News

Our latest public letter to the Board of the French Connection Group

23rd January 2017

Unless decisive action is taken immediately, we believe the French Connection Group could approach a zero or even negative cash balance by this summer - and it will be forced to sell some of its most valuable assets such as the lease on its flagship store on Oxford Street in London.

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Still Not Enough: French Connection’s trading statement

20th September 2016

French Connection’s products are being better received by the market following the hiring of a new design team, evidenced by a rise in like-by-like sales of 6.5% in the UK and Europe and concessions growth of 13.9%, according to Gatemore Capital Management, an activist investor with 8% in the retailer.

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Coverage of French Connection activist letter

11th August 2016

Gatemore Capital Management has been featured in the following publications following its announcement that it wishes to speak with the French Connection UK management board about rejuvenating the retailer’s brand and finances.

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Activist letter, French Connection

25th July 2016

I write on behalf of GCM Partners, a division of Gatemore Capital Management LLP ("Gatemore"), which oversees direct investments for principals and clients of Gatemore.

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Gambling On The Pound

4th March 2016

Anybody willing to wager on Brexit? We now know the date of the referendum and expect to see Boris and Dave throwing a myriad of statistics at us on the impact of our decision.

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Tis the Season for Prognostications – Buyer Beware

3rd March 2016

It's that time of year again, when prognosticators - the so-called "experts" in a given field - take stock and give us insight into what we should expect in the coming year.

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Gatemore Shortlisted For 3 UK Pensions Awards

3rd March 2016

Gatemore Capital Management has recently been shortlisted for three Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards for 2016 including Investment Consultancy of the Year, Fiduciary Manager of the Year and DB Investment Innovation of the Year.

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Stumbling Giants

3rd March 2016

Look out for George Cadbury’s Stumbling Giants article on Pensions Management Institute, where you can also download the PDF version.

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Annual Letter

3rd March 2016

The course of investment markets over 2015 was volatile, and their path at the start of this year has been even more turbulent. In such an unsettled environment, it is easy to let emotions take over and fall into the trap of believing that the world is falling apart.

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The ‘Perverse’ Investment Consulting Industry

24th November 2015

An article in FTfm yesterday entitled ‘Perverse’ consulting sector slammed highlights the anti-competitive practices of the big three consultancies and the resulting damages caused.

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