China Growth Opportunities Limited is registered in Guernsey,
is self managed, and is listed on the UK's AIM Stock Market

The Company's objective is to provide shareholders with capital growth and income from investing in a portfolio of companies whose business operations are based in China. The Company will seek to invest as sole or lead investor in profitable, well-managed real estate and retail orientated businesses whose business operations are based in China.

The Investor intends to utilise its resources and contacts in Hong Kong and China in order to generate deal flow and actively manage investments. Although there are no limits on the proportion of the Company's net assets which may be invested in any particular investment, the Directors will seek to ensure that the Company has a spread of investments. Investments are expected to be held for between approximately three to five years.

The Company will hold its investments through special purpose vehicles ("SPVs"). Borrowing may be undertaken at the SPV level and investments may initially be highly geared.

 

Directors

 

Kevin McCabe (Executive Director)

Kevin is the founding director of the Scarborough Group of companies ("Scarborough Group") and has been its chairman since inception. Kevin has over 40 years' experience in the commercial property sector. The Scarborough Group was founded in 1980 and is a group of independent businesses with real estate, investment and leisure interests in the UK, Central Europe, North America, Australia, India and China, including Hong Kong. The Scarborough Group's interests have diversified to include, inter alia, a global investment portfolio in excess of £1.0 billion.

Kevin is chairman of many of the Scarborough Group companies and is the chairman of Sheffield United plc.

Nicholas Brooke (Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Brooke is the Chairman of Professional Property Services Limited, a Hong Kong-based real estate consultancy that provides a select range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region. He is also Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission. Mr. Brooke is a former President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a recognised authority on land administration and planning matters. He also sits as a Non-executive Director on the Boards of a number of public companies including Top Spring International, one of China’s leading residential developers. Mr. Brooke was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2012 in recognition of his services to the Hong Kong community. He holds a degree in Estate Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of London.


The Company is managed by the Board of Directors, which consists of two Executive Directors.

Board Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Board of Directors are set out below:

  • Determination of the Company's Investing Policy and overall responsibility for the Company's activities including the review of investment activity and performance;
  • Ensuring that commercial and regulatory risks and financing needs are properly considered and that the obligations of a public company are adhered to; and
  • Implementing appropriate corporate governance standards and overseeing the effectiveness of the Company's system of internal control.

As part of the Company's internal control structure, the Board has set up an Audit Committee, Management Engagement Committee and a Nomination Committee. The committees comprise all of the Directors.

 
 
 
 

Investor Relations

 

AIM Rule 26

The following information is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM rules.
(Last updated: 09/10/2014)

Description of Business and Investing Policy
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About CGO

The names of the directors and biographical details
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Board of Directors

Directors' responsibilities and board committees
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Board of Directors and their committees

Corporate Governance
As a Guernsey incorporated company and under the AIM Rules for Companies, the Company is not required to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council (the “2012 FRC Code”). However, the Directors place a high degree of importance on ensuring that high standards of Corporate Governance are maintained and that the Company complies with the Finance Sector Code on Corporate Governance, issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Country of incorporation and main country of operation
The Company is a closed-ended investment company domiciled and incorporated as a limited liability company in Guernsey. As the Company is not incorporated in the UK, the rights of shareholders may be different from the rights of shareholders in a UK incorporated company. CGO's main country of operation is China.

Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation
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Memorandum and Articles of Incorporation

Details of any other exchanges or trading platforms
The Company's ordinary shares (code: CGOP) and warrants (code: CGOW) are traded on AIM. The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

Number of securities in issue
There are 70,000,709 ordinary shares of the Company in issue.

Percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands
In accordance with the AIM Rules (Rule 26), in so far as the Company is aware, the percentage of the Company's issued share capital that is not in public hands is 60.26%.

Details of any restrictions on the transfer of securities
There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.

Takeover Code
The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Company Shareholdings
The Company has been notified, in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, of the following shareholdings amounting to 3% or more of the ordinary capital of the Company.

At 4 August 2014, the Company had received notification of the following substantial shareholders:

Funds Managed By Number of Shares % of Issued Share Capital
Scarborough Holding Company 20,000,000 28.57%
Mr Nicholas Brooke 13,251,920 18.93%
Weiss Asset Management 8,934,336 12.76%
Newton Investment Management 6,602,612 9.43%
The Photo Distribution Ltd Retirement Benefits Scheme 5,475,796 7.82%
Mr Duncan Hall 5,150,000 7.36%
Schroder Investment Management 2,437,272 3.48%

Financial information
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Reports

Company announcements
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Regulatory News

Advisors

Registrar Administrator, Secretary and Registered Office
Capita Registrars (Guernsey) Limited

PO Box 627
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4PP
Elysium Fund Management Limited

1st Floor
Royal Chambers
St Julian's Avenue
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 3JX

Tel: +44 1481 810 100
Email: elysium@elysiumfundman.com

Nominated Adviser and Broker Independent Auditors


PricewaterhouseCoopers CI LLP

Royal Bank Place
1 Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4ND

Guernsey Legal Adviser to the Company English Legal Adviser to the Company
Mourant Ozannes

1 Le Marchant Street
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 4HP

Stephenson Harwood

1 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7SH

 
 
 
 

Regulatory News

 
View Addendum to AGM Notice (Opens in new Window) 21/10/14 Addendum to AGM Notice
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