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Albion Technology & General VCT PLC : Interim Management

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Albion Technology & General VCT PLC
Interim Management Statement
LEI code: 213800TKJUY376H3KN16

Introduction
I present Albion Technology & General VCT PLC’s (the “Company”)’s interim management statement for the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022.

Performance and dividends
The Company’s unaudited net asset value (NAV) as at 31 March 2022 was £131.89 million or 82.05 pence per share (excluding treasury shares), an increase of 1.40 pence per share or 1.74 per cent. since 31 December 2021.

Fundraising and share issuances
During the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022, the Company issued the following new Ordinary shares of nominal value 1 penny per share under the Albion VCTs Prospectus Top Up Offers 2021/22:

Date Number of shares issued Issue price per share (including costs of issue) Net proceeds
£’000
25 February 2022 13,924,598 81.90p – 82.80p 11,241
31 March 2022 14,154,989 82.80p 11,428
Total 28,079,587   22,669

On 29 March 2022, the Company announced that applications under the Prospectus offer had reached its £24 million gross limit and was therefore fully subscribed and closed to further applications.

Portfolio
The following investments have been made during the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022:

New investments £’000 Activity
PerchPeek Limited 546 Digital relocation platform
Regulatory Genome Development Limited 107 Provider of machine readable structured regulatory content
Total new investments 653  
Further investments £’000 Activity
Black Swan Data Limited 953 Predictive analytics for consumer brands
TransFICC Limited 878 A provider of a connectivity solution, connecting financial institutions with trading venues via a single API
Cantab Research Limited (T/A Speechmatics) 849 Provider of low footprint automated speech recognition which can be deployed in the cloud, on premise or on device across over 31 languages
Seldon Technologies Limited 411 Software company that enables enterprises to deploy Machine Learning models in production
Locum’s Nest Limited 138 Provides a technology solution for the management of locum doctors for the NHS
NuvoAir Holdings Inc 121 Digital therapeutics and decentralised clinical trials for respiratory conditions
Koru Kids Limited 85 Online marketplace connecting parents and nannies
Total further investments 3,435  

The following disposals were made during the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022:

Portfolio Company Proceeds
£’000
 
Credit Kudos Limited 5,065 Disposal of investment on a cost of £1.0 million realising a gain of £4.1 million on cost
Phrasee Limited 2,195 Disposal of investment on a cost of £0.7 million realising a gain of £1.5 million on cost
MyMeds&Me Limited 1,476 Disposal of investment on a cost of £0.4 million realising a gain of £1.0 million on cost
Total proceeds 8,736  

Top ten holdings as at 31 March 2022:

Investment Carrying value
£’000
% of net asset value Activity
Quantexa Limited 16,933 12.8 Network analytics platform to detect financial crime
Oviva AG 5,548 4.2 A technology enabled service business in medical nutritional therapy (MNT)
Radnor House School (TopCo) Limited 5,354 4.1 Independent school for children aged 2-18
Proveca Limited 4,727 3.6 Reformulation of medicines for children
Chonais River Hydro Limited 4,147 3.1 Owner and operator of a 2 MW hydro-power scheme in the Scottish Highlands
Black Swan Data Limited 3,845 2.9 Predictive analytics for consumer brands
Cantab Research Limited (T/A Speechmatics) 3,668 2.8 Provider of low footprint automated speech recognition which can be deployed in the cloud, on premise or on device across over 31 languages
The Evewell Group Limited 3,087 2.3 Operator and developer of women’s health centres focusing on fertility
Egress Software Technologies Limited 3,024 2.3 Encrypted email & file transfer service provider
Oxsensis Limited 2,982 2.3 A developer and producer of industrial sensors for use in ultra-high temperature environments

Share buy-backs
During the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022, the Company did not buy back any shares.

It remains the Board’s policy to buy back shares in the market, subject to the overall constraint that such purchases are in the Company’s interest, including the maintenance of sufficient resources for investment in existing and new portfolio companies and the continued payment of dividends to shareholders.

It is the Board’s intention for such buy-backs to be at around a 5% discount to net asset value, so far as market conditions and liquidity permit.

Material events and transactions after the period end
After the period end, the Company had the following material investment transaction:

  • Investment of £566,000 in an existing portfolio company, Cantab Research Limited (T/A Speechmatics), (business activity as described above); and
  • Investment of £492,000 in a new portfolio company which uses machine learning to create a new standard for how organisations manage customer debt – ethically and technologically.

The following new Ordinary shares of nominal value 1 penny each were allotted under the Albion VCTs Prospectus Top Up Offers 2021/22 to shareholders who elected for the 2022/23 tax year:

Date Number of shares issued Issue price per share (including costs of issue) Net proceeds
£’000
11 April 2022 922,386 81.90p – 82.80p 745

There have been no other material events or transactions after the period end to the date of this announcement.

Further information
Further information regarding historic and current financial performance and other useful shareholder information can be found on the Company’s webpage on the Manager’s website at www.albion.capital/funds/AATG.

Robin Archibald, Chairman
26 May 2022

For further information please contact:
Vikash Hansrani
Operations Partner
Albion Capital Group LLP
Telephone: 020 7601 1850



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