The Company’s strategic aim is to drive shareholder value through the acquisition of target companies in certain sectors where the Directors believe there to be sustainable growth opportunities both organically, and through acquisition. The Company is seeking fundamentally sound assets, where tangible opportunities exist to drive strategic, operational and performance improvements.
In particular, sectors of focus include industrials, construction and business services, and software and technology companies which service those industry verticals. Where target companies are acquired, the Directors and incoming management teams will seek to drive operational improvements and best practice to unlock revenue and cost synergies.
Peter Tom CBE
Peter is one of the aggregates industry’s longest serving and most experienced executives, holding high-profile executive and non-executive roles serving publicly listed and private organisations in the industry, sport and the not-for-profit sector.
He most recently served as Executive Chairman of Breedon Group, (AIM: BREE) the UK’S largest independent aggregates business, which he co-founded with David Williams (a Director of the Company) and Simon Vivian in 2008. Under Peter’s leadership, Breedon grew from a Â£13 million AIM-listed cash shell into a business worth Â£1.5 billion, leading the consolidation of the UK aggregates industry.
Prior to establishing Breedon, Peter was the Chief Executive Officer and latterly Non-executive Chairman of Aggregate Industries, which he developed into a leading international building materials group before negotiating its sale to Holcim for Â£1.8 billion in 2005. His early career was spent at Bardon Hill Quarries, where he rose to become Chief Executive of the Bardon Group plc in 1985. He went on to lead Bardon’s merger with Evered plc in 1991 and the enlarged group’s subsequent merger with CAMAS in 1997 to form Aggregate Industries plc.
In 2006, Peter was awarded a CBE for services to Business and Sport. He holds Honorary Degrees from both Leicester and De Montfort University and is Chairman of Leicester Rugby Football Club, (Leicester Tigers) a role he has held for more than 20 years following a playing career comprising 130 appearances for the club as a lock forward between 1963 and 1968.
David has over 36 yearsâ€™ experience in investment markets, serving as Chairman in executive and non-executive capacities for a number of public and private companies. He has overseen the development of these companies, raising in excess of Â£1 billion of capital to support both organic and acquisitive growth initiatives.
David was the original founder of Marwyn Capital LLP, the award-winning investment management company. David was also formerly Chairman of Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), Zetar plc, and Oxford BioDynamics Plc (AIM: OBD), and non-executive director of Breedon Group plc (AIM: BREE). He currently serves as Non-executive Chairman of the AIM-quoted cyber security business, Shearwater Group plc (AIM: SWG), and Main Market listed Acceler8 Ventures Plc (LSE: AC8).
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