LEGAL AND RISK NOTICE
The website at [www.candoverinvestments.com], including any applications contained thereon (the Website) is owned and operated by Candover Investments plc (Candover) of 34 Lime Street, London EC3M 7AT and contains information relating to Candover. Candover is an investment trust company whose shares are listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange. Candover is an investment company as defined by Part 23 of the Companies Act 2006 and is registered in England and Wales with Company number: 1512178.
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The information on the Website does not constitute or form part of an offer to sell or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for shares or other securities of Candover, nor may it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract relating thereto. The information on the Website is provided for general information, is not comprehensive, is not intended to constitute any recommendation to acquire or dispose of any securities or apply for or use any investment related service or product and does not constitute investment, legal, tax or other advice. You should seek individual advice from an appropriate independent financial and/or other professional adviser before making any investment or financial decision or applying for or using any such investment related service or product.
The information on the Website is intended only for persons in the UK and persons in any other jurisdiction to whom such information can be lawfully communicated without any approval being obtained or any other action being taken to permit such communication where approval or other action for such purpose is required. The information on the Website is not directed at and is not for use by any other person. In particular, the information on the Website is not directed at and is not for use by any US person.
Shares in Candover are not registered for sale, offer or delivery in any jurisdiction outside the UK and may not be sold, offered or delivered in any jurisdiction in which registration for such purpose is required. In particular, shares in Candover have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 and Candover has not been and will not be registered under the US Investment Company Act 1940.
The value of investments, and the income from them, may go down as well as up, and is not guaranteed and an investor may not get back the amount of money invested. Further, the market price of shares may not fully reflect their underlying net asset value and it is not uncommon for the market price of shares to trade at a substantial discount to their net asset value. You should also remember that past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance and that rates and levels of taxation may change. The spread between the purchase and sale prices for certain investment trusts, and classes of investment trust, can be wide. This means the purchase price can be considerably higher than the sale price.
You should also note the following risks relating to Candover’s investments:
- Candover is a realising investment trust and no longer makes new investments. Its sole focus is on maximising returns to shareholders via a progressive return of cash as realisations are achieved by its investment manager, Arle Capital Partners (Arle). This means that the portfolio is a concentrated one, and the concentration will increase as realisations are achieved. Additionally, concentration means that changes in the valuation of any one investment may have a disproportionate impact on the value of the overall portfolio.
- Candover invests in unquoted companies which are less readily marketable than quoted securities and may take a long time to realise. In addition, such investments may carry a higher degree of risk than investments in quoted securities. Candover may be adversely affected by these risks.
- Candover holds investments in unquoted companies which are geared by loan facilities which rank ahead of Candover’s investment both for payment of interest and capital. Accordingly, Candover may be exposed to gearing by such unquoted companies.
- Private equity investments are long term in nature and may take some years before reaching a level of maturity at which they can be realised. Accordingly, it is possible that Candover may not receive a return on investments made by it for a number of years.
- In valuing its investments in unquoted companies and in publishing its net asset value, Candover relies to a significant extent on the accuracy of financial and other information provided by these companies to Arle, its investment manager.
- Candover has invested in unquoted companies that operate in overseas markets. Accordingly, changes in exchange rates may impact on the value of an investment.
- Most of the unquoted companies in which Candover invests are not subject to regulation by the Financial Services Authority or an equivalent regulatory body. Such companies may be in jurisdictions which do not provide an equivalent level of investor protection to that provided in the United Kingdom.
- Candover is dependent upon Arle as its investment manager and may be adversely affected if the services of Arle cease to be available to Candover.
Arle Capital Partners Limited
Arle Capital Partners Limited (Arle) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom with FSA firm reference number 142840. Arle is Candover’s investment manager and receives a management fee of 1.5 per cent per annum of the value of Candover’s investment assets.
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