Despite the difficulties and delays which most companies – and VDTK is no exception – are experiencing during the current Covid epoch, there are some noteworthy positives in VDTK's update this morning. In particular, it is good to know that Q4 production at the Lainate plant was ramped up effectively, in line with the company's well-established objectives, as reflected in successfully running two shifts on one line in early December – a real-time demonstration of the plant's capacity. Also, while for obvious reasons, the ambition which was previously voiced to be cashflow positive by the end of the year was not met, we may assume that funding which was put in place in October has underpinned increased financial efficiency for the business and specifically we note that the company is now debt-free. The update also looks back on a very active year, one which saw the company (1) install a new and experienced management team, (2) win contracts, and (3) successfully generate production at the Lainate plant in Northern Italy, all supported by a more robust financial structure.
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We note yesterday's update re the sizeable (1.5MW) contract awarded in August by SAF International, to the effect that Covid-19 issues in the area have caused the order to be delayed. Deployment of VDTK's product was scheduled to provide temporary and semi-permanent power in the Sindh province of Pakistan across SAF's operations and in conjunction with the Sindh Regional Government, whose resources are not surprisingly diverted to managing the effects in their area of the global pandemic.
Yesterday's well-subscribed placing at 8p provides VDTK with £3.5m of extra funding to enable the company to grow by financing working capital during the ramp up of production at its Lainate plant on the back of orders – to date, orders amounting to €2.6m in value to have come through the door since the appointment of new CEO Rob Richards in May 2020. Key orders included contract wins in diverse areas, ranging from the Australian mining sector to oil & gas, agriculture and marine applications; with a focus in the first instance on off-grid applications where the rationale is extremely visible, given the contrast between VDTK's lightweight product and the heavier and relatively fragile conventional product, with VDTK's product offering its clients a meaningful cost-advantage.
Verditek’s core lightweight solar PV business is positioned in an attractive secular growth market with strong regulatory and technological drivers. Recent management changes have resulted in the company focusing on sales execution and moving the business into the initial phase of commercialisation. With first orders for its solar PV modules already in place, the company should report its first revenues later this year. Recent contract wins in the oil gas and mining sectors will act as reference contracts for future wins in the off grid solar market. In addition to energy and mining, significant opportunities exist for Verditek’s lightweight and durable solar PV product in the marine, telecoms, residential housing, commercial real estate and transport sectors. From its plant in Italy, the company has sufficient manufacturing capacity to produce up to 60 MW per year of solar modules (based on triple shift production). The Paragraf joint development program (to produce a graphene integrated solar PV cell provides a source of substantial optionality within the solar business.
VDTK is the originator and owner of a clean tech energy solution based on ultra-lightweight, strong but flexible solar panels. The company has been led by new management since the start of May. During this new phase, a string of new successes has been announced to the market, largely at the smaller end, but including the meaningful contract announced on August 6th. This in turn, a $US2.2m / 1.5MW award from a specialist engineering, construction and project management company, SAF Group, is noteworthy as a follow on order from the client which previously ordered on a much smaller scale. By a significant margin the largest order so far secured, we view this as a genuine milestone for VDTK; and we note that one of the units involved is to be shared with a quasi-governmental organisation, again a first for the company. Recent years have seen the company in the development phase, but since the change in the management with the appointment of new CEO Rob Richards on May 7th, VDKT has started to make the most of the opportunities inherent in an attractive product; and we see growing potential for future success
Wheaton precious Metals (TSE:WPM) - Proposed secondary listing on bringing one of the world’s largest precious metal streaming companies to the London Stock Exchange. Due Q 2020
AB Ignitis grupe—leading utility and renewable energy company in the Baltic region. Admission of its Shares to the Main Trading List of Nasdaq Vilnius and admission of its GDRs to the Official List of the FCA. Offer Price Range corresponds to a market capitalisation of approximately EUR1,691.7 - EUR2,105.2 million. Due 7 Oct.
Calnex, an established provider of test and measurement solutions for the global telecommunications sector, will raise a total of £22.5 million (before expenses), comprising £6.0 million for the Company and £16.5 million for existing shareholders . Due 5 October 2020, under the ticker CLX. Based on the Placing Price, the market capitalisation of the Company will be £42.0 million on Admission.
