The Fund’s objective is to provide attractive, long-term investment returns to investors by creating a diversified international portfolio. The Fund is seeking to raise £30 million from Investors with a commitment between five and ten years. Where opportunities prevailing in the UK, EU and US primary and secondary markets have a reasonable prospect of enhanced projected return, Kylin proposes to extend the investment period by up to two additional one year periods.
The Fund will aim to invest primarily in SME’s considered to have high growth and expansion potential, upon start-up or in the early phases of the development of their activities and whose business plan is deemed attractive by the Manager. The Fund will have a flexible investment strategy, preferably obtaining an absolute majority of shares in issue upon making an Equity investment. The strategy will be primarily "buy and hold".
The assessment will be made based on the target’s potential revenue growth, profit margin, return on assets, and return on equity. In addition, the products of the target SMEs will be closely analysed for marketability, the management team will be carefully assessed against their background and experience and the capital structure will be optimised based on market comparables.
It is intended that by the end of the Investment Period, SME Investments will make up the majority of the Fund.
The Investment Committee is actively involved in the collation and analysis of economic and market information. The committee pairs the portfolio manager’s analysis, with its proprietary data and market insight to underwrite all key investment initiatives. The Risk Management Committee shall evaluate potential risks and conduct stress test of each project.
The Partnership is seeking investment of £30m in aggregate and is inviting Investors to each commit a minimum Commitment of £500,000 with additional sums in multiples of £50,000.