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2020 outlook on EIS for film: the empire strikes back

  According to the May 2019 HMRC statistics, £1.9 billion was raised via EIS during the 2017-18 tax ...
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Questions to ask before selecting your EIS fund custodian

  With Reyker Securities PLC (Reyker) going into Special Administration on 8th October 2019 it highl...
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Pensions and EIS, revisited

  It was shocking to see this past week's pension strikes in France turn into violent protests. Acco...
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The benefits of women in venture capital

  "To judge a person's capability by gender is like judging a man's intelligence by the amount of ha...
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Happy 10th birthday Sapphire!

Sapphire is ten years old today. What a journey it has been. My wife and I started Sapphire in our t...
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SEIS / EIS UK permanent establishment condition

Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (“SEIS”) and Enterprise Investment Schemes (“EIS”) allow qualifyi...
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Have you registered to attend the Women in Venture Capital panel discussion?

  The EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast event is going to be taking place this Thursd...
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Five things you need to know about setting up UK branches

  When applying for SEIS and/or EIS advance assurance, a company is required to have a Customer Refe...
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How to value companies for SEIS / EIS investment

  Steinway & Sons have been making the world's finest pianos for over 160 years, and their instrumen...
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We are hiring! Belfast-based associate wanted!

Sapphire Capital Partners LLP is a Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) authorised, multi-award winni...
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You are invited to the EIS Association's "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast 2019

It is time for the annual EIS Association's  "Ready, Steady, Grow" Belfast, and we are delighted to ...
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Raising money through EIS as a Knowledge Intensive Company

  Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) allow high-risk start-up companies raise much-needed capital t...
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Sapphire Capital Partners shortlisted as finalists in the 2019 Growth Investor Awards

.   The following is a press release from Growth Investor Awards: GROWTH INVESTOR PRESS RELEASE: "Sa...
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SEIS/EIS exit considerations

In discussions with clients, I make it a point to stress the primary purpose of the Enterprise Inves...
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Getting ready for the crowd!

  Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new way for businesses to raise investment and that is why we ...
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5 requirements companies must meet for SEIS/EIS

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are very eff...
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How SEIS/EIS companies should be preparing for Brexit

  With this week's news of the EU Withdrawal Agreement failing to secure support in Parliament, the ...
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Changes to the SEIS/EIS advance assurance process

  The advance assurance process for SEIS and EIS has changed! New online forms for SEIS, EIS and VCT...
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Outlook for 2019

[This article was originally published in the IFA Magazine in December 2018 and has been republished...
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11 questions to ask before selecting an EIS custodian & administrator

The selection of an EIS Custodian for your fund(s) can be a very confusing and time consuming busine...
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Sapphire Capital Partners LLP signed the Women in Finance Charter

I am excited to announce that we have signed the Women in Finance Charter, which is a formal pledge ...
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