Various Eateries to float on AIM. Admission is expected to take place end of September/early October 2020. The Company intends to raise up to £25 million by way of a placing . Established platform business operating two core brands, Coppa Club & Tavolino, both positioned to benefit from the post-Covid environment. The Directors believe site availability, acquisition opportunities, reduced competition, availability of talent and changes in consumer behaviour provide opportunities to accelerate the Group's growth .
Mode Global Holdings to join LSE (standard). Mode is a UK-based Fintech Group, building a modern financial services business to support an increasingly digitised economy and financial system, combining the best of banking, payments, investment, loyalty and digital assets. Targeting £7.5m raise.
Guild Esports a UK-based owner and developer of esports teams, has announced its intention to seek a listing of its ordinary shares to the Standard Listing segment of the London Stock Exchange this autumn. its founding shareholders include David Beckham, former football player and captain of England, and now co-owner of new MLS team Inter Miami CF.
HOME REIT intends to float to the Main Market raising up to £250m. The Company will seek to contribute to the alleviation of homelessness in the UK, whilst targeting inflation-protected income and capital returns, by investing in a diversified portfolio of assets across the UK which will be dedicated to providing accommodation to the homeless. Due Mid October
Sativa Wellness Group—(Canadian Securities Exchange: STIL) renamed from Stillcanna Inc following the conditional acquisition of Sativa Group (AQSE:SATI) to list on the AQUIS Exchange. A fully integrated European seed to consumer CBD group with the pricing, products, and stability to meet the CBD market demand in the medium term. With world-class extraction and formulation experts, an agricultural team that has over 20 years’ experience farming hemp, along with laboratory testing capabilities, the group has established itself globally as a trusted source of high-grade, premium wholesale CBD brands and products.
Umuthi Healthcare Solutions Plc, the technology led healthcare business focused on the distribution of pharmaceuticals and the provision of medical facilities in remote areas, seeking admission to the Standard Listing segment of the Official List
Kibo Energy PLC, the multi-asset Africa focused energy company, is seeking admission for its 100% owned UK subsidiary Sloane Developments Ltd , which will be renamed Mast Energy Developments PLC (MED), to the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange plc . Targeted for Q4 2020. The MED business strategy is to acquire and develop a portfolio of flexible small-scale power generation assets, exploiting a growth niche market in the UK for Reserve Power generation to balance out the national grid at critical times.
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The appointment of new CEO Rob Richards in early May sparked a new phase for VDTK, with a series of encouraging contract announcements affirming the effectiveness of its renewable energy solution. Most recently, on August 6th, successful trials of the company's strong and lightweight solar energy product were rewarded by the largest win yet, a US$2.2m / 1.5MW contract to deliver six ultra-lightweight containerised units from its manufacturing plant in Lainate, north Italy. This morning's H1 2020A results should be seen in this context – showing a £0.8m operating loss, similar to the year before, and a period ahead of the company moving into a new chapter, as outlined above, and hence largely of historical interest. With initial orders from geographies ranging from APAC to South America, and from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, the utility of the company's product in the most diverse situations is already amply affirmed.
Yesterday's announcement from VDTK highlights a string of contracts which have been awarded in recent months since the appointment of new CEO Rob Richards, who took office in May 2020. These orders underline (1) the commercial drive that the new CEO has instilled in the business, including bringing on board a new sales team, (2) this is an in-demand product, (3) the company's manufacturing facility has proved its ability to implement and despatch the orders that have been won effectively and ahead of delivery dates. All of this is very positive, in our opinion, and it is notable that the most recent order, the meaningful, $US2.2m / 1.5MW, contract by SAF Group followed on from a rigorous evaluation process which included the placing with SAS earlier in the period of a smaller order, again reflecting the quality and potential of the product to provide a renewable solution in sectors and geographies where the weight and relative fragility of conventional panels previously made this impossible.
