History

The Raven Property Group was founded in Guernsey in 2005 to build and acquire an investment portfolio of Class "A" warehouse complexes in Russia under the brand Raven Russia, creating an investment portfolio of circa 1.9 million square metres of Class "A" warehouses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk and Nizhny Novogorod and 49,000 square metres of commercial office space in St Petersburg. Until 28 June 2022 its Ordinary Shares and Preference Shares were listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company then divested its Russian business to members of its Russian management team on 14 July 2022 but retains an investment in non-voting preference shares in the property investment group.

  • 14 July 2022

    Exercise of put option to dispose of property portfolio to Prestino Investments Limited

  • 28 June 2022

    RAV and RAVP delisted from LSE, TISE, Moex and JSE

  • 29 April 2022

    Issue of preference shares from RRHCL, the intermediate holding company of the Russian property portfolio

  • 30 September 2020

    RPG completes re-designation of Convertible Preference Shares (RAVC) in Ordinary (RAV) and Preference (RAVP) Shares

  • 19 December 2018

    RPG completes acquisition of a grade "A" logistics warehouse complex of 64,375 square metres in Nizhny Novgorod

  • 3 October 2018

    RAV admitted to trading on the Moscow Stock Exchange as a secondary listing

  • 13 September 2018

    RPG completes acquisition for further phase of Sever grade "A" logistics park of 58,850 square metres in Moscow

  • 10 September 2018

    RAV admitted to the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as a secondary listing

  • 4 June 2018

    London Stock Exchange Tradeable Instrument Display Mnemonics (“TIDM”) change from RUS, RUSC, RUSP and RUSW to RAV, RAVC, RAVP and RAVW respectively

  • 1 June 2018

    Raven Russia Limited changes name to Raven Property Group Limited

  • 28 November 2017

    RR completes the acquisition of Sever 2 - Grade “A” logistics park of 195,132 square metres in Moscow

  • 26 April 2017

    RR completes the acquisition of a portfolio of three high quality income producing properties in St Petersburg: Gorigo, Kellerman and Primium

  • 7 July 2016

    Raven Russia's 108.7m Convertible Preference Shares admitted to the CISEA Official List and to trading on the SETSqx platform of the London Stock Exchange

  • 31 December 2013

    50% of RUSP in issue converted into RUS (1 RUSP for 2 RUS)

  • 26 June 2012

    RR places further 48.4m RUSP and completes acquisition of Pushinko Logistics Park, a class 1 transation

  • 27 July 2011

    RUSP is admitted to trading on the main market of the LSE

  • 2 August 2010

    RUS and RUSW are admitted to trading on the main market of the LSE

  • 9 July 2009

    RR completes the takeover of Raven Mount ("RM")

  • 24 March 2009

    RR issues 76m preference shares ("RUSP") and warrants ("RUSW") and they start to trade on AIM

  • 27 Nov 2008

    RR completes internalisation of its property adviser

  • 27 April 2006

    Further 269.5m RUS placed and admitted to trading on AIM

  • 29 July 2005

    153m ordinary shares (“RUS”) admitted to trading on AIM

  • 4 July 2005

    Raven Russia (“RR”) incorporated

Board Of Directors

Sir Richard Jewson

Non Executive Chairman

Richard Jewson joined Jewson, the timber and builders merchant, in 1965 becoming the Managing Director, then Chairman of its holding group, Meyer International plc, from which he retired in 1993. Since then he has served as Non Executive Director and Chairman of a number of listed companies. He was Chairman of Savills plc from 1994-2004, and Chairman of Tritax Big Box REIT Plc from 2013 to 2021,

He is Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Anton Bilton

Executive Deputy Chairman

Anton is an economics graduate from The City University in London. Anton was the founder of The Raven Group. He has also been a founder and director of three other companies that have floated on AIM. Anton is a non-executive Chairman of Sabina Estates Ltd.

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Glyn Hirsch

Group Chief Executive Officer

Glyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Co in 1985. Until 1995, he worked in the corporate finance department of UBS (formerly Phillips & Drew) latterly as an Executive Director specialising in UK smaller companies. From 1995 until 2001, he was Chief Executive of CLS Holdings plc, the listed property investment company, a former Director of Citadel Holdings plc, the specialist French property investor and former Chairman of Property Fund Management plc, the listed property fund management business. Glyn is a non-executive director of Sabina Estates Ltd.

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Mark Sinclair

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a chartered accountant, and spent 18 years at BDO Stoy Hayward, a leading professional services firm in the UK.  He was a partner in the London real estate group, responsible for a portfolio of large property companies, both listed and private.  He joined Raven Mount in June 2006 as Finance Director of Raven Russia Property Management Ltd, the former Property Adviser to the Company and joined the Board of The Raven Property Group in March 2009.

Colin Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Colin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward.  Prior to joining The Raven Property Group, he was a Director in the audit and assurance division of the chartered accountant practice of BDO in Guernsey, having joined it in 1994.  Colin has also been a Non Executive director of a number of offshore investment funds and companies.

David Moore

Non Executive Director

David Moore is an advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey and is currently a consultant with Collas Crill in Guernsey. He is a former partner of Guernsey law firm Mourant Ozannes, where he had practised since 1993 and before that spent 10 years practising in the City of London, predominantly with Ashurst Morris Crisp. He specialises in corporate and financial matters and is a Non Executive Director of a number of investment, insurance and finance sector-related companies. 

He is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Michael Hough

Senior Independent Non Executive Director

Michael Hough previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Drexel Burnham Lambert as well as Apax Partners and Altium Capital.  He subsequently co-founded two private Equity firms; Iceni Capital and Aurora Russia.  He was also, for 5 years, the CEO and President of Henry Technologies, a global manufacturing and technology business.  In addition, he was Chairman of OSG, Russia’s largest document storage business for 5 years prior to its successful sale.

He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committee.

Russell Field

Non Executive Director

Russell is a chartered accountant, and spent 31 years at BDO LLP, a leading professional services firm in the UK. He spent 25 years as a partner in the Firm’s real estate group, responsible for a portfolio of large property companies, both listed and private. He was also the UK and Global head of real estate and construction for the 4 years ended 30 June 2020. During his long career with BDO he spent 13 years as an elected member of the Firm’s Partnership Council.

He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Philip Swire

Non Executive Director

Philip Swire has more than 25 years of experience placing alternative investment funds. He is Senior Advisor on the Advisory Board to e-Shang Redwood (ESR), the leading Pan Asia Pacific logistics developer and operator which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Philip held senior positions at Lipworth Capital, Campbell Lutyens ,Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette and Hambros Bank.

Before his commercial career, he served as an officer in the British Army and retired with the rank of Captain.

He is a member of the Nominations Committee.

Lysa Hardy

Non Executive Director

Lysa has a 30+ year marketing and e-commerce career delivering market leading positions for a number of direct to consumer brands in travel, telecoms and retail, both in the UK and internationally.  For the last 10 years Lysa has held board level roles at the RAC, Holland & Barrett and Hotel Chocolat and is experienced in both private equity and listed businesses.  Lysa has also held a number of NED roles and is currently an executive director of Hotel Chocolat.