Parkwalk is an independent investment management firm based in London. We seek to generate significant capital gains through venture capital investing, enhanced by the attractive tax relief provided by the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).
Parkwalk entered this investment space in 2009, anticipating the fresh wave of tax-efficient incentives launched by the UK Government to stimulate innovative emerging technology companies and thereby help drive economic growth. These incentives are already leading to higher company valuations, and higher returns for investors.
We are building a portfolio of investments focused on companies spun out from the UK’s leading universities and other research-intensive institutions to develop and commercialise relevant new technology. Parkwalk utilises academic, technology transfer, venture capital and personal networks developed over many years, to gain access to the highest calibre deal-flow.
Our Funds aim for investor returns over three to five years, via balanced portfolios of companies with varying investment stages to spread time and technology risk.
Parkwalk is focused on investment returns, and brings a professional, institutional investment strategy to the EIS sphere. The Firm brings institutional service levels and standards, including transparency, quality and reliability, to its clients.
The Management have long careers in investment banking, capital markets, corporate finance and fund management. They have worked together for 15 years, including ten years managing Lazard’s highly successful European Capital Markets operations.
Parkwalk provides investors access to some of the most financially viable and exciting deal-flow emanating from world class British R&D intensive institutions.
Portfolio companies all have deeply-embedded intellectual property (IP) and commercial potential. Risk is moderated by investing alongside specialists whose intensive investment research augments ours and who can be expected to follow their money in future investment rounds.
The Firm manages various venture capital Funds, including:
Parkwalk is built on an ethos of establishing strong relationships with its clients and maintaining these through clarity, integrity and innovation.