords
The 2021/22 Affords had been totally subscribed and closed having raised £24 million for the Firm. The Board was happy to see the excessive degree of demand for the Firm’s shares from present and new shareholders. As lately introduced, the Firm intends to take part within the Albion VCTs Prime Up Affords 2022/23. Full particulars of the Affords might be contained in a prospectus that’s anticipated to be printed in October 2022 and might be out there on the Albion Capital web site (www.albion.capital).

The proceeds of the Affords are getting used to offer assist to our present portfolio corporations and to allow us to reap the benefits of new funding alternatives as they come up, a number of of that are famous above. Particulars on the share allotments through the interval may be present in be aware 8.

Transactions with the Supervisor
Particulars of the transactions that occurred with the Supervisor within the interval may be present in be aware 5. Particulars of associated celebration transactions may be present in be aware 12.

Shareholder seminar
The Board is happy to report that the Supervisor, Albion Capital, will host a shareholder seminar this yr on 23 November 2022 on the Royal Faculty of Surgeons. The Board considers this an necessary a part of shareholder communication because it supplies a chance for an interactive occasion; shareholders are inspired to attend. Locations are restricted and to order a spot please e-mail data@albion.capital with topic heading “Shareholders Seminar” and embrace your full title. You’ll obtain an e-mail affirmation of your house, topic to availability.

Outlook
Regardless of the comparatively muted efficiency for the interval, the Board believes the portfolio stays resilient, being each diversified by way of corporations at totally different phases of maturity and throughout a wide range of totally different sectors. We stay assured that our portfolio corporations are well-positioned to develop over the long term, regardless of the market uncertainties, and that our Supervisor is well-positioned to search out new alternatives for us, in addition to to handle our present investments. Nevertheless, with heightened dangers by way of elevated inflation and uncertainty in regards to the financial outlook, it’s troublesome to be solely optimistic about what lies forward when there are such important points outdoors the Firm’s management.

Robin Archibald
Chairman
22 September 2022

Duty statement

The Administrators, Robin Archibald, Mary Anne Cordeiro, Margaret Payn, Patrick Reeve and Clive Richardson, are liable for making ready the Half-yearly Monetary Report. In making ready these condensed Monetary Statements for the interval to 30 June 2022 we, the Administrators of the Firm, verify that to the most effective of our data:(a) the condensed set of Monetary Statements, which has been ready in accordance with Monetary Reporting Commonplace 104 “Interim Monetary Reporting”, offers a real and honest view of the belongings, liabilities, monetary place and revenue and lack of the Firm as required by DTR 4.2.4R;

(b) the Interim administration report features a honest evaluation of the data required by DTR 4.2.7R (indication of necessary occasions through the first six months and outline of principal dangers and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the yr); and

(c) the Interim administration report features a honest evaluation of the data required by DTR 4.2.8R (disclosure of associated events’ transactions and adjustments therein).

This Half-yearly Monetary Report has not been audited or reviewed by the Auditor.

