Small Cap Feast
Small Cap Feast – 21 June 2019
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Main Market (Premium)
Trainline—Seeking £75m raise. Proceeds to target a net debt at IPO of c.2x LTM Adjusted EBITDA). In FY 2019, Trainline achieved net ticket sales of £3.2bn, and revenue of £210m. Due June
Airtel Africa Limited — provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East Africa and Central and West Africa, looking to join the premium segment of the main market. Offer TBC, expected TBC
ReAssure Group plc – The Group is a leading closed book life insurance consolidator in the United Kingdom with 4.3m policies, £68.7 billion of assets under administration on a Post-L&G Illustrative Basis. It is considering a premium listing segment of the main market.
Main Market (Standard)
IMC Exploration Group (NEX: IMCP), focused on acquiring and exploring prospecting licence areas which have high potential for natural resource, is looking to admit its shares to the standard list and will withdraw for the NEX Exchange. TBC
Alumasc Group plc, the premium building products, systems and solutions group, has announced its intention to move from the Premium Segment of the main market to AIM. Expected market cap of £33.4m. Expected 25 June 2019 Expected market cap of £36.5m
Argentex a UK-based forex service provider founded in 2011 by its current management team which operates as a Riskless Principal for non-speculative and forward foreign exchange as structured financial derivatives is looking to join AIM. Offer TBC, expected 25 June
Rumours & Speculation
Neptune Surf Technology plc*, a vertically integrated lifestyle accessory group focused on the surf market, designing its own high-performance wetsuits and surfing hardware and distributing these together with third party brands globally with key markets being Europe, Australia and USA and Brazil, is looking to join AIM and ‘is planning an £11m float’ according to The Sunday Telegraph.
S4Capital (SFOR.L) 166.5p £604.26m
S4Capital, the new age, new era digital advertising and marketing services company, announced that its global content arm MediaMonks today conditionally agreed a merger with BizTech, a leading marketing transformation and customer experience company based in Melbourne, Australia. The proposed merger signifies an investment in further strengthening MediaMonks’ marketing cloud expertise and an important strategic step towards delivering a faster, better and cheaper offer for clients worldwide.
BizTech reports revenues of approximately A$15m and employs 90+ people in five locations spanning the globe. It is headquartered in Melbourne and operates in Sydney, Toronto, Moscow and Astana.
The merger will establish a footprint for MediaMonks particularly in Australia and Canada, marking another milestone in the company’s global expansion.
The merger will be funded from the Company’s cash resources and the consideration will be payable in cash and ordinary shares of S4 Capital on a 50/50 basis, with lock-up restrictions.
Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS.L) 300p £686.7m
Advanced Medical Solutions, the surgical and advanced woundcare specialist company, announced a first half trading update for 2019.
The Group continues to perform well and is trading in line with the Board’s expectations for the full year.
Strong growth has been seen in the majority of the Group’s product ranges and geographies. More substantial growth has been restricted by a reduction in sales of US LiquiBand predominantly due to destocking as some customers have not replenished the high inventories built for Brexit. Additionally, like for like sales for the comparative period in H1 2018 were enhanced for AMS by competitor supply issues. This temporary shortfall has been offset by other parts of the Group showing strong growth.
The Board is confident that US LiquiBand will return to strong growth in 2020 especially given the expected launch in H1 2020 of our new Liquiband XL device which will augment AMS’s wound closure portfolio and open new markets and customer opportunities.
Edenville Energy (EDL.L) 0.06p £2.76m
Edenville Energy, the company developing a coal project in southwest Tanzania, announced its audited results for the year ended 31 Dec 2018.
Commercial mining and wash plant operation commenced full production phase with a variety of sized coal products being produced;
Significant plant upgrades undertaken during the year;
In 2018 approximately 75,000 tonnes of Run of Mine (ROM) coal, 15,000 tonnes of washed coal and 32,000 tonnes of fine coal produced; and
Revenue recognised for the first time.
Funding secured to advance coal production;
Coal wash plant upgraded and further optimised, including the installation of a pre-screen to remove hard to process material such as fine coal; and
Completion of road access to the new Northern Mining Area, which has the potential to deliver greater yields than previously mined areas.
EVR Holdings (EVRH.L) 5.75p £77.86m
EVR Holdings, the leading creator of virtual reality entertainment content and operator of the MelodyVR platform, announced that further to the Company’s announcement on 7 June 2019 which referenced a Strategic Partnership with the John Gore Organization (“JGO”) for Theatrical Content, John Gore has now entered in to a subscription arrangement to subscribe for 111,111,111 new ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company at a price of 4.5p per Ordinary Share raising gross proceeds of £5m.
