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Destiny Pharma—A clinical stage biotechnology company - lead asset (XF-73) targets antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in hospitals. Offer TBA. Due early September.| Avingtrans (AVG.L) Sch1 on its Reverse Takeover of Hayward Tyler (HAYT). Combined market cap of c.£75m. Expected 01 September 2017 | OnTheMarket—Intention to float on AIM to raise c. £50m which will be used to fund the growth of the OnTheMarket.com portal, already the third biggest UK residential property portal provider. Expected valuation £200m to £250m. | Kosmos Energy— Secondary listing, currently on NYSE. Oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margins. During the first half of 2017, gross sales volumes from Ghana averaged approximately 132,000 barrels of oil per day (net: 26,900 bopd). Due 21 August. No offer. NYSE:KOS. Mkt Cap £2.54bn. | Myanmar Strategic Holdings—Intention to float from the independent developer and operator of consumer-focused businesses in Myanmar, one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Expected Mkt Cap $22.7m at $10 per share. $4.2m gross raise. Due 22 August. | Hipgnosis Songs Fund investment Company offering pure-play exposure to Songs and associated musical intellectual property rights. Offer raising £200m at 100p. The Company has decided to extend the closing date for the Placing, Offer for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer to 1 August 2017. The Company may bring forward this closing date at any time. Admission 15 September 2017
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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—Schedule 1 advanced stage PGM exploration project containing what the Directors understand to be the largest PGM resource, as well as being the 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 exploration and production company active in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Interests of approximately 90,000 gross acres. Production c. 1,300 boepd. Raising £1.45m. Expected mkt cap £7.5m. Due 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 in late June | Tiso Blackstar Group—Schedule 1 update. Media, entertainment and marketing solutions group/ £160m mkt cap. Admission only. Expected late June | 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 | Film Finances—Sky News reports that ‘movie financing company with credits including the Hollywood hits La La Land and Nocturnal Animals is plotting a blockbuster premiere on the London stock market that will value it at several hundred million pounds.’ Expected ‘during the summer’. | 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
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Ultimate Sports Group plc (USG.L) – CORP: Placing | Active Energy Group (AEG.L) – CORP*: Appointment of Nobro | Premier African Minerals (PREM.L) – SPECULATIVE BUY*: RHA Update | Savannah Resources (SAV.L) – CORP: Mutamba/Jangamo update | Stratex International (STI.L) – CORP: Goldstone FY15 results | Arian Silver Corporation (AGQ.L) – CORP*: FY15 results | Connemara Mining Company (CON.L) – CORP: FY15 results | Red Leopard Holdings (RLH.L) – CORP: FY15 results
Companies: AEG PREM SAV ORR AGQ ARK RLH
PhotonStar LED Group (PSL.L) – CORP: Appointment as joint broker | Arian Silver Corporation (AGQ.L) – CORP: Signed MOU | Stratex International (STI.L) – BUY*: Thani Stratex update | Connemara Mining Company (CON.L) – CORP: Oldcastle update | Red Leopard Holdings (RLH.L) – CORP: Operational update | Premier African Minerals (PREM.L) – SPECULATIVE BUY*: Corp update
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Politics will exert considerable influence on markets in 2016 with November’s US presidential election, the UK in/out referendum expected over the summer and the escalating tensions in the Middle East. In each situation, the outcome is not assured and this is likely to drive volatility. There is also scope for other surprises. As widely expected, the US Federal Reserve increased rates in December but the Fed’s rate forecasts (a full percentage point increase p.a. to 3.25% at the end of 2018) are more hawkish than market expectations (about 50bps higher for 2016 and 100bps for 2018). Were the Fed to raise rates per its forecasts, either the US and world economies are more buoyant than many believe or the Fed could imperil the recovery through tightening too quickly. The outlook for the US economy is reasonable with the lower oil price and increased employment benefiting consumer spending. The Eurozone countries will also enjoy the lower oil price as importers and growth is anticipated across many member states. The outlook for China and the countries that rely on exporting commodities to China is more mixed, however. Growth in China seems assured but many believe it will fall short of the official target of 6.5%. The first data points of 2016, the official PMI and Caixin China Manufacturing PMI, both came in below consensus and pointed to a further contraction in manufacturing. The news resulted in sharp falls in Chinese indices, triggering the market ‘circuit breakers’ that were created last September, and weakness in other global markets. India looks set to be the best performing large economy in 2016 up 7.8%, a slight improvement on 2015, another oil price beneficiary. The recessions in the other two BRICs countries (Russia and Brazil) look set to continue. Shifting from macro to micro, 2016 should prove the defining year for many AIM-listed resources companies and we expect the shake out that occurred in 2015 will continue as many micro-caps are unable to secure additional funding. Beyond resources, the outlook is more benign with a stable economic backdrop, further M&A activity and fund inflows looking for better returns.
