Amati AIM VCT plc - Strategic Review

The Board of Amati AIM VCT plc (the “Company”) confirms that it has, in conjunction with the Company’s investment manager, Amati Global Investors Limited (the “Investment Manager”), been considering the Company’s strategic options in the light of ongoing challenges in the AIM market and the resultant performance issues faced by the Company. As part of this review, the Board intends to consider whether the Company’s investment strategy should be expanded to facilitate investment in a broader range of securities while continuing to comply with the rules applicable to VCTs.
The Board also notes the recent announcement of a recommended offer (the “Offer”) for Mattioli Woods plc by Tiger Bidco Limited (owned by funds managed by Pollen Street Capital Limited). Mattioli Woods plc currently owns 49% of the issued share capital of the Investment Manager. The ongoing review of strategic options will take into account any possible impact of the Offer on the Company and the management of its investment portfolio.

Further details of the strategic review will be included in the Company’s annual report and accounts which are expected to be published shortly.


Fiona Wollocombe, Chair
Amati AIM VCT plc

Douglas Armstrong
Dickson Minto Advisers
Financial Adviser to the Company
Telephone: 020 7649 6823

Important Information

This announcement is released by the Company and the information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the UK version of the EU Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation (EU) No.596/2014) which forms part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended. Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, such information is now considered to be in the public domain.

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