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16 Oct 2023

Maven VCTs – NOW OPEN: £30m Offer for subscription

We are delighted to announce that the four Maven VCT joint offers are now open. Maven VCTs 1, 3, 4 and 5 are looking to jointly raise up to £30 million (including aggregate over-allotment facilities of up to £10 million). Click here for full details of the offer.

We are delighted to announce that the four Maven VCT joint offers are now open.

Maven VCTs 1, 3, 4 and 5 are looking to jointly raise up to £30 million (including aggregate over-allotment facilities of up to £10 million).

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5 Sep 2023

Pembroke VCT – NOW OPEN: £40m Offer for subscription

Pembroke VCT’s £40m Offer of B Ordinary Shares for subscription in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 tax years is now open, with a £20 million over-allotment facility available. Click here for full details of the offer.

Pembroke VCT’s £40m Offer of B Ordinary Shares for subscription in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 tax years is now open, with a £20 million over-allotment facility available.

Click here for full details of the offer.

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22 Aug 2023

Investment Week reveals finalists for 25th Investment Company of the Year Awards

The finalists for Investment Week’s 25th Investment Company of the Year Awards have now been published. We are delighted to announce that the Pembroke VCT and the Unicorn AIM VCT have been nominated in the VCT Generalist & VCT Specialist categories respectively. Read the full article and scoring methodology here.

The finalists for Investment Week’s 25th Investment Company of the Year Awards have now been published.

We are delighted to announce that the Pembroke VCT and the Unicorn AIM VCT have been nominated in the VCT Generalist & VCT Specialist categories respectively.

Read the full article and scoring methodology here.

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29 Jun 2023

Register now – LightTower Partners’ Multi-Manager Tax event

We invite you to join us at the LightTower Multi-Manager Tax event, where we will delve into the captivating world of investment-led tax-efficient managers, each bringing their unique approach. This engaging session will feature a live Q&A, allowing active audience participation.   Join us at the event, where we will be honoured to host the […]

We invite you to join us at the LightTower Multi-Manager Tax event, where we will delve into the captivating world of investment-led tax-efficient managers, each bringing their unique approach. This engaging session will feature a live Q&A, allowing active audience participation.

 

Join us at the event, where we will be honoured to host the following Managers: 

  1. Ewan MacKinnon from the Maven VCTs
  2. Alex Game from Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Portfolio Service
  3. Andrew Wolfson from Pembroke VCT
  4. Harry Heartfield from Edition Capital
  5. Chris Hutchinson from Unicorn AIM VCT

 

Date: Thursday 12th Oct 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue: One Moorgate Place – Chartered Accountants Hall, 1 Moorgate Pl, London EC2R 6EA

Agenda:

12:00 – 1:00pm: Registration & Lunch

1:00 – 1:10pm: Welcome speech

1:10 – 1:35 pm: Ewan MacKinnon (Maven VCTs)

1:45 – 2:10 pm: Alex Game (Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Portfolio Service)

2:20 – 2:45pm: Andrew Wolfson & Fred Ursell (Pembroke VCT)

2:55 – 3:15pm: Refreshments & Networking

3:15 – 3:40pm: Paul Bedford & Harry Heartfield (Edition Capital)

3:50 – 4:15pm: Chris Hutchinson (Unicorn AIM VCT)

Please register here  

 

 

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20 Jun 2023

Read – Pembroke’s Investment Director in ‘A venture capitalist’s guide to raising VC’

Investment Director, Fred Ursell, shares the team’s tips for founders and management teams to maximise their chances of a successful fundraise, breaking the process down into three phases: the preparation, the approach and the process.   Read here to learn more

Investment Director, Fred Ursell, shares the team’s tips for founders and management teams to maximise their chances of a successful fundraise, breaking the process down into three phases: the preparation, the approach and the process.

 

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20 Jun 2023

Read – Maven VCTs complete a £1.1m investment in iAM Compliant

Maven has led the investment in Chester-based iAM Compliant Limited, which specialises in offering eLearning courses to enterprise customers as well as a cloud-based estates and compliance platform tailored for the education market. To find out more, click here.        

Maven has led the investment in Chester-based iAM Compliant Limited, which specialises in offering eLearning courses to enterprise customers as well as a cloud-based estates and compliance platform tailored for the education market.

To find out more, click here.

