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Monday 23 May, 2022

Tavistock Investment

Acquisition of LEBC Hummingbird Limited

RNS Number : 3388M
Tavistock Investments PLC
23 May 2022
 

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Tavistock Investments Plc

("Tavistock" or the "Company")

Acquisition of LEBC Hummingbird Limited

 

 

 

23 May 2022

 

Tavistock (AIM:TAVI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of LEBC Hummingbird Limited ("Hummingbird"). Hummingbird is an unregulated business that provides research on the asset class allocations to be used within funds and model portfolios. Its service is designed to help investment managers match their investment solutions with the differing risk profiles identified through the use of "attitude to risk" questionnaires completed by clients.

 

Tavistock has agreed to acquire Hummingbird from LEBC Group Limited ("LEBC Group") (which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for a total cash consideration of £3.0 million. £1.5 million of the consideration will be paid upon completion and £1.5 million will be paid on 30 November 2022.

 

Hummingbird began trading in 2020 as a provider of financial research for the LEBC Group. Hummingbird's audited accounts for the financial year ended 30 September 2021 show that the company achieved gross revenues of £0.61 million, profit before tax of £0.43 million and had gross assets of £0.13 million as at 30 September 2021.

 

This acquisition of Hummingbird follows the recent announcement, on 3 May 2022, that Tavistock has completed the purchase of 21% of the issued share capital of Hummingbird's ultimate parent company, LEBC Holdings Limited. LEBC Group is a subsidiary of LEBC Holdings Limited.

 

Derek Miles, LEBC's Managing Director, said ; "Hummingbird's revenues and EBITDA have grown rapidly, and we are excited about our future prospects. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Tavistock's management team to enhance both businesses."

 

Brian Raven, Tavistock's Chief Executive, said ; "We are pleased to welcome Hummingbird into the Tavistock Investments group and look forward to working with Derek and his team as we extend our commercial partnership."

 

For further information:

 

Tavistock Investments Plc

Oliver Cooke

Brian Raven

 

Tel: 01753 867000

Allenby Capital Limited

(Nominated adviser and broker)

Corporate Finance:

Nick Naylor, Liz Kirchner, Freddie Wooding

Sales and Corporate Broking:

Tony Quirke

 

Tel: 020 3328 5656

Powerscourt

Gilly Lock

Chloe Retief

 

Tel: 07711 380 007

  020 7250 1446

  About Tavistock Investments Plc

 

Tavistock Investments Plc is an AIM listed financial services group that has over 175 advisers across the UK helping over 40,000 clients look after more than £4 billon of investments. The Company was established in 2013.

 

Tavistock's advisory business operates throughout the UK. The Tavistock Partners network supports over 130 Registered Individuals (IFAs), providing compliance, administration, technology, training and accounting services. The Tavistock Partnership is a network that does the same for 30 Appointed Representative firms. Tavistock Private Client provides wealth management and financial planning to high-net-worth individuals.

 

The Tavistock Platform, launched in 2020, provides a low-cost platform service to the Group's advisory and investment clients.

 

Tavistock Asset Management ("TAM") markets the Group's centralised investment proposition, both the ACUMEN UCITS funds and the Group's Model Portfolio Service ("MPS"). In June 2021 the Company announced its entry into a ten-year strategic partnership with Titan Wealth Holdings Limited ("Titan Wealth"). Tavistock acts as Titan Wealth's retail distribution partner. TAM retains Titan Wealth as investment manager for the MPS.

 

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