Records of James Finlay International Incorporation

Scope and Content

Delaware corporation acting as agent and nominee for James Finlay PLC;

  • Secretaries folder B19(1) 1984-1987;
  • Secretaries folder B19(2) 1987;
  • Secretaries folder B19(3) c1980;
  • Acquisition by HCC Inc of Lawn and Garden Tractor Business of Support Services International Inc 19 Feb 1996;
  • Sajac International Inc 1972-1983.
  • Distribution of assets 28 Jan 1980;
  • Acquisition of shares 15 May 1981;
  • Sale and purchase of stocks Sep 1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

A Delaware corporation acting as a holding company for the Group's US investments. Over the years these have changed considerably. In 1979 the Company managed over $200 million. Investments included a 43% stake in Investment Advisors Inc, and a range other unrelated businesses in the US. James Finlay Limited, through this subsidiary company, acquired the 100% share capital of Autocrat LLC in 2014. The purpose of this was to expand their tea extract business within the US markets.


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Peter Morphew, Business Archive Cataloguer (James Finlay Ltd), January 2016.