CLS Holdings

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CLS Holdings plc
Public (LSECLI)
Industry Property
Founded 1987
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Henry Klotz
(Executive Chairman)
Anna Seeley
(Non-Executive Vice Chairman)
Fredrik Widlund
(Chief Executive Officer)
John Whiteley
(Chief Financial Officer)
Sten Mörtstedt
(Executive Director)
Revenue £128.5 million (2016)[1]
£120.2 million (2016)[1]
£98.3 million (2016)[1]

CLS Holdings plc is a British commercial property investment business. The Company puts an emphasis on active management, using in-house teams instead of outsourcing. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was established by Sten Mörtstedt in 1987 and was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1994.[2] The Company was one of the original three investors in The Shard development at London Bridge in 2006 but sold its interest for £30 million in January 2008.[3]

Fredrik Widlund joined as CEO in November 2014, having previously been at GE Capital. In March 2016 Henry Klotz became Executive Chairman and Sten Mortstedt became Executive Director.[4] Historically, the Company made shareholder distributions by way of a tender offer buy-back, but announced in February 2017 the introduction of a dividend, and a proposed share sub-division.[5]


The company’s property portfolio was valued at circa £1.6 billion as at 31 December 2016.[1] One of the company’s largest schemes is Vauxhall Square, a mixed-use scheme in the Vauxhall area of London.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Results 2016" (PDF). CLS Holdings. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "CLS builds value". Interactive Investor. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shard of Glass shareholder sells stake as Qataris move in". London SE1. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Final Results". Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Introduction of dividend". Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "CLS is a capital proposition". Shares Magazine. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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