Specialist Advisors Ltd, the City-based venture capitalist and management consultancy, reports a 3000% increase in profits to £754,470 in the financial year ending 31 March 2023. Corresponding net assets have increased from £764,405 to £2,308,874. This growth has been stimulated by long-term investments in UK SMEs (small to medium enterprises) made by the Company in 2020 which are now generating results. This reinforces the Company’s conviction that the SME sector is a major driver of the UK economy; what Specialist Advisors term ‘The Engine of Growth™’.
Specialist Advisors Ltd issued over 46,250,000 new ‘B’ shares during the trading year ended 31 March 2023. The B shares are consistently traded in private transactions at £0.04 per share, valuing the Company at £12,160,000. Specialist Advisors continues to raise capital through further funding rounds with a view to increasing its portfolio of aligned investments in the SME sector, leading to a stock market listing within 5 years.
The Directors have reported three future developments for the 2023/24 trading year:
A partnership with the developers of the Chronos Strategy, an algorithmic trading system which aims to generate high returns with the protection of capital. The strategy has been back tested to 2021 to validate the results, which are being independently audited. The strategy will be available through Chronos Trading Ltd with the goal of managing £100m of institutional funds by December 2024, producing £20m annual revenues and a market cap of £100m on a typical PE multiple of 5x for this business sector.
An investment in Meat and Co Ventures, following engagement of the Company as a management consultant and Corporate Advisor. SA secured a partnership between the management of Meat and Co and a British-based meat wholesaler, creating a value chain from sourcing quality meat produce to delivering a seamless customer experience at the point of sale. Anticipated turnover in the first year of trading is expected at £2m with exponential growth in subsequent years.
A stakeholding in a global property developer with an existing land bank of £200m GDV (gross development value) through an SPV, Sovereign Developments and Holdings Ltd. SA has secured the first development on the Cap Spartel, close to the King’s Palace in Tangiers, for £3m value with an expected GDV of £7m, yielding over 100% ROI.
Stuart Anderson, founder of Specialist Advisors said of these developments.
“Our strategy is to seek out opportunities in the SME sector which we see as holding out the greatest growth potential. By building long-term value through a combination of equity interest and providing management consultancy in its broadest sense we aim to support even more SMEs in developing their ideas and turning them into commercial reality”