Companies: FIPP SOLI SML AAU POW DNL BAR CTP RENX
Registration document approved for Helios Towers. The Group provides essential network services, flexible infrastructure solutions and reliable power supply to mobile network operators in five African growth economies. Revenue increased 7 per cent. year-on-year to US$191m (H1 2018: US$178m), with Adjusted EBITDA up 15 per cent. year-on-year at US$99m (H1 2018: US$86m) for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Pricing rumoured at 115p to 145p implying valuation of up to $1.8bn. Expected Oct 2019.
Companies: OSI CTP IQE MTFB SENS AVCT TGP PMI CMCL JLH
Alumasc Group plc, the premium building products, systems and solutions group, has announced its intention to move from the Premium Segment of the main market to AIM. Expected market cap of £33.4m. Expected 25 June 2019
Argentex a UK-based forex service provider founded in 2011 by its current management team which operates as a Riskless Principal for nonspeculative and forward foreign exchange as structured financial derivatives is looking to join AIM. Offer TBC, expected 25 June
Companies: PTRO FDEV MRL CTP EHG FDP THAL SCLP YCA CGH
Wentworth Resources— oil and gas exploration and production company, with assets in the onshore Rovuma Basin of East Africa. Introduction only. Mkt Cap c £50m . Due today
Finncap—proposed acquisition of M&A adviser Cavendish Corporate Finance and AIM admission. Offer TBA
Kropz PLC—an emerging plant nutrient producer with an advanced stage phosphate mining project in South Africa, a phosphate project in the Republic of Congo and exploration assets in Ghana. Looking to join AIM, offer TBC, market cap TBC.
Due Late October.
Path Investments— First acquisition of a 50%. participating interest in the producing Alfeld-Elze II gas field in Germany. Seeking £10m raise. Transaction aborted. Was RTO. PATH to seek lifting of suspension.
Crossword Cybersecurity PLC* (NEX:CCS)—the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber
security sector is exploring its options in relation to a potential move to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange which, if it were to proceed, would likely take place over the next few months.
The Panoply parent company of a digitally native technology services group founded in 2016 with the aim of identifying and acquiring best-of-breed specialist information technology and innovation consulting businesses across Europe, is looking to join
AIM. Offer TBC, expected late November 2018.
Companies: KRM TOU SUN KEFI ZOO ATM CRW CTP
Summerway Capital investing company established to acquire companies or businesses which the directors of the Company
believe have the potential for strategic, operational and performance improvement so as to create shareholder value. Offer TBC,
market cap TBC expected 19 October
Admission is being sought as a result of the proposed RTO of Cambian Group plc following completion of the acquisition by
CareTech a leading provider of specialist social care services, supporting adults and children with a wide range of complex
needs. No raise, market cap TBC expected 19 October.
PetroTal (TAL.TO) - The exploration and production company focused on oil assets in Peru is seeking a secondary AIM
quotation before the end of 2018.
Path Investments— First acquisition of a 50 per cent. participating interest in the producing Alfeld-Elze II gas field located 22
kilometres south of Hannover in Germany. Seeking £10m raise. Due early Oct
Green Man Gaming—pure play e-commerce and technology company in the digital video games industry. revenue CAGR
growth of 26.7% in the last three years to £47.5m. Due Mid October 2018. EBITDA Profitable. Offer TBA
Crossword Cybersecurity PLC* (NEX:CCS)—the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber
security sector is exploring its options in relation to a potential move to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange which, if it
were to proceed, would likely take place over the next few months.
Companies: PMI OPTI EDL CTP BCN CWR ASO WHR AAZ MMX
Path Investments (PATH) -RTO of a 50 per cent. participating interest in the producing Alfeld-Elze II gas field located 22 kilometres south of Hannover in Germany. Offer TBA. Due late Aug.
Vitesse Media (VIS) — To be renamed Bonhill Group. RTO of the trade and assets of InvestmentNews, a Business Information and Data & Insight brand supporting the US financial adviser and wealth manager community Due 17 Aug. Raising £18.6m at 80p. Mkt cap £26.7m.
