Gravity Child Care investments were advertised as giving their SIPP investors anywhere between 11% and 21% annual returns depending on how they invested.
But now, Gravity Child Care Investments & GCC Management Ltd are in liquidation, generating headlines where the 230+ investors “lose £11m”.
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Liquidation is a form of insolvency proceeding where trained and qualified external people are appointed to take over the company, and (amongst other duties) break it up in a way that the company’s creditors get some or all of their money.
Gravity Child Care (or GCC Management Ltd as it is now called) went into voluntary liquidation in November 2017.
According to the last updates from the liquidators:
“[…] the Company was due the sum of £2.85 million from Primus in respect of investment made into Primus prior to the liquidation.”
“Primus is a connected entity to the Company by way of common Directorships with both the Director and Former Director. Due to its inability to repay investors, AF was also engaged to advise Primus on its options. It was also concluded by the Director and AF that Liquidation was the most appropriate course of action for Primus”.
“As such, the Joint Liquidators understand there is no prospect of realising any monies from Primus”.
Until 2015, by which time £millions had been invested through cash investments as well as through SIPP pensions, things seemed to be going well. But then, statements that were due failed to appear, causing concern among some investors.
In late 2017, the company entered into insolvency proceedings, and liquidators from Duff & Phelps were called in. Through the papertrail, it was discovered that of the 50 planned care facilities to be invested in, just 2 had been purchased, with 1 operational, looking after no more than 10 children, according to This Is Money.
When the liquidators chased the paper trail to acertain where the money had gone, it found that around £600,000 had been spent on the 2 care homes. The rest of the paper trail seemed to lead to foreign countries.“Money went to Dubai, and potentially to Sri Lanka” said an unnamed source quoted in This Is Money.
A statement published by the administrators shows that the firm had debts of £14.1 Million.