LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--Gabelli UK is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Gabelli Value Plus +  Trust plc (LSE:GVP) have appointed Christopher Mills as a non-executive director of the Company effective 15 August 2018.

“We are delighted with the appointment. Mr. Mills is an experienced investor, business owner and entrepreneur, and complementary to the GVP Board of Directors. I am sure Mr. Mills will offer distinct insights as we grow shareholder value utilizing the Gabelli Private Market Value with Catalyst TM method. He should serve the shareholders well,” said Robert Leininger, CFA, Gabelli investment team member.

Mr. Mills founded Harwood Capital Management in 2011, a successor from its former parent company JO Hambro Capital Management, which he co-founded in 1993. He is investment manager of North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and is non-executive director of a number of companies, including Augean plc, EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc, Goals Soccer Centres plc, Journey Group plc, Ten Entertainment Group plc and MJ Gleeson plc. Previously, Mr. Mills was a director of Invesco MIM, where he was head of North American investments and venture capital, and of Samuel Montagu International.

Gabelli Funds are active, bottom up, value investors, and seek to achieve real capital appreciation (relative to inflation) over the long term, regardless of market cycles. We achieve returns through investing in businesses utilizing our proprietary Private Market Value (“PMV”) with a Catalyst™ methodology. PMV is the value that we believe an informed buyer would be willing to pay to acquire an entire company in a private transaction. Gabelli portfolios are constructed agnostic of market capitalisation and index weightings and are not index benchmarked. We have invested this way since 1977.

GAMCO Investors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages private advisory accounts (GAMCO Asset Management Inc.), mutual funds and closed-end funds (Gabelli Funds, LLC), including Gabelli Value Plus + Trust and Gabelli Merger Plus + Trust both traded in London. As of 30 June, 2018, GAMCO had $40.7 billion in assets under management. Gabelli has operated a research and relationship centre in the U.K. for more than eighteen years under its GAMCO UK division. The firm currently manages a total of sixteen investment companies, two in the U.K. and fourteen in the U.S. and has been an innovator in the field of closed-end funds, dating back to the initial public offering of the Gabelli Equity Trust(NYSE:GAB) in August 1986. The firm also manages two Luxembourg UCITS offerings providing investors outside of the U.S. with direct access to GAMCO’s proprietary PMV approach.

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