Kropz PLC-Intention to float by the emerging plant nutrient producer with an advanced stage phosphate mining project in South Africa and exploration assets in West Africa
Companies: PYC EKF MTW CTP PRTC NMCN HCFT INSE SCLP
ASA International— “one of the world's largest and most profitable international microfinance institutions, which aims to enhance financial inclusion among low-income populations throughout Asia and Africa in a socially responsible manner”. Secondary sell down. No primary. Due July. Offer TBA | Ashoka India Equity Investment Trust—Target raise £100m. India focussed high conviction, long-only IT. Due mid July | Utilico Global Income— new actively managed income investment trust raising up to £100m. Due 22 June. Amigo Holdings—The pioneer of guarantor loans now lending c. £470m per annum. Secondary Sell down. Pricing TBA
Companies: PHE RKH SLNG SML GTLY FOOT FIPP IQG OGN CTP
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund—Seeking to raise £100m for the purposes of investment in a diversified portfolio of utility scale energy storage projects. Due 12 April.
Odyssean Investment Trust—Raising £100m at £1. Due 1 May. The Company will primarily invest in smaller company equities quoted on markets operated by the London Stock Exchange.
Companies: FREE CTP ITM GFIN OPTI ECSC EQLS WRES ITQ
Hydrominer GmbH, An Austrian cryptocurrency miner, is considering an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange AIM during 2018 according to an article on Bloomberg | 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 | Cradle Arc—holding company of a group of companies focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals projects in Africa. Offer raising £2.4m with market cap of £20.13m. Expected 24 Jan 2018 | 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.
Companies: BSE CNC ELCO GAMA CTP EYE ORPH OGN SDX
Fusion Antibodies—Belfast based contract research organisation providing services to biopharmaceutical and diagnostics companies that are involved in the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications. Offer TBA.
Due Mid Dec.
Sirius Petroleum—RTO. Becoming an operating company in the Ororo Field in Nigeria. Raising £7.2m/ Mkt Cap £35.6m. Due
Bushveld Minerals—RTO of Bushveld Vametco and therefore 78.8% of Strategic Minerals Corporation, the intermediate holding company that owns a 75 per cent. interest in the Vametco Vanadium Mine.
Range Resources— oil and gas company listed on the ASX plans to admit to AIM on 13 Dec with market cap of £17.4m. Also acquiring Range Resources Drilling Services Limited, an oil services business based in Trinidad & Tobago with extensive drilling capabilities.
Eqtec—Company with access to a proprietary advanced gasification technology used in industrial size power plants to convert waste into synthetic gas to generate electricity. Raising £1.6m. Mkt Cap £8.7m. Due 21 Dec.
Volex VLX.L—The global provider of cable assemblies is proposing to move from the main market to AIM on 19 January. £71m market cap. FYMar18E rev £241.5m and £7.19m PBT
Belluscura— Provider of premium medical devices at value prices to address part of the global unmet need for affordable, premium quality medical devices. Raising £7.5m to £10m. Offer TBA. Due early Dec
Miriad Advertising—Global video advertising company incorporated in 2015 and is engaged in the development of native invideo advertising . 2016 rev £0.7m and £7.3m operating loss. Offer TBA. Expected 6 Dec.
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.
Companies: ARIX PEN ATYM ERGO PXS APH VRS BMR CTP ZPHR
CAP-XX Limited (CPX.L, 12.75p/£38m) Spire launches Thinline enabled wearable | Tekcapital (TEK.L, 30p/£12.8m) Belluscura Intention to Float announced | AdEPT Telecom Plc (ADT.L, 290p/£65.3m) Interims: Significant transition to Managed Services Castleton Technology plc (CTP.L, 63.5p/£50.0m)
Interims: Farming the base
Companies: CPX TEK ADT CTP
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Eddie Stobart Logistics— Schedule 1. Admission expected 25 April but capital raising details TBC.
ADES International Holding— Intends to join the Standard List in May raising up to $170m plus a vendor sale. Provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa. Admission expected in May.
Franchise Brands—Schedule 1 detailing £28m reverse takeover of Metro Rod. Admission expected 11 April.
