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Intention to float by Gemfields Group. No Capital Raise. Currently listed on JSE. (GML:JNB) at circa £122m. The Group's key producing assets, the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia (believed to be the world's single largest producing emerald mine) and the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique (one of the most significant recently discovered ruby deposits in the world), are both expected to have long mine-lives with potential for expansion. Also owns the Faberge brand. Due Valentines Day 2020.
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Netflix is raising another US$2 billion in debt to fund additional content creation and other expenses, the company announced on Monday. The company routinely raises debt to help fuel its growing library of original TV shows and movies. The streaming giant offered US$2 billion in new debt in April after issuing another round of notes several months earlier. Netflix said it plans to use the proceeds to fund "Content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, work
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Cloudflare, a California-based digital content delivery and Internet security company, raised its IPO price range this morning from a prior $10 to $12 interval to $12 to $14 per share. At its new prices, Cloudflare would be valued between $3.5 billion and $4.1 billion. Cloudflare's maximum IPO fund raise is now $563.5 million. Investors’ appetite for cloud offerings appears to remain robust. Ex- Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey’s new business, Anduril Industries, is building a virtual wall on the s
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Alan Howard’s push into crypto is a badly kept secret that appears to be crystallising into reality. In our view, the crypto space has undergone a very interesting transition from rampant retail speculation to, well, rampant retail speculation underpinned by a broad base of institutional interest. Google search volumes have fallen, transaction sizes appear to be escalating and the latest wave of equipment upgrades suggest consumer interest and potential to participate is now very low. Meanwhile,
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VMware said on Thursday it bought two providers of cloud security and cloud developer services in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, as it expands offerings for corporate clients. VMware bought Pivotal Software Inc in a $2.7 billion deal. Separately, VMware said it would buy software maker Carbon Black Inc for about $2 billion in cash.
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Tencent shares slumped as much as 3.88% on Thursday after the Chinese technology giant missed analyst expectations, despite beating forecast on earnings. Revenue rose 21% year-on-year to 88.82 billion yuan. Profit attributable to shareholders beat analyst forecasts, rising 35% year-on-year to 24.14 billion yuan. The company's gaming division returned to growth, posting revenue of 27.3 billion yuan, up 8% year-on-year, with mobile games performing particularly well.
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British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long queues at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure in a little more than two years. More than 60 flights to and from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled and more than 100 were delayed, according to the departure boards at the two airports.
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Capital One announced on Monday that a data breach identified earlier this month exposed personal information of its customers, including social security details and bank account numbers. The Virginia-headquartered bank said in a news release that about 140,000 Social Security numbers of its credit card customers and around 80,000 linked bank account numbers were compromised. In total, Capital One said, "This event affected approximately 100 million individuals in the United States and approxima
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The Senate Banking Committee on Monday released the testimony of David Marcus, the head of Facebook's cryptocurrency projects ahead of his testimony Tuesday. In his prepared remarks, Marcus perfectly outlines the business model behind the social network’s upcoming Libra digital currency and its Calibra digital wallet. Microsoft might be the primary competitor for Slack, but the widespread adoption of Microsoft's software is not a major problem for Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of the m
Australia's top three banks said on Thursday they have agreed to partner with IBM and shopping mall owner Scentre Group to test blockchain technology to digitize bank guarantees. The companies are exploring how to move away from paper-based bank guarantees to cut processing time and the risk of fraud, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Westpac Banking Corp and Commonwealth Bank of Australia said in a statement. The US government said on Wednesday it was reviewing licence requests from US c
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boohoo.com (BOO LN) Lead indicators at PLT suggest strong growth ahead - Buy | Fulcrum Utility Services Limited (FCRM LN) Solid H1 performance with guidance reiterated | Futura Medical (FUM LN) H1’s highlight focus on MED2002: funding options being explored | NCC Group (NCC LN) Solid start to the year | RhythmOne (RTHM LN) Trimming numbers, but profits are leaping | Trifast (TRI LN) Solid growth, trading in line with FY19 expectations | Vectura Group (VEC LN) More conservative stance on flutifor
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Amino Technologies (AMO LN) Solid interims – outlook maintained | City of London Investment Group (CLIG LN) Earnings preview in line, FuM performance aided stronger sterling | Clinigen Group (CLIN LN) In line FY trading update & product acquisition | EMIS Group (EMIS LN) In line H1 update | Gateley (GTLY LN) FY results – continuing progress | NCC Group (NCC LN) Full year in-line, good cash generation | Scapa Group (SCPA LN) Q1 trading in line with expectations | SDL (SDL LN) Acquisition accelera
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CentralNic-Schedule 1 from the business operating in proprietary retail platforms selling domain names and associated web presence services including hosting and email on a subscription basis, has acquired KeyDrive S.A which constitutes a RTO. Raising £24m at 52p, combined market cap of £88.7m
Trackwise—established business that manufactures specialist products using printed circuit technology. Offer TBA. Due Late
Ovoca Gold (to be renamed Ovoca Bio PLC) - RTO of IVIX, a Russian company
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Friday's market sell off saw some violent downward moves in many stocks with little initial differentiation between sectors or the key drivers of businesses, creating significant share price drops in a number of higher quality or uncorrelated names. We take a look at some stocks we believe have either seen an unwarranted sell-off, have seen weakness go under the radar or where there is now a more attractive opportunity.
