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Gresham House PLC

04 November 2021

4 November 2021

Gresham House plc

("Gresham House", the "Company" or the "Group")

Capital Markets Day and GH25 AUM target increased by 33% to GBP8bn

Gresham House (AIM: GHE), the specialist alternative asset manager, today announces that it has seen continued positive growth and momentum across all its divisions. It has therefore increased its target for Assets Under Management (AUM) by 33% to GBP8 billion from the previous GBP6 billion target, as part of the Group's GH25 strategy first unveiled on 5 March 2020.

The increased AUM target of GBP8 billion announced today reflects the growth opportunity the Group is seeing across its Strategic Equity and Real Assets divisions. Gresham House's proforma AUM stood at GBP5.4 billion(1) , following completion of the acquisition of the Venture Capital Trust business of Mobeus Equity Partners LLP on 1 October 2021.

Gresham House will maintain its GH25 financial targets for an EBITDA margin of 40% and ROIC of 15% by 2025.

Tony Dalwood, Chief Executive of Gresham House plc, said :

"We are delighted to be upgrading our GH25 AUM target by 33% to GBP8 billion. We are seeing strong momentum across all areas of our business, driven by continued appetite for our private market, and specialist ESG-focused strategies.

"Since we announced the GH25 strategy only 20 months ago, we have made clear progress towards achieving our objectives to become a recognised leader in ESG and sustainable investing, deliver superior returns, build market share in specialist product areas, and develop internationally.

"This upgrade to our AUM target demonstrates our confidence in our ability to deliver further shareholder value in the coming years."

Capital Markets Day

Gresham House is hosting its first Capital Markets Day today at 2pm (GMT), entitled "Capturing the growth opportunity". The online event will provide insights into the purpose, relevance, scalability and growth prospects for the Group across each of its five strategies - Forestry, New Energy & Sustainable Infrastructure, Housing, Public Equity and Private Equity. The agenda includes:

o Shaping investment solutions to address key client channels - Looking at the role of sales and distribution to support the AUM growth ambitions of Gresham House, and strategic targets for GH25 and beyond

o Forestry - A Sustainable Real Asset - Examining the investment case for commercial forestry, plans to further expand the forestry business and staying ahead of the market

o New Energy - Supporting the transition to net zero - Insights into the opportunity within our pioneering Gresham House New Energy strategy, the drivers behind growth and the compelling characteristics available to investors

o Building long term value as a sustainable business and employer - Sustainable investing plays a central role within the business; exploring what this encompasses and the tailwinds and headwinds for sustainable investing over the next 12 months

o Sustainable Infrastructure - Innovative solutions for a more sustainable future; what clients are looking for in terms of both financial and non-financial returns from sustainable infrastructure assets and the plans to grow this area of the business

o Housing - Institutionalising the UK's biggest asset class - Why the housing sector presents such a compelling investment opportunity and why we are well positioned to capture growth within this marketplace

o Strategic Equity - Investing in innovation growth and income - Exploring the differentiation Gresham House brings to the UK equity market as well as the key drivers for growth

o An analyst's view - Justin Bates, Head of Research at Canaccord Genuity

An external view on the business and why to consider buying Gresham House

o Summary of the investment case - Kevin Acton, Chief Financial Officer - Review of the Company's financial performance and progress

The presentations will be followed by a live Q&A.

Register for the event by visiting https://greshamhouse.connectid.cloud/register

1 Pro-forma based on 30 June 2021 AUM of GBP4,722 million, plus GBP352 million raised post period end and GBP369 million AUM of Mobeus VCTs.

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This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) NO 596/2014.

Notes to Editors

About Gresham House:

Gresham House is a specialist alternative asset management group, dedicated to sustainable investments across a range of strategies, with expertise across forestry, housing, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy and battery storage, public and private equity.

Our origins stretch back to 1857, while our focus is on the future and the long term. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange (GHE:LN) we actively manage c.GBP5.4 billion(1) of assets on behalf of institutions, family offices, charities and endowments, private individuals and their advisers. We act responsibly within a culture of empowerment that encourages individual flair and entrepreneurial thinking.

As a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), our vision is to always make a positive social or environmental impact, while delivering on our commitments to shareholders, employees and investors.

 
For more information contact: 
Gresham House plc 
 T ony Dalwood, Chief Executive 
 Officer 
 Kevin Acton, Chief Financial Officer    +44 (0)20 3837 6270 
Houston - media and analysts             gh@houston.co.uk 
 Alexander Clelland                       +44 (0) 20 4529 0549 
 Kay Larsen 
Canaccord Genuity Limited - Nominated 
 Adviser and Joint Broker 
 B obbie Hilliam 
 Georgina McCooke                        +44 (0)20 7523 8000 
Jefferies International Limited 
 - Joint Broker and Financial Adviser 
 Paul Nicholls 
 Max Jones                               +44 (0)20 7029 8000 
 

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