This morning's announcement that VDTK has been awarded a sizeable, $US2.2m / 1.5MW, contract by SAF Group following the positive evaluation of its product is very encouraging. The six unit order from specialist engineering, construction and project management company SAF Group follows successful trials of VDKT's lightweight and robust solar energy product at one of SAF's sites (announced on June 22nd), and thus provides significant affirmation of the potential of its product to provide green energy effectively in a wide variety of settings. As a result of the win, VDTK will deliver six containerised ultra-light units from its manufacturing plant at Lainate in Northern Italy, for delivery in the coming months, with deployment of VDTK's product to provide temporary and semi-permanent power in the Sindh province of Pakistan across SAF's operations.
Jubilee today takes us through its H1 2020 numbers, which, importantly, cover the critical COVID-19 initial lockdown period in South Africa. The numbers continue to show growth and progress, with headline H1 2020 operational earnings up 54% to GBP 12.8 million – the sixth consecutive, six-monthly period of double-digit growth. The cash position increased to £10.8m despite settling the final payment of £1.4m for the acquisition of additional PGM and chrome rights as well as settling historical debt of £2.5m, all while commissioning the Zambian Sable Refinery.
Following the appointment two months ago of new CEO Rob Richards, VDTK's newsflow has been encouraging in recent weeks, and we view this morning's announcement as a further affirmation of the company's renewable energy solution. Today's RNS highlighting a contract to supply ultra lightweight, flexible solar panels to Black Tulip Minerals SA, of Peru, is, at over €200,000, the latest in a string of recent positive announcements, while also taking the company into a completely new sector which it had announced as a target area.
Image Scan is a specialist in the field of X-ray imaging for the security and industrial inspection markets. The company has announced, as part of its organic growth strategy, a new partnership agreement with a major security technology company that will lead to the launch of a new range of security X-ray screening systems for the international market. Competitively priced, and leveraging Image Scan's IP and direct and indirect international channel partners, the new system will be a high performance, competitive conveyor X-ray machine, suitable for security checkpoints in government and commercial buildings around the world. Importantly, these systems will also allow the company to increase its recurring service and support revenue.
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Jubilee Metals (JLP) – Corporate – H2 Update - Continued transformational improvements
Market Cap £90m Share Price 4.5p
Today Jubilee, the chrome and Platinum Group Metals (PGM) producer in South Africa with its Kabwe base metal refinery currently under construction in Zambia, provides an update on its H2 numbers for the six month period ending December 31st 2019. Revenues increased 74% (£25.0m from £14.4m in H1 2019) with operational earnings also increasing to £8.3m in H2 (from £5.6m). In H2 the company also brought the Kabwe copper (cobalt) plant into production from third party material with a view to also producing zinc in Q2 2020.
Verditek (VDTK) – Corporate – Continued trials, new sales appointment
Market Cap £4.9m Share Price 2.25p
We note this morning's RNS from VDTK, which outlines a wide range of trials, development agreements and potential outlets for their strong but light solar product. The RNS amply illustrates the potential broad reach of VDTK's product, taking in industrial, retail, telecoms and transportation products among others. With the company anticipating crystallising these opportunities in FY2020E, with commercialisation to follow, potential drivers remain safety, practicality and cost.
Companies: Jubilee Metals Group PLC (JLP:LON)Verditek Plc (VDTK:LON)
Jubilee Metals (JLP) – Corporate – H2 Update - Continued transformational improvements | Verditek (VDTK) – Corporate – Continued trials, new sales appointment
Kaspi.kz, the largest Paym ents, Marketplace and Fintech Ecosystem in Kazakhstan w ith a leading m arket share in each of its key products and services. GDR offering expected Oct 2019. In the first half of 2019, the Company generated total revenue of KZT226,862m (U.S. $598m), up 34% and net income of KZT77,001m (U.S. $203m), up 54%. 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.
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Begbies Traynor’s track record demonstrates its ability to generate consistent growth in increasingly sustainable revenues across the economic cycle. This stems from a strategy driven by value-accretive acquisitions over the past six years, designed to build both upon existing and develop new, complementary disciplines. Returns have also been enhanced by organic investment in service line expansion, employee development / recruitment, and processes focused upon improved working practices and client service. The results are clearly visible in 16% CAGR in EPS from FY16-FY20, consistently positive cash generation and 8% pa dividend growth since 2017. Earnings growth is significantly ahead of the UK insolvency market (4% CAGR FY16-FY20), reflecting improved market shares from an increasingly diversified business, divisional cross sales / referrals, and the benefit of the acquisition strategy.
