Building a listed asset management business focused on illiquid and differentiated assets.
Our role with Gresham House Plc was to reposition it as an exciting refreshed brand, with a new, experienced management team that took over a former investment trust, moved it onto AIM and built a listed asset management business focused on illiquid and differentiated assets.
We have been closely involved with the company since its relaunch and have supported the senior team at Gresham House as they have delivered on their ambitions business plan. This involved four acquisitions, which saw Gresham House buy the UK’s two largest forestry asset managers, a leading asset manager of new energy infrastructure, and the fund and investment management businesses of Livingbridge. The Montfort team were involved throughout each stage from preparation to announcement, involving multiple stakeholders. We also supported the IPO of an innovative investment company, Gresham Energy Storage Fund plc.
Through a combination of acquisitions and strong organic growth, the Gresham House business now has a strong and scalable platform from which to continue its growth path, and has punched above its weight in terms of profile and presence. Over the past four years we have raised awareness of Gresham House’s expertise in the fast growing real asset and alternatives space, making them an expert source for comment on timber, renewable energy, housing and infrastructure as well as strategic public equity and private equity. We have devised and implemented a creative, proactive and energetic PR programme targeted at a diverse investor base, centred around Gresham House’s drive to deliver sustainable financial returns and its commitment to building long-term partnerships with its clients to help them achieve their financial goals.
With no in house PR function, Montfort has acted as a seamless extension to the Gresham House team, covering what is a complex and dynamic business. Working closely with the entire senior leadership, the investment and the marketing team we have matched their energy and ambition. Their success is our success and we are proud to be part of the Gresham House story.