For and on behalf of the Board

Robin Archibald
Chairman
22 September 2022

Portfolio of investments

    As at 30 June 2022    
Portfolio firm % voting rights Value
£’000
Cumulative motion in worth
£’000
Value
£’000
  Change in worth for the interval*
£’000
Quantexa Restricted 2.9 2,740 14,193 16,933  
Radnor Home Faculty (TopCo) Restricted 14.8 2,710 2,619 5,329   (380)
Oviva AG 2.9 2,694 2,392 5,086   (307)
Proveca Restricted 7.2 1,184 3,445 4,629   (190)
Cantab Analysis Restricted (T/A Speechmatics) 3.4 2,901 1,720 4,621   985
Chonais River Hydro Restricted 15.7 2,169 2,007 4,176   381
Black Swan Knowledge Restricted 7.8 4,221 (376) 3,845   (11)
The Evewell Group Restricted 6.4 1,547 1,542 3,089   19
Elliptic Enterprises Restricted 1.6 2,156 804 2,960  
Egress Software program Applied sciences Restricted 2.2 765 1,990 2,755   (270)
Gharagain River Hydro Restricted 18.5 1,526 855 2,381   236
Oxsensis Restricted 18.2 3,484 (1,164) 2,320   (1,917)
Panaseer Restricted 3.1 1,122 534 1,656  
TransFICC Restricted 3.7 1,275 today techs middle; vertical-align: top ; “>377 1,652  
The Voucher Market Restricted (T/A WeGift) 2.2 1,020 591 1,611   591
The Road by Road Photo voltaic Programme Restricted 8.1 895 614 1,509   16
Locum’s Nest Restricted 6.9 813 565 1,378   525
Beddlestead Restricted 9.8 1,200 151 1,351   117
MHS 1 Restricted 22.5 1,565 (258) 1,307   (1)
Regenerco Renewable Vitality Restricted 7.9 822 483 1,305   11
Aridhia Informatics Restricted 4.9 950 207 1,157   (83)
Convertr Media Restricted 6.9 1,105 50 1,155   5
Gravitee Topco Restricted (T/A Gravitee.io) 3.6 920 235 1,155   235
Healios Restricted 2.5 633 417 1,050  
Threadneedle Software program Holdings Restricted (T/A Solidatus) 1.7 1,014 1,014  
Cisiv Restricted 7.5 695 309 1,004   (22)
uMotif Restricted 3.6 1,121 (134) 987   (65)
PeakData AG 2.1 943 34 977   34
InCrowd Sports activities Restricted 5.0 636 266 902   47
NuvoAir Holdings Inc. 1.4 564 266 830   80
Arecor Therapeutics PLC 0.9 304 492 796   (140)
Alto Prodotto Wind Restricted 6.9 550 245 795   54
The Q Backyard Firm Restricted 33.4 934 (150) 784  
Seldon Applied sciences Restricted 1.4 694 694  
Koru Children Restricted 1.6 430 192 622  
DySIS Medical Restricted 3.5 2,589 (2,029) 560   (114)
PerchPeek Restricted 1.7 546 546  
Ophelos Restricted 1.9 492 492  
memsstar Restricted 30.1 515 (57) 458   (120)
Premier Leisure (Suffolk) Restricted 454 (26) 428  
Erin Photo voltaic Restricted 15.7 440 (85) 355  
Accelex Expertise Restricted 2.0 353 353  
AVESI Restricted 8.0 259 83 342  
Imandra Inc. 1.6 215 114 329   (210)
Brytlyt Restricted 1.9 322 322  
Limitless Expertise Restricted 2.1 560 (239) 321   (239)
Zift Channel Options Inc. 1.6 881 (583) 298   (50)
Harvest AD Restricted 210 (1) 209  
Mirada Medical Restricted 4.6 1,321 (1,125) 196   196
Greenenerco Restricted 3.1 84 57 141   8
Regulatory Genome Growth Restricted 0.7 107 107  
uMedeor Restricted (T/A uMed) 0.9 100 100  
Symetrica Restricted 0.3 79 (16) 63  
Concirrus Restricted 3.4 1,795 (1,732) 63   (508)
Palm Tree Expertise Restricted 0.5 320 (304) 16  
Ahead Scientific Restricted (T/A Pando) 1.6 196 (193) 3   (3)
Abcodia Restricted 3.2 568 (566) 2  
Avora Restricted 2.2 400 (400)   (9)
Parts Software program Restricted 3.3 19 (19)  
Whole fastened asset investments   61,127 28,392 89,519 today techs border-left: solid black 1pt ; text-align: right ; vertical-align: middle; vertical-align: top ; “>  (1,099)

T/A – buying and selling as
* As adjusted for additions and disposals through the interval.

Funding realisations within the interval to 30 June 2022 Value
£’000
Opening carrying worth
£’000
Disposal proceeds
£’000
Whole realised achieve/(loss)
£’000
Gain/(loss) on opening worth
£’000
Disposals:          
Credit score Kudos Restricted 979 4,050 5,065 4,086 1,015
Phrasee Restricted 680 2,018 2,384 1,704 366
MyMeds&Me Restricted 439 666 1,476 1,037 810
           
Mortgage inventory repayments and different:          
Alto Prodotto Wind Restricted 19 28 28 9
Greenenerco Restricted 3 4 4 1
Oxsensis Restricted 1,420 1,598 1,598 178
Sandcroft Avenue Restricted (T/A Hussle)** 427 5 (427) (5)
Escrow changes and different*** 52 52 52
Whole 3,967 8,369 10,607 6,640 2,238

** in administration
*** These comprise honest worth actions on deferred consideration on beforehand disposed investments and bills that are incidental to the acquisition or disposal of an funding

Whole change in worth of investments for the yr           (1,099)
Motion in mortgage inventory accrued curiosity           261
Unrealised losses on fastened asset investments           (838)
Realised good points on fastened asset investments                 2,238
Finance revenue from the unwinding of low cost on deferred consideration         179
Whole good points on investments as per Earnings assertion         1,579

