Tern PLC is an AIM listed provider of venture capital to exciting IoT innovators seeking scale and market share.

We provide our investors with a unique opportunity to capitalise on the rapid growth of IoT having developed a portfolio which has delivered solid NAV growth since we set up in 2013.

Tern takes influential positions in software companies which develop commercial IoT security, enablement and analytics solutions for the healthcare and industrial sectors, where safety and regulatory compliance are important market requirements.

As well as providing expansion capital, we also use our experience to proactively support the growth of our portfolio companies. We create a collaborative environment for our portfolio companies which deliver benefits to the individual businesses. By taking a Board seat, we are positioned to provide operational guidance and to make meaningful introductions to its extensive network potential partners, customers and suppliers.

Ultimately, we help businesses to fulfil their exciting potential, achieve market leadership and deliver strong exit multiples.


Analyst Coverage

Please click here to read the latest research from Progressive Equity, published in September 2019.

Shares in issue and shareholders

Tern PLC shares in issue - 254,323,945 ordinary shares of 0.02p and each share is entitled to one vote.

Tern PLC has not applied, or agreed, to have any of its securities admitted to trading on any other exchange or trading platform than AIM.

The number of shares not in public hands is 19,217,566 shares, 7.6%.

Significant Shareholders

Number of Shares


John Mahtani



Al Sisto



Bruce Leith



Canaccord Genuity Group Inc



This information was updated on 27th September 2019.

There are no restrictions on the transferability of the Company's ordinary shares.


Nominated Adviser and Broker
Allenby Capital Limited, 5 St. Helen's Place, London, EC3A 6AB

Whitman Howard, 1 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NB

Financial PR
Newgate Communications, Sky Light City Tower, 50 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5DE 

Company Registrar
Share Registrars Ltd, The Courtyard, 17 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DR

Grant Thornton LLC, Melton Street, London, NW1 2EP

Corporate Lawyers
Reed Smith, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2RS


Investor contacts

Please contact Tern's financial PR agency, Newgate Communications in the first instance.

Corporate governance

The Directors have been advised that Tern PLC is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.  The Board recognises the value and importance of high standards of corporate governance. Accordingly, the Board has adopted the Corporate Governance Code 2018 (“the Code”) published by the Quoted Company Alliance (“QCA”).  For further details, please see the link below. 

For more information, please contact us.

Click here for further information on Corporate Governance. Updated 4 June 2019.

Please note, the information disclosed on this page is in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules for Companies and was last updated on 4th July 2019.


Directors & responsibilities

View our board of directors here.

The Board comprises three Executive Directors and two Non-Executive Directors. The Board manages the Company's affairs according to the schedule of matters reserved for its decision, including the approval of financial statements, acquisitions and disposals, authority levels for expenditure, and reviews of monthly and other management reports.

The Company holds board meetings periodically as issues arise which require the attention of the Board. The Board is responsible for the management of the business of the company, setting its strategic direction and establishing policy. It is the Board’s responsibility to oversee and monitor the financial position, the business and the affairs of the Company on behalf of the shareholders, to whom the Directors are accountable.

The Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee both comprise Ian Ritchie and Alan Howarth and are both chaired by Alan Howarth.

Current constitutional documents

See below for our current listing of constitutional documents:

Articles of Association for Tern Plc


Admission documents and circulars

Please see below for all admissions and circulars:

15.10.13 Tern Circular
31.07.13 R2710 SLME Circular
16.11.12 Silvermere Notice of General Meeting
02.08.11 Silvermere Admission Document 
01.03.10 Core Circular March 2010 
01.03.06 The Core Business plc Admission Document

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