- JZ Capital Partners' net asset value rose to $646.4m in the three months to the end of November - up from $641.7m at the half year.

NAV per share was $9.94 compared with $9.87 at the end of the first half. Founder and investment advisor David Zalaznick said: "We are pleased to report to shareholders that the company's NAV has continued to grow, driven by a strong performance across our portfolio, particularly within Europe.

"The company's NAV has now grown for 18 out of the past 19 quarters.

"We have built on the sustained investment activity of the first half of the year and continue to benefit from a healthy pipeline of investment opportunities across the specialist micro-cap sector."

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