Please note that the Deepbridge Life Sciences SEIS has reached capacity for deployment in the 2022/23 tax year.  If you would like to apply for deployment in the 2023/24 tax year, please email to request an application form.


Summary: Deepbridge Life Sciences SEIS

The Deepbridge Life Sciences SEIS is an opportunity to participate in a diversified portfolio of early-stage life science companies, whilst taking advantage of the considerable income tax, capital gains tax, and inheritance tax benefits available under the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.

The global Life Sciences industry is one of the leading sources of innovation. Over the past 100 years, life science research has resulted in scores of breakthrough therapies and new methods for the early detection of disease. Major trends, such as the worldwide increase in populations over the age of 60, will drive the future need for an increasing range of new, cost effective health care products for decades to come.

Investments in unquoted companies carry high risks and investors could lose all funds invested. Investors should not invest if capital is required in the near term. No established market exists for the trading of shares in private companies, making it difficult to sell shares. The value of tax reliefs depend on personal circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. The availability of tax reliefs depends on the Company invested in maintaining its qualifying status. Past performance is not a guide to the future performance of an investment, and investors are encouraged to take independent legal, tax and financial advice before considering an investment.

Investment Strategy

The Deepbridge Life Sciences SEIS seeks to fund companies with exciting new technologies that satisfy the needs of large and growing markets. The overarching focus of the Deepbridge Life Sciences SEIS offers investors companies engaged in the development of therapeutics for the following areas:

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical technology including digital healthcare.

Deepbridge Charges

There are no management charges levied on the investor at the point of investment for subscriptions received by a financial adviser, resulting in up to 100% allocation of subscription. This ensures up to 100% tax efficiency for investors. Deepbridge fees are paid by the Investee Companies and are disclosed in the Information Memorandum. 

Please note that for direct investors (i.e. those that subscribe without a financial adviser involved), an additional charge of 2.5% including VAT will be deducted from the subscription to cover Deepbridge's costs associated with verifying the appropriateness of the Deepbridge EIS application.

Performance fee: an incentive fee of 20% of cash returned, in excess of 150% of the funds invested.

For clarification, once the Investor has received in cash the first 150 pence per 100 pence invested (ignoring any tax relief and representing a 50% Hurdle Rate on funds invested), any additional distributable cash will be paid as to 80% to the Investor and 20% to Deepbridge. 

Please see the Information Memorandum for full details.

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Key Features

Minimum Investment
Compliance Status
Offer Size
HMRC Advance Assurance
Received before deployment into companies
Usually 6 MONTHS
Target Return
Target Timescale