K3 Capital Group—Intention to float from the Group of business and Company sales specialists across business transfer, business brokerage and corporate finance. Raising £17.8m at 95p. Expected mkt cap £40.1m. Admission due 11 April.
Tufton Oceanic Assets– Offer extended to 9 May to enable investors to complete further due diligence.
Companies: COIN CTP TRMR SAE HNL FPO EMIS FST BCN
EJF Investments— Publication of prospectus from the closed-ended investment company investing in assets benefitting from regulatory and structural change in the financial services sector. To join Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market | ADES International Holding— Intends to join the Standard List in May raising up to $170m plus a vendor sale. Provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa. | Franchise Brands—Schedule 1 detailing £28m reverse takeover of Metro Rod. Admission expected 11 April. | Alpha FX Group— Schedule 1 update from the foreign exchange provider focused on managing exchange rate risk for UK corporates that trade internationally. Raising £30m. Expected market cap £64.2m and admission 7 April. | K3 Capital Group—Schedule 1 from the Group of business and company sales specialists across business transfer, business brokerage and corporate finance. Admission date and fundraise details TBC. | Tufton Oceanic Assets– Offer extended to 9 May to enable investors to complete further due diligence.
Companies: BBSN ABZA ORPH STY LTG BMN CTP SCHO JET2 RGD
Inspiration Healthcare Group (IHC.L) | Augean (AUG.L) | Venture Life Group (VLG.L) | Sterling Energy (SEY.L) | Directa Plus (DCTA.L) | Metals
Exploration (MTL.L) | Orchard Funding Group (ORCH.L) | Castleton Technology (CTP.L) | AFH Financial (AFHP.L) | Akers Biosciences (AKR.L)
Companies: IHC AUG VLG SEY DCTA MTL ORCH CTP AFHP
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Sumo is trading strongly, with several drivers that could lead the company to outperform 2021 earnings expectations, in our view. Even based on conservative earnings expectations, we believe shares offer attractive value to growth.
Companies: Sumo Group Plc
IQE has announced it expects FY20 revenues to be c £178m. This is ahead of our estimates, which we revised upwards in November, reflecting outperformance in both the wireless and photonics segments. We have updated our FY20 forecasts. Given IQE’s leveraged business model, this results in a 64% uplift in EPS. Noting the uncertainty about the effect of a pandemic-related recession on the rate of smartphone sales growth, we leave our FY21 estimates unchanged for the time being.
Companies: IQE plc
ZOO’s trading update in advance of its March year-end suggests that visibility continues to improve, and major new client projects have continued to deliver. A combination of a material back-catalogue focus across the industry, a growing acceptance of cloud-based dubbing, and a very modest return to new content production have combined to produce a robust outcome for FY21E, and we upgrade estimates. Just as importantly, the outlook for FY22 and beyond continues to improve, giving management confidence to invest in expanding ZOO’s dubbing service into new markets.
Companies: ZOO Digital Group plc
As a nation, we love knocking ourselves. However in truth, we’re actually a pretty pioneering bunch. For instance, the experts at Oxford University & AstraZeneca have developed one of the world’s 3 most important vaccines in double quick time. Plus, many other British firms are creating similar breakthrough Covid inventions, such as Kromek.
Companies: Kromek Group Plc
Sopheon’s trading update for the end of 2020 shows that the historical weighting to Q4 for revenues again produced a strong end to the year, ahead of Q4 2019. Revenue is expected to total around $30.0m with Adjusted EBITDA of c. $5.6m. We reintroduce estimates for FY 2020E which reflect those numbers. The proportion of recurring revenue increased again during FY 2020E. That mix shift within strong sales bookings growth of 23% during the year means that much of the associated revenue will be recognised future years. With ongoing sales traction, we continue to see Sopheon as well-positioned with highly appropriate solutions which meet the needs of businesses to innovate and digitalise at a faster pace. Sopheon is proving itself highly capable of selling despite the Covid-19 challenges, and we believe the group’s products will become more relevant and more in demand precisely because of the race to digitalisation that Covid has so clearly accelerated.
