THE BRITISH VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION - BVCA
What activities are eligible for assistance and funding?
Venture capital and private equity providers generally seek:
For companies seeking funding, the BVCA provides a range of literature that can be downloaded from its web site. Some publications may incur a charge.
What services and support does BVCA provide?
The membership of the BVCA comprises venture capital and private equity companies active in making equity investments, primarily in unquoted companies, professional firms (including accountants, lawyers and consultants advising on venture capital transactions) or organisations that invest in venture capital as a minor part of their overall activities.
Companies seeking finance and financial advice can search the BVCA Directory of Members on-line at www.bvca.co.uk/, using the following criteria: amount of finance sought, type of investment (start-up, expansion, bridge finance, management buy-outs etc.), industry sector (one of which is energy) and geographical location. The search facility will then return contact details of venture capital and private equity providers that match the criteria entered.
BVCA publishes a range of documents on sources of private equity, venture and Business Angel capital. These include "A Guide to Venture Capital" and "Sources of Business Angel Capital". These can be searched on, or downloaded from the publications section of the BVCA web site. BVCA research reports are also available, but these will incur a charge to non-members. Some are accessible to BVCA members only.
Membership of BVCA includes access to an extensive training programme, unlimited publications including those produced solely for the membership and offers the chance to be included in industry research.
What are the application procedures?
Membership criteria can be downloaded in PDF format at
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