Hansa Group


Market Cap£84m

Last Close 210p

Hansa Investment Company seeks to grow shareholder value by investing in a portfolio of quoted and unquoted investments, which may not normally be available to the general public. The trust combines a strategic stake in OWHL with a portfolio of global equities and predominantly third-party managed funds, giving access to primarily non-UK equities, along with more thematic and diversifying funds. Hansa Trust does not have a benchmark, but measures its performance against a number of key performance indicators (KPIs), including the MSCI AC World Index, the Gilts All Stocks Total Return Index and the rate of UK CPI inflation.

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Investment summary

Hansa has undergone a strategic shift, transforming it into a fully integrated supplier of personal and household care products such as shampoos, shower gels, liquid detergents, fabric conditioners and laundry care products. Although demand for these products is fairly resilient to a weakness in economic conditions, there is little opportunity for growth in the market as a whole, so Hansa is focusing on segments with higher-than-average growth prospects. These include private label products, liquid clothes-washing detergents and markets in Eastern and Southern Europe, North Africa and Asia. Being a fully integrated supplier with a unique process for a key ingredient gives Hansa significant cost advantages.

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Price performance
Actual (1.4) (2.8) (2.8)
Relative* (1.4) (3.8) (12.8)
52-week high/low 242.0p/196.0p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Jonathan Davie Chairman
Alec Letchfield Chief Investment Officer
Stephen Thomas Chief financial officer