 

 

 

 

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18 May 2023

Read – Maven VCTs complete £1.25m follow-on investment in Liftango

Maven has completed a follow-on investment, as part of a multi-million-pound funding round, in global carpool and on-demand transport technology provider Liftango. To find out more, click here.      

Maven has completed a follow-on investment, as part of a multi-million-pound funding round, in global carpool and on-demand transport technology provider Liftango.

To find out more, click here.

 

 

 

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27 Jan 2022

Unicorn AIM VCT Scores 89/100 – Tax Efficient Review’s highest ever rating for an AIM VCT

We are delighted to announce that the Unicorn AIM VCT Scores 89 / 100 by Tax Efficient Review. Click here to for a copy of the review. The Unicorn AIM VCT has recently launched an Offer to raise up to £25 million through the subscription of  ordinary shares. Full details of the Offer are contained in […]

We are delighted to announce that the Unicorn AIM VCT Scores 89 / 100 by Tax Efficient Review.

Click here to for a copy of the review.

The Unicorn AIM VCT has recently launched an Offer to raise up to £25 million through the subscription of  ordinary shares. Full details of the Offer are contained in the Prospectus.

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10 Jan 2022

Maven VCTs achieve 6.5x exit from Quorum Cyber

We are delighted to report the Maven VCTs have exited their investment in award-winning cyber security business, Quorum Cyber, realising an overall money multiple return of 6.5x for VCT shareholders*. Quorum has been acquired by UK private equity firm Livingbridge. This realisation represents the 16th profitable private company exit for the Maven VCTs since January 2017. This exit further demonstrates […]

We are delighted to report the Maven VCTs have exited their investment in award-winning cyber security business, Quorum Cyber, realising an overall money multiple return of 6.5x for VCT shareholders*.

Quorum has been acquired by UK private equity firm Livingbridge. This realisation represents the 16th profitable private company exit for the Maven VCTs since January 2017.

This exit further demonstrates the strong growth potential offered by Maven’s focus on dynamic growth companies in some of the UK’s most exciting sectors.

 

 

* The exit multiple is inclusive of a retained minority holding in the business.

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20 Dec 2021

Just Launched – CPD Qualifying Adviser Training Portal

We are delighted to announce our recently launched CPD Qualifying Adviser Training Portal. With tax season in full swing, the learning portal is an opportunity to brush up on your IHT and VCT knowledge to help your clients and gain up to 2 hours worth of CPD structured credits from CISI. Sign up here and get […]

We are delighted to announce our recently launched CPD Qualifying Adviser Training Portal.

With tax season in full swing, the learning portal is an opportunity to brush up on your IHT and VCT knowledge to help your clients and gain up to 2 hours worth of CPD structured credits from CISI.

Sign up here and get started now! Don’t forget to check your junk inbox for email confirmation. If you are experiencing any problems with the portal, please email us or call 020 7071 3920.

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27 Oct 2021

Webinar Recording: Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Responsible Portfolios Introduction Webinar

  If you have any questions about the Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Responsible Portfolio Service, please email investor-relations@lighttowerpartners.co.uk or call 020 7071 3940.

 

If you have any questions about the Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Responsible Portfolio Service, please email investor-relations@lighttowerpartners.co.uk or call 020 7071 3940.

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6 Apr 2021

Socially Responsible ESG portfolio options launched for the Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Portfolio Service.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a Socially Responsible ESG portfolio option for the Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Portfolio Service. On top of the existing Growth Focus and Dividend Focus portfolios, investors in the Service can now opt for additional ESG selection criteria through the ‘Responsible Growth Focus’ or ‘Responsible Income Focus’ […]

We are pleased to announce the launch of a Socially Responsible ESG portfolio option for the Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Portfolio Service.

On top of the existing Growth Focus and Dividend Focus portfolios, investors in the Service can now opt for additional ESG selection criteria through the ‘Responsible Growth Focus’ or ‘Responsible Income Focus’ portfolio options. For more information, please click here for the press release.

Reduced Initial Charge – Limited Time Only
To celebrate the launch of the Responsible portfolios, we are offering a reduced initial fee of 0.5% (usually 2%) until the 30th June 2021.

 

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1 Apr 2021

Maven Joint VCT Offers Now Closed – £40m Raised, Capacity Full

Following another successful fund raise, the joint Offers by Maven VCT 1 & 5 have now closed to new investment, having raised the full £40 million. The funds raised will allow these VCTs to make further new and follow-on investments in ambitious, fast growing companies, at a time when Maven’s nationwide team is generating a strong pipeline […]

Following another successful fund raise, the joint Offers by Maven VCT 1 & 5 have now closed to new investment, having raised the full £40 million.

