Pre-close update

25 January 2023

25 January 2023

FY 2022 – AUM growth of 20% and performance at the top end of market expectations1

Gresham House, the specialist alternative asset manager, is pleased to announce a pre-close trading update for the 12-month period to 31 December 2022.

 

Highlights

Despite the challenging macroeconomic backdrop, we have continued to make further progress towards delivery of the Group’s five-year plan ‘GH25’:

  • AUM up 20% year-on-year, expected to be at least £7.8 billion as at 31 December 2022 (2021: £6.5 billion)
  • FY 2022 adjusted operating profit expected to be at top end of market expectations, in excess of £26.5 million (2021: £20.2 million)

 

Post-period end

  • Announced the launch of the Irish Strategic Forestry Fund targeting €200 million including a cornerstone investment by Ireland’s sovereign development fund (ISIF). The fund’s afforestation plans contribute to Ireland’s publicly stated net zero ambitions
  • Strong start to the Baronsmead Venture Trust plc and Baronsmead Second Venture Trust plc (the Baronsmead VCTs) £40 million fundraise (plus a further £10 million discretionary over-allotment facility) which follows the successful £76 million Mobeus VCTs fundraising in Q4 2022

 

Chief Executive, Tony Dalwood said:

 “2022 has brought another year of robust performance by the Group, with strong fund inflows across our asset classes. In spite of highly challenging macroeconomic conditions, we have continued to make good strides against our long-term goals which is testament to the expertise and capabilities of the Gresham House team.

“Our continued delivery of strong investment performance coupled with a core focus on sustainability will allow us to continue to provide successful investment solutions.”

 

1. Market expectations defined as adjusted operating profit for the year to 31 December 2022 in the range of £25.3 million to £26.5 million in broker reports that follow Gresham House plc as at 24 January 2023

 

 

For more information

Houston – Media and analysts

Alexander Clelland, Kay Larsen, Kelsey Traynor

gh@houston.co.uk  +44 (0)20 4529 0549

Canaccord Genuity – Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker

Bobbie Hilliam, Harry Pardoe +44 (0)20 7523 8000

Jefferies – Joint Broker

Paul Nicholls, James Umbers  +44 (0)20 7029 8000