Condensed revenue assertion

    Unaudited
six months ended
30 June 2022
Unaudited
six months ended
30 June 2021
Audited
yr ended
31 December 2021
  Notice Income
£’000
Capital
£’000
Whole
£’000
Income
£’000
Capital
£’000
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£’000
Income
£’000
Capital
£’000
Whole
£’000
Good points on investments 3 1,579 1,579 14,966 14,966 21,527 21,527
Funding revenue 4 619 619 330 330 1,077 1,077
Funding Supervisor’s charges* 5 (129) (1,725) (1,854) (270) (807) (1,077) (235) (2,115) (2,350)
Different bills   (327) (327) (193) (193) (366) (366)
Profit/(loss) on peculiar actions earlier than tax   163 (146) 17 (133) 14,159 14,026 476 19,412 19,888
Tax cost on peculiar actions  
Profit/(loss) and whole complete revenue attributable to shareholders   163 (146) 17 (133) 14,159 14,026 476 19,412 19,888
Primary and diluted return/(loss) per share (pence)** 7 0.11 (0.10) 0.01 (0.11) 11.15 11.04 0.37 14.93 15.30

* For extra info on the allocation between income and capital please see be aware 2 within the accounting insurance policies beneath
** adjusted for treasury shares

Comparative figures have been extracted from the unaudited Half-yearly Monetary Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021 and the audited statutory accounts for the yr ended 31 December 2021.

The accompanying notes type an integral a part of this Half-yearly Monetary Report.

The whole column of this Condensed revenue assertion represents the revenue and loss account of the Firm. The supplementary income and capital columns have been ready in accordance with The Affiliation of Funding Firms’ Assertion of Really helpful Apply.
Condensed balance sheet

  Notice Unaudited
30 June 2022
£’000
Unaudited
30 June 2021
£’000
Audited
31 December 2021
£’000
Fastened asset investments   89,519 83,076 90,535
         
Present belongings        
Commerce and different receivables   3,221 2,133 2,878
Money and money equivalents   35,518 19,957 14,361
    38,739 22,090 17,239

Whole belongings

  128,258 105,166 107,774

Payables: quantities falling due inside one yr
Commerce and different payables

  (1,145) (947) (780)
Whole belongings much less present liabilities   127,113 104,219 106,994

Provisions falling due after one yr

  (562)
Web belongings   126,551 104,219 106,994
Fairness attributable to fairness holders        
Referred to as up share capital 8 1,833 1,530 1,536
Share premium   76,358 52,293 52,687
Capital redemption reserve   48 48 48
Unrealised capital reserve   28,229 27,619 33,469
Realised capital reserve   23,353 23,752 18,259
Different distributable reserve   (3,270) (1,023) 995
Whole fairness shareholders’ funds   126,551 104,219 106,994
         
Primary and diluted web asset worth per share (pence)*   78.69 78.17 80.65

* excluding treasury shares

Comparative figures have been extracted from the unaudited Half-yearly Monetary Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021 and the audited statutory accounts for the yr ended 31 December 2021.

The accompanying notes type an integral a part of this Half-yearly Monetary Report.

These Monetary Statements had been authorized by the Board of Administrators and authorised for subject on 22 September 2022 and had been signed on its behalf by

Robin Archibald
Chairman
Firm quantity: 04114310
Condensed assertion of adjustments in fairness

  Referred to as up share
capital
Share premium Capital redemption reserve Unrealised capital reserve Realised capital reserve* Different distributable reserve* Whole
  £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000
As at 1 January 2022 1,536 52,687 48 33,469 18,259 995 106,994
Revenue/(loss) and whole complete revenue for the interval (838) 692 163 17
Switch of beforehand unrealised good points on disposal of investments (4,402) 4,402
Buy of personal shares for treasury (1,188) (1,188)
Challenge of fairness 297 24,273 24,570
Value of subject of fairness (602) (602)
Dividends paid (3,240) (3,240)
As at 30 June 2022 1,833 76,358 48 28,229 23,353 (3,270) 126,551
As at 1 January 2021 1,307 37,036 48 13,595 23,617 2,425 78,028
Revenue/(loss) and whole complete revenue for the interval 14,702 (543) (133) 14,026
Switch of beforehand unrealised good points on disposal of investments (678) 678
Buy of personal shares for treasury (1,009) (1,009)
Challenge of fairness 223 15,643 15,866
Value of subject of fairness (386) (386)
Dividends paid (2,306) (2,306)
As at 30 June 2021 1,530 52,293 48 27,619 23,752 (1,023) 104,219
As at 1 January 2021 1,307 37,036 48 13,595 today techs border-left: solid black 1pt ; text-align: right ; vertical-align: middle; vertical-align: bottom ; “>23,617 2,425 78,028
Revenue/(loss) and whole complete revenue for the yr 20,761 (1,349) 476 19,888
Switch of beforehand unrealised good points on disposal of investments (887) 887
Buy of shares for treasury (1,906) (1,906)
Challenge of fairness 229 16,056 16,285
Value of subject of fairness (405) (405)
Dividends paid (4,896) (4,896)
As at 31 December 2021 1,536 52,687 48 33,469 18,259 995 106,994

