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Litigation Capital Management—provider of litigation financing and ancillary services, moving from ASX (ASX:LCA) to AIM. Offer TBC. Due 18 Dec. Mkt Cap A$64m. Crossword Cybersecurity PLC* (NEX:CCS)—the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector is investigating the possibility of AIM admission. The Company is proposing to raise up to £2.25 million before the end of December, conditional on Admission. Manolete Partners—leading UK insolvency litigation financing business looking to join AIM raising £16.3m as a placing and £13.1 realised by the selling shareholder at 175p. Market cap £76.3m, expected 14 December Titon holdings—international manufacturer and supplier of ventilation systems and window and door hardware. No capital raise. Due 10 Dec. Mkt cap c.£22m. Greenfields Petroleum (TSX-V:GNF) production focused company with operated assets in Azerbaijan seeking AIM dual listing including $60m private placement. Mkt cap $12.6m CAD. Expected early December.
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Catenae Innovation, formerly Milestone Group, is an AIM listed media and technology group which has recently completed a major restructuring under a new senior management team. The refocused strategy concentrates on the areas of media and fintech, delivered via a portfolio of synergous products, via subsidiaries and partnerships which take advantage of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
Companies: Catenae Innovation
implyBiz, a Financial Services Firm, reported to be considering an IPO targeting a market capitalisation of between £140m and £155m in a listing that would raise £30m of new money. Bacanora Lithium—Readmission. No new money. Mkt cap £140m. Due 21 March. the new holding company for Bacanora Minerals Ltd Stirling Industries—Acquisition vehicle focusing on industrials. Offer TBA. Due 5 March. GRC International Group— holding company for a group of companies providing a range of products and services to address the IT governance, risk management and compliance requirements of organisations. Offer TBC, expected 5 Mar 2018 Core Industrial REIT—established to invest in Irish-based industrial properties, predominantly located in the Greater Dublin Area. Vendor placing and new funds to a total of €225m, Target gross proceeds €207m. Expected 21 Feb Polarean - Medical drug-device combination company operating in the high resolution medical imaging market. Offer TBC. Due Early March Block Energy—a NEX Listed UK based oil exploration and production company whose main country of operation is the Republic of Georgia, looks to join AIM end of February 2018. Offer TBC
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TruFin—holding company of an operating group comprising three growth-focused FinTech and banking businesses operating in three niche lending markets: supply chain finance, invoice finance and dynamic discounting. Offer TBC, expected late Feb Polarean - The medical drug-device combination companies operating in the high resolution medical imaging market. Offer TBC. Due 22 Feb Block Energy—a NEX Listed UK based oil exploration and production company whose main country of operation is the Republic of Georgia, looks to join AIM end of February 2018. Offer TBC
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LoopUp—The provider of conference calls and online meetings is seeking to join AIM. 2015 revs of £9.2m and EBITDA of £1.02m | Bacanora Lithium— To list on AIM around 28 Sep as holding company for TSX listed Bacanora Minerals at £100m market cap | Aura Energy—ASX listed uranium developer (ASX:AEE) expected to join AIM 6 September | Autins Group plc - The acoustic and thermal insulation specialist now looks to join AIM late August
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Altus Strategies—African focused natural resource Company. Offer TBC. Expected Mid July. Harvey Nash Group— Provider of professional recruitment and offshore solutions moving to AIM from Main. No capital to be raised. Mkt Cap c. £57.8m. AnimalCare—RTO of Ecuphar NV, a European animal health company. £30m raise. Ecuphar FY16 rev £68.4m, underlying EBITDA £8.9m. Due 13 July. Angling Direct -Schedule 1 from the specialist fishing tackle retailer in the UK . Raising £9m of which £7.4m new money. Mkt cap c. £27.4m. Due 13 July NEXUS Infrastructure—£35m vendor sale. Mkt cap £70.5m. Provider of essential infrastructure services to the UK housebuilding and commercial sectors. Expected 11 July. FYSep16 rev £135.7m. Greencoat Renewables - Schedule 1. Targeting a portfolio of operating renewable electricity generation assets, initially investing in wind generation assets in Ireland. Offer TBC. Due Mid July. QUIZ— Omni-channel fast fashion womenswear Company intention to float. Due July 2017. Offer TBA I3 Energy –Schedule 1 Update. Independent oil and gas company with assets and operations in the UK. Offer TBC, Mid July admission. Verditek— Sch 1 update. The Company's subsidiaries will be involved in advanced solar photovoltaic, filtration and absorption technologies specialising in providing environmental services. Issue price 10p. Admission late June Rockpool Acquisitions—Northern Ireland based Company seeking strong NI acquisition with an international outlook. Raising £1.5m at 10p. Due 5 July. Hipgnosis Songs Fund investment company offering pure-play exposure to Songs and associated musical intellectual property rights. Prospectus yet to be published. Impact Investment Trust—Exposure to a diversified portfolio of funds providing SMEs across developing economies with the growth capital they need to have a positive impact on the lives of the world's poorer populations. Raising up to $150m at $1.00 Residential Secure Income - social housing REIT raising up to £300m Admission due c.12 July. Curzon Energy—Report on Proactive Investors of intended LSE float this year with acquisition of coal bed methane assets in Oregon. Looking to raise £3m plus. NLB Group—financial and banking institution based in Slovenia, with a network of 356 branches. Seeking Ljubliana Stock Exchange listing with GDRs on the LSE. Expected mid June. Kuwait Energy— has not been able to complete its initial public offering as announced in its Intention To Float of 3 May 2017. However, in light of positive feedback from potential investors, the Company remains committed to obtaining a London listing and continues to explore its options. Supermarket Income REIT– Up to £200m raise to acquire a diversified portfolio of supermarket real estate assets in the UK, providing long-term RPI-linked income. Due 21 July.
