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Octopus AIM VCT plc

18 August 2021

Portfolio Update

The investment portfolio of Octopus AIM VCT plc (the "Company") as at 18 August 2021 is as follows (the valuations being the unaudited valuations, at bid price, as at 31 July 2021):

Investee Company

Sector

Book cost (£000)

Movement in valuation (£000)

Fair Value (£000)

Learning Technologies Group plc

Software and Computer Services

1,051

8,901

9,952

Ergomed plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

1,273

7,863

9,136

Breedon Group plc

Construction and Materials

859

6,854

7,713

GB Group plc

Software and Computer Services

505

6,662

7,167

MaxCyte, Inc.

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

1,035

4,300

5,335

Trackwise Designs plc

Technology Hardware and Equipment

1,934

2,616

4,550

SDI Group plc

Technology Hardware and Equipment

179

4,196

4,375

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

Medical Equipment and Services

931

3,190

4,121

Sosandar plc

Retailers

1,853

2,071

3,924

Brooks Macdonald Group plc

Investment Banking and Brokerage Services

746

2,987

3,733

Gear4music (Holdings) PLC

Leisure Goods

529

3,009

3,538

IDOX plc

Software and Computer Services

353

2,837

3,190

Panoply Holdings plc

Software and Computer Services

979

2,197

3,176

Judges Scientific plc

Electronic and Electrical Equipment

314

2,862

3,176

Hasgrove plc*

Media

88

3,074

3,162

Ilika plc

Energy

1,058

2,001

3,059

Craneware plc

Health Care Providers

183

2,784

2,967

Mattioli Woods plc

Investment Banking and Brokerage Services

529

2,382

2,911

PCI-Pal plc

Software and Computer Services

1,098

1,485

2,583

Ixico plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

1,046

1,494

2,540

Renalytix plc

Health Care Providers

288

2,201

2,489

Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc

Medical Equipment and Services

1,830

596

2,426

Creo Medical Group plc

Medical Equipment and Services

1,471

883

2,354

VR Education Holdings plc

Software and Computer Services

1,879

472

2,351

LungLife AI, Inc.

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

2,079

224

2,303

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc

Media

515

1,717

2,232

Netcall plc

Software and Computer Services

308

1,853

2,161

Quixant plc

Technology Hardware and Equipment

587

1,515

2,102

Popsa Holdings Ltd*

Software and Computer Services

1,170

927

2,097

Access Intelligence plc

Software and Computer Services

678

1,215

1,893

ReNeuron Group plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

1,524

255

1,779

Animalcare Group plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

306

1,411

1,717

Spectral MD Holdings Limited

Health Care Providers

2,115

(502)

1,613

Gamma Communications plc

Telecommunications Service Providers

274

1,212

1,486

Glantus Holdings plc

Industrial Support Services

1,800

(353)

1,447

Verici Dx plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

396

1,030

1,426

Cambridge Cognition Holdings plc

Health Care Providers

601

815

1,416

RWS Holdings plc

Industrial Support Services

143

1,237

1,380

Gooch & Housego plc

Technology Hardware and Equipment

422

955

1,377

Diaceutics plc

Health Care Providers

930

391

1,321

British Honey Company Limited

Retailers

1,260

46

1,306

Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc

Medical Equipment and Services

743

545

1,288

Vertu Motors plc

Retailers

1,265

(25)

1,240

Fusion Antibodies plc

Health Care Providers

745

368

1,113

In the Style Group Plc

Retailers

1,000

110

1,110

Adept Technology Group Plc

Telecommunications Service Providers

601

446

1,047

Beeks Financial Cloud Group plc

Software and Computer Services

450

531

981

Polarean Imaging Plc

Medical Equipment and Services

687

263

950

GENinCode UK Ltd.