*Included inside these reserves are quantities of £17,686,000 (30 June 2021: £22,729,000; 31 December 2021: £17,035,000) that are thought of distributable at 30 June 2022. The ultimate listening to for the cancellation and reclassification of share premium and capital redemption reserves to different distributable reserve, totalling £76,406,000, was held on 2 August 2022. Of this reclassified quantity, £26,004,000 is instantly distributable underneath VCT laws, and £50,402,000 will change into distributable over time.

Condensed assertion of cash flows

  Unaudited
six months ended 30 June 2022
£’000
Unaudited
six months ended 30 June 2021
£’000
Audited
yr ended
31 December 2021
£’000
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Mortgage inventory revenue acquired 767 315 674
Dividend revenue acquired 80 15 15
Deposit curiosity acquired 18 1 1
Funding administration price paid (1,196) (871) (2,166)
Different money funds (302) (231) (373)
Company tax paid
Web money stream from working actions (633) (771) (1,849)
       
       
Money stream from investing actions      
Buy of fastened asset investments (6,308) (4,634) (8,229)
Disposal of fastened asset investments 8,337 1,587 3,910
Web money stream from investing actions 2,029 (3,047) (4,319)
       
       
Money stream from financing actions      
Challenge of share capital 23,413 15,120 15,120
Value of subject of fairness (18) (19) (37)
Dividends paid (2,671) (1,932) (4,099)
Buy of personal shares (together with prices) (963) (845) (1,906)
Web money stream from financing actions 19,761 12,324 9,078
       
Improve in money and money equivalents 21,157 8,506 2,910
Money and money equivalents at begin of interval 14,361 11,451 11,451
Money and money equivalents at finish of interval 35,518 19,957 14,361

Notes to the condensed Monetary Statements

1. Foundation of preparation
The condensed Monetary Statements have been ready in accordance with relevant United Kingdom legislation and accounting requirements, together with Monetary Reporting Commonplace 102 (“FRS 102”), and with the Assertion of Really helpful Apply “Monetary Statements of Funding Belief Firms and Enterprise Capital Trusts” (“SORP”) issued by The Affiliation of Funding Firms (“AIC”). The Monetary Statements have been ready on a going concern foundation.

The preparation of the Monetary Statements requires administration to make judgements and estimates that have an effect on the appliance of insurance policies and reported quantities of belongings, liabilities, revenue and bills. Probably the most crucial estimates and judgements relate to the willpower of carrying worth of investments at honest worth by way of revenue and loss (“FVTPL”) in accordance with FRS 102 sections 11 and 12. The Firm values investments by following the Worldwide Non-public Fairness and Enterprise Capital Valuation (“IPEV”) Tips as up to date in 2018 and additional element on the valuation methods used are outlined in be aware 2 beneath.
Firm info may be discovered on web page 2 of the Half-yearly Monetary Report.

2. Accounting insurance policies
Fastened and present asset investments
The Firm’s enterprise is investing in monetary belongings with a view to taking advantage of their whole return within the type of revenue and capital development. This portfolio of economic belongings is managed, and its efficiency evaluated on a good worth foundation, in accordance with a documented funding coverage, and details about the portfolio is supplied internally on that foundation to the Board.

In accordance with the necessities of FRS 102, these undertakings by which the Firm holds greater than 20 per cent. of the fairness as a part of an funding portfolio should not accounted for utilizing the fairness technique. In these circumstances the funding is measured at FVTPL.

Upon preliminary recognition (utilizing commerce date accounting) investments, together with mortgage inventory, are categorised by the Firm as FVTPL and are included at their preliminary honest worth, which is value (excluding bills incidental to the acquisition that are written off to the Earnings assertion).