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GYG—Intention to float by the superyacht painting, supply and maintenance company. Due 5 July. Raising £6.9m new plus vendor sale of £21.5m at 100p. Mkt Cap c. £47m. Revenue of €54.6m in FY16 and adjusted EBITDA of €6.7m. Greencoat Renewables - Schedule 1. Targeting a portfolio of operating renewable electricity generation assets, initially investing in wind generation assets in Ireland. Offer TBC. Due Mid July. FFI Holdings— Specialist in the provision of completion contracts to the entertainment industry for films, television, mini-series and streaming product. Offer TBA. Expected 30 June. QUIZ— Omni-channel fast fashion womenswear Company intention to float. Due July 2017. Offer TBA Ethernity Networks—Schedule 1 from Israeli based specialist in data processing technology used in high end carrier ethernet applications across the telecom, mobile, security and data centre markets. Expected late June. Offer TBA. Jangada Mines—Sch 1 advanced stage PGM exploration project containing what the Directors understand to be the largest PGM resource, and only pre-development PGM project, in South America. Offer TBA. Expected late June. Phoenix Global Mining— US Brown field copper play. Expected late June. Offer TBA Touchstone Exploration— Oil E&P company active in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Interests of approximately 90k gross acres. Production c. 1.3k boepd. Raising £1.5m. Expected mkt cap £7.5m - 26 June. I3 Energy –Schedule 1. Independent oil and gas company with assets and operations in the UK. Offer TBC, 7 June admission. Verditek— Schedule 1 update. On Admission, the Company's subsidiaries will be involved in advanced solar photovoltaic, filtration and absorption technologies specialising in providing environmental services. Issue price 10p. Admission late June Tiso Blackstar Group—Schedule 1 update. Media, entertainment and marketing solutions group/ £160m mkt cap. Admission only. Postponed. Rockpool Acquisitions—Northern Ireland based Company seeking strong NI acquisition with an international outlook. Raising £1.5m at 10p. Due 5 July. Residential Secure Income - social housing REIT raising up to £300m Admission due c.12 July. ScotGems—Admission due 26 June. Seeking £50-£100m. To investing in a diversified portfolio of Small Cap Companies listed on global stock markets DP Eurasia—Intention to float from the exclusive master franchisee of the Domino's Pizza brand in Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia . £20m primary raise plus a partial vendor sale. AIB—Intention to float from AIB, Ireland's leading retail and commercial bank. The Minister for Finance intends to sell approximately 25% of the Ordinary Shares of AIB. Valuation range €10.6-€13.3bn. Admission end June. Curzon Energy—Report on Proactive Investors of intended LSE float this year with acquisition of coal bed methane assets in Oregon. Looking to raise £3m plus. NLB Group—financial and banking institution based in Slovenia, with a network of 356 branches. Seeking Ljubliana Stock Exchange listing with GDRs on the LSE. Expected mid June. Kuwait Energy— $150m raise plus vendor offer. Admission due June. 2p reserves 810.0 mmboe Supermarket Income REIT– Up to £200m raise to acquire a diversified portfolio of supermarket real estate assets in the UK, providing long-term RPI-linked income. Due 21 July.
