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 shares27 March 202040.8p145.8p


  • 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
    27/03/2020Interim1.50

    Total105.00



  • 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 are a financial adviser, or discretionary fund manager please call us on 020 7630 3319 or email us at sales@downing.co.uk.

If you are a private investor you can speak to our investor relationship team on 020 3828 0975 or email customer@downing.co.uk.