Subsequently, the investments are valued at ‘honest worth’, which is measured as follows:

  • Investments listed on recognised exchanges are valued at their bid costs on the finish of the accounting interval or in any other case at honest worth based mostly on printed worth quotations.
  • Unquoted investments, the place there is no such thing as a energetic market, are valued utilizing an acceptable valuation method in accordance with the IPEV Tips. Indicators of honest worth are derived utilizing established methodologies together with earnings multiples, income multiples, the extent of third celebration affords acquired, value or costs of latest funding rounds, web belongings and business valuation benchmarks. The place the value of latest funding is used as a place to begin for estimating honest worth at subsequent measurement dates, this has been benchmarked utilizing an acceptable valuation method permitted by the IPEV pointers.
  • In conditions the place the associated fee or worth of latest funding is used, consideration is given to the circumstances of the portfolio firm since that date in figuring out honest worth. This contains consideration of whether or not there’s any proof of decay or robust definable proof of a rise in worth. Within the absence of those indicators, the funding in query is valued on the quantity reported on the earlier reporting date. Examples of occasions or adjustments that would point out a diminution embrace:
    • the efficiency and/or prospects of the underlying enterprise are considerably beneath the expectations on which the funding was based mostly; or
    • a big adversarial change both within the portfolio firm’s enterprise or within the technological, market, financial, authorized or regulatory setting by which the enterprise operates; or
    • market situations have deteriorated, which can be indicated by a fall within the share costs of quoted companies working in the identical or associated sectors.

Investments are recognised as monetary belongings on authorized completion of the funding contract and are de-recognised on authorized completion of the sale of an funding.

Dividend revenue is just not recognised as a part of the honest worth motion of an funding however is recognised individually as funding revenue by way of the opposite distributable reserve when a share turns into ex-dividend.

Present belongings and payables
Receivables (together with debtors due after multiple yr), payables and money are carried at amortised value, in accordance with FRS 102. Debtors due after multiple yr meet the definition of a financing transaction and are held at amortised value, and curiosity might be recognised by way of capital over the credit score interval utilizing the efficient curiosity technique. There are not any monetary liabilities aside from payables.

Provisions falling due after one yr
Provisions falling due after one yr relate to the efficiency incentive price payable to the Supervisor. The supply is the most effective estimate of the possible quantities payable in respect of the five-year efficiency measurement interval for the efficiency incentive price. Probably the most important assumption when calculating this quantity, is that of future efficiency. This has been calculated by reference to the Firm’s 5 yr rolling historic returns and has been corroborated by a portfolio return evaluation utilizing acceptable benchmarks.

Funding revenue
Equity revenue
Dividend revenue is included in income when the funding is quoted ex-dividend.

Unquoted mortgage inventory and different most popular revenue
Fastened returns on non-equity shares and debt securities are recognised when the Firm’s rights to obtain cost and anticipated settlement are established. The place curiosity is rolled up and/or payable at redemption then it’s recognised as revenue until there’s affordable doubt as to its receipt.

Financial institution curiosity revenue
Curiosity revenue is recognised on an accruals foundation utilizing the speed of curiosity agreed with the financial institution.

Funding administration price, efficiency incentive price and bills
All bills have been accounted for on an accruals foundation. Bills are charged by way of the opposite distributable reserve besides the next that are charged by way of the realised capital reserve:

  • 90% of administration charges and 100% of efficiency incentive charges, if any, are allotted to the realised capital reserve. This modified from 75% for each administration charges and efficiency incentive charges from the yr ended 31 December 2021, to raised align with the Board’s expectation that over the long run nearly all of the Firm’s funding returns might be within the type of capital good points. It is a change in accounting estimate and doesn’t require prior interval adjustment.
  • bills that are incidental to the acquisition or disposal of an funding are charged by way of the realised capital reserve.

Taxation
Taxation is utilized on a present foundation in accordance with FRS 102. Present tax is tax payable or refundable in respect of the taxable revenue or tax loss for the present interval or previous reporting durations utilizing the tax charges and legal guidelines which have been enacted or substantively enacted on the monetary reporting date. Taxation related to capital bills is utilized in accordance with the SORP.

Deferred tax is supplied in full on all timing variations on the reporting date. Timing variations are variations between taxable earnings and whole complete revenue as said within the Monetary Statements that come up from the inclusion of revenue and bills in tax assessments in durations totally different from these by which they’re recognised within the Monetary Statements. As a VCT the Firm has an exemption from tax on capital good points. The Firm intends to proceed assembly the situations required to acquire approval as a VCT for the foreseeable future. The Firm, due to this fact, shouldn’t have any materials deferred tax timing variations arising in respect of the revaluation or disposal of investments and the Firm has not supplied for any deferred tax.