Companies: Sopheon plc
Synairgen (SNG.L): Completion of recruitment for at home trial | Sensyne Health (SENS.L): Research agreement with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Companies: Synairgen plc (SNG:LON)Sensyne Health Plc (SENS:LON)
MySale has delivered a striking turnaround in profitability with H1 FY21 EBITDA of A$2.5m up an impressive A$6.1m YOY. We believe this marked turnaround validates its AZN First strategy and signals the Group now has a robust and cash generative operating platform on which it can scale.
Companies: MySale Group plc
Interims to October are in line with the comfortable interim trading update and unchanged forecasts. Post period end, the group continued to benefit from evident momentum through the oversubscribed £49m placing, followed by the acquisition of Huddle. ARR increased 13% to £54.8m, including 7% organic growth; 60% of all new logo wins derived from outside the UK; and each territory and each segment (Assurance, Compliance, Collaboration) delivered growth. A £50m debt facility continues to fuel the M&A machine, and adds to the organic opportunities from the TAM of $3bn in Integrated Risk Management, where Ideagen has remained in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant since 2016. Despite 1H21 (1 May to 31 October) still suffering COVID influences (client decision-making and sales cycles), with temporary effects on organic growth, Ideagen powers on. As the driving force in establishment of the group, David Hornsby’s retirement represents the end of a chapter – but no change in executive capabilities and the strategic rationale for growth that Ideagen does so well. Target price 347p (280p).
Companies: Ideagen PLC
The Panoply has reported a very positive trading update for the Q3 to December and indicates that full year results for the year to March will be significantly ahead of expectations. The group won £15m of new contracts in Q3, including the significant assignment from the Planning Inspectorate announced at the November interims. This further demonstrates the successful development of the group, notably its expansion into healthcare and establishment of FutureGov and Foundry4 as full-service brands. In November we raised our FY21 Revenue and PBT forecasts by +5%/+10% to £44.5m/£4.9m and we further raise by +8% to £48.0m/£5.3m this morning. We choose to leave our FY22 estimates unchanged at this stage, but clearly the group has very strong momentum and we see clear scope to raise our forecasts as we progress through the year. We continue to view The Panoply as ideally placed to benefit from the structural tailwinds in digital transformation and, underpinned by our increased forecasts, raise our target price to 235p (was 220p).
Companies: Panoply Holdings Plc
Sage Group released a good set of Q1 20/21 figures with organic recurring revenue growth of 4.7% in line with the full-year guidance (+3-5%). This performance was spread out across various cloud native software and essentially driven by the gain of new customers. Lastly, no deterioration in the churn rate is reassuring considering the continuing tough market conditions. All in all, Sage Group confirmed FY2020/21 guidance.
Companies: Sage Group plc
FY20E order intake growth of 61% means Corero's revenue for last year of $16.8m will exceed our prior forecast. The trading update confirms c73% annual growth in revenues and further expansion of the annualised recurring revenue base. This performance highlights the increasing prioritisation of protecting networks against cyber and DDoS attacks. Buy.
Companies: Corero Network Security plc
EMIS saw trading gradually improve through H220 to finish the year slightly ahead of expectations. The company continued to support customers in dealing with the pandemic, with the recently acquired Pinnacle Systems’ software now being used in the nationwide vaccination programme. Progress was also made in product development with the launch of the first EMIS-X analytics product. We maintain our forecasts.
Companies: EMIS Group plc
H1A delivered a very resilient performance given the backdrop of halted deliveries and reduced manufacturing capacity. Orders and shipments are resuming and a ramp up in activity levels is expected in H2. A cash outflow in H1A has been supported by new committed facilities and gross cash levels look set to support the business successfully through the second half and beyond.
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The Panoply’s update on trading for the three months ending 31 December 2020 confirms the group has enjoyed a successful third quarter and continues the trend of positive news flow from the group. Against the backdrop of COVID-19 driven macro-economic challenges, The Panoply has reported an acceleration of new business wins. In our view this further validates both the Panoply’s innovative business model and with operations now focussed on two full-stack brands, demonstrates the strategic value of the acquisitions made to date. Management has increased guidance on FY 21E performance, and we take the company’s cue and revise our revenue and adjusted EBITDA forecasts upwards by 8% and 10% respectively.