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Mineral & Financial (MAFL.L) | Redde (REDD.L) | UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG.L) | Swallowfield (SWL.L) | Avanti Comms (AVN.L) | M i l e S t o n e G r o u p * (MSG.L) | Actual Experience (ACT.L) | CyanConnode Hldgs (CYAN.L) | Capital for Colleagues (NEX:CFCP) | Sandal (NEX:SAND)
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Hutchison China Medi (HCM.L) | Petards Group* (PEG.L) | Milestone Group (MSG.L) | Limitless Earth (LME.L) | Range Resources (RRL.L) | European Metals Holdings (EMH.L) | Stellar Diamonds (STEL.L) | Plant Impact (PIM.L) | Proteome Sciences (PRM.L) | Premier African Minerals (PREM.L)
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Physiomics* (PYC.L) | Milestone Group (MSG.L) | Inspired Energy (INSE . L) | Entu (ENTU.L) | BMR Group (BMR.L) | Independent Oil & Gas (IOG.L) | Northamber (NAR.L) | Mirada (MIRA.L) | Distil (DIS.L) | BNN Technology (BNN.L)
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Milestone Group (MSG.L) | Earthport (EPO.L) | Keyword Studios (KWS . L) | Defenx (DFX.L) | Eurasia Mining (EUA.L) | Egdon Resources (EDR.L) | Benchmark Holdings (BMK.L) | Mariana Resources (MARL.L) | Forbidden Technology (FBT.L)
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AMBRIAN PLC (AMBR LN) | BEOWULF MINING (BEM LN) | ELEGANT HOTELS GROUP PLC (EHG LN) | ERGOMED PLC (ERGO LN) | EU SUPPLY PLC (EUSP LN) | GRAFENIA PLC (GRA LN) | INLAND HOMES PLC (INL LN) | WEATHERLY INTERNATIONAL (WTI LN) | Milestone Group (MSG LN) | Inland Homes (INL LN)
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DIAMONDCORP PLC (DCP LN) | IMPAX ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP PLC (IPX LN) | PETARDS GROUP (PEG LN) | QUADRISE FUELS INTERNATIONAL (QFI LN) | STEPPE CEMENT (STCM LN) | TELFORD HOMES (TEF LN) | TLOU ENERGY (TOU AU) | WALKER GREENBANK (WGB LN)
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TMT Investments * (TMT.L) | Milestone Group * (MSG.L) | Venn Life Sciences* (VENN.L) | AB Dynamics (ABDP.L) | Vela Technologies (VELA.L) | Digital Globe Services (DGS.L) |Watkin Jones (WJG.L) | easyHotel (EZH.L) | Finn Aust Mining (FAM.L) | Volga Gas (VGAS.L)
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Research Tree provides access to ongoing research coverage, media content and regulatory news on Catenae Innovation. We currently have 19 research reports from 2 professional analysts.
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Following continued delays of a Brexit agreement, few sectors within the UK market have remained attractive to investors despite low valuations. One sector which has continued to outperform despite the political drama has been the UK video gaming sector (henceforth UK gaming), which we are fans of. We believe a combination of sector-leading growth, strong cash conversion and timely cyclical positioning support our positive view on the UK video gaming sector.
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2019E should see the beginning of a recovery phase. Development effort into existing assets and diversification away from gambling should help reduce the volatility seen of late. The free cash flow yield is pricing in no recovery whatsoever.
The decrease in total advertising revenue slowed in 9 months 19 (-3% vs -5% in H1 19), reflecting a positive trend in Q3 19 (+1%) and corresponding to the high range of guidance (-1/+1%). Online revenue grew significantly (+23% in 9 months 19 vs +18% in H1 19). As expected, ITV Studios benefited from high deliveries of programmes, in particular from ITV America. The 2019 guidance is confirmed and a dividend of at least 8.0p/share was reiterated.
This has been a good half, seeing growth in registrations, group revenue and renewals, assisted by a full six months of ICM. The increased sales at higher margin has meant H1 adj. EBITDA jumped over 300%; moreover, a key point is approached as renewal revenues now cover almost all costs: partner payments, cost of sales, and opex. Operationally, progress has also been made in resolving the legacy contract issues. MMX remains comfortably on track for our FY 2019 expectations, which remain unchanged. The company remains wary of giving FY 2020 guidance at this stage. However, looking ahead, this is a much more stable operation; a much better quality to the revenue stream, a controlled cost base, legacy issues addressed; and exciting and innovative growth opportunities.
Companies: Minds + Machines Group
XLMedia has announced a Tender Offer to buy back 9.5% of the current issued share capital at 80p per share. If passed at the forthcoming EGM and fully tendered, then the earnings accretion in 2020E will amount to a 12% increase in fully diluted EPS. The company has also confirmed that current trading is in line.
By focusing on Publishing activities and reducing exposure to its Media interests, the announced strategic update should deliver a higher quality business. Investment in Publishing assets will continue and there will be a focus on growth opportunities in the US market. The progressive dividend policy is maintained including a pay-out ratio of 50%+ of net profits.
