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Venture Capital Trusts

Published: 8/23/2011 10:12:53 AM



Charles Rothstein, cofounder of private equity firm Beringea, says in a PE Hub article that the US should consider enabling the creation of Venture Capital Trusts (VCT)

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Based on the UK concept and similar in some ways to Real Estate Investment Trusts here in the US, VCTs would allow individual investors to purchase interests in trusts and receive not only the returns from the technology investments but also a significant tax credit, perhaps up to as much as 40% of the amount they put into the fund and tax relief on dividends and capital gains.

It's an interesting concept, but I'm not sure sure about how successful it has been in the UK. How many world beating technology companies have come from the UK as a result of this kind of program?

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