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Investments

12

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

2

About Porton Capital

Porton Capital Limited (PCL) is a financial management company specialising in the offshore mutual fund sector and development capital for technology commercialisation ventures.

Porton Capital Headquarter Location

8100 Boone Blvd

Vienna, Virginia, 22182,

United States

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Ex-Venture Capitalist Accused of Murder Sued for Lost Cash

Sep 15, 2021

Sep 15 2021, 3:11 PM September 15 2021, 2:02 PM September 15 2021, 3:11 PM (Bloomberg) -- A former venture capital tycoon and his lawyers were sued in the U.K. over the disappearance of some 64 million pounds ($88.5 million) of investor money. (Bloomberg) -- A former venture capital tycoon and his lawyers were sued in the U.K. over the disappearance of some 64 million pounds ($88.5 million) of investor money. The liquidators of medical technology firm Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. allege that British entrepreneur Harvey Boulter used its money for his own benefit, including a payment to a British super car manufacturer. The funds moved through law firm DLA Piper’s bank accounts, the liquidators’ lawyers said in documents filed at the U.K. High Court. Boulter is currently awaiting trial in Namibia for murder over allegations he shot dead his game park manager during an argument in February. He’s scheduled to appear in a Windhoek court Sept. 17. Boulter made his fortune running Porton Capital, a now shuttered $670 million investment firm that raised money for venture capital style deals. FRP Advisory, the liquidators, said in court documents that more than half of the investor money destined for Enigma was used for unrelated purposes. Enigma, founded by Boulter in the early 2000s and financed by Porton investors, was “consistently loss making” and was wound up in 2017, the suit said. Investors in Enigma sent around 106 million pounds between 2006 and 2015 to DLA Piper’s bank account in the U.K. managed on behalf of Porton, lawyers for FRP said in the documents filed July 29. Charles Cook, head of DLA Piper’s U.K. corporate team, is also named as a defendant in the suit. Cook was the only lawyer “substantively involved” in handling Enigma for the law firm and his name appeared on related documents from as early as 2005, the lawsuit alleged. Some 42 million pounds was transferred to Enigma while the balance -- around 64 millions pounds -- was paid out to Boulter, his associates, or used for Boulter’s personal benefit, the lawsuit alleged. That breached rules governing how law firm accounts should be used, and also contravened Boulter’s responsibilities as a director of Enigma, argued the liquidators. “We are committed as a firm to upholding the highest principles of ethics and professional standards and do not consider this claim to have any foundation,” a spokesperson for DLA Piper and Charles Cook said by email. “Given ongoing proceedings it would be inappropriate to comment further.” Boulter’s U.K. lawyers at Kobre & Kim declined to comment on the civil suit. A Namibian lawyer for Boulter declined to comment on the criminal case. Boulter came to public prominence in 2011 when he revealed a friend of Conservative Party lawmaker Liam Fox was incorrectly promoting himself as an official adviser. Fox resigned following a public outcry  A subsequent libel case following comments Boulter made in a Sky News interview was settled. Boulter went on to finance the failed political run of a U.K. Independence Party candidate who stood against Fox in the 2015 general election as well as second candidate running against the son of the judge who oversaw that libel case. Porton Capital also attracted media attention after investor complaints over the poor returns. An investigation in the South China Morning Post found a discrepancy between the price investors were told the shares cost and the actual price recorded in company documents. ©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

Porton Capital Investments

12 Investments

Porton Capital has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in Microvisk as part of their Unattributed VC on May 5, 2013.

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Porton Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/30/2013

Unattributed VC

Microvisk

$3.23M

No

1

1/27/2011

Series C

Microvisk

$9.56M

Yes

1

6/2/2010

Series C - II

P2i

$8.38M

Yes

1

6/1/2010

Series C

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$99M

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10

12/31/2007

Series A

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10

Date

5/30/2013

1/27/2011

6/2/2010

6/1/2010

12/31/2007

Round

Unattributed VC

Series C

Series C - II

Series C

Series A

Company

Microvisk

Microvisk

P2i

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Amount

$3.23M

$9.56M

$8.38M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Porton Capital Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Porton Capital has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Psynova on October 20, 2009.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

10/20/2009

Acquired

1

2/14/2007

Acquired

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10

Date

10/20/2009

2/14/2007

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

Porton Capital Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Porton Capital has 2 funds, including Science and Innovation Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

Science and Innovation Fund

1

Military Venture Capital

10

Closing Date

Fund

Science and Innovation Fund

Military Venture Capital

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

10

Porton Capital Team

1 Team Member

Porton Capital has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Harvey Boulter.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Harvey Boulter

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Harvey Boulter

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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