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THIS OFFER IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ALL TYPES OF INVESTOR

Financial Conduct Authority regulatory framework provides strict guidelines we must adhere to. Under Financial Conduct Authority rules this investment cannot be promoted to retail investors and must only be offered to qualifying high net worth and sophisticated investors as detailed below.

These products are considered ‘non readily realisable securities’, which means they are illiquid, difficult to price and do not have a secondary market. This also means they are only suitable for certain types of investor.

To invest in this offer, we must ascertain what type of investor you are. Please select from one of the categories below.

Investor Categorisation*

I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. The exemption relates to certified high net worth investors and I declare that I qualify as such because at least one of the following applies to me:

  • I had, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, an annual income to the value of £100,000 or more. Annual income for these purposes does not include money withdrawn from my pension savings (except where the withdrawals are used directly for income in retirement).
  • I held, throughout the financial year immediately preceding the date below, net assets to the value of £250,000 or more. Net assets for these purposes do not include:
    • the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property; or
    • any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or
    • any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be, entitled; or
    • any withdrawals from my pension savings (except where the withdrawals are used directly for income in retirement).

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-mainstream pooled investments.

I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. I understand this means:

I can receive promotional communications made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority which relate to investment activity in non-readily realisable securities; the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because, prior to the date of my ticking the "self-certified sophisticated investor" box, at least one of the following applies:

I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months;

I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the last two years;

I am working, or have worked during the last two years, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

I am currently, or have been in the last two years, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least GBP1 million.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

I declare that I am a Certified Sophisticated Investor for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005. I understand that this means(1)

I can receive financial promotions that may not have been approved by a person authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority; the content of such financial promotions may not conform to rules issued by the Financial Conduct Authority;

by signing this statement I may lose significant rights;

I may have no right to complain to either of the following:

a) the Financial Conduct Authority; or;
b) the Financial Ombudsman Scheme; and

I may have no right to seek compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

I am a Certified Sophisticated Investor because at least ONE of the following applies:

I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to the date below;

I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;

I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least 1 million pound.

I accept that I can lose my property and other assets from making investment decisions based on financial promotions.

I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on investments.

Declaration*

Your details are only to record your declaration to the above statement. They will not be used to contact you or shared with third parties.





I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. I understand this means:

I can receive promotional communications made by a person who is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority which relate to investment activity in non-readily realisable securities; the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because, prior to the date of my ticking the "self-certified sophisticated investor" box, at least one of the following applies:

I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months;

I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the last two years;

I am working, or have worked during the last two years, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

I am currently, or have been in the last two years, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least GBP1 million.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.
Certified sophisticated investor statement I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications that are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments (NMPIs). The exemption relates to certified sophisticated investors and I declare that I qualify as such for the following reasons: a)I have a written certificate signed within the previous 36 months by a FSMA authorised firm confirming that I, the prospective investor, have been assessed by that firm as sufficiently knowledgeable to understand the risks associated with engaging in investment activity in NMPIs; and b)Within the 12 months prior to the promotion being made to me, have signed a statement in the prescribed form confirming, among other things, that I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested and that I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on NMPIs. I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on NMPIs.

Declaration*


Your details are only to record your declaration to the above statement. They will not be used to contact you or shared with third parties.

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Investing in equity opportunities such as those promoted by Acorn Property Group, involves risks including loss of capital. Investments made through Acorn Property Invest are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL RISK WARNING

Acorn Property Group is a trading name of SeedTribe (Firm Reference Number 695526). SeedTribe are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

To view the content, you must be either: (a) High Net Worth Individual or (b) Self-Certified Sophisticated Investor. If you do not meet these criteria, you must not take any further action. This website assumes you have a clear understanding of investments of this type and is provided to prospective investors to evaluate the investment being offered. Before you will be able to view the offering, you must certify your investor status.

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