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Mattress retailer Eve Sleep’s shares dropped by as much as 16 per cent this morning after it announced investors were buying shares at a discounted price during a £15m fundraising round. The e-commerce specialist said investors had committed to just under £10m of funding, with fund manager Neil Woodford promising £8m, the company’s chairman Paul Pindar adding £1m, [...]
Real estate giant New River Reit saw the value of its assets dip in the six months to September, in a further sign of the tough challenges facing landlords on the high street. Net assets totalled £864m in September this year, marking more than a three per cent drop from March, while funds from operations [...]
Top fund manager Neil Woodford has reportedly sold £1.4bn of shares in the last six months. The ex-Invesco star trader has sold down positions in companies such as pharma business Astra Zeneca, brickmaker Forterra and travel website Hostelworld. According to estimates from the Sunday Times, Woodford’s selling spree totals £1.4bn since the end of March. [...]
Veteran investor Terry Smith's new small and mid cap investment trust has raised £822.5m, breaking records for the UK's biggest trust launch. The Smithson Investment Trust initially targeted £250m before more than doubling its goal to £600m with the option to increase to £900m, and has knocked Neil Woodford's Patient Capital Trust off the top spot. It will start trading [...]
Given his success at Invesco, the decision by star fund manager Neil Woodford launch a solo venture was always going to have a risk attached – but it looks like it paid off, after his new fund, Woodford Patient Capital Trust, posted results showing it had already invested more than three quarters of the £800m [...]
Just over a year after star fund manager Neil Woodford left Invesco to set up his new fund, Woodford Equity Income has overtaken the fund he previously managed in fund size. Launched in 2014, the fund is now worth £6.74bn in size to the end of July compared to Invesco Perpetual Income’s size of £6.45bn [...]
Star fund manager Neil Woodford and a venture capital fund backed by Lord Rothschild have led a funding round into online crowdfunding platform Seedrs, valuing the business at £30m. Woodford's Patent Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital said they will invest £7.5m into London-based Seedrs. The company will raise an additional £2.5m by targeting existing shareholders and other individual investors [...]
A mobile-based bank backed by City superstar investor Neil Woodford and launched by a founder of Metro Bank has been granted a banking licence, it said this morning. Durham-based Atom, launched by former Metro Bank chairman and First Direct chief executive Mark Mullen, will launch as a mobile app at first, with a desktop version [...]
Neil Woodford's Patient Capital Trust has been slapped with a "sell" rating by broker Stifel Funds, which warned its share price has leapt ahead of its net asset value (NAV), or the trust's underlying value. Stifel analyst Iain Scouller said the trust's share price had jumped by 16 per cent since May, but just 4.3 per [...]
It’s not just Aim that is celebrating a birthday. Star fund manager Neil Woodford is celebrating one year since he left Invesco and set up Woodford Investment Management and the Woodford Equity Income fund. The fund is easily outperforming its sector, up 16.5 per cent for the year, compared with an increase of 7.8 per cent. [...]
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