Northern Venture Trust PLC.

20 JULY 2016



Northern Venture Trust PLC ("the Company") is a Venture Capital Trust ("VCT") launched in 1995 and advised 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 30 June 2016 was 73.0 pence (31 March 2016 (unaudited) 82.9 pence).  The net asset value is stated after deducting the first and second interim dividends totalling 10.0 pence per share in respect of the year ending 30 September 2016, which were paid to eligible shareholders on 30 June 2016.

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2016 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2016 as determined by the directors.

During the three months ended 30 June 2016 the following significant venture capital portfolio transactions took place:

New investments:

Name of company    

Business activity 
Myparceldelivery Holdings Parcel delivery comparison website 905
Lending Works Peer-to-peer lending platform 722

On 4 July 2016 the Company completed a new investment of £715,000 in Avid Technology Group, which specialises in the electrification and intelligent control of engine ancillaries, thermal management systems and hybrid systems.


  Sale Original Carrying value at
Name of company      proceeds  cost  31 March 2016
  £000 £000 £000
Silverwing 3,069 1,774 2,722

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2016 was 96,565,979.  During the three months ended 30 June 2016 2,606,159 new shares were issued at a price of 72.9 pence per share pursuant to the Company's dividend investment scheme and no shares were re-purchased for cancellation.

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


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