Share capital and reserves
Referred to as-up share capital
This accounts for the nominal worth of the shares.

Share premium
This accounts for the distinction between the value paid for the Firm’s shares and the nominal worth of these shares, much less subject prices.

Capital redemption reserve
This reserve accounts for quantities by which the issued share capital is diminished by way of the repurchase and cancellation of the Firm’s personal shares.

Unrealised capital reserve
Will increase and reduces within the valuation of investments held on the interval finish in opposition to value are included on this reserve.

Realised capital reserve
The next are disclosed on this reserve:

  • good points and losses in comparison with value on the realisation of investments, or everlasting diminutions in worth (together with good points recognised on the realisation of investments the place consideration is deferred that aren’t distributable as a matter of legislation);
  • finance revenue in respect of the unwinding of the low cost on deferred consideration that’s not distributable as a matter of legislation;
  • bills, along with the associated taxation impact, charged in accordance with the above insurance policies; and
  • dividends paid to fairness holders the place paid out by capital.

Different distributable reserve
The particular reserve, treasury share reserve and the income reserve had been mixed in 2012 to type a single reserve named different distributable reserve.

This reserve accounts for actions from the income column of the Earnings assertion, the cost of dividends, the buy-back of shares and different non-capital realised actions.

Dividends
Dividends by the Firm are accounted for within the interval by which the legal responsibility to make the cost has been established or authorized on the Annual Normal Assembly.

Segmental reporting
The Administrators are of the opinion that the Firm is engaged in a single working phase of enterprise, being funding in smaller early stage corporations principally based mostly within the UK.

3.        Gains on investments

  Unaudited
six months ended 30 June 2022
£’000
Unaudited
six months ended 30 June 2021
£’000
Audited
yr ended
31 December 2021
£’000
Unrealised (losses)/good points on fastened asset investments (838) 14,702 20,761
Realised good points on fastened asset investments 2,238 111 448
Unwinding of low cost on deferred consideration 179 153 318
  1,579 14,966 21,527

4.        Funding revenue

  Unaudited
six months ended
30 June 2022
£’000
Unaudited
six months ended
30 June 2021
£’000
Audited
yr ended
31 December 2021
£’000
Mortgage inventory curiosity 505 314 1,060
Dividend revenue 96 15 15
Financial institution deposit curiosity 18 1 2
  619 330 1,077
       

5.        Funding Manager’s price

  Unaudited

six months ended

30 June 2022

£’000

Unaudited

six months ended

30 June 2021

£’000

Audited

yr ended

31 December 2021

£’000

Funding administration price charged to income 129 270 235
Funding administration price charged to capital 1,163 807 2,115
Whole funding administration price 1,292 1,077 2,350
       
Motion in provision for efficiency incentive price charged to capital 562
  1,854 1,077 2,350

Additional particulars of the Administration settlement underneath which the funding administration price is paid are given within the Chairmans Assertion on web page 8 of the Annual Report and Monetary Statements for the yr ended 31 December 2021 and within the Round dated 13 April 2022 which may be discovered on the Supervisor’s web site at www.albion.capital/funds/AATG/circular2022.pdf.

Throughout the interval, companies for a complete worth of £1,392,000 (30 June 2021: £1,077,000; 31 December 2021: £2,350,000) had been bought by the Firm from Albion Capital Group LLP (“Albion Capital”) comprising £1,292,000 of administration charges (30 June 2021: £1,077,000; 31 December 2021: £2,350,000) and £100,000 of administration charges (30 June 2021 and 31 December 2021: £nil). On the monetary interval finish, the quantity because of Albion Capital in respect of those companies disclosed as accruals was £807,000 (administration price accrual: £50,000, administration price accrual £758,000) (30 June 2021: £683,000; 31 December 2021: £660,000).

Presently a greatest estimate provision of £562,000 has been calculated and included in relation to potential efficiency incentive charges which come up from efficiency to 30 June 2022, which might change into payable over the durations to 31 December 2026. The primary cost will solely change into payable after the adoption of the accounts on the 2024 AGM based mostly on precise yr finish efficiency, in relation to the five-year interval ending 31 December 2023. Additional particulars may be present in be aware 9.

Throughout the interval, the Firm was not charged by Albion Capital in respect of Patrick Reeve’s companies as a Director (30 June 2021 and 31 December 2021: £nil).

Albion Capital, its companions and workers (together with Patrick Reeve), held 1,476,467 Atypical shares within the Firm as at 30 June 2022.

