The interims confirm that Vector Capital (VCAP.L) is on track to meet full year forecasts. It reported 15.8% y-o-y growth in revenue and 3.2% in PBT to £1.3m. An interim dividend of 0.95p per share underpins a projected 4.8% FY21e yield. We have maintained our forecasts, but the components are in place to grow operations materially over the next 18-24 months and we regard the current 10.6x FY21e EPS as very attractive relative to the potential and inherent scalability. Underlying growth is refle
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Glantus Holdings GLAN.L, a provider of accounts payable automation and analytics solutions, has joined AIM. It is focusing on three product areas; Active AP Discovery, Intelligent AP Automation and Advanced AP Analytics, it utilises its internally developed data platform to offer an integrated solution for the finance function, accounts payable in particular. These solutions are offered to over 300 customers, more than 50 of which Glantus classifies as large enterprises. From 20
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Vector Capital plc (VCAP.L) has raised £1.5m (gross) via an issue of c 3.19m new ordinary shares at 47p. The funds will be used to accelerate new marketing initiatives designed to build its profile in its target markets and add momentum to loan book growth. The sharesrepresent approximately 7.1% of the group’s enlarged share capital and were placed with new and existing investors. Management sees an ongoing strategy to broaden the investor base and improve underlying equity liquidity as fundamen
The key takeaway from the recent Q1 trading update was that successful deployment of the IPO funds has underpinned a successful start to the year. The end March 2021 loan book at £38.6m is well on track to meet our £40m end FY21 target. Growth isn’t necessarily linear; that target also includes regular redemptions due over the remaining nine months, and quarter end data won’t necessarily reflect the underlying trend. However, VCAP confirms a healthy new business pipeline which supports our proje
VCAP listed at the end of December 2020, so these results don’t reflect the benefit of an enlarged capital base post its £3.06m (gross) fundraise. It reported an 8.3% y-o-y increase in its loan book, to £36.4m, ahead of our forecast despite a pandemic inspired three-month suspension in new lending. It also reported 20% higher PBT despite certain expensed IPO costs and grew its gross margin, which we attribute to the intrinsic operational gearing in a readily scalable business. The current infras
Supreme, a leading manufacturer, supplier and brand owner of fast moving consumer products, announces the successful pricing of its initial public offering at 134 pence per share with institutional investors, to raise gross proceeds of £67.5 million. It is expected that dealings in the Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. on 1 February 2021 on AIM
It is expected that dealings in the Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. on 1 February 2021NQ Minerals, the base and precious metals producer from its
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Vector Capital provides fully secured, business-to-business loans to SMEs based in England and Wales. It operates a well-tested, mature lending model, is profitable and pays dividends. Despite recent strong growth, the group has a minimal share of an enormous potential market. It raised £3.06m in a December IPO, which will build its equity base and help it to capitalise upon the opportunity to scale its loan book and profitability, and a pipeline of attractive new proposals well above its curren
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Today's results include few surprises in terms of cash outcomes, which are in-line with our FY21E forecasts. These record results come despite the year being challenged by Covid-19, evidencing the resilience of Duke's operating model and royalty partners. Post-period, 4 new investments have been concluded, which should help drive cash results higher over FY22E, despite a further 2 exits from the portfolio. As the company approaches near full deployment by FY23E, we expect to see FCF p/s and DPS
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A disappointing earnings release coupled with low transparency on the Sandringham Financial Partners acquisition have led M&G’s share price to return to its pre-crisis level. While our valuation suggests a positive recommendation considering the low point, momentum remains uncertain.
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Litigation Capital Management has released its results for FY21, reflecting on a positive year for the group in very challenging market conditions. Although well flagged, these set of results highlight the strength of LCM's investment process as it's maturing balance sheet continues to deliver strong returns on capital as key cases settle.
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NextEnergy Solar Fund’s investment in NextPower III ESG is delivering in terms of widening international exposure with NPIII following its recent project win in Spain with another in Poland. This is the first acquisition the vehicle has made in Poland and the project will be supported by a fifteen year CfD. We see NESF’s investment in NPIII ESG as delivering a diversified asset growth opportunity and so far this is proving to be the case.