Medical Equipment and Services

1,200

(273)

927

Restore plc

Industrial Support Services

256

627

883

Vectura Group plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

498

343

841

Clinigen Group plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

701

(5)

696

Synairgen plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

147

505

652

Cloudcall Group plc

Software and Computer Services

936

(304)

632

Evgen Pharma plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

1,050

(420)

630

Osirium Technologies plc Loan Notes

Software and Computer Services

600

0

600

Crimson Tide plc

Software and Computer Services

567

(38)

529

Oberon Investments Group plc

Investment Banking and Brokerage Services

480

24

504

DXS International plc

Software and Computer Services

300

112

412

Rosslyn Data Technologies plc

Software and Computer Services

429

(24)

405

Maestrano Group plc

Software and Computer Services

443

(103)

340

DP Poland plc

Travel and Leisure

1,016

(685)

331

Falanx Group Ltd

Industrial Support Services

900

(585)

315

The Food Marketplace Ltd*

Retailers

300

0

300

Eluceda Limited*

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

300

0

300

MyCelx Technologies Corp

Oil, Gas and Coal

1,470

(1,177)

293

WANdisco plc

Software and Computer Services

145

127

272

Airnow plc*

Software and Computer Services

1,257

(994)

263

Escape Hunt plc

Travel and Leisure

988

(739)

249

KRM22 plc

Closed End Investments

681

(442)

239

Staffline Group plc

Industrial Support Services

335

(98)

237

Trellus Health Plc

Health Care Providers

136

92

228

Genedrive Plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

361

(135)

226

Mears Group plc

Software and Computer Services

139

85

224

TP Group plc

Aerospace and Defense

648

(430)

218

Abingdon Health plc

Medical Equipment and Services

521

(309)

212

Feedback plc

Medical Equipment and Services

300

(90)

210

Osirium Technologies plc

Software and Computer Services

1,350

(1,155)

195

Velocity Composites plc

Aerospace and Defense

799

(611)

188

Verici DX plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

51

132

183

Enteq Upstream plc

Oil, Gas and Coal

1,032

(862)

170

Parsley Box Group plc

Personal Care, Drug and Grocery Stores

213

(76)

137

LoopUp Group plc

Software and Computer Services

296

(180)

116

Tasty plc

Travel and Leisure

622

(547)

75

Microsaic Systems plc

Electronic and Electrical Equipment

1,384

(1,330)

54

Rated People Ltd*

Software and Computer Services

354

(308)

46

Diurnal Group plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

132

(91)

41

1Spatial plc

Software and Computer Services

300

(266)

34

Haydale Graphene Industries plc

Industrial Materials

598

(571)

27

Merit Group plc

Media

203

(185)

18

Midatech Pharma plc

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

600

(597)

3

Location Sciences Group plc

Software and Computer Services

763

(762)

1

Nektan plc is also in Octopus AIM's portfolio but has not been included in the above table as it is currently in administration and Octopus AIM has written down its equity and loan note interest in this company to zero.

Since 31 July 2021 Octopus AIM has made no new investments.

Since 31 July 2021 Octopus AIM has made no disposals.

Unless otherwise stated, all the investments set out above:

- are quoted on public markets;
- represent equity investments except in the case of Nektan plc and Osirium Technologies plc which include investment through loan stock; and
- are in portfolio companies incorporated in the UK with the exception of:

Breedon Group plc – Jersey
Maxcyte Inc – USA
VR Education Holdings plc – Ireland
Falanx Group Limited – British Virgin Islands
MyCelx Technologies Corp – USA
Nektan plc – Gibraltar

*Denotes unlisted company

Current Asset Investments (unaudited)

Investee Company

Sector

Book cost (£000)

Movement in valuation (£000)

Fair Value (£000)

Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth Fund

n/a

5,610

4,991

10,601

Octopus UK Multi Cap Income Fund

n/a

5,889

1,808

7,697

Money Market Funds

n/a

1,326

0

1,326

Since 31 July 2021 there have been no new investments or disposals of current asset investments.

The capitalisation of Octopus AIM as at 31 July 2021 was as follows:

Shareholders' Equity

£000’s

Called up Equity Share Capital

1,433

Legal reserves

58,116

Other reserves

122,107

Total

181,656

There has been no material change to the capitalisation since 31 July 2021.

For further information, please contact:

Uloma Adighibe

Octopus Company Secretarial Services Limited
Tel: 020 3935 4186


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