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SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS

FINANCIAL REPORTS

NOTICES

RNS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kenneth ‘Buzz’ West

Buzz is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and is highly experienced in the financial services arena having held numerous board positions in addition to being Founder and Chairman of the AIM-listed wealth manager Ashcourt Rowan. Buzz sit on the board of the Toronto listed Auxico Resources Canada Inc. He is currently an advisor to several high-tech companies and holds the Chair at Blackmore Group Ltd. With a strong entrepreneurial background, Buzz brings a track record of achieving success for shareholders and as Chairman he led major loss adjustors GAB Robins from a management buy out (MBO) to successful trade sale. He uses his experience in both wealth management and the AIM market to lead the Board and drive Kingswood’s strategic direction.

Jonathan Massing

Jonathan is  Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and brings wide ranging experience to the Board, in particular in the area of corporate finance and acquisitions. He has a strong background in commercial and corporate finance advisory, buyouts, venture capital, shareholder dispute advisory, and private businesses valuation. A Chartered Accountant, he has extensive experience in the sale and acquisition of private companies and also provides advice on debt structures and working capital facilities. In 1998 he set up Kingswood Investment Partners Limited as a private equity investor. He is also a founder of Kingswood Property Finance Limited Partnership and founded a City-based advisory firm Kingswood in 1993.

Gary Wilder

Gary is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Cass Business School, University of London with over 30 years experience in pan European private equity and real estate particularly in the area of investment, capital raising, structuring, debt financing and asset management. He is the co founder of Kingswood Property Finance Limited Partnership where he made a series of long-term strategic investments in financial services. Gary’s key responsibilities include building strategic relationships with new and existing investors, bankers, financial advisers and directing capital raising efforts to the growth and expansion of the platform.

Patrick Goulding

Patrick is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years experience in strategy, finance and operational roles in the global financial services industry including senior roles at Morgan Stanley, Lend Lease, ING and Schroders in the US, Australia and Europe. Patrick works with the senior executive team to manage the business on a day to day basis to ensure financial and other performance targets are met. Patrick is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees as well as serving on the  Audit and Risk & Compliance Committees.

Graydon Butler

Graydon graduated from Southampton University and prior to Kingswood served as head of operations for Moor Park Capital Partners, a real estate private equity business, with a mandate to build an operations team which at its peak held over £2.5bn of commercial real estate assets under management. Graydon leads Kingswood’s operations and support functions and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Jonathan Freeman 

Jonathan is a Non-Executive Director and chairs the Risk & Compliance Committee and the Audit Committee and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is a seasoned corporate financier and company director with extensive experience of listed companies, financial services and FCA regulated entities. This experience is important to the Group as it is quoted on AIM and subsidiary entities are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.  Jonathan is also the senior independent non-executive director of Futura Medical plc and chairs their Audit and Remuneration Committees, is also non-executive Chairman of PhotonStar LED Group plc and a non-executive director of Braveheart Investment Group plc.

David Hudd 

David is a non-executive director and chairs the Remuneration Committee. He is a capital markets specialist who brings to the Board over 35 years' experience of structuring and advising on a wide range of financings. After working at another City law firm and spending over nine years in investment banking, David joined global law firm Hogan Lovells as its first dedicated capital markets partner in London in 1994. He currently serves as Deputy CEO of Hogan Lovells.

Robert Suss

Robert Suss is a Non-Executive Director and sits on the board to advise on the Kingswood Global Wealth Management strategy. Robert is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of UK Agricultural Finance, a specialist lender in the UK serving the agricultural community as well as the founder of Global Tower Solutions, focused on delivering renewable solutions globally. Robert Chairs the Advisory Board for EG Capital an Emerging Market Debt Manager and he serves as a director for TPG Pace Holdings and B. Riley Principal Merger Corp.


