Blackmore works with an experienced external advisory team:
Wilder Coe Ltd has been selected to act as custodian. It will act as a regulated layer between the investor and the Company, undertaking to confirm clients source of funds and to ensure anti-money laundering regulations are adhered to. Established in 1972 and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, under registration number: C004649485, it is within the UK’s top 100 firms in terms of revenue. In 2015 Wilder Co provided services to 600 businesses and processed investor funds of circa £70 million.
International Administration Group (IAG) has been appointed as an independent Security Trustee to monitor and hold the security. It will operate purely in the interests of bondholders, not the Company. Founded in 2000, it has administered over 400 funds and currently has over £12 billion in assets under administration. International Administration Group (Guernsey) Limited (Registration No 36305) and IAG Private Equity Limited (Registration No 48245) are licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission under The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, as amended and The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc. (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000.
The policy has been arranged by All Seasons Underwriting Insurance Brokers Limited, a Lloyd’s of London
broker regulated by the FCA (number 587072). The policy is granted by Northernlight Surety Company,
S.R.L. (company registration number 3-102-692414) (NLS).
NLS is a specialist in bid bonds, performance bonds, advance payment bonds, maintenance bonds, advance
payment bonds, commercial performance bonds, real estate and endorsement bonds. NLS has a balance sheet
showing assets in excess of $115 million.
During its history NLS has been an approved insurer for a number of prestigious clients including Air Berlin, US Corp of Engineers, South African Shipyards and the US government agency USAID.
Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm with 45 offices in 21 cities. One of the 30 largest law firms in the world by total headcount and gross revenue, twelfth largest firm in the UK by revenue, and one of the top 10 by number of countries occupied.
BNP Paribas Real Estate is one of the largest real estate advisory firms in the world, being the property division of the French multinational bank that has been ranked third largest bank in the world. The Residential Capital Markets division of BNP have been selected to act as a strategic advisor to Blackmore, we will benefit from their detailed market analysis and advice at every stage of the investment cycle. BNP source potential sites and undertake full due diligence analysis including: searches, valuation, construction cost analysis, demographic analysis and exit strategy (including pre-sale introductions). BNP Paribas Real Estate’s connections with institutional landlords, banks and investment funds, together with their capital markets network connections mean that they have a constant supply of both product and purchasers.
Grant Thornton UK LLP, an independent audit, tax and advisory firm, established in 1924; the sixth largest accounting network in the world with revenue of £1.09 billion.
NCM Fund Services Ltd, company number SC166074 and FCA number 183732. NCM acts for over 150 funds with gross assets of over £2 billion, investing in different asset classes, such as property, private equity, venture capital, family limited partnerships etc. NCM has reviewed the bond offering documents and ensured the Blackmore offer document and website is compliant with Section 21 of the Financial Services and Market Act 2000.