Net Asset Value(s)

15 JULY 2022






Northern Venture Trust PLC (“the Company”) is a Venture Capital Trust (“VCT”) launched in 1995 and advised by Mercia Fund Management Limited. The Company’s objective is to provide high long-term tax-free returns to investors through a combination of dividend yield and capital growth, by investing in a portfolio of investments mainly comprising unquoted venture capital holdings. In order to maintain approval by HM Revenue & Customs as a VCT, the Company is required to comply on a continuing basis with the provisions of Section 274 of the Income Tax Act 2007.


The unaudited net asset value per ordinary share as at 30 June 2022 was 66.6 pence (31 March 2022 68.4 pence).


For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2022 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2022 as determined by the directors.



New Investments:

During the three months ended 30 June 2022 two new venture capital investments were completed.


Name of company Business activity Amount
LMC Software Social care management software for care homes for the elderly or disabled 868
Sen Corporation Live streaming of high quality video from space 681

In addition to the new investments above, £1,046,000 was invested in three existing portfolio companies during the quarter.




During the three months ended 30 June 2022 two venture capital investments were realised.


Name of company Sale proceeds

Original cost

Carrying value at

31 March 2022

  £000 £000 £000
Knowledgemotion 3,253 1,903 3,253
Ideagen (AIM quoted) – partial disposal 114 11 70


The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2022 was 168,431,330. During the three months ended 30 June 2022 592,530 shares were purchased for cancellation at an average price of 65.0 pence per share and 8,449,994 shares were allotted were allotted pursuant to the Company’s 2021/22 public share offer.



James Sly / Graham Venables, Mercia Fund Management Ltd

Phone:                 0330 223 1430



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