||It has been suggested that this article be merged with Coats plc. (Discuss) Proposed since May 2015.|
|Public limited company|
|Traded as||LSE: COA
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Mike Clasper (Chairman)|
Coats Group plc, formerly Guinness Peat Group, is an investment holding company with interests in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The company, which had been formed as an investment offshoot of the London-based investment bank Guinness Mahon in the 1980s, was acquired by Brierley Investments Limited (a business controlled by Sir Ron Brierley) in 1990. The company's shares were listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in 1991, on the London Stock Exchange in 1992 and the Australian Stock Exchange in 1993.