Intosol Holdings PLC (LON:INTO)

Intosol Holdings PLC (LON:INTO)


Share Price
39.00 p
Change
1 (2.63 %)
Market Cap
£4.79 m
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Intosol Holdings PLC

INTOSOL is an award winning, international luxury travel company providing bespoke travel solutions globally, utilising its highly experienced travel consultants and proprietary itinerary management technology. The Company is actively expanding on its successful core business of designing luxury trips to over 3,500 global destinations, into the real estate market through the acquisition of...

EPIC: INTO
Market: LSE:INTO
52-week High/Low: 105.000p / 30.000p
Sector: Travel, Leisure & Hospitality
Market Cap: £4.79 m
Website: www.intosolholdingsplc.com
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Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Intosol Holdings PLC


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THE STRATEGY

The Board’s strategy is to build a multi revenue stream, high-end travel company that provides luxury bespoke travel solutions across the world. The Company intends to build on its profitable platform, opening new markets for its services with an initial focus on Europe and English-speaking countries. This will see INTOSOL utilise its team, knowledge, 16-year-long experience and propriety technology platform.

There are multiple cross-selling opportunities across the business. The client database not only generates revenue through the provision of bespoke holidays, it also provides customers for the SOUL Private Collection properties. In turn, these managed/owned properties allow highly visible advertising opportunities on online platforms such as booking.com which provides an increased client base for the Intosol travel design business.

PRIVATE TRAVEL DESIGN
Providing bespoke luxury travel solutions for its client base of over 15,000 customers has been INTOSOL’s core business since its foundation. The Company holds over 3,500 hotel and agency contracts in luxury destinations worldwide and is focussed on growing this portfolio and its client base. INTOSOL has a team of highly knowledgeable travel consultants who utilise the Company’s own technology, VIRTOSOL, to design luxury trips in a range of global destinations.

VIRTOSOL
Launched in 2011, the VIRTOSOL proprietary software provides a unique offering for INTOSOL clients. It allows the customer to preview their holiday through a step-by-step interactive video. Behind the software lies more than five years of development and extensive text and photo content. VIRTOSOL has created a jump in revenue and proven to be a very powerful USP. For example, a travel designer takes half a day to create an itinerary, whereas VIRTOSOL takes 45 minutes.

SOUL PRIVATE COLLECTION
INTOSOL offers boutique luxury hotels and villas through its SOUL Private Collection. This side of the business is key to the Company’s sustainable success and long-term growth strategy. The Collection is a blend of leased, managed and owned properties with the aim being to increase the number of owned properties in the portfolio.

The Company leases and manages Penthouse on Beach; SOUL Llandudno; SOUL Rainbow’s End and SOUL on the Heads (all in South Africa). Oceans Wilderness, a boutique, high-end boutique hotel in the garden route in South Africa will be the Collection’s first fully owned property and is already having a positive impact on the Company’s performance. The property is a high-end boutique beach hotel with nine rooms and suites. Oceans Wilderness already has an excellent reputation in the industry and in the last peak season, utilisation rates of more than 80% were achieved. The property represents a model for future acquisitions with the intention being to build a portfolio that provides increased revenue and asset backing for the business.

The Company also owns a site to build the Leadwood Safari Lodge in the Leadwood Big Game Estate, one of the premier locations globally to see the Big Five in the wild.

THE BOARD & MANAGEMENT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Rainer Spekowius
Founder and Executive Chairman

Rainer Spekowius founded the INTOSOL Business in 2003, having run a successful public relations and marketing business for the previous six years. He has stewarded the growth of the business and been instrumental in creating a platform from which to deliver his vision to build a global luxury travel company that merges private travel design, hotel management, property ownership and technology while simultaneously delivering the highest quality luxury travel products and services to clients.

Dr. Petra Buchholz
Chief Financial Officer

Dr Buchholz has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance, working with companies such as Deutsche Telekom AG and Gruner & Jahr GmbH & Co. KG. She has many years of national and international experience in the construction, financing and development of digital business models. Additionally, Dr Buchholz has held management positions in both public and private companies. She ensures the INTOSOL team has the most up to date financial systems and controls to maintain business growth.

 

Mr Robert Mitchell 
Non-Executive Director

Robert Mitchell has held non-executive roles as a Director of two AIM listed public companies and operated as an advisor to numerous others. He has extensive experience in capital raising, including managing investment in over 250 private and public companies, often through primary capital input, including in his role as Director AIM Equities/Director Private Equity of ISIS Asset Management PLC, a specialist AIM investment fund. The combination of his experience as an investor in and advisor to high-growth companies will provide considerable depth to the Board and round out the corporate governance team.

 

Mr Marcus Yeoman 
Non-Executive Director

Marcus Yeoman has acted for a number of AIM quoted companies and various private companies. His early career involved the formation of three companies in IT infrastructure and distribution, after which he moved into small company broking and corporate work with Rathbone Stockbrokers Limited and Cheviot Capital (Nominees) Limited. In 2003, Marcus established Springtime Consultants Ltd and he has been acting as a consultant or non-executive director to a number of listed companies and SME ventures which require assistance with their growth strategies, including M&A activities. His first-hand experience with the capital markets will be valuable to the functioning of the Board.

 

MANAGEMENT GERMANY

Mr Melf Türkis
General Manager Intosol Germany

Prior to joining INTOSOL in 2013, Melf accumulated over 35 years of experience in the Travel Industry. In the last 10 years he has held executive management functions with Meiers Weltreisen, TUI and Airtours. His tasks at INTOSOL include company and product development, management and execution.

 

MANAGEMENT SOUTH AFRICA

Cornelle Naude
Director Intosol RSA

Cornelle has worked in the hotel and catering industry for more than twenty years, including at boutique hotels in South Africa and the Indian Ocean. She has also held management positions in Safari lodges in Zambia and South Africa. Cornelle joined the SOUL Private Collection in 2015 and has since revolutionised the service system and contributed to significant cost savings.

 

KEY SHAREHOLDERS

Investor Name Number of Ordinary Shares Percentage of issued Shares
RSP Beteiligungs GmbH
(Rainer Spekowius)
6,623,913 57.67%
Hans Seger 572,000 4.98%
Sascha Crocoll 438,500 3.82%
Stoney Beach Holdings Limited 388,526 3.38%
Top Tree Holdings Limited 388,526 3.38%
Jenepe Limited 386,375 3.36%

 

INTOSOL Holdings Plc

201 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London
England, EC4Y 0DT

e-mail: [email protected]

Company Secretary:
One Advisory Group Limited
201 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London EC

Auditors & Accountants:
Greenwich & Co.
Level 2, 35 Outram Street
West Perth WA 6005
Australia
(member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England)

Lawyers:
Hill Dickinson LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
London EC2A 2EW

Broker:
Hybridan LLP
20 Ironmonger Lane
London
EC2V 8EP

Financial Public Relations:
St Brides Partners Ltd
3 Michael’s Alley
London
EC3V 9DS

Registrar:
Avenir Registrars
5 St John’s Lane
Farringdon
London EC1M 4BH

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