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UK railway privatisation, which was launched in the mid-1990s, has finally turned full circle: the Department of Transport has recently confirmed that its controversial railway franchise system will be scrapped.
In this month's feature article, Nigel Hawkins, the Infrastructure analyst at Hardman & Co, examines the 25-year history of railway privatisation and chronicles its ups and its downs. The successes of railway privatisation, such as new rolling stock, are addressed, along with the many shortcomings, which included minimal vertical integration.
With the winding up of the franchise system, the UK railway sector is effectively reverting to its former status as a nationalised industry, a shift started with the renationalisation of the collapsed Railtrack – later re-badged as Network Rail – in 2001.
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Franchise Brands’ results for the full year can be characterised as resilience in adversity with adjusted EBITDA, profit before tax, EPS, dividend and net cash all comfortably ahead of forecasts, the latter boosted by a placing in 2020 raising £13.6m net. Faced by COVID restrictions, quick reactions by management resulted in a decline in B2B and B2C EBITDA of just 0.7%, against a fall in fee income of 15% while direct labour income increased by 71% reflecting a full year from Willow Pumps. Having achieved a CAGR in adjusted EBITDA and dividends of 47% and 59% respectively since listing, the Board has now set out a new growth strategy which seeks a run-rate in revenues of £100m and adjusted EBITDA of £15m by the end of 2023. Earnings enhancing acquisitions and a better outcome from existing activities, points to the prospect of another strong year ahead.
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Yesterday’s CMD from RBGP saw presentations from the Group CEO and each of the three division heads, outlining the Group’s strategy and updating on progress. Since our investment revisit note (here), which laid out what we expected for FY21E, we have upgraded forecasts for both FY21E and FY22E (here), and have seen continued progress against the investment case. We summarise the key points for each division below. RBGP’s shares are up c.55% YTD to 91p; a 12.1x FY21E PER (11.2x EV/EBITDA) with a 4.8% FY21E dividend yield. Putting the shares on a rating in line with the peer group would suggest an intrinsic value of 120p.
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FRP has made its fourth and most material acquisition this financial year in the net £9.4m acquisition of Spectrum Corporate Finance Ltd, a mid-market corporate finance and debt advisory boutique. The deal provides a notable step-up in scale in those complimentary lines of service to the core Restructuring division, which are currently seeing strong deal flow, whilst also enhancing FRP's South Eastern presence/networks. The deal leads to +8% accretion in FY22E forecast EPS. Trading at a post-IPO low P/E multiple of only 14x that year, we see great upside to current pricing.
Companies: FRP Advisory Group Plc
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 take place during March 2021. The Company intends to raise approximately £7m by way of a placing of new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. Timing TBC. Samarkand Group Limited, the cross-border eCommerce technology and retail group opening up the world's largest market for brands and retailers, intends to IPO on the Apex Segment Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. Admission is targeted for March 2021. NextEnergy Renewables to launch an IPO on the Main Market. NREN is a differentiated renewables investment Company that aims to capture the most attractive private renewables and energy transition infrastructure investment opportunities globally. Targeting a £300m raise. NREN is targeting total returns of 9-11 per cent. per annum (net of all fees and expenses but including the Target Dividend and capital appreciation) . The Company's target dividend yield for the first full financial year to 31 December 2022 is 5.5 pence. Due Early March 2021. Digital 9 Infrastructure launch an initial public offering on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, by way of an initial placing and offer for subscription for a target issue £400m. Digital 9 Infrastructure plc is a newly established, externally managed investment trust. The Company will invest in a range of digital infrastructure assets which deliver a reliable, functioning internet. The IPO Prospectus is expected to be published in March 2021. Team PLC announced their plans for an AIM IPO. Team owns Theta Enhanced Asset Management Ltd, trading as Team Asset Management. This is a Jersey-based active fund manager providing discretionary and advisory portfolio management services to private clients, trusts and charities. Assets under management were GBP291m in November, up from GBP140m in December 2019 . The Company is seeking to raise no less than £5m. The Placing will be priced on a pre-money valuation for the Company of £7m. Targeting March Admission. Fix Price announces its intention to float on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Fix Price is one of the leading variety value retailers globally and the largest in Russia, with more than 4,200 stores. Fix Price has revenues of RUB 190.1bn, RUB 142.9bn and RUB 108.7bn for 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA for the same years was RUB 36.8bn, RUB 27.2bn and RUB 14.2bn, respectively. The Offer would consist of an offering of GDRs by certain existing shareholders of the Company. Great Point Entertainment Income Trust PLC announced its prospectus has been approved by the FCA. Great Point Entertainment Income Trust PLC is a newly established, externally managed closed-ended investment company. The Company will provide project finance to content makers and commissioners in the global television and film production industry via senior loans secured against pre-sold intellectual property (IP) rights. GPEIT's investment objective is to provide Shareholders with dividend income and modest capital growth through exposure to media content finance. According to media reports, Deliveroo, are expecting to release their IPO plans on 8th March. The company raised more than $180m in January with a valuation of more than $7bn.
