Investing in early-stage and growth-focussed businesses is high risk, and it is more likely than not that a business will fail. In some cases, a failed business will either be wound up or sold at a nominal price, while in other cases, the business won’t formally shut down but we’ll write off the investment and dispose of the shares. We’ll work with failing businesses to ensure that any available shareholder proceeds are distributed, but they’re likely to represent less than the original investment, and there may not be any proceeds at all.

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