Safestore is the UK’s largest and Europe’s second largest provider of self-storage.[4][5] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Safestore Holdings plc
TypePublic
IndustryStorage
Founded1998
HeadquartersBorehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK
Key people
David Hearn, (Chairman)[1]
Frederic Vecchioli, (CEO)[2]
RevenueIncrease £186.8 million (2021)[3]
Increase £417.0 million (2021)[3]
Increase £382.0 million (2021)[3]
Websitewww.safestore.co.uk

HistoryEdit

Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998,[6] and floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) that year. In 2003, the company delisted from the AIM after a Bridgepoint-backed £39.8 million Management Buyout led by Steve Williams (Chief Executive at the time).[7]

In 2004, Safestore acquired Mentmore plc[8] for £209 million who were trading under the ‘Spaces’ brand in the UK and as the ‘Une Pièce en Plus’ (UPEP) brand in France.[9] The company has been listed in the London Stock Exchange since 2007.[10] In April 2013, Safestore was converted into a real estate investment trust (REIT).[11]

Safestore acquired Space Maker in July 2016 (adding 12 stores to the UK operation)[12][13][14] and it completed the acquisition of Alligator Self Storage in November 2017.[15]

Safestore acquired the Ready Steady store in Heathrow from Rockpool Investments in August 2019[16] and two stores joined the Safestore group in London through the acquisition of Fort Box Self Storage in November 2019.[17]

Safestore also established a JV with Carlyle which acquired M3 Self Storage in the Netherlands (six stores in Amsterdam and Haarlem) in August 2019.[18] Safestore also acquired Oh My Box Self storage (four stores in central Barcelona) in January 2020.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Safestore appoints David Hearn as chairman". sharesmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ "FE Investegate -Safestore Hldgs plc Announcements - Safestore Hldgs plc: Directorate Change". investegate.co.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2021" (PDF). Safestore. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Investors' Room :: Safestore Plc - MoneyAM - Free Share Prices, Stock Quotes, Charts, News, Level2". moneyam.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Safestore Holdings plc - Shareholders approve REIT". hemscottir.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ Soros makes a loss in Safestore's £40m management buyout Independent – 22 August 2003
  7. ^ "Bridgepoint / Safestore to IPO at 240p per share". bridgepoint.eu. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Experts Put Safestore on Track for Expansion".[dead link]
  9. ^ "A Year of Crazy Change in France". Inside Self Storage. 1 June 2006. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  10. ^ "SAFESTORE HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P - London Stock Exchange". londonstockexchange.com. Archived from the original on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  11. ^ "SAFE". Interactive Investor. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  12. ^ "FE Investegate -Safestore Hldgs plc Announcements - Safestore Hldgs plc: Notice of Results". investegate.co.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Safestore Holdings Plc's "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd (SAFE) - Ticker Report". Ticker Report. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Self Storage – opportunity or threat to movers?". themover.co.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Safestore snaps up Alligator Self Storage". propertyweek.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Self-storage firm snaps up Heathrow store in £6.5m deal". capitalwestlondon.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Fort Box Self Storage Sold To Safestore". levyrealestate.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Safestore joins forces with Carlyle in Dutch takeover". cityam.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Safestore enters Spain with the purchase of Oh My Box! for 17.3M euros". Property PortalWatch. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.

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