The funds raised will allow these VCTs to make further new and follow-on investments in ambitious, fast growing companies, at a time when Maven’s nationwide team is generating a strong pipeline of new transactions across its regional office network.

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30 Mar 2021

Pembroke VCT £40m Offer – Closed to New Applications

Following another successful fund raise, the Pembroke VCT has now sold out and is closed to new applications. Pembroke have raised over £150 million since 2012 and the B Ordinary Share class now has £79.1 million invested in 40 companies. Pembroke already have a healthy pipeline of prospective investment opportunities, and the funds raised will allow […]

Following another successful fund raise, the Pembroke VCT has now sold out and is closed to new applications.

Pembroke have raised over £150 million since 2012 and the B Ordinary Share class now has £79.1 million invested in 40 companies.

Pembroke already have a healthy pipeline of prospective investment opportunities, and the funds raised will allow them to continue to back companies which they believe are capable of significant organic growth and sustainable cash generation.

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4 Nov 2020

Webinar Recording: Unicorn AIM IHT & ISA Portfolio Service

Catch up with our recent webinar recording with the Unicorn investment team below as part of the Unique Manager Showcase Series – The 2020-21 Landscape for Tax Efficient Products. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team by email or by calling 020 7071 3940. 

Catch up with our recent webinar recording with the Unicorn investment team below as part of the Unique Manager Showcase Series – The 2020-21 Landscape for Tax Efficient Products.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team by email or by calling 020 7071 3940. 

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8 Aug 2019

LightTower presents at Unique Manager Showcase

LightTower Partners recently presented at the Unique Manager Showcase where they did a presentation on tax education. To see the highlights please click the video below. For morning information please call us on 020 7071 3920.   https://lighttowerpartners.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2019/08/LightTower-Tax-Education-2019-3.mp4    

LightTower Partners recently presented at the Unique Manager Showcase where they did a presentation on tax education.

To see the highlights please click the video below. For morning information please call us on 020 7071 3920.

 

 

 

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21 May 2019

Jack Rose: Banging the drum for tax-efficiency

The tax-efficient sector has a convincing message that deserves a wider hearing so, argues Jack Rose, every opportunity should be taken to talk up the benefits for both investors and the wider economy. Read the full article here. Click here for the range of tax-efficient products distributed by LightTower Partners. For further information please send […]

The tax-efficient sector has a convincing message that deserves a wider hearing so, argues Jack Rose, every opportunity should be taken to talk up the benefits for both investors and the wider economy.

Read the full article here.
Click here for the range of tax-efficient products distributed by LightTower Partners. For further information please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.
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28 Mar 2019

Seneca’s John Davies: Key themes affecting the VCT sector

In addition to the traditional considerations associated with tax-advantaged investing, writes John Davies, investment director at Seneca Partners, advisers and their clients now need to factor in such issues as the Patient Capital Review and, yes, Brexit. Click here for the full article. For further information on Seneca range of product, please send us as […]

In addition to the traditional considerations associated with tax-advantaged investing, writes John Davies, investment director at Seneca Partners, advisers and their clients now need to factor in such issues as the Patient Capital Review and, yes, Brexit.

Click here for the full article.

For further information on Seneca range of product, please send us as email or callus on 020 7071 3920.

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28 Feb 2019

“Don’t forget about carry back” – Velocity EIS

“Tax year end is … an important tax planning opportunity for investors and financial planners. Investors with tax liabilities and a sufficient appetite for risk, should consider an EIS investment.” Writes Mark Brownridge, Velocity Capital Advisory Non-Executive Director. Particularly the self employed and company directors who can control how their remuneration is paid who can […]

“Tax year end is … an important tax planning opportunity for investors and financial planners. Investors with tax liabilities and a sufficient appetite for risk, should consider an EIS investment.” Writes Mark Brownridge, Velocity Capital Advisory Non-Executive Director.

Particularly the self employed and company directors who can control how their remuneration is paid who can benefit from the flexibility offered carry back which allows for greater investment with more certainty over timing.

Click here for the full article.

For further information on the Velocity EIS Technology Fund, please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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27 Feb 2019

What makes the Vala EIS Portfolio stand out from the crowd?

