The Seneca Growth Capital VCT Plc will be managed by Seneca Partners Limited.
Seneca is an award-winning specialist SME investment and advisory business. Formed in 2010, and headquartered in the North West of England, the management team have extensive experience across a range of sectors, including private equity, corporate finance, wealth management, accountancy and stockbroking.
Seneca won “Alternative Finance Provider” in both 2016 and 2017 at the North West Business Insider Awards as well as ‘Sub £10 million Deal of the Year’ in 2016.
As at 31 March 2018, Seneca managed more than £100 million of equity, including more than £50 million of growth capital.
Seneca’s fund management activities are complemented by its mid-market corporate advisory practice which specialises in advising corporates, management teams and investors on a wide range of corporate finance related transactions ranging from fundraisings for early stage businesses, through to lower mid-market sales and buy-outs with typical deal sizes ranging from £5 million to £50 million.
Seneca is also the founding member of the Seneca branded network of companies which includes:
- Seneca Investment Managers – a Liverpool based fund manager with more than £500 million under management (as at 31 March 2018);
- Seneca Finance Limited – a property bridging finance provider with a loan book of more than £20 million (as at 31 March 2018); and
- Seneca Property Limited – which originated more than £20 million of property acquisitions in the 12 months to 31 March 2018.
This wider Seneca branded network of companies operates from 5 offices across the North of England and employs more than 60 people. As a result of this extended network Seneca enjoys strong deal flow and anticipates that the B Share Class will benefit from access to its existing pipeline of growth capital investment opportunities.