Gresham House Plc (LON:GHE) CEO Tony Dalwood talks to DirectorsTalk about the proposed acquisition of FIM Services Limited. With the deal meaning that Gresham House would be a significant forestry manager in the UK we ask Tony to talk us through the deal, explain the synergies, the benefits of investing in this type of asset class, what this means to shareholders on a financial and strategic level and plans for fundraising over the next 12 months.
Gresham House Plc is a specialist alternative asset manager providing funds, direct investments and tailored investment solutions, including co-investment across a range of highly differentiated alternative investment strategies. Our expertise includes strategic public and private equity (private assets), timber, renewable energy, housing and infrastructure. We aim to deliver sustainable financial returns and we are committed to building long-term partnerships with our clients to help them achieve their financial goals. In December 2014, a new management team led by CEO Tony Dalwood set out to transform the former property focused investment trust into a specialist alternatives asset management business. Through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, the team is delivering on its objectives.