Gresham House Strategic Plc Investor Relations


Shares in Issue and Major Shareholders

The Company currently has 3,654,504 ordinary shares in issue, all of which hold voting rights.   There are no shares in Treasury.  The percentage of securities not in public hands as defined in the AIM rules is 31.67%.

The following have interests in 2% or more of the Company’s existing ordinary share capital (excluding those shares held in treasury) as of 29 December 2017:


Shareholder Number of ordinary shares held % of total voting rights
Gresham House plc & GH Holdings Ltd 706,806 19.34%
M&G Investment Management 428,129 11.72%
Smith & Williamson Investment Management 314,779 8.61%
River & Mercantile Asset Management 312,691 8.56%
Unicorn Asset Management 140,036 3.83%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management 130,087 3.56%
Charles Stanley and Co Limited 105,330 2.88%
Berkshire County Council 105,000 2.87%
Janus Henderson Investors 81,562 2.23%
Investec Wealth & Investment 80,254 2.20%


To notify the Company of a substantial share holding contact us.

The Company will seek to use the expertise and experience of its Board and the members of its Investment Committee to invest according to a rigorous strategic public equity process. The Company will have an active investing policy investing in assets that will typically have a number of the following characteristics:

  • Investments that can generate a 15 per cent. IRR over the medium to long term principally through capital appreciation; and
  • investments where the manager believes there are value creation opportunities through strategic, management or operational changes.

The Company intends to invest the majority of its capital in a concentrated portfolio of between 10 to 15 smaller UK/European publicly traded companies typically with market capitalisations of less than £250million and would typically expect a holding period of three to five years. In addition, the Company may also invest in interests in privately held companies, primarily in equity and equity-related instruments and also in preferred equity, convertible and non-convertible debt instruments. The Company will seek to acquire influential block stakes (typically between 10 per cent. and 25 per cent.) for cash or share consideration.

Any investment which represents more than 15 per cent. of the Group’s gross assets, at the time when the investment is made, in securities issued by any single company will require the Board’s approval. An investment will only be made after the Investment Committee believes that the risk/return relationship is acceptable and the target return hurdle is exceeded.

The Company intends to put in place a bank facility but will limit borrowing to no more than 20 per cent of gross assets.

The initial intention is to distribute up to 50 per cent. of profits on realisations through dividends, share buybacks or other returns of capital. Any material change to the New Investing Policy by the Company will require prior Shareholder approval in accordance with the AIM Rules.

  • Business Characteristics
  • Exposure limits
  • Gearing
  • Returns on investment

Aim Rule 26

The company is incorporated in England and Wales and its main country of operation is the UK.

The company is subject to the provisions of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules (August 2014) and was updated on 29 December 2017.

Disclosure area and information/resources

Business description – About Gresham House Strategic plc

Board of Directors responsibilities and committees – Board and investment team

Gresham House Strategic plc is a member of the Association of Investment Companies and has regard to the AIC Code of Corporate Governance, which sets out a framework of best practice for its member companies.

The Board

The Chairman of the Board is independent and all of the Directors are independent of the Investment Manager. All of the Directors will stand for re-election at each AGM. The Board has a policy to have a balance on the Board
in terms of Directors’ tenure, so that the knowledge and experience of the Company which is brought by longer serving Board members can be complemented by the addition of diverse insights and approaches brought by
newer Board members.

Board committees

The Board has an audit committee, the members of which are Charles Berry (Chairman), Ken Lever and Helen Sinclair. The committee meets at least twice a year before the release of the full and half year results. The Board does not consider it necessary to have a remuneration committee. It has agreed that the work which would be undertaken by a management engagement committee will be undertaken by the whole Board. The whole Board also acts as the nomination committee. The performance of and contractual arrangements with the Investment Manager will be reviewed at least annually.


Investment Manager and Key Personnel – Investment Team

Valuation Policy – Valuation Policy and NAV Publication

Country of incorporation and main country of operation – United Kingdom

Current constitutional documents – Articles of Association

Details of any other exchanges or trading platforms – There are no other exchanges or trading platforms that GHS has applied or agreed to have its securities admitted or traded.

Number of securities in issue – Significant shareholders

Details of any restrictions on the transfer of securities – There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.

Current investing policy – Investing policy

Financial information – Reports and other documents

Company announcements – RNS Announcements

Investment team – Investment team

Advisors & Corporate Information – Advisors & Corporate Information

Admission document and circulars – Share placing document

Corporate Governance Arrangements – Corporate Governance Arrangements

  • Aim Rule 26
  • Disclosure area and information/resources

Registrars and Transfer office

Link Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Kent BR3 4TU

Tel: 0871 664 0300*
Overseas Tel: +44(0)20 8639 3399
Fax: +44 (0)20 7935 3737

* Calls to this number are charged at 10p per minute plus your normal network charges.

Submit a query to Gresham House Strategic plc Group investor relations via the form at the bottom of this page

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Share fraud warning

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D R W Potter (Chairman)

C R Berry

K Lever

H R Sinclair



Augentius Corporate Services Limited

2 London Bridge


SE 1 9RA


Registered Office

77 Kingsway




Investment Manager

Gresham House Asset Management Limited

Octagon Point

5 Cheapside





The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Abbey Gardens

4 Abbey Street







55 Baker Baker Street




Bracher Rawlins

77 Kingsway





Link Asset Services

The Registry

34 Beckenham Road






Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker

finnCap Ltd

60 New Broad Street




Gresham House Strategic plc (the “Company”) announced on 17 August 2015 that it intends to report an unaudited NAV statement on a weekly basis.

In respect of listed or publicly quoted investments, the Company will value such investments weekly according to their bid price as at the close of the relevant stock exchange each Friday, or otherwise the last business day of the week, unless a bid price is unavailable in which case the mid-market price on such day will be used. If this too is unavailable the Board of the Company shall be consulted to determine an appropriate basis for valuation of the relevant investment.

To the extent that the Company has invested in unquoted investments, such investments will be valued quarterly by the investment manager as at 5 p.m. London Time, on the last business day of the relevant quarter. The quarterly valuation will be carried forward weekly until the next quarterly valuation is available. The valuation will be done in accordance with the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Guidelines except in such circumstances where the Directors are of the opinion that the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines are not appropriate, in which case the Directors, in consultation with the investment manager, shall determine an appropriate alternative valuation method. The calculation of the estimated Net Asset Value will only be suspended in circumstances where the underlying data necessary to value the investments of the Company cannot readily, or without undue expenditure, be obtained. Details of any suspension in making such calculations will be announced through a Regulatory Information Service.

The NAV will be estimated weekly by the investment manager and published on a weekly basis, based on the most recent valuation of the portfolio and calculated in accordance with the methodology described above through a regulatory information service provider to the London Stock Exchange as soon as practicable after the end of the relevant period. In addition, the Company will publish an NAV per share for each month end, calculated on the last business day of the relevant month.

The NAV per share at the company’s year end will be subject to audit by the Company’s auditors, but otherwise will be unaudited.