Can retail investors bag a unicorn?

How you can use investment trusts to invest in private growth companies
Investors often hear about high growth private companies, but can’t access a piece of the investment. So-called Unicorns, start-up companies that have reached a valuation of $1bn or more, have become more commonplace in recent years. Big names such as taxi-app Uber, accommodation website Airbnb and delivery company Deliveroo are still held privately and aren’t listed on the stock exchange. While many large institutional investors, such as pension funds...

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