Statement for a Self-certified Sophisticated Investor

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I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.

I understand that this means:

a. I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority;

b. the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;

c. by signing this statement I may lose significant rights;

d. I may have no right to complain to either of the following—

        i. the Financial Conduct Authority; or

        ii. the Financial Ombudsman Scheme;

 e. I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies—

a. I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to the date below;

b. I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;

c. I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

d. I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

I accept that I can lose my property and other assets from making investment decisions based on financial promotions.

I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on investments.

Vala Capital Ltd (FCA number 827386) is an appointed representative of Sapphire Capital Partners LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with firm reference number 565716. Our address is Audley House, 12-12a Margaret Street, London, W1W 8RH. 

Investing in start-ups and early stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. It should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. The Vala EIS Portfolio is targeted exclusively at investors who understand the risks of investing in early stage businesses and can make their own investment decisions. Any pitches for investment are not offers to the public.

Investments made in companies or EIS funds listed on this website platform may not be covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For more details please contact us or refer to their website, www.fscs.org.uk.
 

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