Draper Esprit VCT Plc

Shareholder information

Overview

Draper Esprit VCT plc typically makes investments in a diversified portfolio of companies, focusing on smaller, unquoted, technology-enabled early-stage businesses. Formerly known as Elderstreet Draper Esprit VCT plc, the VCT is managed by Elderstreet Investments Limited (in association with Draper Esprit plc) and administered by Downing.

In 2007, Elderstreet Millennium Venture Capital Trust plc merged with the Company. Elderstreet Millennium VCT shares converted at a ratio of 0.381.

On 25 September 2012, the Company launched an Enhanced Share Buyback scheme. Details are below in the "Additional Information" section.

Additional information

  • Current NAV and total returns
    Share classNAV dateNAVTotal returnNotes
    Ordinary shares30 September 201955.6p*159.1p*Adjusted for 1.5p dividend
     paid on 25 October 2019


  • Share prices
  • Dividend history

    Ordinary Shares

    Date PaidTypePence per share
    01/08/1998Interim1.00
    01/04/1999Interim2.00
    15/10/1999Interim1.50
    03/07/2000Final1.00
    03/11/2000Interim10.00
    19/06/2001Final2.00
    28/09/2001Interim1.50
    02/05/2002Final2.00
    27/09/2002Interim1.50
    06/05/2003Final2.00
    16/10/2003Interim1.00
    19/06/2004Final1.00
    08/10/2004Interim1.00
    21/06/2005Final2.00
    27/06/2006Final2.00
    15/06/2007Final3.50
    05/10/2007Interim1.50
    17/06/2008Final3.50
    26/09/2008Interim3.00
    12/06/2009Final1.00
    09/10/2009Interim2.00
    23/06/2010Final2.00
    08/10/2010Interim2.00
    06/07/2011Final2.00
    02/12/2011Interim2.00
    22/06/2012Final2.00
    07/12/2012Interim2.00
    28/06/2013Final2.00
    06/12/2013Interim2.00
    30/06/2014Final2.00
    19/09/2014Special15.00
    12/12/2014Interim2.00
    29/05/2015Second interim2.50
    30/06/2015Special5.00
    11/12/2015Interim2.50
    30/06/2016Interim2.50
    16/12/2016Interim2.50
    30/06/2017Final1.50
    29/09/2017Interim1.50
    12/10/2018Final1.50
    29/03/2019Interim1.50
    25/10/2019Final1.50

    Total103.50



  • Directors
    • David Brock (Chairman)
    • Hugh Aldous
    • Barry Dean
    • Michael Jackson
    • Nicholas Lewis
    • Grant Whitehouse (Company Secretary)
  • Announcements
  • Unsolicited telephone calls

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We're here to help

If you have any questions about your VCT investment, please call us on 020 7416 7780 or email us at customer@downing.co.uk.