James Faulkner from Vala Capital explains what makes their EIS fund different, and the emphasis placed on providing a great service to investors and their financial advisers. Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/319035051  

James Faulkner from Vala Capital explains what makes their EIS fund different, and the emphasis placed on providing a great service to investors and their financial advisers.

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/319035051

 

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4 Feb 2019

Conference Call with Andrew Wolfson: Pembroke VCT

We recently hosted a conference call with Pembroke VCT Managing Director Andrew Wolfson.   Click here for the full recording. Click here for more information on the VCT including fund literature. For further information or to reserve capacity in the VCT please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

We recently hosted a conference call with Pembroke VCT Managing Director Andrew Wolfson.

 

Click here for the full recording.

Click here for more information on the VCT including fund literature.

For further information or to reserve capacity in the VCT please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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17 Jan 2019

Jack Rose: Five considerations when investing in AIM for IHT

LightTower’s head of tax-efficient products, Jack Rose, explains the top five thing to consider when investing in AIM for IHT. Click here for the full article. For a full range of products distributed by LightTower, click here. For further information please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

LightTower’s head of tax-efficient products, Jack Rose, explains the top five thing to consider when investing in AIM for IHT.

Click here for the full article.

For a full range of products distributed by LightTower, click here.

For further information please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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15 Jan 2019

Velocity EIS investee company Red Rickshaw, rated no.1 in The Telegrpah

Red Rickshaw, a company in the Velocity EIS portfolio, has recently been rated the best meal kit by the Telegraph rising above big names such as Hello Fresh, Guosto and Mindful chef. You can see the full article here. Click here for more information on the Velocity EIS portfolio, or contact us on 020 7071 […]

Red Rickshaw, a company in the Velocity EIS portfolio, has recently been rated the best meal kit by the Telegraph rising above big names such as Hello Fresh, Guosto and Mindful chef.

You can see the full article here.

Click here for more information on the Velocity EIS portfolio, or contact us on 020 7071 3920. 

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15 Jan 2019

Conference Call with Unicorn AIM VCT manager Chris Hutchinson

We recently recorded a conference call with Unicorn AIM VCT manager Chris Hutchinson, in which he gives an overview of the recent performance of the VCT portfolio and the wider AIM markets, as well as where he see opportunities going forward. See below or click here to listen to the recording. For further information on the Unicorn […]

We recently recorded a conference call with Unicorn AIM VCT manager Chris Hutchinson, in which he gives an overview of the recent performance of the VCT portfolio and the wider AIM markets, as well as where he see opportunities going forward.

See below or click here to listen to the recording.

For further information on the Unicorn AIM VCT Offer, or to reserve capacity, please send us an email or give us a call on 020 7071 3920.

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance, the value of your performance may go down as well as up. 

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14 Jan 2019

Maven’s Bill Nixon “one of the managers I would be most happy to put my money with” – Wealth Club

The Maven VCT has been recognised for its dependability in a recent article for Money Week, where Wealth Club’s Alex Davies identifies his top VCTs. Manager Bill Nixon was given special mention as “one of the managers I would be most happy to put my money with”. Click here for the full article. For further […]

The Maven VCT has been recognised for its dependability in a recent article for Money Week, where Wealth Club’s Alex Davies identifies his top VCTs.

Manager Bill Nixon was given special mention as “one of the managers I would be most happy to put my money with”.

Click here for the full article.

For further information on the Maven VCT Joint Offer please click here, or get in touch by email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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10 Jan 2019

Unicorn AIM VCT announces intention to launch new £15 million offer

The Unicorn AIM VCT has announced the intention to launch an offer for subscription to raise £15 million, through the issue of new ordinary shares (‘the Offer’), with an over-allotment facility to raise up to a further £10 million. The prospectus for the Offer is expected to be available later this month. Click here for […]

The Unicorn AIM VCT has announced the intention to launch an offer for subscription to raise £15 million, through the issue of new ordinary shares (‘the Offer’), with an over-allotment facility to raise up to a further £10 million. The prospectus for the Offer is expected to be available later this month.

Click here for the full release.

For further information or to reserve capacity please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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3 Dec 2018

Jack Rose – ‘Why you should consider tax-advantaged investments’

Read the latest article from LightTower Partners’ Jack Rose. In the article for FT Adviser, Jack talks about the growing market for tax-advantages investments and why the government gives tax breaks on certain investments. Click here for the full article. For further information on the range of tax efficient products we distribute please send us an […]

Read the latest article from LightTower Partners’ Jack Rose.

