Freyherr International Group PLC the Medicinal Cannabis holding company established in 2016, is planning to list on the NEX exchange on the 13 August
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Network International Holdings—Pleading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa region, operating across over 50 highly underpenetrated payment markets that contain a total population of 1.5 bn. 2018 rev $298m, underlying EBITDA $152m. Due April. No new funds to be raised. Secondary sell down. Targeting 25% of at least 25%.
Techniplas –global producer and support services company providing highly engineered and technically complex components, making the supply chain to
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Techniplas –global producer and support services company providing highly engineered and technically complex components, making the supply chain to original equipment manufacturers more efficient. FYDec17 rev $515m. Diaceutics, a data analytics and implementation services company which services the global pharmaceutical industry, is looking to join AIM late March, offer TBC.
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Techniplas –global producer and support services company providing highly engineered and technically complex components, making the supply chain to original equipment manufacturers more efficient. FYDec17 rev $515m.
Circassia Pharma (CIR.L) - specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease transferring from the Main Market. No funds being raised. Due 4 Feb.
Greenfields Petroleum (TSX-V:GNF) production focused company with operated assets in Azerbaijan seeking AIM dual li
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Burford Capital (BUR LN) 5% placing suggests bigger opportunities | Clinigen Group (CLIN LN) Two acquisitions create European platform | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Powerleague woes | St Ives (SIV LN) Name change reflects strategy evolution
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Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS LN) Interims mixed | Dunelm Group (DNLM LN) Positive strategic update and multi-channel progress report | Findel (FDL LN) Positive take-aways from Xmas press show | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Overcoming H1 setbacks to start H2 strongly | Medica Group (MGP LN) Buying opportunity in structural growth market leader | ReNeuron Group (RENE LN) AGM update highlights development progress & licensing discussions | Ten Entertainment Group (TEG LN) Resilient H1 with pos
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Be Heard (BHRD LN) H1 shows strong revenue growth, but profit shortfall | dotdigital Group (DOTD LN) Another year of strong growth & cash generation | EKF Diagnostics (EKF LN) Manufacturing agreement with Oragenics Inc | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Profit warning | LiDCO Group (LID LN) UK distribution deal with Maicuff Technology | Nichols (NICL LN) Solid interims with a 3% PBT beat | Speedy Hire (SDY LN) In line Q1 update, with ROCE continuing to move forwards |
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Fulcrum Utility Services Limited (FCRM LN) Sector leading returns and earnings growth | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Satisfactory AGM but weather impact higher than earlier guidance | Gresham Technologies (GHT LN) Positive AGM statement confirms Clareti momentum | Hill & Smith Holdings (HILS LN) Positive strategic US acquisition | Polypipe Group (PLP LN) Strategy update highlights growth opportunities | Rathbone Brothers (RAT LN) Q1 FuM -3.3%, flows remain modest in investment management
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With a busy reporting season behind us we use this note to take stock. Stepping back we pull out the key themes which emerged across the sub-sectors we actively follow in the consumer space. On balance there was more cause for optimism. This is supportive of our top-down view that there is scope for a better H2 for consumer related stocks as cost headwinds ease and pressure on disposable income moderates. We also take a close look at 7 stocks we actively research and which reported over March an
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We have completed another refresh of our value style screen, first established as of 12 May 2015. As usual the screen selected the 25 stocks exhibiting the most extreme value characteristics from our universe, and we have chosen 10 stocks to focus on. Since the last refresh, two days before the last general election, which resulted in a hung parliament, the screen has performed a little better than the small-cap index with our focus stocks outperforming by about 500bps. The weighting to UK consu
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Brady (BRY LN) Full year results in line with downgraded expectations | Brooks Macdonald Group (BRK LN) Underlying progress, but alongside an increase in legacy provision | Burford Capital (BUR LN) Argentina case sold for $107m cash, $94m profit | Futura Medical (FUM LN) Supportive PK data for MED2002 | Goals Soccer Centres (GOAL LN) Positive underlying momentum temporarily derailed by snow hit | Gresham Technologies (GHT LN) Clareti-growth driving strong performance | PROACTIS Holdings (PHD LN)
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Management related newsflow from Goals this morning. The vacant CEO role has been filled with appointment of Andrew Anson who joins from 23rd April. This news removes an area of uncertainty and should be welcomed. He has a good track record with various consumer facing businesses, most notably at Kitbag (ex Findel business) where from 2011 he led a successful recovery in profits and eventual sale to Fanatics Inc. With most of the strategic heavy lifting done at Goals, he has the platform to exec
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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 Repub
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Today’s update highlights that whilst 2017 was a year of significant strategic progress, the turnaround is taking longer than expected. Investors should take plenty of encouragement from the LFL metrics from the invested estate, but there remain a significant tail in the business which is underperforming. Management has a clear plan to address this part of the business in FY18 but for FY17 the financial performance has not lived up to expectations, with LFL sales of -0.5% vs our +2%. Accordingly
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easyJet’s released its Q3 results, which were in line with management’s expectations. However, the Q4 performance is now expected to be limited further by the new waves of the pandemic and the increasing travel restrictions in Europe. The hope of a meaningful summer rebound is fading away for the whole intra-European travel sector.
