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 undertook an Enhanced Share Buyback scheme. 

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Additional information

  • Current NAV and total returns
    Share classNAV dateNAVTotal returnNotes
    Ordinary shares1 April 202152.8p*160.3p*Unaudited NAV


  • Share prices
  • Forthcoming Dividends

    No forthcoming dividends currently announced.

  • 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
    23/10/2020Final1.50
    26/03/2021Interim1.00

    Total107.50



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

    With effect from 1 April 2021, Draper Esprit VCT plc's share registrar is:

    The CIty Partnership
    Suite 2 Park Valley House
    Park Valley Mills
    Meltham Road
    Huddersfield
    HD4 7BH

    Email: registrars@city.uk.com
    Tel: 01484 240 910

    Shareholders can view their holding and amend their details by registering for the City Hub at:
    https://draper-esprit-vct.cityhub.uk.com/

    To register, shareholders will require an investor access token. This will be found on any new share certificates that are issued and on dividend confirmations going forward. Investor’s can also request this by contacting The City Partnerhip using the above details.

  • Unsolicited telephone calls

    If you have received an unsolicited telephone call from somebody seeking to buy your VCT shares please visit our Boiler Room Scams page for more details.

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 Downing LLP's investor relationship team on 020 3828 0975 or email customer@downing.co.uk.