The information below is disclosed by EPE Special Opportuniteis Limited ("ESO" or the "Company") for the purposes of AIM Rule 26 and was last updated on 19 September 2018.
The information made available on this website is provided in accordance with the requirements of the AIM Rules for Companies. Nothing on this website should be taken to constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer of, any shares or other securities of the Company, whether in respect of any person in (or citizen or resident of, or a corporation, partnership or other entity created or organised in) the United States of America, its territories or possessions, including the District of Columbia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, Australia or Japan (the "Excluded Territories") or in any other jurisdiction. Certain documents may only be viewed by persons who confirm to the Company that they are not citizens of, or resident, in the Excluded Territories. None of the shares or securities of the Company have been or will be registered under the securities laws of any Excluded Territory.
EPE Special Opportunities Limited operates out of Jersey and is incorporated in Bermuda. The Company's shares are admitted to trading on AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. As a result, EPE Special Opportunities Limited is not subject to the UK’s City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
2018 Migration to Bermuda
On 1 August 2018, the Company announced a proposed migration from the Isle of Man to Bermuda.
Details of the migration may be found in the circular to shareholders available here
The Migration was completed on 12 September 2018.
Admission Document and Circulars
EPE Special Opportunites Limited was formerly known as EPE Special Opportunities plc and prior to that EPIC Reconstruction plc.
On 1 August 2018, the Company announced a proposed migration from the Isle of Man to Bermuda. The Migration was completed on 12 September 2018 and the shares were re-addmitted to AIM shortly thereafter. As part of this transaction the Company's names was changed fom EPE Sepcial Opportuniteis plc to EPE Special Opportunities Limited.
In September 2008 a shareholder circular was issued recommending the restructure of investment advisory arrangement, the name change, purchase of shares and cancellation of the share premium account. On 15 September 2008, following agreement from all voting shareholders the name of the fund was changed from EPIC Reconstruction plc to EPE Special Opportunities plc.
Please click on the link below to access the Company's Admission Document and Circulars.
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Business Description and Investing Policy
EPE Special Opportunities Limited ("ESO") is an AIM-quoted, private equity investment company whose objective is to provide long-term return on equity for its shareholders by investing in small and medium sized companies.
ESO seeks to invest between £2m and £20m in growth capital, buyout, distressed and PIPE situations and has the flexibility to invest publicly as well as privately. The Company is also able to invest in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) and third party funds.
ESO will consider most industry sectors including consumer and retail, financial services, manufacturing and the wider services sector (including education, healthcare and business services).
ESO targets companies with strong fundamentals, including defensible competitive positioning and high levels of cash generation, and seeks to partner with outstanding management teams to combine operational and financial expertise in each investment.
ESO's portfolio may be concentrated in order to focus on a small number of high-quality assets, generally between two and ten at any one time.
EPIC Private Equity LLP is investment advisor to ESO.
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In accordance with AIM Rule 26 and Market Abuse Regulations announcements made by the Company will be available for a period of at least 5 years.
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The Company has adopted the QCA Code for Corporate Governance. Explanation of the Company's compliance will be released shortly.
The Company is not subject to the UK’s City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (see statement on shareholder rights)
Country of Incorporation and Main Country of Operation
The Company was continued to and incorporated in Bermuda on 12 September 2018 (with companty number 53954).
EPE Special Opportunities Limited conducts its operations from Jersey and is resident in Jersey for tax purposes.
Current Constitutional Documents
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Details of any Restrictions on the Transfer of Securities
There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.
Details of Other Exchanges and Trading Platforms
The Company's Ordinary Shares of 5p each are also admitted to trading on Growth Market of the NEX Exchange, the primary market operated by NEX Group plc.
Directors and Biographical Details
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As at 24 January 2018, the following shareholders held >3.0% voting rights in the Company:
|Shareholder||% Of Class|
|The Corporation of Lloyds||6.20|
|Miton Asset Management||5.30|
|HSBC Private Bank||5.26|
|Hargreave Hale Investment Managers||4.82|
|Janus Henderson Investors||4.12|
|Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch||3.25|
As at 31 January 2018 EPE Special Opportunities holds 1,765,876 shares in Treasury.
As at 31 January 2018 the Company has 7,975,459 Unsecured Loan Notes (ULN) in issue that are quoted on the Gowth Market of the NEX Exchange.
As at 31 January 2017 Boston Trust Company Limited (Trustees of The EPE Special Opportunities Share Matching Scheme) holds 420,050 shares.
Shares in Issue
As at 31 January 2018, the number of Ordinary Shares in issue, not held by the Company in treasury, and the figure to be used as the denominator for calculations of interests in the Company's voting rights, was 28,299,838 Ordinary Shares.
As at 31 January 2018, the number of Ordinary Shares in issue and held by the Company in treasury was 1,765,876.
As at 31 January 2018, the percentage of shares not in public hands (as defined in the AIM Rules for Companies) was 28.5%.
Statement of Shareholder Rights
EPE Special Opportunities Limited is incorporated in the Bermuda and therefore the rights of shareholders may be different from the rights of shareholders in a UK incorporated company. A description of certain of the rights is set out in the Company's Circular to shareholders released upon continuance to Bermuda, which may be downloaded from this website.
As the Company is incorporated in Bermuda, it is not subject to the UK’s City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. A summary of the how the rights of Shareholders were varied upon continance and incorporation in Bermuda may be found here.
Key Information Document ("KID")
Please find the Company's KID here