The objective of Guildford Street is to develop into a diversified holding company, with interests in, inter alia: oil and gas, coal, next generation clean energy power plants, property, rare earth minerals and corporate finance.
The corporate finance arm - ranging from the provision of finance to successful companies all the way through to the corporate restructuring and refinancing of ailing businesses - helps to facilitate deal flow.
To enhance and increase the liquidity of the Group, its various investments in these chosen sectors will predominantly be held through subsidiary and associated companies that are stock market listed or where a market in the shares of each investment exists. Again, the corporate finance division of the Group can help with such listings which will also generate revenue for the Group from corporate finance fees.
The Board of the Company is currently Allan Biggar, Jeremy Chivers and Andrew Irvine and will be strengthened following each substantial investment or acquisition that the Company makes.
Guildford Street Capital seeks investments in both public and private equity situations. Taking each opportunity on its merits our investment strategy is neither sector specific nor geographic specific rather our investment criteria are based on whether the investment is cash generative and increases our own shareholder value.
We make decisions quickly are agile when negotiating deals. Working with world class accountants, lawyers, and advisors we pride ourselves in efficient and transparent deal execution. Our aim is to seek a public listing for the Company or merger/acquisition which would achieve an exit for our shareholders.
Allan Biggar – Director (Age 55)
An entrepreneur and business affairs consultant Allan began working life in national politics holding various roles at in what was the UK Liberal Party. He joined global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller working and living in the UK, Middle East, USA, and Europe over a 14 year career with them, becoming a main board director. Setting up his own firm in 2005 Allan soon grew the business into an international firm with teams in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, India, Moscow, Kiev, and USA. As a business advisor Allan moved on from consultancy joining the board of bio-tech firm Smartcells and later becoming Chief Commercial Officer of a UK music tech start-up.
Allan’s experience includes owning and operating enterprises in a variety of countries and industries. He advises a growing number of entrepreneurs on growth strategy as well as being an active investor himself. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. An author and writer Allan contributes to business media on brands and politics which remain a keen interest including contributing to the Great British Entrepreneurs Handbook on personal branding.
Jeremy Chivers– Director (Age 54)
Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Advisor and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has a strong interest in the City of London and is a Freeman of the City. He currently runs a boutique tax consultancy dealing with the full range of tax issues and holds a number of non-executive directorships.
Jeremy gained a degree in engineering from the University of London and went on to gain a distinction in his MBA. He started training as a chartered accountant following completion of his degree with a City based firm called Spicer and Pegler and went on to work for both large and medium sized practices prior to joining his current firm as a director. In 2009 Jeremy orchestrated a management buy out and now has a majority interest in the business.
Jeremy brings experience of both UK taxes and international issues as well as broad business experience.
Andrew Irvine – Director (Age 60)
Andrew began his career in the law more than 30 years ago. Formerly with Penningtons he has recently joined Keystone Law. Andrew brings an in depth understanding of the interface between the law and business.
Andrew is a commercial litigator with a wealth of experience in several areas of contentious law. His career has seen him act in numerous types of disputes and an array of high-profile cases. His practice currently focuses on company, partnership and shareholder issues. Andrew is also an experienced restructuring and corporate rescue lawyer with a long track record of successful outcomes for corporates across a range of sectors. He is well versed working with accountants and specialists in the field.
Powering America - USA Coal – with a significant volume of electricity in the USA still being generated by coal and with Met Coal prices much higher than 3 years ago we’re working closely with partners to bring returns to our shareholders.
In Alabama we are in discussions to acquire a mixed Bio-Fuel plant which combines bio-mass and coal to produce very low emission electricity.
Strategic commercial development over the long term provides excellent returns. In the short term we seek opportunities to take options on land and buildings where we can see opportunities to develop the site concerned or link it to neighbouring communities.
Where you have coal you generally have gas and we are working on early stage gas liquification plans in Virginia.
Guildford Street Capital Limited holds a 67% shareholding in Whetstone Capital Group plc an Alternative Investment Fund targeted at energy, property, technology, and professional services. Please see www.whetstone.capital for more information.
WHETSTONE SHOWS EARLY SUCCESS…
5,500,0000 shares traded in 4 weeks
Shares up from 2.5p to 24p
1600 new shareholders
Commenting on GSC investment in Whetstone Capital Group plc, Allan Biggar GSC Chairman said he was delighted with the launch of the Company and that it had achieved its target to bring in more than 1600 small investors. In the four weeks since Whetstone shares commenced trading on the Britdaq matched bargain platform over 5,000,000 of its shares have been traded, rising from an initial launch price of 2.5p they peaked at 34.5p before settling back to trade at around 24p.
In addition, our own team trade publicly quoted securities which helps to generate cash to fund our business, to utilise cash balances in a highly productive manner that produces revenue for the company and ultimately dividends to shareholders.
Our team are working to build innovative solutions to corporate debt and company restructuring. With business failures such as Carillion rocking the business world the need to provide alternative funding sources and access to capital for restructuring is stronger than ever. In 2018 we’ll be publishing details of a product aimed at releasing hidden cash from distressed assets. We are constantly looking for opportunities to provide liquidity funding to listed companies as well as opportunistic finance to acquire distressed assets at a substantial discount to the inherent market value.
Almost every electronic device has relied on high tech metals known as Rare Earths. Global demand significantly outstrips supply. Through our mining experience we are looking at opportunities to invest in joint venture exploration and production in Greenland and other locations.
Name of Company: Guildford Street Capital Limited
Number of Shares in Issue: 20,010,000
Place of Incorporation: England
Company Number: 10868344
Directors: Allan Biggar, Andrew Irvine, Jeremy Chivers
Registered Office: Fiary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE
Anstey Bond LLP
1 Charterhouse Mews, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6BB
Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 014 8060
Legal Advisers to the Company
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
65 Crutched Friars
Registrars/CREST Service Provider
Link Market Services Shareholder Services (Formerly Capita)
34 Beckenham Road
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Guildford Street Capital Limited, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE
Tel: (OO44) O2O3 954256O
Fax: (OO44) O2O3 OO41324