EII Scheme Information for Companies Seeking Investment
Benefits to the company
In addition to the cashflow benefit, the EII Scheme may have the following advantages for your company:
Fixed cost of finance for four years;
Existing shareholders retain control of the business;
The investment is equity not debt;
May trigger Enterprise Ireland or bank funding; and
No capital repayment until 2025 the end of the investment term.
The Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (“EII Scheme”) is a tax relief incentive scheme, (previously the Business Expansion Scheme (“BES”)) which provides all-income tax relief to Qualifying Investors for investments in certain qualifying small and medium sized trading companies (“SMEs”)*.
The EII Scheme facilitates qualifying companies to secure funding at a competitive cost of finance and with no repayment until the end of the four year investment period.
Certain criteria which may be used by the Manager in assessing the potential Investee Companies and their promoters are:
A capable and industry experienced management team;
Well defined market strategy; and
Potential for realisation of Investment after the four-year Investment period.
The criteria listed above are not intended to be exhaustive or an exclusive list.
The Manager shall take all reasonable care in selecting and assessing proposals for Investment and will enter into agreements which will oblige the Investee Companies to provide regular financial and other information so that the Manager can monitor the performance of each Investee Company on an ongoing basis.
The Funds are invested in established, indigenous Irish companies with future growth potential.
Set out below is a sample of previous investee companies:
Warning: If you invest in this product you may lose some or all of the money you invest. The value of your investment may go down as well as up. If you invest in this product you will not have any access to your money for at least four years from the date the Fund makes its investments.
Warning: The information contained herein does not purport to be comprehensive, all inclusive or to contain all the information that a prospective investor might reasonably require in considering an investment in the Fund. It is strictly for information purposes only and must be read in conjunction with the Prospectus. This information does not constitute advice or a recommendation in any way. It does not take into account the knowledge and experience, investment objectives or financial situation of any particular person. The information contained herein is based on our understanding of current Irish tax legislation and Revenue guidelines. Prospective investors are advised to make their own independent commercial assessment of the information contained and obtain independent professional advice (including inter alia legal, financial and tax advice) suitable to their own individual circumstances, before making an investment decision, and only make such decisions on the basis of their own objectives, experience and resources.