Braemar Group, now a subsidiary of Brooks MacDonald Group plc, is a specialist financial group in a number of niche businesses. These include corporate finance through Braemar Securities, fund management, property investment, property management, property development and property investment consultancy. It runs several funds, structured as limited partnerships that invest in managed portfolios of qualifying flats that entitle the investors ('partners') to special tax allowances under the Capital allowances Act 2001. Qualifying flats are created by converting pre-1980 properties into self-contained flats let at 'affordable' rents. It also manages funds investing in tenanted agricultural land, student accommodation and ground rents. Its Braemar Estates subsidiary manages around 4,000 properties for the group's funds and for third parties. It provides comprehensive services covering all aspects of lettings, building services and block management.


Strategic acquisition
Published: Oct 04 2007

residential block management of Main &Main bought

£525k cash paid

good combination with Braemar block management

Distinguished Investors
Published: Jul 09 2007

£1.3m placing brings Wray & Hemsley in

Funds for working capital and potential acquisitions

Encouraging results
Published: Jun 14 2007

  • Braemar completed value enhancing acquisition
  • Steadily increasing turnover in the property and fund management division as FUM grew
Young fast growing financial services group
Published: Mar 21 2007

  • Braemar has diverse offerings including  property and corporate finance advice
  • Expected to move into profit in 2007.
  • Strong reputation in its industry will help attract investment
  • Future contracted income projected to exceed current market cap by end of 2007-8


Foreign buyers gorging on UK stocks

Document can be downloaded here: UK plc ‘going for a song’

Being a shareholder in a company that receives a juicy takeover offer is a marvellous feeling. Something that many fortunate investors have experienced over the past 3 years. Thanks to a spate of M&A bids by deep pocketed overseas buyers – partly triggered by the June 2016 Brexit result, which sent the £ tumbling and adversely affected the FTSE.

Consequently today, given this trend is unlikely to end anytime soon, we’ve highlighted 30 possible acquisition ideas in the attached research paper. Spilt equally between large and smallcap stocks – covering a broad selection of industries.

What’s more we believe most of these businesses are underpinned by strong fundamentals and substantial upside in the event of predatory interest.

According to Factset Mergerstat/BVR, the average bid premium paid for such deals between 2004-14 was 30% – with the figure trending upwards since the global financial crisis.

Happy investing. Published 27th August 2019