GPG sells century-old Newbury Racecourse stake for £6.4m

Newbury Racecourse

Guinness Peat Group, the investment firm liquidating its investment portfolio, sold its 30% stake in Britain's Newbury Racecourse for £6.4 million in a share buyback after investors agreed to the deal last week.

The investment firm sold 1.43 million shares at £4.50 apiece in a share buyback approved at a general meeting last week, which the stock subsequently cancelled. The buyback was a 2.3% premium to Newbury's last trading price.

GPG flagged the sale earlier this month as it looks to divest assets and return capital to shareholders.

The wind-down ultimately aims to rebrand GPG as its biggest asset, UK threadmaker Coats.

Newbury Racecourse funded the buyback with a £6.5 million loan from shareholder Compton Beauchamp Estates, which took a 31.9% stake after GPG's shares were cancelled.

GPG shares fell 0.8% to 58.5 cents on Friday.

(BusinessDesk)


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7196 0.0000 0.00%
AUD 0.9379 0.0000 0.00%
EUR 0.6811 0.0000 0.00%
GBP 0.5771 0.0000 0.00%
HKD 5.5851 0.0000 0.00%
JPY 80.5840 0.0000 0.00%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1258.3 7.630 2017-02-24T00:
Oil Brent 56.3 -0.650 2017-02-24T00:
Oil Nymex 54.0 -0.500 2017-02-24T00:
Silver Index 18.3 0.220 2017-02-24T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 7090.4 7099.6 7089.5 -0.44%
NASDAQ 5802.3 5845.3 5835.5 0.17%
DAX 11920.9 11934.6 11947.8 -1.20%
DJI 20751.9 20821.8 20810.3 0.05%
FTSE 7271.4 7271.9 7271.4 -0.38%
HKSE 24115.6 24121.9 24114.9 -0.62%
NI225 19232.1 19381.1 19371.5 -0.45%
ASX 5784.7 5784.7 5784.7 -0.79%