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Next’s share jumped 9% on the back of the impressive Q2 21 performance. The encouraging improvement in retail sales as a result of gradually eased social restrictions in the UK alongside the continued strong momentum in online sales have led the group to finish the quarter with 18.6% sales growth vs. the same period in 2019 (vs. guidance of 3% previously).
The better-than-expected trading performance has enabled the group to raise again its FY21 guidance and to declare a special dividend.
Companies: Next plc
Various Eateries (VE) continues to deliver on its Q320 IPO aspirations with ‘extremely strong’ trading since reopening in April and confirmation of prime site expansion on advantageous terms. In particular, its main brand Coppa Club grew like-for-like sales by 28% on 2019 in its first five weeks of indoor and outdoor dining from 17 May (UK restaurant market like-for-like sales up 8% in June, per Coffer CGA Business Tracker). Similarly, in the half to March 2021, business was encouraging when all
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What a difference a year makes - 12 months ago, the focus, quite understandably, was on the course of the pandemic and the lifting of the Lockdown (1) measures. For investors, it was the sustainability of the rally in markets seen since March 2020. Today, while we are still thinking about the lifting of lockdown measures, we are also concerned about two “old favourites” from previous decades. Inflation and the parlous state of public finances. The BoE has said that although CPI inflation rose to
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In this note we focus on five key themes that we believe will shape the motor retail sector in the short-to-medium term. These are digital sales trends, electrification, the agency model, vehicle supply, and the economic outlook. The dealer groups have shown a great deal of resilience and flexibility throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – we expect them to continue to adapt and work closely with OEMs as the industry evolves.
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Unprecedented times over the past 12 months have seen ScS Group deliver an exceptional set of H1 2021 results, dominated by the surge in orders post Lockdown 1.0. Group revenue grew 14.4%, with an incremental gross margin, tight cost control and UK government support (£6.6m) underpinning EBITDA* of £19.5m (£3.8m in H1 2020). We believe the average net cash through the period was c£97m (c£60m excluding customer balances). H2 2021 visibility remains low, with post Lockdown 3.0 demand uncertain, th
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Catena Group (CTNA.L) to complete reverse takeover and be renamed Insig AI and is acquiring the remaining shares of Insight Capital Partners. Insight, which is based in the UK, is a data science and machine learning solutions company that provides bespoke web-based applications, advanced analytical tools and modern technology infrastructure to make machine learning accessible to investment professionals. Insight has developed five products specifically aimed at accelerating an asset manager's d
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The final results revealed adjusted PBT up 99% year-on-year, which was 10% better than forecast despite four upgrades during the financial year. This strong performance reflects the financial benefits that have accrued following the shift in the business model to online only, as well as management’s strategic decision to significantly increase marketing spend. A second special dividend for the 2020 financial year has also been announced, reflecting the strong cash flow characteristics of the bus
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easyJet’s Q1 performance was largely hit by travel restrictions in Europe and the situation is expected to be worse in the next quarter. Nevertheless, the market was persuaded by the airline’s current liquidity position which could allow a survival of more than 14 months even in a fully-grounded scenario.
tinyBuild— a leading video games publisher and developer with global operations. tinyBuild's strategic focus is in creating longlasting IP by partnering with video games developers, establishing a stable platform on which to build multi-game and multimedia franchises is to join AIM. Offer details TBC. Due mid-March. AMTE Power, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery cells for specialist markets, announced its intention to seek admission to trading on AIM. Admission is expected to ta
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Entain reported a largely in line top line but above consensus profit numbers, driven by the solid showing in online, which offset the retail weakness. The board has suspended the dividend, in order to preserve liquidity, for what could be an heavy M&A year in 2021 (net debt/EBITDA at 2.1x).
Importantly, BetMGM has made considerable progress (+59% revenue, +7pp market share) across the all-important US market and could be in for another blockbuster year in 2021.
Companies: Entain PLC
The UK market showed a continued recovery in the first quarter albeit the indices are still well short of their all-time peaks, unlike many of their international peers. The FTSE 100 has risen by 1,186 points (21.4%) since the end of October and the FTSE 250 by 4,304 points (25.0%). The comparable performance since the start of the year is less spectacular- the FTSE 100 has risen by 253 points (3.9%) and the FTSE 250 has risen by 1,070 points (5.0%). The factors behind the sustained rally are fa
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Semper Fortis Esports* recently announced its intention to IPO onto the Access Segment of the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. Semper is a multi-operational Esports organisation focusing on gaming technology solutions, brand enhancement and high growth team infrastructures. The company plans to raise £2.5m to develop their three core areas of establishing an esports team, forming partnerships with brands for sponsorship and B2B consultancy services. The Board are highly experienced in spor
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