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Gore Street continues to find good projects in the GB market and has today announced a 57MW project in Leicester. It is now more active in seeking projects beyond the UK and RoI in North America and Western Europe and we think there are significant opportunities in these geographies. The company now has a pipeline of 2.5GWh with 2GWh of that in new geographies and 160MWh of that under exclusivity. With these opportunities in mind the company has announced a placing at 107p.
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What’s new: Tatton has signed a 5 year distribution partnership with Fintel and agreed to acquire Fintel’s Verbatim Funds for £5.8m cash consideration of which £2.8m is on competition and £3.0m is subject to performance
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Tatton has acquired the Verbatim funds from Fintel for (up to) £5.8m adding £650m AuM – and pushing Tatton’s AuM through the £10bn milestone. A long term strategic partnership has also been formed allowing Tatton to market to Fintel’s significant intermediary client base. We upgrade our earnings forecasts by +4% for the part year contribution in FY22e and +11% FY23e (the first full year) – but make no assumption around the potentially material opportunity from the distribution partnership. Tatto
Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – Greenland agrees new economic aid with the US
Ariana Resources (AAU LN) – Further drilling results from Kepez North
CATL (CATL N) – CATL may be joining the bidding war for Millennial Lithium Corp. as Chinese firms battle for EV material supply
Condor Gold* (CNR LN) – Senior mining engineer appointed to advance La India feasibility study
Cora Gold* (CORA LN) – Interims
Galileo Resources (GLR LN) – Sale of Kalahari Copper Belt licences expected to complete next week
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NextEnergy’s JV with storage specialist Eelpower is an important strategic development. Storage demand is set to grow if the UK is to move towards its net zero targets and the combined attributes of the JV partners make it well suited to succeed here. For NESF it opens up a new route to asset growth in our view.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF), which has the ability to invest up to 10% of its gross assets in energy storage, has announced a significant step into energy storage with the establishment of a £100m joint venture partnership with one of the leading battery storage specialists, Eelpower Limited (Eelpower). The joint venture is owned 70% by NESF and 30% by Eelpower. The partnership has also announced the signing of its maiden acquisition, a 50MW standalone battery storage project, which is ready to
Exactly one year ago, the FTSE 100 closed at 5,862, having fallen 100 points on the day, the lowest point since mid-May 2020, due in part, to the strength of sterling vs US$ at $1.34. One year on, the FTSE 100 has risen to 7,119, a rise of 21%, it remains 7% below the peak in January 2020. From an international viewpoint, US and European markets continue to trade at record highs. The US Federal Reserve is close to withdrawing some of its economic support this year as inflation picks up and the e
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Today's in-line results illustrate the financial impact from restrictions upon face-to-face Insurance sales over the past 15 months. However, they heavily mask the strategic momentum underway across the Group. Since the lifting of restrictions from June, Insurance is exhibiting a strong and accelerating rebound in demand, which should mark an inflection point for policyholder numbers and restore premium income to pre-pandemic levels over the medium-term. We expect the Group's other product lines
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Following the successful completion of the Hawthorn disposal, towards the top-end of our £180-230m range, and the transformation to a pure retail property group we update forecasts and briefly set out our investment thesis ahead of the Group’s CMD. We estimate FFO for FY22F, FY23F and FY24F of 7.2p, 8.3p and 9.4p per share respectively; a 3-year CAGR of c35% over the 3.8p generated in FY21A. Post-Hawthorn, balance sheet metrics have markedly improved, flexibility enhanced, and refinancing risk r
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Agronomics has announced a follow-on investment in existing portfolio company, Formo (previously LegenDairy Foods). The company has invested €3.15m in Formo's Series A funding, and now holds c5.9% of the enlarged share capital. The fundraise has generated a 7.5x uplift for Agronomics original €1m investment (Dec-19) and values Formo at c€180m (post-money) versus c€16m post-money value following the Seed round. Formo now becomes Agronomics largest holding, c9.1% and has delivered a net uplift in
Companies: Agronomics Limited