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Simplestream Secures Funding From Beringea to Rollout TVPlayer

London, 13th October 2014 - Simplestream, a leading provider of 'Over the Top' (OTT) live streaming services for broadcast TV channels, is pleased to announce it has secured substantial funding from Beringea, the Manager of the ProVen VCTs. The investment will accelerate the expansion of TVPlayer, Simplestream's B2C live TV streaming service, and facilitate the addition of more channel packs and multi-channel catch-up functionality.

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The ProVen VCTs are managed by Beringea, a specialist venture capital fund manager which has been established for nearly 25 years1. It is one of the most experienced managers of VCTs, having launched its first in 1996. Beringea manages the ProVen family of VCTs; ProVen VCT, ProVen Growth & Income VCT, and ProVen Planned Exit VCT. ProVen Growth & Income VCT and ProVen VCT are the best and second best funds respectively of their launch years according to

1 Beringea was previously known as ProVen Private Equity and Guinness Mahon Development Capital.

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The ProVen VCTs are managed by Beringea LLP, a specialist private equity fund manager based in the UK which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Beringea LLP's FCA Firm Reference Number is 496358.

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The Financial Conduct Authority
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E14 5HS

Telephone: 020 7066 1000

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The information on these pages relating to VCTs managed by Beringea LLP, is directed at United Kingdom residents only. Shares in venture capital trusts ("VCTs") referred to on these pages will not be offered to non-residents.

This Site is aimed at persons who qualify as "professional clients" or "eligible counterparties" (these terms are defined by the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and the former generally entails a certain minimum net worth or level of expertise. The Site is therefore not directed at retail clients and such persons should not rely upon information on the Site and will not be able to avail themselves of the services referred to on it.

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Application may only be made on the basis of the relevant prospectus, which can be downloaded from this website or obtained directly from Beringea LLP.

Beringea LLP
39 Earlham Street

Telephone: 0845 686 0225

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An investment in a VCT should be considered a long-term investment and is not suitable for all individuals. Under current legislation shares must be held for a minimum of 5 years for maximum tax benefits and may be affected by future legislation. The market price of VCT shares may not reflect the full underlying net asset value ("NAV") of shares and shareholders may have difficulty in selling their shares and any sale is likely to be at a discount to the NAV.

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VCTs invest in a portfolio of small companies, which by their nature carry greater risk than larger, quoted companies.

The tax reliefs available to investors in a VCT are dependent on it maintaining Inland Revenue approval. A failure to meet the qualifying requirements could result in adverse tax consequences to investors, including a requirement to repay the income tax relief obtained. Investors must retain their VCT shares for the minimum period required to retain their initial tax relief. The tax rules and regulations governing VCTs are subject to change.

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