In addition, the company has also entered into an option agreement with JGO to subscribe for the equivalent of $10m of new Ordinary Shares at a price to be determined at the time of exercise which would value the Company’s issued equity share capital at approximately £220m. The exercise period for this option will expire on 31 Dec 2019 at which time it will automatically lapse if not exercised.
PureCircle (PURE.L) 255p £470.1m
PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and innovator of stevia sweeteners, in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11(3), announced that Ms. Rosemarie S. Andolino, currently an independent NED, has accepted the appointment as Advisor to the CEO, which will take effect from 1 July 2019. In her additional role Ms. Andolino will advise the CEO on matters relating to the food services industry, Corporate Social Responsibility, branding, as well as government relations and regulatory matters in the USA. Ms. Andolino remains a non-executive director of the PureCircle Board, but would no longer be “independent” under the UK Corporate Governance Code as a result of Ms. Andolino’s additional role
PetroNeft (PTR.L) 0.9p £8.65m
PetroNeft owner and operator of Licences 61 and 67, Tomsk Oblast, Russian Federation, reported its final results for the year ended 31 Dec 2018.
C-4 well at Cheremshanskoye produced about 450 bopd on test
Gross production at Licence 61 in 2018 was 713,603 barrels of oil or an average of 1,955 bopd
While this represents a reduction in production it is ahead of expectations due to continued good performance of horizontal wells at South Arbuzovskoye
64.2 mmbbls total proved and probable (2P) reserves net to PetroNeft
Augean (AUG.L) 127p £124.3m
Augean, one of the UK’s leading specialist waste management businesses provides the following trading update. Due to stronger Group trading performance in the second quarter, the Group’s profit for the year to 31 Dec 2019 is expected to be ahead of market expectations. Results have benefitted from higher landfill volumes across most waste types, increased radioactive waste profit and good performance of both the treatment and North Sea businesses. Further improved trading results has also led to increased net cash in bank which is currently c. £20m.
The Group expects to announce its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 on Wednesday 17thJuly.
Caspian Sunrise (CASP.L) 11.38p £202.96m
The Board of Caspian Sunrise provided the following operational update at its flagship BNG asset.
The board of Caspian Sunrise are pleased to confirm that the signed protocol from the Ministry of Energy has been received. The protocol is the final major hurdle in achieving full export status for the MJF structure and contains confirmation of all the significant commercial terms requested.
The final regulatory step is to receive the signed licence upgrade contract itself, following which the majority of the oil produced from the MJF structure will be able to be sold by reference to international rather than domestic prices.
IQGeo Group (IQG.L) 45p £32.99m
IQGeo Group, the world leader in geospatial collaboration and productivity software for the telecommunication and utility industries, announced the appointment of Andy MacLeod to its Board of Directors as an Independent NED with immediate effect.
Andy MacLeod is an experienced global executive and Non-Executive Board Director with a deep understanding of fixed line and wireless telecommunications, IT technology and its operations. His industry knowledge and professional achievements brings a rich depth of expertise to the IQGeo Board in a very strategic market.
Andy spent ten years at Vodafone Group, first as Group Chief Networks Officer responsible for the operation of Vodafone’s networks world-wide, then as Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Wireless in the USA and latterly the Regional CTO for the thirteen Vodafone operating companies outside Europe.
Prior to Vodafone, Andy held a number of senior roles within the telecommunications industry including CEO EMEA MCI WorldCom, COO of Eircom, COO of Cable and Wireless and VP of Marketing and Sales at Nortel.
Andalas Energy (ADL.L) 0.14p £0.97m
Andalas Energy and Power announced that it has entered into an operating services and option agreement in respect of the producing Betun-Selo KSO in Sumatra, Indonesia and has also issued a £2m unsecured, interest-free convertible loan note facility. The Betun-Selo KSO comprises the producing Betun field and the non-producing Selo field.
Under the Services Agreement, Andalas is to undertake a 4-well workover programme on the producing Betun field that will allow it to earn 90% of the proceeds of the sales of cost hydrocarbons and profit hydrocarbons derived from incremental production at the KSO until such time as the funds and services provided by the Company have been repaid in full.
Betun currently produces 70 bopd. The Work Programme targets increasing production by an incremental 80 bopd to a total of 150 bopd
Selo is currently non-producing but has the resources set out below and up to 5 drilling locations
Andalas has an option to acquire a participating interest in the Betun-Selo KSO (excluding any right to existing production), as further detailed below, which has scope for further development
Work Programme expected to cost up to $0.65m to be financed by an immediate £0.5m drawdown from the Convertible Note
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