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Profile of registrant

British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Identification number in the register: 82506726362-20
Registration date: 03/08/11 18:28:18

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/07/14 10:03:49
The date of the last annual update was 08/07/14 10:03:49

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Acronym: BVCA
Legal status: Company Limited by Guarantee
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Tim Hames
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Simon Horner
Position: Director, Policy and Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 55-64 Chancery Lane 5th Floor East, Chancery House
London WC2A 1QS
Telephone number: (+44) 020 7429 0457
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK.

Our voice is one of authority when speaking for, or negotiating on behalf of, the UK industry. Our aim is to aid understanding, clarity and transparency around the activities of our members, promoting our industry to entrepreneurs and investors as well as to Government, the EU, trade unions, international media and the general public.

More than 500 firms make up the BVCA members and this number continues to grow as the knowledge, news and counsel the BVCA is able to offer its membership is recognised as increasingly invaluable and essential. The BVCA Membership comprises over 230 private equity, midmarket and venture capital firms with an accumulated total of over £230 billion funds under management; as well as over 220 professional advisory firms, including legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisers, corporate financiers, due diligence professionals, environmental advisers, transaction services providers, and placement agents. Additional members include international investors and funds-of-funds, secondary purchasers, university teams and academics and fellow national private equity and venture capital associations globally.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 7
Complementary information: The BVCA has a public affairs department comprising 6 persons, each of whom may from time to time engage in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Alternative Investment Fund Managers' Directive

Solvency II



EU Venture Capital Regime

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 04/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.