Carlisle focuses on the provision of cleaning, security, events, retail facilities and support services across the UK employing over 3,000 people. Carlisle's vision is to be the preferred expert and the most trusted provider of people services for the customers it serves by delivering innovative, tailored solutions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Demerger of Carlisle Support Services Group Limited from Impellam Group PLC
On 8th March 2019, Carlisle Support Services Group Limited ("Carlisle") demerged from the Impellam group (the "Demerger" or "Transaction"). The Demerger resulted in qualifying shareholders being issued with an equivalent number of ordinary shares in Carlisle.
The Transaction was effected through a dividend in specie by Impellam to Eligible Shareholders (the "Share Dividend") by the issue of new ordinary shares of £0.033826 pence each (to six decimal places1) in the share capital of Carlisle (each, a "Carlisle Share") on the basis of one new Carlisle Share for each Impellam Share owned by an Eligible Shareholder on the Record Date.
Reasons for the Demerger / Strategic rationale
The Impellam Board believed that the Carlisle business was a non-core division of the Impellam group representing less than 3 per cent of the group's revenue for 2017. The Board believed that the Demerger will enable Carlisle to better focus on its growth strategy as an independent entity, which seeks to increase shareholder value.
As an independent business, Carlisle has more flexibility to pursue activities intended to build scale and take market share, which may include the acquisition of similar complementary businesses. The business will also benefit from a dedicated Board and anticipated operational efficiencies.
For the financial year ended 31 December 2018, Carlisle generated revenues of £56.7 million and profit before tax of £0.4 million.
Trading of shares
Following Completion of the Share Dividend, the directors of Carlisle have made arrangements with J P Jenkins for Carlisle Shares to be eligible to trade via the J P Jenkins share matching facility for companies. This facility provides a cost effective mechanism to buy or sell shares.
J P Jenkins, a trading division of Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited, provides companies which are unlisted and unquoted with a facility enabling existing and prospective shareholders to deal in their shares.
Eligible Shareholders should be aware that liquidity of Carlisle Shares trading via J P Jenkins is likely to be less than if such shares were listed on a trading platform and, as such, it might take a considerably longer time for proposed share transactions to be executed. Carlisle Shares will be eligible for settlement in CREST. Carlisle's ISIN is GB00BJK9WS17 and its LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) is 213800DMLPTRSMW91272.
Additional information on Carlisle
Carlisle is a private company limited by share capital incorporated in England and Wales and domiciled and tax resident in the United Kingdom. The Company was incorporated on 13 December 2011 and its company number is 07880629. Its registered address is 800 The Boulevard, Capability Green, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3BA.
Following the Demerger, Carlisle has an issued share capital of £1,671,000 sub-divided into 49,400,015 ordinary shares of £0.0338259 each (rounded to seven decimal places1).