FRP Advisory Group, UK professional services firm specialising in restructuring advisory. Raising £80m (£20m primary). Expected market cap £190m. Compound annual growth of 16.4 per cent. in revenue and 10.9 per cent. in operating profit since the beginning of FY17.o Strong average EBITDA margins of 51 per cent. over FY17 to FY19, and consistently strong cash conversion
Inspecs, a UK designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames to global retail chains announces its intention to IPO
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Calisen Group. Potential Intention to Float. Owner and manager of essential energy infrastructure assets . Consolidated FY Dec 18 revenue £162.1m and operating profit £25.4m. Raising up to £300m in primary plus partial vendor sale.
The Global Sustainable Farmland Income Trust will invest in a diversified portfolio of operational farmland assets located in major agricultural markets including the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and certain countries within Latin and South America.
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Voyager AIR The Company will focus on the acquisition, leasing and management of primarily widebody aircraft, with asset management services to be provided by Amedeo Limited the IPO will comprise a Placing and Offer for Subscription of Shares to raise up to approximately US$200m. Uniphar, a diversified healthcare services business with a workforce of over 2,000, is looking to join AIM. Raising EUR135m with market cap on admission of EUR309.6m, expected 17 July 2019. Roxi Music UK music streaming
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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. Azalea Energy—oil and gas production and development company based in Louisiana, United States. Net production of 13 MMcfe/D (2,200 boepd) and total 1P proved reserves of 91 Bcfe (15.1 mmboe), 2P reserves of 111 Bcfe (18.5 mmboe) raising up to
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appScatter Group—Sch1 from the B2BSaaS platform that allows its paying users to distribute their apps to, and manage their apps on, multiple app stores. Following admission, appScatter intends to launch the public version of the platform, at which point the platform will be available to all app developers and publishers worldwide. Offer TBC, expected early Sept 2017 | Warehouse REIT - The Company will invest in a diversified portfolio of UK warehouse assets located in urban areas. The Company is
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Energy –Schedule 1. Independent oil and gas company with assets and operations in the UK. Offer TBC, 26 May admission. | Opera Investments –Reverse Takeover of Kibo Mining’s subsidiary Kibo Gold. Raising £1.5m. Expected mkt Cap £6.5m. 23 May. |Eve Sleep— Schedule 1 from the e-commerce focused, direct to consumer European sleep brand. Raising £35m at £1.01. Expected mkt cap £140m. Expected 18 May 2017 | Velocity Composites—Schedule 1. Manufactures advanced carbon fibre and ancillary material kit
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AFPO Memorandum of Understanding, AAU Quarterly Newsletter, ATQT Directorate Change, COS Participation, FITB* Board Changes and Appointment of CEO, G4M Trading Update, MARL* Exercise of Warrants, Termination and CPR, MDZ* Final Results, MXO* Nigerian Update, OPTI* Half Yearly Report, PEG* Directorate Change and Half yearly Report, PLI* Expansion of Phase II, SVR Award and Patents, STEL Licence Application, ZEG Intention to Move to Official List
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As midsummer’s day looms (where has this year gone?), there is greater optimism, in general, than may have been anticipated a few months ago. A post-pandemic, ‘vaccine-driven’ recovery demonstrated by increased consumer spending as lockdown measures are lifted has been one of the catalysts. The FTSE 100 has been range-bound in the last month 6,900-7,100. We have seen a combination of broadly positive company results across a range of sectors, further examples of M&A activity and a sequence of ne
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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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S4 Capital has released a very strong Q1 update with LFL Gross Profit up +33%, ahead of our +29% forecast, with reported growth of +71% to £104m. We believe growth accelerated during the quarter as the BMW/Mini and Mondelez whoppers came on stream and as comparatives eased. The group now guides to LFL growth of +30% (was +25%) for FY21 and we raise our forecast from +29% to +32%. S4 Capital indicates it will deliver a strong EBITDA margin in 2021, which will again be stronger in H2. The group ha
Companies: S4 Capital plc
Reach continues to successfully execute on its enhanced Customer Value Strategy, driving strong top-line momentum in Digital. Digital sales (c.20%/revs) rose +25% y/y in Q1 supported by further growth in registered users (6.2m; Dec: 5.0m), whilst high demand for the Group’s ‘plus’ product portfolio is attracting strong advertiser interest, creating an attractive opportunity pipeline via enhanced monetisation of the Group’s growing first-party consumer interest data pool. In Print revenue decline
Companies: Reach plc
Vela Technologies is an investing company focused on early stage and preIPO long-term disruptive technology investments. There are currently 12 investments in the portfolio which either have developed ways of utilising technology or developing technology with a view to disrupting the businesses or sector in which they operate.