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Trinistar Liverpool S.a r.L announces its potential listing of a newly formed single asset company which will own the Capital Building in Liverpool on the IPSX. Upon admission the Company would become a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Capital Building occupies close to a 3.5 acre freehold site in the centre of Liverpool’s business district; the building comprises c425,000 square feet of predominantly of
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Tern plc* (TERN.L, 14.35p/£50.5m) Portfolio update: Strategic investment for Device Authority from global player (02.12.21) | Mirada plc* (MIRA.L, 74p/£6.6m) Interims: Return to growth; expansion of sales pipeline (02.12.21) | Blackbird plc* (BIRD.L, 28.75p/£96.9m) Update: Additional US TV stations secured (03.12.21) | Mobile Tornado plc* (MBT.L, 1.875p/£7.1m) Update: Notice from customer (01.12.21)
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Following inline H1 results, we view this morning's update on the Major Programme which has been in PEN's sights for a lengthy period as welcome in bringing greater clarity to this long-running situation. While this morning's update, though disappointing in confirming that PEN's opportunity within the overall Major Programme is less substantial than at one time seemed possible, is nonetheless positive in our view in (1) allowing the company to move its software-led strategy forward more aggressi
Companies: Pennant International Group plc
This has been a notable half for D4t4; its markets continue to recover from the pandemic, leading to a fine trading performance marked by a raft of new contract wins; management has been refreshed, with an experienced and dynamic new team taking the helm; the geographic expansion into the US and APAC continues; a stream of software updates will maintain Celebrus market leadership; a small consultancy acquisition hints at a more direct market approach in future; and the launch of the exciting fra
Companies: D4t4 Solutions plc
TPXimpact has released a very strong set of interims that were well ahead of our forecasts, and which firmly underpin our FY estimates. Revenues leapt +77% to £37.5m (DCe £33.9m) with organic growth of +21% fortified by acquisitions. Gross margin was down -4pts to 31% though this reflected a change in business mix and a temporary increase in use of contractors rather than wage inflation and the group expects to rebuild gross margin going forwards aided by the centralised recruitment benefits fro
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An in line H1 coupled with continued UK recovery since period end, improving activity levels in SecPay, increasing global opportunity and cost savings going forward give Eckoh “significant confidence” in achieving guided flat revenues and profits growth in FYMar22. Guidance for double digit revenues and profits remains for FY23 (no changes to our forecasts). While H1 continued to suffer from CV19-related drag it is encouraging that the UK business was back at pre-pandemic levels by September. In
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GB Group (GBG) reported a strong performance in H122, with organic constant currency revenue growth of 12.6% y-o-y and an adjusted operating margin of 25.5%. The Acuant acquisition completed on 29 November and the group’s immediate focus is on combining the two companies and pushing forward with growth plans. Our forecasts are substantially unchanged.
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First Property announced interim results that underline the opportunity to grow rental income and capital values over the next 12 months. With cash to invest on behalf of both the Group and its fund management clients, there is scope for earnings growth. With capital values generally rising after the lockdown induced lows, we expect NAV expansion
Companies: First Property Group plc
GENinCode's trading update details the progress the company has made since its IPO in July and lays out the key milestones investors should be watching for through 2022. Notably regulatory and commercial discussions are on-going in the US with the FDA and partner Eversana, respectively. In the UK commercial testing with Lipid inCode is expected to begin in the coming months which will be supported by an NHS research paper. Importantly, EU revenues (largely in Spain) have ‘increased in line with
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Dillistone, a supplier of software for the international recruitment industry, has announced that its recruitment software subsidiary Ikiru People has secured its largest new contract win since the restructuring of the business in January 2020. Interestingly, the contract replaces three legacy recruitment software applications developed by competitors, and thus represents a genuine and significant validation of the Dillistone's investment in the Infinity platform.
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Arcontech has announced that its trading performance is below current market expectations due to one customer reducing its market data spend with the company, and notification from another customer that it will not be renewing its contract from the start of H2 22. The two changes are unrelated and do not involve customers with Arcontech’s core MVCS server-side solution. They instead reflect one customer greatly scaling back its market data team and market data requirements, and a second choosing
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