Small Cap Feast

Small Cap Feast – 04 September 2019

Dish of the Day:

SEC S.p.A. Re-introduction  to AIM  following a reverse takeover under Rule 14 by SEC S.p.A of Porta Communications plc, another AIM quoted company. No funds being raised. Due 4 September. Mkt cap c £9.9m. The merger will create a business with global fee income of around €80m and a host of PR agencies, including Newgate, Publicasity and Newington.

Off the Menu:

Porta Communications (PTCM) –  has been delisted following its merger with SEC. The Merger constituted a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules for Companies with 1 New SEC Share for every 88.4955752 Scheme Shares .

What’s Cooking in the IPO Kitchen?


Bracken Trading — The Group undertakes its main trade of lending as well as electricity generation through the operation of two solar farms. Admission on the 09/09/2019

Breakfast Buffet

Crossword Cybersecurity* (CCS) 510p £23.87m

Announced the launch of Rizikon Assurance 2.0, an online solution to the problem of third-party risk.  The new version allows organisations to visualise all risks for each third-party through fully customisable 360-degree supplier scorecards.  The new Third-party Assurance Framework Dashboard – an industry first – gives Supplier Management teams, Chief Risk Officers and senior executives a complete understanding of third-party risks across their supply chain, helping identify problem areas and prioritise remedial action.

Rizikon Assurance helps companies address the pressure from Regulators, Auditors, Compliance professionals and customers to improve third-party assurance & risk management.  It supports the Rizikon Supplier Assurance Framework,  an optional, technology independent, methodology for organising, managing and measuring third-party risks.

Petards Group* (PEG) 20.50p £11.32m

Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems, announced that it had been awarded a £1.1 million contract by a major UK defence systems contractor to provide Electronic Countermeasures equipment for use on a UK Ministry of Defence (“MOD”) programme.

 The contract is for the manufacture and supply of equipment that will form part of an integrated Defensive Aids Suite on military aircraft.  Most of the equipment is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2020.

Commenting, Raschid Abdullah, Petards Chairman said: “We are delighted to have been reselected for the next phase of this electronic countermeasures project which will serve to protect aircraft and the lives of the Service Personnel that fly in them. The Company has been supplying and servicing such systems for many years and we believe that this is indicative of the value that our customer places on our expertise in this specialist field”.

Kingswood Holdings (KWG) 8p £17.35m

Kingswood Holdings Limited, the integrated wealth management group, announced the acquisition of the business and assets of WFI Financial, a significant independent regional financial planning business based in Sheffield. The Acquisition marks the continuation of the Group’s expansion of its national wealth management footprint to the Midlands and the North. The Acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings accretive to the Group.

Kingswood has exchanged contracts to acquire the WFI book of business for a maximum cash consideration of £14.0 million which will be payable over a 30-month period; £3.5m will be payable at closing of the Acquisition and the balance on a deferred basis subject to WFI meeting pre-agreed asset migration, recurring revenue and EBITDA hurdles over a 30 month period, with the final deferred payment due in February 2022. In the most recent financial year to 30 June 2019, the WFI business generated EBITDA in the order of £1.8 million.

Quiz (QUIZ) 15.75p £23m

Group revenues during the Period are broadly in line with the same period last year (after adjusting for the unprofitable revenue streams which have been terminated during the year). The challenging trading conditions reported at the time of the Group’s announcement on 11 June 2019 have persisted over the summer months.

Consistent with the widely reported conditions on the UK high street, the business has experienced a reduction in store footfall during the Period compared to the previous year when the Group experienced particularly strong demand. The Group’s performance has continued to benefit from sales growth through QUIZ’s own websites.

Whilst trading conditions are expected to remain difficult, the Board continues to believe that, through the strength of QUIZ’s flexible business model and increasing online focus, the Group can return to sustainable profitable growth in the medium term.

mporium Group (MPM) 1.15p £11.75m

Mporium Group plc, the technology firm delivering event-driven marketing, announced a commercial partnership with Click Labs Group, a performance marketing agency specialising in the design, build and deployment of multi-channel lead generation campaigns.

The collaboration will see Mporium deploying its IMPACT technology across Click Labs’ core clients to enhance the performance of established and new customer acquisition programmes. In addition, Click Labs will work closely with the existing Mporium Lead Generation division to accelerate revenue growth, focused initially on financial services and claims management clients, prior to further roll out across their portfolio of sports, health, homeware and utilities clients. The Company will receive a share of revenue pursuant to the collaboration.

Stirling Industries (STRL) 42.50p £3.8m

Stirling notes that, since the announcement of its results for the period ending 31 March 2019 and the update provided with respect to the potential acquisition of its first operating asset, there has been rumour and speculation regarding the identity of the Company’s first potential acquisition.

Stirling confirms that the target in question is Ipsen International GmbH.

Ipsen is the market-leading global provider of heat treatment equipment and associated aftermarket services, selling into a range of sectors with attractive market fundamentals. Ipsen supplies a wide range of ‘blue chip’ global OEMs across the aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, and broader industrial sectors, and has a diversified geographic footprint and revenue base.

Gaming Realms (GMR) 6.05p £17.63m

Gaming Realms plc, the developer and licensor of mobile focused, real money games, announced that it has launched Slingo Originals content with leading Stockholm-listed online gaming operator Betsson Group, which holds gaming licences in twelve countries across Europe.

Under the terms of the agreement, Slingo games, including the popular Slingo Rainbow Riches, Slingo Extreme and Slingo XXXtreme, will launch across Betsson Group’s global network of brands, including Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet, CasinoEuro and Europebet. The agreement will expand Gaming Realms’ international reach and further consolidate its presence in the UK and Scandinavian markets.

Audioboom Group (BOOM) 210p £29.41m

Audioboom, the leading global podcast company, announces an advertising technology partnership with Voxnest, Inc, a leading b2b technology provider. Audioboom and Voxnest have worked together over several months to develop a scalable podcast advertising system that can quickly deliver ads to Audioboom’s inventory of podcasts.

In 2018, Audioboom began the search for a tool that could move its advertising technologies forward and has now selected Voxnest as its exclusive partner to enhance Audioboom’s existing technology. The new advertising system was built and tested by both companies, resulting in technical advances ranging from core code through to final delivery platforms.

Scancell Hlds (SCLP) 7.25p £27.34m

Scancell, the developer of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, announced that it has signed its first collaboration and non-exclusive research agreement with a leading antibody technology company to assess its pipeline of monoclonal antibodies  targeting tumour-associated glycans that have been enhanced with its new proprietary AvidiMab™ technology.

Mobile Streams (MOS) 0.1p £0.26m

Mobile Streams plc, announces its intention to seek Shareholder approval for the cancellation of admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM, re-registration as a private limited company and adoption of new articles of association.

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