CLS Holdings plc
TypePublic (LSECLI)
IndustryProperty
Founded1987 as Central London Securities
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Key people
Henry Klotz
(Executive Chairman)
Anna Seeley
(Non-Executive Vice Chairman)
Fredrik Widlund
(Chief Executive Officer)
John Whiteley
(Chief Financial Officer)
Revenue£138.3 million (2019)[1]
£183.4 million (2019)[1]
£134.7 million (2019)[1]
Websitewww.clsholdings.com

CLS Holdings plc is a British commercial property investment business. The Company puts an emphasis on active management, using in-house teams instead of outsourcing. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

The company was established by Sten Mörtstedt in 1987 and was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1994.[2] The Company was one of the original three investors in The Shard development at London Bridge in 2006 but sold its interest for £30 million in January 2008.[3]

Fredrik Widlund joined as CEO in November 2014, having previously been at GE Capital. In March 2016 Henry Klotz became Executive Chairman and Sten Mörtstedt became Executive Director.[4] Historically, the Company made shareholder distributions by way of a tender offer buy-back, but announced in February 2017 the introduction of a dividend, and a proposed share sub-division.[5]

Operations

The company's property portfolio was valued at circa £2.0 billion as at 31 December 2019.[1] One of the company's largest schemes is Vauxhall Square, a mixed-use scheme in the Vauxhall area of London.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Results 2019" (PDF). CLS Holdings. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ "CLS builds value". Interactive Investor. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Shard of Glass shareholder sells stake as Qataris move in". London SE1. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Final Results". Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Introduction of dividend". Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  6. ^ "CLS is a capital proposition". Shares Magazine. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2014.