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Small Cap Feast – 25 October 2019

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African Export-Import Bank a supranational financial institution whose purpose is to facilitate, promote and expand intra- and extra- African trade, of its potential intention to publish a registration document, the Bank hereby confirms its intention to proceed with an Initial Public Offering. The GDRs are expected to be admitted to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the Main Market of the LSE.

DNEG Limited intends to apply for admission of its Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities. The Offer will be comprised of new Shares to be issued by the Company (to raise expected gross proceeds of £150m). Admission is expected to take place in November 2019.

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VR Education Hldgs (VRE) 6.75p £11.6m

VR Education a leading virtual reality technology company focused on the education and enterprise training space, announced that the Group’s ENGAGE platform has been selected by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) for its Oculus Independent Software Vendors (‘ISV’) programme.  The Oculus ISV programme works with enterprise developers and software companies to engage with Oculus in order to accelerate customer adoption of VR solutions built for Oculus enterprise products.  As a result, following the anticipated roll-out of Oculus for Business in early 2020, VR Education’s ENGAGE platform will, for the first time, be available via a special portal for Oculus enterprise clients to access and connect with.  In addition, the Group will be one of only a few select developers who will able to provide services using Facebook equipment as well as receiving additional support from them.

Telit Communications (TCM) 169p £224.8m

Telit Communications a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), announces a successful series of tests of its new industrial-grade FN980m 5G data card.

Conducted on a live 5G network in Korea, the tests highlight Telit’s leadership in providing businesses and other organizations with 5G solutions for industrial routers and gateways, fixed wireless access, video broadcasting, private LTE/5G networks and more. Telit defined its 5G strategy and development plan in 2018 and began the development of its first 5G product in 2019 to address the demand for high bandwidth products.

The new Telit FN980m 5G data card is designed for use globally, incorporating support for all scenarios prescribed by the 3GPP for short-, mid- and long-term scaling of 5G, including non-standalone LTE-5G NR dual connectivity (EN-DC), dynamic spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G, and full 5G NR standalone mode.

Seeing Machines Ltd (SEE) 4.65p £155.6m

Seeing Machines Limited the advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, has signed a contract with Bison Transport Inc, one of Canada’s most prestigious transport companies, to install Guardian into its fleet.

Bison Transport has been named North America’s Safest Fleet by the Truckload Carriers Association and the American Trucking Associations, and is one of the largest carriers in Canada. With over 2,500 employees, Bison serves Canada and surrounding US states with haulage and logistics services.

Following the recent completion of an initial trial, Seeing Machines will install Guardian, the Company’s retrofit driver monitoring technology for commercial transport and logistics fleets, into around 120 Bison trucks, with installation to commence immediately.

Stenprop Limited (STP) 109p £308m

Stenprop, the UK multi-let industrial property company, today publishes a trading update for Q3 2019, the period from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019.

“Continued leasing success and significant rental growth

Multi-let industrial  portfolio lettings:

We completed 22 new lettings and 9 lease renewals generating £ 648,142 of contractual income over 104,633 sq ft.  The average rental uplift on the previous passing rent was 21% on new lettings (Q2 2019: 24%) and 19% on lease renewals (Q2 2019: 16%). The average rental incentive given across all new lettings and renewals was 2.5 months on a 5.08-year average term

The average rent on the MLI portfolio is now £5.14 /sq ft (Q2 2019: £5.08/sq ft), reflecting a 1.2% increase in passing rent from the previous quarter. The current passing rent is 7.8% below the average estimated rental value of the portfolio of £5.57/sq ft (Q2 2019: £5.50/sq ft)”

SCISYS Group (SSY) 255p £75.7m

SCISYS Group, the supplier of bespoke software systems, IT-based solutions and support services to the space, media & broadcast, government, defence and commerce sectors, announces that it has received regulatory approval from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy in respect of the anticipated acquisition by CGI Group Holdings Europe Limited of SCISYS Group plc. All of the general regulatory and anti-trust/competition conditions relating to the Scheme as set out in paragraph 3.1 of Part 5 of the Scheme Document have now been satisfied.

SDX Energy (SDX) 22p £45m

SDX Energy, the MENA-focused oil and gas company, announces the commencement of a 12 well drilling campaign, targeting a mean 15bcf of gross unrisked prospective resources, in its operated Gharb Basin (SDX: 75% working interest) acreage in Morocco.

The first seven wells located in the Company’s core producing concessions at Sebou and Gharb Centre are lower-risk appraisal wells targeting prospects which are close to existing infrastructure. These wells can be tied in quickly, at low cost, and are similar in geological risk to the discoveries already made and producing in this area.

Begbies Traynor (BEG) 85p £105.25m

Begbies Traynor Group announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Alexander Lawson Jacobs Limited (“ALJ”), a London-based insolvency and business recovery practice.

ALJ is a well-established firm and is ranked as a top 20 UK insolvency practice (by insolvency appointments).  The team of 24 directors and employees will join the group and enhance our existing strong network of offices across London and the South-East.

In the financial year ended 30 June 2019, ALJ reported annual revenue of £3.1 m and pre-tax profits of £0.9 m.

Base Resources Limited (BSE) 13.2p £154m

African mineral sands producer, Base Resources Limited advises that, following performance testing of the 2016 cycle of rights issued pursuant to the Base Resources Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) as at 30 September 2019, a total of 11,514,341 performance rights have vested.  Subsequent to vesting, 4,986,734 new fully paid ordinary shares in Base Resources have today been issued for the benefit of LTIP participants that elected to immediately exercise their vested performance rights.

Oxford BioDynamics (OBD) 94.5p £87.5m

Oxford BioDynamics, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of epigenetic biomarkers based on regulatory genome architecture, for use within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, is notes that Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the REFINE-ALS clinical study, designed to identify and measure specific biomarkers and clinical assessments in up to 300 people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the United States who have begun treatment on RADICAVA®

Concepta (CPT) 1.85p £4.9m

The innovative UK personalised healthcare company and developer of the proprietary self-test platform (“myLotus®”) the most accurate home-use fertility tracking and pregnancy testing system available on the U.K. market, announces today the appointment of Mrs Madeleine (“Maddy”) Kennedy FCCA, as Chief Financial Officer and Director on the Concepta PLC board.

Maddy Kennedy has previously acted as interim CFO for Ieso Digital Health and PsiOxus Therapeutics, was CFO for Lab21 and Finance Director at Alliance Pharma plc, taking it through its IPO.

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