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Greenshields Agri Holdings plc
Company Name:Greenshields Agri Holdings plc Minimum fundraise:£0.00* High Share Price Bid:£1.35
Business Sector:Agriculture Total Funds Bid to Date:- Low Share Price Bid:£1.05
Auction period:25 Apr 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 Indicative Share Price:0.00 Average Share Price Bid:£1.20**
*The company will accept oversubscription.
**In the event of significant oversubscription, shares will be allocated to bids at the average price and above.

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Greenshields Agri Holdings plc

The next auction will close on Wednesday 31st July 2024. An order book will appear here when orders have been received.

In the auction that closed on the 24th April 2024, no shares traded. The lowest offer was 130 pence per share.

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Company info

Greenshields is a growing UK agricultural group providing investors exposure to ownership of farmland as well as an operational business comprising grain production, handling & merchandising, renewable energy & the potential to develop a proven aggregate reserve. Founded in 2010 with the purchase of its first 70 acres, Greenshields owns over 1,800 acres of quality arable farmland and farms over 8,000 acres of arable land along the rich fertile coastal plain east of Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh.

Auction details

Greenshields Agri Holdings plc was admitted to trading on Asset Match on 26 May 2020 at a price of 105 pence per share.

Auctions are held quarterly and close at 4pm on the last Wednesday of each month (unless stated otherwise).

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Key People

Rupert Cottrell Chairman

Rupert Cottrell has extensive experience both of AIM companies and of agriculture, having been non-executive chairman of several AIM companies and one Official List company, and being involved in owning a family farming operation in East Anglia. He is currently non-executive chairman of Arricano Real Estate PLC, an AIM-listed Eastern European real estate developer. In addition he was formerly non-executive chairman of Carpathian plc, an AIM-listed Eastern European commercial property fund, and a non-executive director of the PFI Infrastructure Company plc, an AIM-listed infrastructure fund which was taken private in 2007. He was also non-executive chairman of Infrastructure India plc, an AIM-listed infrastructure fund, and of Diamond Circle Capital plc, listed on the Official List. His background in financial services includes executive director positions at a number of London investment management firms and four years as a director of the Financial Intermediaries, Managers and Brokers Regulatory Association (FIMBRA), a regulator which is now part of the FCA. He is a fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute. Rupert was appointed as a Director of the Company on 9 October 2014.


Jay Goodgal Vice Chairman

Jay Goodgal has over 30 years' experience investing in securities with a focus on the maritime transportation, logistics and commodity industries. He is Managing Director of Castalia Partners Limited and Managing Member of Castalia Advisors LLC investment management companies and founding shareholder of Greenshields Shipping, and in conjunction with Mr. Boase redirected that company's investment focus from shipping to agriculture. He co-founded the Group and has been a Director of the Company since its incorporation.


Bill Boase Chief Executive Officer

Bill Boase spent 16 years with Cargill International, including positions as Head Corn Trader, Head Soybean Trader and Head of Ocean Transportation. He co-founded Greenshields Shipping, a successful shipping, trading and investment business in 1997, taking delivery of a newly built panamax bulk carrier in 1999. In 2010 Greenshields Shipping took the decision to alter its investment focus from shipping to agriculture. Bill co-founded the Group in that year and has been a Director of the Company since its incorporation.


James McKenna Finance Director

James McKenna has nearly 30 years' experience as a Chartered Accountant. He trained and qualified with KPMG before moving to become a management accountant at Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and then financial controller at Scottish accountancy practice, RMD. Since 1996, he has worked in the shipping, investment and trading business and in 1998 he was appointed Finance Director of Greenshields Shipping and affiliated companies. James also became the Finance Director of the Greenshields Agri Holdings Group when it was founded in 2010 and has been a Director of the Company since its incorporation.


Peter Jackson Farming Director

Peter Jackson has built up a farming business in the Northern Grain Belt covering 5,000 acres in various locations up to 40 miles from his base in Ponteland. He has been contract farming for over 20 years. He was also a founding director of Tynegrain/GrainCo in 1983, becoming Vice Chair in 2003 and Chairman in 2011. Between 1998 and 2011 he was responsible for the operations of farms near Gdansk in Poland. He was a board member of the UK Government's Regional Development Agency from 2006 to 2012 with annual budget of £280 million, comprising European and UK funding, where he was a member of both the Regeneration Project and General Finance Committees. He is currently a member of the Policy Board of Northumberland County Council and a member of the national Local Government Association's Improvement and Innovation Board. Peter was appointed as a Director of the Company on 9 October 2014.


Ross Byrne Non-Executive Director

Ross Byrne is Managing Director of Hillberry Trust Company Limited a licensed Trust & Corporate Service provider based in the Isle of Man.  Ross has over 30 years’ experience in the Finance Sector working for a number of companies within the Fiduciary sector.  Hillberry provide corporate secretarial support to the company.