Net Asset Value – 18th February 2019

Net Asset Value

18 FEBRUARY 2019

NORTHERN 2 VCT PLC

UNAUDITED NET ASSET VALUE AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2018

Northern 2 VCT PLC (“the Company”) is a Venture Capital Trust (“VCT”) launched in 1999 and managed by NVM Private Equity LLP.  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 31 December 2018 was 65.0 pence (30 September 2018 64.9 pence).  The net asset value is stated before deducting the interim dividend of 2.0 pence per share in respect of the year ending 31 March 2019, which was paid to eligible shareholders on 25 January 2019.

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 31 December 2018 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 31 December 2018 as determined by the directors.

During the three months ended 31 December 2018 the following venture capital transactions took place:

New investments:

Name of company    Business activity    Amount
  invested
£000
Administrate Limited SaaS training and learning management platform 722
Thanksbox Limited Employee engagement platform provider 385

Subsequent to 31 December 2018 the Company has completed a new investment of £529,000 in Life’s Great Group (trading as Mojo Mortgages), an online mortgage broking platform.

Realisations:

  Sale Original Carrying value at
Name of company      proceeds   cost   31 March 2018
  £ 000 £ 000 £ 000
Closerstill Group – sale of company   2,923   1,683   2,198
Lanner Group – loan stock repayment   52   52   52
Sinclair Pharma (AIM quoted) – agreed takeover   490   425   287

Subsequent to 31 December 2018 the Company has completed the sale of its holding in Lanner Group, generating proceeds of £705,000 compared to a residual holding cost of £304,000.

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 31 December 2018 was 130,144,306.  During the three months ended 31 December 2018 409,884 shares were re-purchased for cancellation at a price of 61.0 pence per share.

Enquiries:
Simon John/James Bryce, NVM Private Equity LLP – 0191 244 6000

Website:  www.nvm.co.uk

Neither the contents of the NVM Private Equity LLP website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the NVM Private Equity LLP website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.

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