Albion Capital is, every so often, eligible to obtain association charges and monitoring charges from portfolio corporations. Throughout the interval to 30 June 2022, charges of £132,000 attributable to the investments of the Firm had been acquired by Albion Capital pursuant to those preparations (30 June 2021: £145,000; 31 December 2021: £207,000).

The Firm entered into a suggestion settlement referring to the Affords with the Firm’s funding supervisor Albion Capital, pursuant to which Albion Capital would obtain a price of two.5% of the gross proceeds of the Affords and out of which Albion Capital would pay the prices of the Affords, as detailed within the Prospectus.

6.        Dividends Unaudited Unaudited Audited
  six months ended
30 June 2022
£’000
six months ended
30 June 2021
£’000
yr ended
31 December 2021
£’000
First interim dividend of two.02p per share paid on 30 June 2022 (30 June 2021: 1.73p per share) 3,240 2,306 2,306
Second interim dividend of 1.95p per share paid on 31 December 2021 2,590
  3,240 2,306 4,896

The Administrators have declared a dividend of 1.97 pence per Atypical share (whole roughly £3,168,000) payable on 30 December 2022, to shareholders on the register on 9 December 2022.

7.        Primary and diluted return/(loss) per share

  Unaudited
six months ended
30 June 2022
Unaudited
six months ended
30 June 2021
Audited
yr ended
31 December 2021
  Income Capital Income Capital Income Capital
Revenue/(loss) attributable to fairness shares (£’000) 163 (146) (133) 14,159 476 19,412
Weighted common shares in subject (adjusted for treasury shares) 149,501,675 127,004,453 130,014,383
Return/(loss) attributable per fairness share (pence) 0.11 (0.10) (0.11) 11.15 0.37 14.93

The weighted common variety of shares is calculated after adjusting for treasury shares of twenty-two,449,076 (30 June 2021: 19,710,942; 31 December 2021: 20,904,204).

There are not any convertible devices, derivatives or contingent share agreements in subject, and due to this fact no dilution affecting the return/(loss) per share. The fundamental return/(loss) per share is due to this fact the identical because the diluted (loss)/return per share.

8.         Share capital

Allotted, known as up and totally paid shares of 1 penny every Unaudited
30 June 2022
Unaudited
30 June 2021
Audited
31 December 2021
Variety of shares 183,280,301 153,035,258 153,563,297
Nominal worth of allotted shares (£’000) 1,833 1,530 1,536
Voting rights (variety of shares web of treasury shares) 160,831,225 133,324,316 132,659,093

Throughout the interval to 30 June 2022 the Firm bought 1,544,872 Atypical shares (nominal worth £15,449) for treasury at a price of £1,188,000. The whole variety of Atypical shares held in treasury as at 30 June 2022 was 22,449,076 (30 June 2021: 19,710,942; 31 December 2021: 20,904,204) representing 12.2 per cent. of the Atypical shares in subject as at 30 June 2022.

Below the phrases of the Dividend Reinvestment Scheme, the next new Atypical shares of nominal worth 1 penny every had been allotted through the interval to 30 June 2022:

Date of allotment Variety of
shares allotted
Combination
nominal worth
of shares
(£’000)
Challenge worth
(pence per share)
Web
invested
(£’000)
Opening market worth on allotment date (pence per share)
30 June 2022 715,031 7 80.03 554 76.50

Below the phrases of the Albion VCTs Prospectus Prime Up Affords 2021/22, the next new Atypical shares, of nominal worth 1 penny every, had been allotted through the interval to 30 June 2022:

Date of allotment Variety of shares allotted Combination nominal worth of shares (£’000) Challenge worth (pence per share) Web consideration acquired (£’000) Opening market worth on allotment date (pence per share)
25 February 2022 1,308,032 13 81.90 1,055 77.00
25 February 2022 443,854 4 82.30 358 77.00
25 February 2022 12,172,712 122 82.80 9,828 77.00
31 March 2022 14,154,989 142 82.80 11,428 77.00
11 April 2022 170,608 2 81.90 138 77.00
11 April 2022 13,972 82.30 11 77.00
11 April 2022 737,806 7 82.80 596 77.00
  29,001,973 290   23,414  

9.         Provisions and important estimates

In accordance with the AIC SORP and FRS102, a provision for a efficiency incentive price (“PIF”) is required to be estimated and accounted for within the monetary statements. The PIF is calculated on a five-year rolling common efficiency foundation, with a 5 per cent. hurdle utilized to the opening web asset worth annually, which is in step with our present dividend goal. The primary 5 yr efficiency interval will keep in mind the audited outcomes of the 5 years ending 31 December 2023.

