Club launch captures national media interest
The launch of the Chelverton Investor Club has gained the attention of leading financial journalists, generating extensive media coverage in newspapers such as The Times and The Telegraph. Emma Simon writing in The Sunday Telegraph mentions Chelverton as part of a new generation of investor clubs that have emerged for wealthier investors, offering “exclusive” access to a range of high-risk, but tax-efficient investment opportunities. The article concludes that with the attractive tax breaks currently available and the “green shoots of recovery” starting to show, there is an increase in the number of investors looking for a more bespoke and personal approach to investing offered by clubs, like Chelverton. Similarly, investment journalist Tom Burroughes, who writes in Wealth Briefing, also sees Chelverton as part of a new breed of investment clubs targeting more “sophisticated investors”. He notes that unlike some other private equity providers in the small companies sector, the Club will not invest in property, funds of funds, or exclusively in start-ups. Rather, it will invest in existing profitable and cash generative businesses looking to raise development and replacement capital, or undergoing management buyouts, management buy-ins, or buy-in management buyouts. The launch of the Club has also been covered in The Sunday Times, The Wealth Adviser, Wealthnet and South West Business.