Rob Suss retired from his position as a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he spent 18 years building and turning around a number of businesses in their Investment Management Division. His last role was as Head of Private Wealth Management in London from 2012 to 2015. Prior to this, Rob was the Head of UK and Ireland Private Wealth Management from 2008 to 2012 when his unit received the prestigious Euromoney peer voted award for Ultra High Net Worth Services for three consecutive years (2009 to 2011). From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Suss served as the Head of Wealth Management Solutions.

Lindsey McMurray

Lindsey holds a First-Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance and holds an MPhil in Finance from Strathclyde University. Lindsey has been a private equity and credit investor for more than 26 years with a focus on the financial and business services sector. Alongside Kingswood, Lindsey sits on the board of directors for Shawbrook, CashFlows, 1st Stop Group, BidX1. Lindsey joined Pollen Street in 2005 and is Managing Partner and co-founder of Pollen Street. Lindsey is the Chairman of the Pollen Street private equity and credit investment committees. Prior to joining RBS, Lindsey worked for Cabot Square Capital for six years, where she was a Partner focused on investments in the financial services sector. She also operated investments in real estate and other asset backed investments.

Howard Garland

Howard holds a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from University College London. Howard is on the board of BIK as well as Kingswood. Howard is a member of the Pollen Street private equity and credit investment committees. Howard re-joined Pollen Street in 2015 having been a Principal at RBS until 2012. 
Prior to re-joining Pollen Street as Partner in 2015, Howard assisted the Swedish credit institution Hoist Finance in entering the UK debt collecting and NPL debt purchasing sector, supporting the acquisition of a number of UK companies and debt portfolios in both structuring and operational roles.

 

MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS

The Company has been notified of the following significant shareholdings as at 10 September 2019:

Ordinary shares

KPI (Nominees) Ltd  142,944,905 (65.9%)

ETX Capital 9,921,969 shares (4.6%)

Julius Baer Private Banking  6,000,000 shares (2.8%)

KW Wealth  5,803,087 shares (2.7%)

Michael Mechas  5,682,610 shares  (2.6%)

Directors 5,646,681 (2.6%)


Kingswood Holdings Limited had 216,920,719 Ordinary Shares of 5p each in issue as at 10 September 2019.

Director Shareholdings

Kenneth ‘Buzz’ West * 4,536,076 shares (2.09%)

Gary Wilder * 142,944,905 (65.9%)

Jonathan Massing* 142,944,905 (65.9%)

Graydon Butler 1,050,000 shares (0.48%)

Jonathan Freeman 60,606 shares (0.03%)

*Jonathan Massing and Gary Wilder’s shares relate to KPI (Nominees) Limited’s holding in which both have a beneficial shareholding.

* 100% of Kenneth ‘Buzz’ West’s shares are held in a family trust account.


  • As at 10 September 2019, 76.8% of the issued share capital of The Company was considered not to be publicly owned

  • There are no restrictions on the transfer of Kingswood’s AIM securities

  • Kingswood has not applied or agreed to have any of its securities admitted or traded on any other exchange or trading platform

  • The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

 

FINANCIAL REPORTS

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2019

Kingswood Group

Interim Results

2018

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2018

Kingswood Group

Interim Results

2017

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2017

Kingswood Group

Interim Results

2016

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2016

Kingswood Group

Interim Results

2015

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2015

Kingswood Group

Interim Results

2014

Kingswood Group

Articles of Incorporation

2014

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2014

Kingswood Group

Limited Results

2014

Kingswood Group

CLSConversion Period Start

2014

Kingswood Group

Interim Results

2014

Kingswood Group

Admission Document

2013

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2012

Kingswood Group

Unaudited Interim Results

2011

Kingswood Group

Annual Report

2011

Kingswood Group

Audited Results

 

NOTICES

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Annual General Meeting - 2019

Issue of Convertible Preference Shares and Notice of General Meeting - 2019

Annual General Meeting - 2018

Approval of Conversion Rights, Rule 9 Whitewash, Change of Name and EGM - January 2018

Subscription, Open Offer, Debt Conversion and EGM - June 2017

Placing and EGM - June 2015

Rights of Shareholders - October 2018

 

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