Six of the nine top performers invest in small companies, while three are in the private equity sector and invest in unquoted companies
It also invests in unquoted companies
, plus markets and listed securities.
It invests in a portfolio of unquoted companies
in the United Kingdom, which raise expansion capital or are the subject of a management buy-out or buy-in.
Investors may lack similar levels of written politeness nowadays, not least because the availability of investment opportunities has grown exponentially, but private equity firms are, nonetheless, always grateful to unearth unquoted companies
they consider capable of expanding over a comparatively short period.
Northern Venture Trust, whose investment adviser is NVM, invests mainly in UK unquoted companies
. Unaudited half-year results show its net assets fell from PS78.9m in September, 2015, to PS77.9m on March 31, 2016.
But such individuals are not only to be found on television and those business angels who invest their own money in unquoted companies
have, over the last two decades, received greater attention and recognition from policymakers and academics for their activities in the UK.
Seventy per cent or more of assets in VCTs must be invested in unquoted companies
, which tend to be riskier than quoted companies and less liquid.
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.
The group has experience in dealing with export markets like US, Japan, Hong Kong and various European countries and also have two listed companies on Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges and a number of unquoted companies
operating in Pakistan.
Its co-founder and chief executive Martin Brassell said that for the vast majority of unquoted companies
the value contribution made by intellectual property and intangible assets "remains hidden and unexploited".
* RICHARD GREEN is the former chairman of the BVCA with more than 20 years experience of managing private equity funds, investing in unquoted companies