Creative England Investment Fund

Investing in the creative sector.

What is the aim of this fund?

"The Fund is an investment opportunity in a portfolio of early stage creative and digital businesses."

The Creative England Investement Fund

Creative England was launched in October 2011 as a government initiative and is now an independent company that invests in creative talent and businesses. Via the Fund, Creative England seeks to assist Sapphire Capital Partners LLP to unlock the power of the creative economy by investing in early stage creative and digital businesses. It will also help the businesses grow by providing mentoring and support.

  • Creative England has been supporting and investing in creative and digital businesses for nearly five years, investing over circa £22m of public funds into digital, film, video games, TV and creative content companies and projects
  • Creative England currently provides full “wrap around” support to the companies they have invested in - offering information, advocacy, inspiration and access to networks and high-profile marketing opportunities so that talented people and businesses can thrive and commercialise.
  • Creative England seeks to build tough and transparent relationships with the businesses they have invested in, identifying what they are good at, and what they need help with.

Mehjabeen PatrickKey Individuals - Mehjabeen Patrick is Creative England’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the implementation and running of all operating functions across the company. With extensive experience as a Finance Director, Mehjabeen oversees all investment activity for the company and has a keen interest in growing its commercial activities and diversifying its income stream. Previously Mehjabeen worked as Director of Finance for United Nations Association and Stakeholder Forum.

Mehjabeen is supported by a team of experienced investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. 

At a glance

Investment goal

Growth

Relative risk

High / Adventurous

Risk 7

Invests in

Creative sector

Digital media sector

Industrial sectors

 


Target Return

3x return after seven years

Not a reliable indicator of future income.

 


CURRENT STATUS

Closed to new investors (as of September 2016).

 

Creative England Investment Fund

Portfolio holdings

Antstream Limited 14%
BookingLive Limited 11%
V9 Group Limited 23%
Locomizer Limited 23%
MakerClub Limited 17%
Personalyze Limited 13%

 

Percentages shown above are as at the date of fund investment.

Important Information

Eligible Investors

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To invest, you must be an eligible investor. To be an eligible investor, you must be qualifying as one or more of the following:

Risk Warning

Important information for private investors – Reliance on the information provided here to engage in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the property or other assets invested. Your attention is drawn to the risk section contained within the Information Memorandum. Investments are typically in unquoted shares in small companies, the value of which can be volatile and are often difficult to sell. Nothing on this website constitutes investment, tax, financial, legal, regulatory, or other advice by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP.

The value of an investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the full amount invested, and you may therefore lose some or all of your investment.

If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment for your circumstances, please contact your independent financial advisor or other professional advisor authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) who specialises in advising on investments of this type. Tax reliefs depend on individual circumstances. There is no guarantee however that the tax reliefs (such as EIS reliefs, CGT reliefs or IHT relief) will be available on any investment made or that if it is initially available, it will not be subsequently withdrawn. Any references to tax laws or rates are based on current legislation, all of which are subject to change and are provided as a guide only. Prospective investors are advised to take their own investment and taxation advice and should consult their own professional advisors on the implications of investing.

Investments made in investee companies via funds managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For more details, please contact us or refer to their website: https://www.fscs.org.uk

Past performance is not a guide to future returns.

View the Creative England Limited website.