Boyd assists companies obtain HMRC advance assurance for Seed EIS, EIS and VCT, write investor documents and help them raise finance. He also acts as an investment manager on a number of investment funds.
Boyd specialises in SEIS, EIS and VCT investments, including HMRC advance assurance applications and drafting investor documents. Boyd also helps companies raise finance, invests in selected companies and acts as a director of numerous companies which have raised money via EIS and VCT. Boyd has authored several eBooks, such as The Sapphire Guide to SEIS and The Sapphire Guide to REITs.
Boyd has over thirty years' experience in the financial services industry and has overseen the development of Sapphire Capital to become a multi-award winning investment firm with a diversified client base. Prior to Sapphire, Boyd was in New York for ten years as a Director of M&A due diligence at a big four accountancy firm. He has experience in a wide range of investment funds and also advises on general corporate and commercial matters, including fund raising and secured lending.
Boyd is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to conduct investment business. He acts as an investment manager for a number of SEIS & EIS funds and is the honorary treasurer and trustee of a leading cancer charity. Boyd is currently completing a Master's in Finance at Harvard University.
"Boyd Carson achieved EIS clearance for the company on which we work together, in a complex assurance process requiring multiple responses to HMRC. He has continued to act as a director of that company and has been highly responsive and diligent. The company has gone on to raise £3.2m of EIS funds to date, and EIS 3 certificates have been issued by HMRC following the successful submission of EIS1's."
Rupert West, Investment Manager, Puma Investments, Bond Street House, London.