Mr Constantine also said small, unquoted companies
the type NVM's trusts invest in were unlikely to enjoy an easy ride in the future.
acquiring direct holdings in unquoted companies
, usually either where a
But there is a way that smaller investors can take a slice of the action - through investment trusts which themselves invest in a range of unquoted companies
Investor Nigel Wray, who has extensive experience as an investor and director in both quoted and unquoted companies
, currently serves as chairman of Saracens Rugby Club and director of the Global Sports Foundation.
A recent study by the University of Birmingham on behalf of the Unquoted Companies
Group estimates about 21% of all UK workers are employed by family-run firms.
RICHARD GREEN is the former chairman of the BVCA with more than 20 years experience of managing private equity funds, investing in unquoted companies
He said: "I invest in private placings and unquoted companies
The Track 250 ranks the biggest unquoted companies
(excluding Plus Markets) registered in the UK.
A YES, as Enterprise Investment Schemes deal in smaller, newer unquoted companies
more risks are involved, athough some providers offer a degree of protection.
Michael Worley, chairman of the Unquoted Companies
Group, claimed such attitudes and "family business taxes" could have a devastating impact on good entrepreneurial ideas coming forward.
According to the table, which ranks unquoted companies
by their sales, turnover almost doubled last year to pounds 5.
Later this month it will amend the clauses on Financial Promotions in the Financial Services and Marketing Act so that in future ``high net worth'' or ``sophisticated'' investors will be able to deal directly with unquoted companies
seeking finance instead of having to go through an accountant or financial advisor.