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The recent capital markets day presentations provided a clear strategic direction and purpose to the RBG Holdings strategy and the resulting diversification of operations. The quality of Rosenblatt law has continued to show through and the flexible approach to staffing, allied to the business mix and fee arrangements, provides excellent margins. The branching out into other related professional services is strategically sensible and recent updates from the Group suggest execution is improving, particularly this morning's announcement of further deal completions at Convex. There's lots to like in Rosenblatt's business and we maintain our buy rating while seeing medium term strategic and competitive challenges for other mid-market UK focused law firms.
As flagged at the trading update in December, the ahead-of-expectations interim results to 30 November 2020 show successfully integrated transformational acquisitions contributing positively to enlarged and diversified group revenue and profits. All three divisions are trading strongly in spite of COVID and associated lockdowns, with monthly average KPIs in the M&A division performing well and ahead of pre-lockdown levels in many cases. We upgrade our SOTP-driven price target to 323p, as positive market sentiment lifts ratings in the M&A division, where KBS exhibits high-margin, high-return characteristics and an innovative approach. Management expect full-year results to be comfortably in line and have now guaranteed the progressive dividend at previously estimated levels for the next three years.
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Further media reports that Dr Martens, the British Boot brand is planning an IPO on the LSE. It is currently owned by PE group, Permira who is expected to sell down its stake at the IPO. March 2020 YE the group had revenues of £672m and EBITDA of £184m. Deal size TBC. Upon Admission to AIM, Nightcap will acquire The London Cocktail Club Limited (the "London Cocktail Club"), which is an award winning independent operator of ten individually themed cocktail bars in nine London locations and one location in Bristol. Offer TBC Due mid Jan. HSS Hire Group, HSS.L transfer from Main to Aim. Mkt Cap c. £70m. Recently raised £52.6m. Leading supplier of tool and equipment for hire in the United Kingdom and Ireland and has provided equipment hire services in the United Kingdom for more than 60 years, primarily focusing on the B2B market. Due 14 Jan. VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc, a closed-ended investment Company focused on making sustainable energy infrastructure investments, today announces intends to launch an initial public offering of shares on the Official List (Premium) of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Due by Early Feb.
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Buoyed by exceptional demand for games during lockdown and boosted by the start of the console transition, the global games industry showed year-on-year growth of 20% in FY20 (Newzoo). Benefiting from increased industry development spending and the growth in new releases, Keywords delivered underlying organic revenue growth of 12%, with FY20 revenues rising 14% y-o-y. Assuming no worsening impact from COVID-19, FY21 looks set to be a more settled year. With publishers launching increasing numbers of new titles to address a growing next-gen console base in FY21–23, demand for Keywords’ services should continue to build in the short to medium term. The outlook for Keywords appears positive and, with net cash of c €100m (plus €100m of undrawn facilities), Keywords remains well placed to participate in earnings-enhancing M&A.