In the article for FT Adviser, Jack talks about the growing market for tax-advantages investments and why the government gives tax breaks on certain investments.

Click here for the full article.

For further information on the range of tax efficient products we distribute please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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3 Dec 2018

Seneca Partners sells Foodpack Ltd delivering return of c.3.3x

Seneca Partners’ EIS growth capital investment team has realised a net tax free return of c.3.3x from its investment in Foodpack Ltd. Three years on from saving the business from Administration in a £7.5m deal, Seneca backed Foodpack Limited, the St Helen’s based specialist food manufacturing and packaging business, has been sold to Integrated Packaging […]

Seneca Partners’ EIS growth capital investment team has realised a net tax free return of c.3.3x from its investment in Foodpack Ltd.

Three years on from saving the business from Administration in a £7.5m deal, Seneca backed Foodpack Limited, the St Helen’s based specialist food manufacturing and packaging business, has been sold to Integrated Packaging Services Ltd (“IPS”).

Tim Murphy of Seneca, who was a Director of Foodpack throughout the investment, commented:

Making a success of a business bought out of Administration is notoriously difficult and involves many highs and lows along the way. Bringing Foodpack back from the brink and turning it into a high quality operation has been a great result for our Investors and all stakeholders, not least the 150 colleagues who work in the business but also the wider community of St Helens that benefits from those jobs being secured.”

Click here for the full press release.

For further information on the Portfolio Service or other Seneca product please send us an email or give us a call on 020 7071 3920.

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29 Nov 2018

PA Article- Andrew Wolfson: VCT cash should be deployed quickly and efficiently

Andrew Wolfson, managing director of Pembroke VCT, writes in Professional Adviser: “Every VCT investor would rather see their savings used to fund the UK entrepreneurial spirit than simply sit on a fund’s balance sheet but, that happens far more often than it should ….” Click here to read the full article For further information on […]

Andrew Wolfson, managing director of Pembroke VCT, writes in Professional Adviser:

Click here to read the full article

For further information on the Pembroke VCT please send us an email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

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22 Oct 2018

Conference call with Maven VCT Manager Bill Nixon

We recently recorded a conference call with Bill Nixon, Manager of the Maven Income and Growth VCT and Maven Income and Growth VCT 5 – both of which are open for investment with a £30m Joint Offer. Click here to listen to the full recording. If you have any questions or would like further information, […]

We recently recorded a conference call with Bill Nixon, Manager of the Maven Income and Growth VCT and Maven Income and Growth VCT 5 – both of which are open for investment with a £30m Joint Offer.

Click here to listen to the full recording.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please send us an email or call us on 020 771 3920.

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30 Jul 2018

Unicorn AIM IHT/ISA Service Update – Q2 2018

Alex Game and Max Ormiston of the Unicorn AIM IHT/ISA Portfolio Service shares their update on the service over the last quarter and the opportunities they are seeing in AIM. https://lighttowerpartners.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2018/07/Unicorn-AIM-08-Aug-18-edited.mp3 To find out more about the Service, please click here or call our team on 020 7071 3940.

Alex Game and Max Ormiston of the Unicorn AIM IHT/ISA Portfolio Service shares their update on the service over the last quarter and the opportunities they are seeing in AIM.

To find out more about the Service, please click here or call our team on 020 7071 3940.

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26 Jun 2018

Introduction to Seneca Growth Capital VCT – Conference Call Recording

Please click here to listen to a conference call with Richard Manley, manager of the Seneca Growth Capital VCT. Click here for the presentation discussed. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us by email or call us on 020 7071 3920.  

Please click here to listen to a conference call with Richard Manley, manager of the Seneca Growth Capital VCT.

Click here for the presentation discussed.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us by email or call us on 020 7071 3920.

 

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18 May 2018

Jack Rose outlook on the tax efficient landscape

Jack Rose Head of Tax at LightTower Partners comments on the current tax efficient landscape. Click here to watch the full video. For more information about LightTower Partners contact us on 020 7071 3920.

Jack Rose Head of Tax at LightTower Partners comments on the current tax efficient landscape.

Click here to watch the full video.

For more information about LightTower Partners contact us on 020 7071 3920.

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