Records of Swire Group takeover

Scope and Content

  • Scheme of arrangement and capital reduction volumes 2000;
  • Project Boston 2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

Finlay became a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Group in October 2000, after Swire purchased the remaining 70 percent of the business that it did not already own, valuing Finlay at 101 million pounds. This was an agreed takeover undertaken by Scheme of Arrangement. Project Boston includes the documents where the company sought shareholder approval at the EGM, and permissions of the Court as the takeover required a reduction in capital.


Files arranged as received

Access Information

30 year closure period on all records. Data Protection Act restrictions for any records containing personal information.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Applications for permission to publish should be submitted sent to the University Archivist; any work intended for publication may require advance approval by Finlays, Archives & Special Collections staff will advise.

Related Material

James Finlay Board papers GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/4;

James Finlay Board papers GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/8;

Property records GB 248 UGD 091/1/2/7.