Schroder British Opportunities Trust has announced it is to IPO in order to raise up to £250m as it looks to take advantage of a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to invest in businesses with attractive valuations.
The trust will be investing in ‘high growth’ companies in the £50m to £2bn equity value range.
It will invest approximately 50 percent in listed companies and 50 percent in private equity investments – however, it will commence by mostly investing in public companies.
Commenting on the intention of the trust and opportunity ahead was Tim Creed, Head of UK and European Private Equity at Schroders:
“We are incredibly excited to be able to offer investors the expertise of the Schroder UK private equity team in this highly compelling growth mandate to take advantage of the displacement in value caused by Covid-19 among other macro factors.
Our goal is to invest into well-established growing British companies to help them develop faster. We have a long track record of growing companies, both domestically and internationally, through active ESG engagement and believe this is the right time to invest equity into high quality businesses.“