Future Plc has announced the completion of an accelerated book build undertaken at 1275p/share (a 6.25% discount to yesterday’s closing price). The announcement of the placing of 8,184,906 (raising £104.4m of gross proceeds) has been made alongside a proposed acquisition of TI Media, the UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher. The consideration of £140m for TI Media will also be funded through drawdown of an additional £45m of debt. This acquisition of TI Media is conditional upon 1) shareholder approval; and 2) CMA clearance. Alongside the proposed acquisition and placing announcements is a brief trading update, with revenues expected by management to be at the top end of consensus, and in the region of £220m. As joint broker to Future, we are restricted and can therefore provide factual comment only.
Kape Technologies has reported first half revenue a touch ahead of the guidance given in July’s trading update with Adjusted EBITDA in line with the suggested $5.8 million. The results show strong progress in growing SaaS revenues with the number of subscription users increasing by 24% to over 1 million and the retention rate improving again to a very healthy level. The first half also saw further investment in customer acquisition paying off with ZenMate and Intego – now both fully integrated into the Group - benefitting. New product launches and high-profile successes by Intego’s macOS security analyst team helped augment Kape’s market positioning. We note that this business model continues to enhance Kape’s ongoing revenue visibility and that Kape is growing market share. We make no change to our numbers as the Board expresses confidence in meeting stretching market growth estimates.
Companies: Kape Technologies
Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Duo, which runs on Android, at its annual hardware event on Wednesday. The folding phone features two side-by-side 5.6-inch displays that are connected by a 360-degree hinge. Microsoft said it partnered with Google to “bring the best of Android” to the device, while incorporating elements of Windows 10X, a new operating system meant for hybrid devices. It can also run two different apps at the same time. Specifically, the Surface Neo will rely on a new "Expression" of its Windows 10 operating system called Windows 10X.
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Future Plc has announced better than expected performance in its FY’19E pre-close trading update driven by a mix of Amazon Prime Day activity and positive underlying momentum in US operations, supported in part by a strong dollar. Integration of recent acquisitions has further increased capacity, supplementing already positive organic audience growth and benefitting margin performance. Top-line outperformance means full year EBITDA is now expected to be materially ahead of current market expectations, and leads us to upgrade forecasts for the second time since July. Revenue expectations for FY’19E are raised 6% to £210m, with EBITDA upgraded to £53.2m (up 10%). We prudently leave FY’20E and FY’21E sales forecasts broadly unchanged for now, although we raise our EBITDA margin expectations by +80bps and +50bps for FY’20E and FY’21E respectively. EPS expectations rise 11%, 4% and 2% for FY’19E, FY’20E and FY’21E respectively. An FY’20E intrinsic value of 1,356p/share offers an attractive 14% upside from current levels, although we now see potential headroom in FY’20E forecasts.
H1 results from Auto Trader this morning has shown a performance in line with expectations at the half year. Net debt has been reduced and the company has continued its’ rolling share buyback programme. Our view on the stock has not changed, and we continue to view BCA Marketplace as a better alternative to play the sector with genuine structural growth opportunities on a pan European basis.
Companies: Auto Trader Group
Two former AIM companies could be in the FTSE 100 index in the near future following the successful bids by Melrose Industries for GKN and GVC for Ladbrokes Coral. Melrose has been on the brink of the FTSE 100 for a while and if a constituent company of the FTSE 100 is acquired than it can be replaced by the acquirer when it is eligible. Melrose is already on the reserve list for inclusion in the FTSE 100, following the March 2018 quarterly review.
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We are introducing our Best Ideas for 2019 and also review the performance of last year’s picks. We suggest ten solidly financed stocks with good business dynamics that ought to be considered for core portfolio holdings and six UK domestically focused stocks that our analysts believe should perform strongly in the event that uncertainties unwind. We also introduce a new style of research from N+1 Singer which presents a Company’s dynamics and metrics in a clear and concise manner and concentrates on the pivotal issues affecting that Company and an investment decision.
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Bonhill reported a maiden profit in the nine months to December 2018 and results ahead of expectations driven by a record performance from InvestmentNews. The company is now seeking to acquire Last Word Media, a highly complementary UKbased B2B media businessserving the global asset management industry, for initial consideration of £8.0m (cash & shares). To fund the acquisition, the group is raising £10.0m (gross) via a placing of new shares at 84p per share. Pro-forma forecasts have been included below. We have increased our TP to 128p (107p).Buy.
Companies: Bonhill Group
The Company is holding a Capital Markets Day today. DATA is seeking to become the Bloomberg of a number of vertical markets and the worlds trusted source of strategic industry intelligence. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about data sets, product innovation and growth/execution drivers within a very large market. In addition it is likely we will hear about how the more recent acquisitions, MEED and Research Views, have fitted in. The stock has tended to trade around the mid-twenties EV/EBITDA level on a prospective basis. With the acquisition on track and a good organic growth outlook the stock is likely to continue to re-rate back to this level.