Companies: Vela Technologies plc
Future today released an update highlighting FY’20E adj EBITDA which is trading towards the top-end of consensus (£86.3m-£91.0m; N1Se: £88.5m). Strong performance has been supported by acceleration of the consumer shift to digital, positive cost control and cost synergy extraction from the TI Media acquisition (c.£9m annualised savings delivered so far). Migration of TI Media sites to the Group’s Vanilla platform are underway, whilst Hawk (price comparison platform) has been successfully deploye
Companies: Future plc
Reach plc today provides a strong Q4 trading update highlighting upgraded FY’20E AOP expectations of £130m-£135m ahead of consensus (cons: £124.3m) and record growth in Digital. Digital sales growth has recovered strongly since Q2, accelerating to 25% y/y (Q3: +13%; H1: -1%) benefitting from both higher traffic through implementation of Group engagement initiatives and yield recovery as advertisers in CV19 impacted verticals return. Print circulation revenue decline moderated to 11.7% y/y in Q4
Reach’s prelims were ahead of N1S estimates for H2 sales and EBITDA (1% and 3% resp.) and showed excellent progress with both the customer value strategy (‘CVS’) and business transformation agenda. Whilst FY’20 Group sales were 15% y/y lower as CV19 impacted Print, Digital revenue grew +11% y/y to £118m (H2: +20% to £70m), supported by a strong uptick in user engagement with content (page views/user: +39% y/y) and further progress in signing up new registered users (Feb’21: 5.8m; Dec’20: 5.0m; D
The Budget offered a clear picture of the state of the economy. Put simply, the economy will be 3% smaller in three years’ time than it would have been without the impact of the pandemic. However, it is forecast to return to pre-pandemic levels by mid-2022, six months earlier than previously thought. The OBR forecasts that the UK economy will grow by 4.1% in 2021, (lower than the 5.5% outlined in November 2020). It has set its GDP forecasts in 2022, 2023 and 2024 at 7.3%, 1.7% and 1.6%. Positive
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Kape has announced the transformative and significantly earnings enhancing acquisition of Israel-based Webselenese for a total consideration of $149.1m. Webselenese provides digital content creation platforms, offering independent and highly valued privacy and security related news to millions of users globally via market leading review sites. A strong fit with Kape’s existing privacy and security business, the deal represents an important step in the Group’s development to become the go-to play
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Tremor has reported strong FY20 results with EBITDA +3% ahead of our estimate, and has highlighted that its strong momentum is continuing in Q1 21, and stated that it is exploring the potential of a dual-listing in the US. FY20 gross revenue of $405m is in line with our prior estimate, and the operational gearing of Tremor’s platform has driven H2 20 EBITDA to $58.7m of $60.5m of FY20 EBITDA, after a heavily COVID-impacted H1 20. With Tremor’s US peers guiding for Q1 21 revenue growth of 13-41%,
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In Q4 20, total advertising revenue turned positive (+3%). In 2020, based on a 16% decrease in revenue, the group’s adjusted EBITA (£573m, -21%) was above expectations and represented a margin rate of 21% of revenue (-1pt). ITV benefited from the reduction in programming costs and significant cost savings in both divisions. For 2021, total advertising revenue increased in March after two negative months. ITV Studios should continue to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and additional related c
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Interim results show further progress in flexing its cost base and adapting operations in order to survive the extended lockdowns and subsequently thrive in the post Covid era. The upcoming opening of Time Out Market Dubai and signing of Time Out Market Abu Dhabi, both under management agreements, indicate the scale of the opportunity ahead. The proposed fully underwritten equity raise of £15m further de-risks the balance sheet allowing the business plan to be executed with confidence. With the
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MAST Energy Developments (MED) is to IPO on the Standard List on 14th April 2021 under the ticker MAST. The company has raised £5m giving a market capitalisation on listing of c. £23m. MED is currently a 100% subsidiary company of AIM quoted, Kibo Energy*. MED was established to acquire and develop a portfolio of flexible power plants in the UK and become a multi-asset operator in the rapidly growing Reserve Power market. PensionBee has confirmed its intention to float on the High Growth Se
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Q1 21 was characterised by opposing trends at ITV Studios and advertising. Revenue recovered at ITV Studios (+9%), while advertising decreased (-6%) due to a high comparative last year and continuing COVID-19 restrictions in the UK. Total advertising revenue turned favourably in March 2021 (+8%) and the positive trend was confirmed in April 2021 and until the end of H1 21 (+26% estimated vs -20% in H1 20).