Any PIF will solely be paid on precise yr finish audited outcomes, and this provision is the Board’s greatest estimate of the potential obligation referring to the inclusion of realised efficiency from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2022 in any future five-year rolling durations.

Probably the most important assumption when calculating this quantity, is that of future efficiency. Audited monetary outcomes for the interval from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021 are included within the calculation; a forecast has been used for present yr efficiency and future years assume efficiency is achieved in step with the 5 yr historic rolling common. The supply included within the monetary statements has been calculated on this foundation and has been corroborated by a portfolio return evaluation utilizing acceptable benchmarks.

The common return every year over every rolling 5 yr interval because the Firm’s inception in 2000 has been 5.85%. This smooths the efficiency by way of the assorted financial occasions and cycles seen since inception. This has resulted in a provision of £562,000 at 30 June 2022.

10.      Commitments and contingencies
        As at 30 June 2022, the Firm had no monetary commitments in respect of investments (30 June 2021 and 31 December 2021: £nil).

There are not any contingencies or ensures of the Firm as at 30 June 2022 (30 June 2021 and 31 December 2021: £nil).

11.      Submit stability sheet occasions
Since 30 June 2022, the Firm has accomplished the next materials transactions:

  • Funding of £1,400,000 into a brand new portfolio firm, a Software program as a Service (SaaS) based mostly international monetary orchestration platform;
  • Funding of £846,000 into a brand new portfolio firm, who develop single-cell sequencing options;
  • Funding of £687,000 into a brand new portfolio firm, a SaaS platform to measure and handle human threat for enterprises; and
  • Funding of £590,000 into a brand new portfolio firm, a platform offering digital neurorehabilitation.

The Firm obtained authority to cancel the quantity standing to the credit score of its share premium and capital redemption reserves on the Normal Assembly on 26 Might 2022. The aim of the proposal was to extend the distributable reserves out there to the Firm for the cost of dividends, the buyback of shares, and for different company functions. The proposal acquired the consent of the Courtroom on 2 August 2022, and the adjustments have been registered at Firms Home. Over time, this may create extra distributable reserves of £76.4 million.

12.        Associated celebration transactions
Aside from transactions with the Supervisor as disclosed in be aware 5, there are not any different associated celebration transactions requiring disclosure.

13.         Going concern
The Board has carried out an in depth evaluation of the Firm’s capacity to fulfill its liabilities as they fall due. Money stream forecasts are up to date and mentioned quarterly at Board conferences and have been stress examined to permit for the forecast influence of the present financial local weather and more and more risky geopolitical backdrop. The Board has revisited and up to date its evaluation of liquidity threat and concluded that it stays unchanged because the final Annual Report and Monetary Statements. Additional particulars may be discovered on web page 74 of these accounts.

The portfolio of investments is diversified by way of sector and the key money outflows of the Firm (particularly investments, dividends and share buy-backs) are inside the Firm’s management. Accordingly, after making diligent enquiries, the Administrators have an affordable expectation that the Firm has sufficient money and liquid sources to proceed in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For that reason, the Administrators have adopted the going concern foundation in making ready this Half-yearly Monetary Report and that is in accordance with the Steering on Threat Administration, Inside Management and Associated Monetary and Enterprise Reporting issued by the Monetary Reporting Council in September 2014, and the next up to date Going concern, threat and viability steering issued by the FRC because of Covid-19 in 2020.

14.        Different info
The knowledge set out on this Half-yearly Monetary Report doesn’t represent the Firm’s statutory accounts inside the phrases of part 434 of the Firms Act 2006 for the durations ended 30 June 2022 and 30 June 2021 and is unaudited. The knowledge for the yr ended 31 December 2021 doesn’t represent statutory accounts inside the phrases of part 434 of the Firms Act 2006 and is derived from the statutory accounts for that monetary yr, which have been delivered to the Registrar of Firms. The Auditor reported on these accounts; their report was unqualified and didn’t include an announcement underneath s498 (2) or (3) of the Firms Act 2006.

15.        Publication
This Half-yearly Monetary Report is being despatched to shareholders and copies might be made out there to the general public on the registered workplace of the Firm, Firms Home, the Nationwide Storage Mechanism and in addition electronically at www.albion.capital/funds/AATG, the place the Report may be accessed from the ‘Monetary Reviews and Circulars’ part.

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