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Divergence looks set to dominate the final month of 2015 and set the tone for 2016. The European Central Bank is widely expected to extend its QE economic stimulus programme and could reduce its overnight deposit rate further in an attempt to boost inflation, and more stimulus could come from Japan and China. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve is now expected to lift rates from historic lows. Higher US rates will impact not only the cost of capital in the US but also emerging markets where growth remains much weaker and leverage high. The move by the ECB is unlikely to have a major impact, however, as it is an extension rather than a new tool and the headlines continue to be dominated by politics rather than financial markets (Isis, the refugee/migrant crisis, tensions between Russia and Turkey etc). The respective moves are likely to further weaken the euro in 2016. The UK sits somewhere in the middle. November’s Autumn Statement saw the Chancellor drop his tax credit reduction plans and benefit from a surprise £27bn improvement in the Office for Budget Responsibility’s five year public finances forecast, based on higher tax revenue and lower debt interest. The general shift away from austerity, the protection of tax credits and increased minimum wage should ensure further economic growth.
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Research Tree provides access to ongoing research coverage, media content and regulatory news on Red Leopard. We currently have 7 research reports from 2 professional analysts.
|16Feb18 07:00||RNS||Update on Proposed Acquisition & AIM Cancellation|
|21Sep17 14:54||RNS||Half-year Report|
|21Aug17 17:41||RNS||Holding(s) in Company|
|18Aug17 07:30||RNS||Suspension - Red Leopard Holdings Plc|
|18Aug17 07:30||RNS||Potential Acquisition and Suspension on AIM|
|09Aug17 14:20||RNS||Issue of Equity|
|28Jul17 12:59||RNS||Result of AGM|
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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In the aftermath of a dramatic period, Burford has provided additional disclosure that greatly improves understanding of its fair value process and its conservatism. The timing of when fair value adjustments are made has been well explained previously, with clear objective criteria. How the amount of each valuation change is determined has also had some clarification, with an objective core overlaid by adjustments that involve some judgement. Detailed data have also been provided on the 20 concluded cases that have had adjustments of $1m or more. All this adds considerably to the belief that Burford’s fair value is prudent.
Companies: Burford Capital
At a time where UK public market valuations remain subdued, especially given GBP weakness, it seems reasonable to assume the potential for opportunistic private bids may increase. We have long argued the merits of certain business services companies with exposure to the legal sector, and we believe recent private interest in the space supports this. In our view, the demonstrable private intrigue may provide a floor to valuations, leaving significant upside risk; if the public market does not correct this mispricing, private equity or M&A may do.
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Alpha has released a brief trading update which highlights a strong Q3TD and the Board’s view that FY19 profits will now be ahead of expectations. The strength is broad-based, across UK and European clients, together with momentum in the Institutional, Alpha Pay and the Canadian initiatives.
Companies: Alpha Fx Group
The notable highlight of Record's Q2/20A update is the +$1.7bn net client inflow, which builds on Q1/20A's inflow of +$0.3bn. This takes AUME to $59.9bn, ahead of our year-end expectations. When combined with broadly unchanged fee rates over the quarter, we see upgrade potential should this level of AUME be maintained. We prudently keep forecasts unchanged today, noting materially stronger GBP this month, which would counter some of this upside to forecasts should it be sustained.
