Shareholder Information


The Company’s securities are listed and traded AIM but not on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

Equals Group plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeover and Mergers.

Shares in Issue

As from 4 January 2024, the number of ordinary shares in issue is 187,627,898, including 1,179,296 shares held in the Employee Benefit Trust.   The number of options excluding the EBT is 16,390,000 representing 8.78% of the Issued Share Capital.

Major Shareholders

As at 25 March 2024, Directors & Major Shareholders (holding 3.0% or more) are set out below:

NameNo. of Ordinary Shares heldPercentage of issued share capital
Pembar Limited22,291,83311.88%
Threadneedle Asset Management22,236,23411.85%
Schroders Funds20,513,42310.93%
JP Morgan Asset Management11,389,2086.07%
Chelverton Fund Management
Norges Bank5,628,8003.00%

Shares owned by directors at 8 December 2023 were:

NameNo. of Ordinary Shares heldPercentage of issued share capital
Ian Strafford-Taylor2,200,2501.18%
Richard Cooper1,183,3340.63%
Sian Herbert77,8000.04%
Alan Hughes46,0000.02%
Christopher Bones4,5000.002%
Representing issued share capital
Shares held in Employees Benefit Trust ("SIP")*
All Other Shareholders94,112,22050.16%


* Intersted parties are advised to look at the rule 8.3 announcements for updates


Ian Strafford-Taylor10,000
Richard Cooper10,000


Shares not in Public hands

Insofar as the Company is aware, at 8 December 2023, the percentage of securities that is not in public hands in 14.75%.


There are no restrictions on the transfer of the Company’s AIM securities.

Shareholder Notices

Page last updated: 25 March 2024