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Demand for digital content including apps, games and streaming media is rapidly expanding. Bango provides two key products - online payments and data monetisation - which benefit from this rising consumer spend on digital content, and from merchants wanting to increase their share of this spend through targeted advertising. The value of online payments Bango processes has been doubling every year. Data monetisation revenues are surging, and are expected to be the biggest driver of future growth. After 70% revenue growth and c.800% EBITDA growth in 2020, we expect continued strong growth in future years as well. We initiate with a BUY and a 260p Target Price.
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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 take place during March 2021. The Company intends to raise approximately £7m by way of a placing of new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. Timing TBC. Samarkand Group Limited, the cross-border eCommerce technology and retail group opening up the world's largest market for brands and retailers, intends to IPO on the Apex Segment Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. Admission is targeted for March 2021. Cellular Goods a UK-based provider of premium consumer products based on biosynthetic cannabinoids announced its intention to join the main market (standard) this Spring. Target valuation £20m raising c. £8m “to finalise the development and launch of a range of the Company's premium-quality consumer products based on biosynthetic cannabinoids, which is fully compliant under UK law.” NextEnergy Renewables to launch an IPO on the Main Market. NREN is a differentiated renewables investment Company that aims to capture the most attractive private renewables and energy transition infrastructure investment opportunities globally. Targeting a £300m raise. NREN is targeting total returns of 9-11 per cent. per annum (net of all fees and expenses but including the Target Dividend and capital appreciation) . The Company's target dividend yield for the first full financial year to 31 December 2022 is 5.5 pence. Due Early March 2021. Digital 9 Infrastructure launch an initial public offering on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, by way of an initial placing and offer for subscription for a target issue £400m. Digital 9 Infrastructure plc is a newly established, externally managed investment trust. The Company will invest in a range of digital infrastructure assets which deliver a reliable, functioning internet. The IPO Prospectus is expected to be published in March 2021. Team PLC announced their plans for an AIM IPO. Team owns Theta Enhanced Asset Management Ltd, trading as Team Asset Management. This is a Jersey-based active fund manager providing discretionary and advisory portfolio management services to private clients, trusts and charities. Assets under management were GBP291m in November, up from GBP140m in December 2019 . The Company is seeking to raise no less than £5 million. The Placing will be priced on a pre-money valuation for the Company of £7m. Targeting March Admission. Virgin Wines UK Plc recently set out their plans for an AIM IPO. Virgin Wines is a direct-to-consumer online wine retailer that sells products to retail customers in the UK through two subscription schemes and a pay-as-you-go offering. The Group also sells a range of beers and spirits and operates a B2B sales channel for corporates. Deal details TBC but media reports suggest a £100m valuation. Targeting 2nd March Admission Fix Price announces its intention to float on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Fix Price is one of the leading variety value retailers globally and the largest in Russia, with more than 4,200 stores. Fix Price has revenues of RUB 190.1bn, RUB 142.9bn and RUB 108.7bn for 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA for the same years was RUB 36.8bn, RUB 27.2bn and RUB 14.2bn, respectively. The Offer would consist of an offering of GDRs by certain existing shareholders of the Company. Great Point Entertainment Income Trust PLC announced its prospectus has been approved by the FCA. Great Point Entertainment Income Trust PLC is a newly established, externally managed closed-ended investment company. The Company will provide project finance to content makers and commissioners in the global television and film production industry via senior loans secured against pre-sold intellectual property (IP) rights. GPEIT's investment objective is to provide Shareholders with dividend income and modest capital growth through exposure to media content finance. According to media reports, Deliveroo, are expecting to release their IPO plans on 8th March. The company raised more than $180m in January with a valuation of more than $7bn.
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Westminster Group has announced a trading update for 2020 which highlights some disruption through the second half of the year which affects revenue phasing but with new business activity underpinning the Group's confidence in 2021 and the business' progress. We continue to believe that near-term managed services prospects can drive significant performance. Buy.
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Rentokil continued its strong momentum in Q4, on the back of an incremental better performance in disinfection services and a resilient North American residential pest control business. FY20 revenue came in slightly ahead of expectations with improved profitability delivering a positive surprise. However, the stock price came under pressure as investors remained jittery about: 1) management delaying the target of achieving an 18% net operating margin in North America to 2022, and 2) the anticipated unwinding of disinfection services.
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