Primary Health Properties (LON:PHP) is a UK & Ireland focused real estate investment trust (REIT), with a strong rental cash-flow base, and a low-risk profile, holding a portfolio of 484 primary healthcare properties.The company has an impressive track record of dividend growth, increasing the
Companies: Primary Health Properties
MCL’s core HCC division once again delivered a strong performance. Market volumes remain subdued, but 11% underlying profit growth has been delivered, with efficiency gains and good credit (20% reported adjusted growth). The acquired businesses’ performances required incremental investment, and initial lending appears slightly behind track, but these issues are short-term and management has reiterated its stretching guidance for FY’20 and FY’21. We also note the cash collected from CTL loans at acquisition is £11m, against an £8m consideration. Looking forward, management has outlined a clear, customer-demand-driven strategy in its area of competitive advantage.
Companies: Morses Club
Murray Income Trust (MUT) has significantly outperformed its FTSE All-Share Index benchmark and the majority of peers over the past year, in large part due to its focus on high-quality companies with strong balance sheets, which have held up better than others in recent bouts of market volatility. Manager Charles Luke takes a long-term approach, giving time for company fundamentals to win through and reducing trading costs. The trust has an increased focus on mid-cap and smaller companies (now c 30% of the portfolio) and also has the ability to invest up to 20% (currently c 11%) overseas. The manager highlights MUT’s attractive income characteristics, with a 4.0% yield, above-average dividend growth and dividend security, and a 46-year record of increasing its annual payouts.
Companies: Murray Income Trust
The new Prudential has no European business. It will exclusively be focused on Asian and US operations. The UK business was listed separately. Without the mature markets, the growth potential of Prudential is important in Asia, boosted by the low penetration rate. In the US, and after two years of adaptation to the new regulatory framework, the business should benefit gradually from its diversification strategy.
Warren Buffett once said that as an investor, it is wise to be ‘fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful’. Fear is not in short supply right now.
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In this interview Mark Payton, Mercia’s CEO, discusses the latest FY19 results, the rationale for the group’s rebranding to Mercia Asset Management and the outlook for the business in FY20. We also invited the three fund principals responsible for venture (Will Clark), private equity (Wayne Thomas) and debt (Paul Taberner) to outline the positioning, track record and opportunities that lie ahead for their respective business areas.
Companies: Mercia Technologies
Equals has continued to produce high rates of YoY growth over H1/19A and thereafter, despite macroeconomic events negatively impacting on consumer/business confidence. We consider this reflects the increasing breadth and strength of the business, moving away from its consumer FX roots with increasingly product, customer and geographical diversity driving growth, aided by supply chain rationalisation. We see these steps advancing Equals into an integrated money manager fit for the future.
Companies: Equals Group
There was palpable shift in sentiment over the third quarter with the cautionary undertone perhaps best reflected by gold’s resurgence. Ongoing trade jockeying between the US and China did not help the mood and neither did the Argentine debt default in August. At the real economy level, manufacturing output has been trending lower across some of the major global economies.
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Tatton’s trading statement for the half-year ending 30 September 2019 confirmed continued momentum in AUM growth, which increased to £7.0bn, up 14.8% over the half-year (from £6.1bn on 31 March 19) and 23% year-on-year. The group’s first acquisition since its 2017 listing (a strategy made explicit at that time) has also been announced, which contributed £135m of the £0.9bn AUM increase. Organic AUM growth was 12.5%. We see significant opportunity for the asset management side of the business to scale quickly and be the primary driver of strong future earnings growth as operational leverage kicks in.
Companies: Tatton Asset Management
Secure Trust Bank’s (STB’s) trading update for Q319 had a reassuring tone. The business trends and ‘overall results are in line with management expectations’. Management noted that demand slowed in September, but this is not a surprise given Brexit deadline concerns. STB has been in de-risking mode for several quarters and has been repositioning its loan book in anticipation of economic and political uncertainties. At the same time, the short duration of its loan book allows it to respond quickly as the lending environment changes. We are not making changes to forecasts or our fair value of 2,428p per share.
Companies: Secure Trust Bank