Titan Alternatives, in partnership with Fuel Ventures, launches £50m Fuel Ventures VCT fund

Titan Alternatives, in partnership with Fuel Ventures, has launched a £50m VCT fundraise to be listed on the London Stock Exchange with Titan Alternatives acting as the main promoter.

The VCT will focus on investing in top-performing portfolio companies, often co-investing with Fuel Ventures’ existing EIS funds. It will offer investors a diverse portfolio, targeting 30 investments in the first 3 years. Whilst Titan Alternatives have been intrinsically involved in the introduction of significant capital to a number of VCTs since 2005, it is the first time we have been named as the main promoter of a VCT within a prospectus.

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Titan Alternatives will be acting as Promoter under the terms set out in the Offer Agreement – the first product launch since rebranding. The Fuel Ventures VCT offer is for subscription for up to £10 million of ordinary shares with an over-allotment facility for up to a further £40 million of ordinary shares.

Titan Alternatives, which provides investment solutions through VCTs, EISs, Hedge Funds and PE was acquired by Titan Wealth in 2022 and rebranded in November 2023 to bring it in line with the Titan group brand architecture. Providing personalised portfolio diversification and tax-efficient investment solutions to high net worth, sophisticated and elective professional investors, the team have built a strong reputation for gaining access to often exclusive and wide-ranging opportunities, outside of those offered by mainstream wealth management firms.

Titan Alternatives’ clients have invested over £650 million across a diverse range of investments and strategies. With a rich history and wide-ranging experience within the VCT sector encompassing Titan Alternatives’ development and the introduction of significant capital, the firm has facilitated approximately £80 million of investment into VCT offers to date.

Fuel Ventures Ltd is led by entrepreneur Mark Pearson who successfully exited several businesses including MyVoucherCodes and Paddle, a UK company now valued at $1.4bn. He is supported by a team of 23 people who have sourced, scaled and exited multiple businesses together.

Please find the Prospectus here.

Matthew Cureton, Co-Founder & MD of Titan Alternatives said  “Since 2005 we have gained experience of working with and introducing capital to various VCT managers covering a range of different mandates and sectors. Now, for the first time since our inception we are excited to take the role as a Promoter for the Fuel Ventures VCT following our positive experiences of working with Mark Pearson and his team at Fuel Ventures over a number of years within their EIS portfolios. We believe this VCT offers investors an opportunity to participate in a diversified group of tech-enabled companies benefiting from the knowledge and support of Fuel Ventures in their journey to achieving significant scale.”

Stan Williams, Partner of Fuel Ventures said “The Fuel Ventures VCT is an important addition to our investment strategy, giving us the opportunity to back our winning companies as they scale, throughout the year. We have ambitious plans for the VCT to become a £100m+ fund. We are thrilled that Titan Alternatives, a long-term partner, has chosen to act as the main promoter, showing their support for this new launch.”

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Paul Hunt

CEO

Paul Hunt is a proven business leader and entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience and track record of scaling businesses across multiple sectors. Hunt is highly experienced in business turnarounds, strategic planning and creating a positive people culture geared for success.

David Chandler

Portfolio Assistant

David is responsible for providing operational support to the fund managers. David has passed the CFA UK IMC and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of Sheffield.

James Peel, CFA

Portfolio Manager – ESG

James is a Portfolio Manager at Titan Asset Management and is responsible for Titan’s approach to sustainable investing. He previously worked as a researcher at the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. James graduated in 2018 from the University of St Andrews, where he studied economics. He is a CFA charter holder and has passed the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC), the CFA UK Certificate in ESG Investing, and the CFA UK Certificate in Climate and Investing (CCI).

Jonah Levy, CFA

Portfolio Manager – Physicals

When not collecting various minerals and mining memorabilia, Jonah can be found managing the physical allocations at Titan Asset Management. Prior to Titan he worked at Tavistock Wealth for 3 years, having previously gained experience in Holland at an oil brokerage, and in London at an energy trading house. Jonah is a CFA charter holder, having graduated from St. Andrews University with an MA in Management and Economics.

Alex Livingstone, CFA

Head of Trading – FX & ETFs

Alex is responsible for the ETF trading and FX strategy at Titan Asset Management and has executed over £5 billion of trades during his prior 4 years at Tavistock Wealth. Alex also assists in the wider portfolio management of the CIP specialising in technical analysis and risk management. He is a CFA charter holder and holds an BSc in Retailing, Marketing and Management from Loughborough University.

Sekar Indran, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager – Equities

Sekar is responsible for managing the team’s equity investments. He helped expand the investment proposition over five years at Tavistock Wealth and continues this role at Titan Asset Management. Sekar has prior financial services experience at Barclays and Allianz. He is a CFA charter holder and holds a BSc degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham.

John Leiper, MSc, CFA, FDP, CFTe

Chief Investment Officer

John Leiper is the Chief Investment Officer of Titan Asset Management and carries direct responsibility for all investments in the Centralised Investment Proposition (CIP) at the firm. John has 15 years’ experience in financial markets having previously worked in a variety of roles at RBS, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Tavistock Wealth. John Leiper is a CFA and FDP charter holder and a member of the Society of Technical Analysts. He holds a BSc degree in Economics from Warwick University and an MSc degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics.

Matthew Cureton

Co-Founder

Matthew has been an intrinsic part of Haibun (now Titan Alternatives) since its formation. As a Co-Founder, he has focused on developing relationships with clients, providers, and companies seeking funding.

Matthew’s personal involvement with the fund-raising activities at Titan Alternatives starts at the very beginning of each journey.

Incorporating the due diligence process, meeting with the various management teams, and visiting companies on site, to then being involved with the marketing documents, hosting presentations, and facilitating the investments for clients. Matthew also continues to monitor and report on the investment throughout its life, which has included him taking on Non-Executive Directorships or observer roles on various company boards.

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