Northern Venture Trust PLC.

9 MARCH 2015



Northern Venture Trust PLC ("Northern Venture Trust") announces the realisation of its investment in CloserStill Group Limited ("CloserStill"), the business-to-business media and events group, through a secondary management buy-out transaction led by Inflexion Private Equity.

Northern Venture Trust has received cash proceeds of £3.29 million for its holding of ordinary shares, preference shares and loan notes in CloserStill.  The directors' valuation of the investment in CloserStill for the purposes of calculating the unaudited net asset value ("NAV") per share of 86.6 pence as at 31 December 2014, which was announced on 17 February 2015, was £1.79 million.  The uplift in Northern Venture Trust's net assets resulting from the realisation is therefore £1.50 million, equivalent to approximately 1.6 pence per share based on the 95,534,820 shares currently in issue.

Northern Venture Trust has invested £1.75 million as part of a £5 million investment by funds managed by NVM Private Equity LLP in the new company formed to acquire CloserStill.


Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity LLP - 0191 244 6000


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Source: Northern Venture Trust PLC via Globenewswire