The Company has been formed to undertake an acquisition of a target company or business in the financial services sector - including (but not to the exclusion of other types of business) fund management businesses, niche investment banks, trustee & custodian services businesses and financial planning businesses. The Company does not have any specific acquisition under consideration and does not expect to engage in substantive negotiations with any target company or business until after Admission. There is no specific expected target value for the Acquisition and the Company expects that any funds not used for the Acquisition will be used for future acquisitions, internal or external growth and expansion, and working capital in relation to the acquired company or business.
Following completion of the Acquisition, the objective of the Company will be to operate the acquired business and implement an operating strategy with a view to generating value for its Shareholders through operational improvements as well as potentially through additional complementary acquisitions following the Acquisition. Following the Acquisition, the Company may seek re-admission of the enlarged group to listing on the Official List and trading on the London Stock Exchange or admission to another stock exchange.
The Company's efforts in identifying a prospective target company or business in the financial services sector will not be limited to a particular geographic region. Prior to this listing, the Company has not engaged or retained any agent or other representative to identify or locate any suitable Acquisition candidate, to conduct any research or take any measures, directly or indirectly, to locate or contact a target company or business. Up to the date of this listing, the Company's efforts have been limited to organisational activities as well as activities related to the Placing. The Company may subsequently seek to raise further capital to fund the working capital requirements of the Company following the Acquisition.
Unless required by applicable law or other regulatory process, no Shareholder approval will be sought by the Company in relation to the Acquisition.