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Morrisons' indignation over shareholder rebellion is misplaced | Nils Pratley image
.... Never heard of it? Few people had until recent weeks. This small Malaysian software company was just another tiddler on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) until founder, chief executive and 41% shareholder Ivan Teh decided investors in London weren’t giving his company the love and valuation he thought it deserved. ...
Fever-Tree co-founder makes £73m from selling shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:58:04 AM
.... But it is testament to the super-speed growth the company has delivered since Rolls and co-founder Tim Warrillow launched it in 2005. From a standing start, the duo became millionaires within a decade, selling £25m of stock between them when they floated the company on the AIM market in 2014. ...
Tory claims over energy price cap are just hot air | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:46:24 PM
.... Aviva is a large company but Aviva Investors is big in its own right – it has £345bn under management. As for its flagship multi-strategy AIMS fund, it may be gathering assets but the investment growth was a miserable 1. ...
Online retailer Asos sees exports boosted by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 07:32:22 AM
...."ASOS' market cap now exceeds that of several FTSE 100 companies. However, with plenty of untapped potential across Europe and the US, the king of the AIM market [a junior stock market] has plenty of gas left in the tank, and looks set to continue its impressive record of double digit sales growth for years to come," he added. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... Simon Segars and Mike Muller at ARM Holdings shared a payout of £55m when the British microchip designer was sold to Japan’s SoftBank for £24bn. Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris, the founders of luxury chocolate maker Hotel Chocolat, received £43m when the business was floated on AIM in May. ...
Flushing out name of new FTSE 100 player image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:00:44 AM
.... It only floated in October but the shares have risen by about 6% since and its chairman is Sir Christopher Gent – who is well known in the City to many folk (of a certain age). What do Gfinity, Syqic, Uvenco UK and Mosman Oil and Gas all have in common? Well, apart from them being AIM-listed companies you’ve probably never heard of, all four have conveniently scheduled their annual general meeting this week when their shareholders’ attentions have the potential for drifting elsewhere. ...
Spread-betting industry loses £1bn after City watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 09:31:02 AM
.... The fall knocked about £90m off the value of Cruddas’s 57% stake in the company. AIM-listed Plus500 lost 28%, or £160m, as its shares tumbled to 388p, and shares in Playtech, which makes gambling software, also fell. ...
Hotel Chocolat is selling more 'hedonistic' treats image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 09:05:24 AM
.... . Hotel Chocolat was floated on London's AIM market for smaller companies at the end of May this year, and these are the first set of results it has issued. ...
Dukes and other super-rich are not the only ones who can reduce death duties image
.... These include qualifying shares in unquoted trading companies, and some listed on Alternative Investment Market. AIM shares can now also be purchased in Isas, providing the potential for an IHT-free Isa account. ...
Time Out owner hopes flotation will raise £90m to fund expansion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of May 2016 09:54:20 AM
....The private equity firm has invested heavily in the loss-making business, including taking its print magazine free in London, New York and Chicago, developing digital formats and launching a successful food market in Lisbon. Oakley initially said it was considering a stock market listing on London’s AIM market for Time Out in late April. ...
City News: Betfred, Axa Insurance, Mitie Group, Joules image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 08:25:00 AM
....Joules valued at £140m. UK CLOTHING and accessories group Joules has been given a £140million price tag ahead of its listing on London's junior AIM market on Thursday. ...
Companies run by ex-cricketer Phil Edmonds 'paid bribes to officials' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 08:00:08 PM
....8m. A spokeswoman for Edmonds and Groves said: “There is no reason to believe that [the Falcon purchase] constituted a ‘related party transaction’ as defined by the AIM [Alternative Investment Market] rules” – and added that those claims were investigated and dismissed by lawyers appointed by the independent director. ...
Time Out plans £200m stock market flotation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 04:16:25 PM
....Time Out, the lifestyle and listing magazine turned international digital media business, is planning a stock market flotation later this year. Oakley Capital, which acquired a controlling stake in Tony Elliott’s 48-year-old Time Out in 2010, intends to float the company on London’s AIM market in June. ...
Former Asda director takes helm of Amazon's UK operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:04:15 PM
....com business. Before that he was chief executive of Blueheath Holdings, an online grocery wholesaler he founded and led to its listing on London’s AIM market. ...
How to reduce your inheritance tax bill: Five top tips image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 02:21:00 PM
....If someone is married or in a civil partnership, they can pass on the income and capital gains tax benefits of their ISA savings to surviving spouses after death. Mr Cox said: “It is also possible to create an IHT-free ISA - invest in certain AIM shares within the ISA and these qualify for an IHT exemption after two years. ...
AIM facing struggle as firms delist image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 06:02:00 PM
.... A total of 105 companies quit the market in the past year – a rise of 18 per cent, with just 35 companies floating, the report by accountancy group UHY Hacker Young said. The net decrease in the number of companies listed on the AIM was 70 – hugely up on the 2014/15 figure of 12 and the 2013/14 total of three. ...
Financial sector confidence about UK economy drops sharply image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 11:01:00 PM
....The London share listings market has had a slow start to 2016 with companies putting IPOs on hold until after the EU referendum, says consultancy EY. In the first quarter of this year there were 15 initial public offerings (IPOs) – nine on the main market and six on the junior AIM market, raising £1. ...
One of Britain's biggest mining projects could start in 2021 with £2.4bn bid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 08:57:00 AM
. Owner Sirius Minerals, a company listed on London’s junior AIM stock market, is in talks with potential backers to build a £2. ...
Forbidden Technologies jumps 25% after Microsoft deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 02:17:50 PM
....Forbidden Technologies has seen its market value soar by more than a quarter after it signed a cloud computing deal with Microsoft. The AIM-listed business is up 2. ...
Merging with the Germans: LSE and Deutsche Boerse to create world's biggest stock exchange image
....The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is considering joining with Deutsche Boerse to create a large European exchange operator, it confirmed today. The proposed deal would see the FTSE 100, 250 and AIM market among others run by a new holding company - with Deutsche Boerse shareholders given a 54. ...
Sweett Group to pay £2.25m over Middle East bribery  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 07:18:39 PM
. Sweett Group, the AIM-listed surveyor, has become the first company to be sentenced for bribery over corrupt payments it made to an influential Arab executive to secure work on a luxury hotel project in Dubai. ...
Five bidders eye £2bn London City Airport deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 09:00:17 PM
.... . A large consortium made up of sovereign wealth fund the Kuwait Investment Authority, Canadian funds Borealis Infrastructure, AIMCo and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and British investor Hermes, is also on the short-list. ...
Premier Oil shelves Falklands Islands well image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 01:24:48 PM
.... . AIM-listed explorer Rockhopper, a partner on the project, said that the Chatham drilling activities would be deferred until the pre-development drilling campaign for its nearby Sea Lion oilfield project is approved later this year. ...
Pinewood studios considers £250m sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of February 2016 07:26:09 AM
....While the markets have surged over the prospect of a sale, the company is looking at a range of strategic options. Last year Pinewood, which listed on the junior AIM market in 2004, stated its intention to engineer the business for a move to the main stockmarket. ...
Market Report: Miners retreat as analysts call time on sector's gains image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 05:51:11 PM
Quindell’s spectre still looms large for its ill-fated Aussie owners image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 04:44:04 PM
.... . Until then, the spectre of Quindell, one of the biggest catastrophes London’s troubled AIM market has ever seen, will continue to looms large on the other side of the world. ...
Consortium closes in on City Airport image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 20th of December 2015 09:45:10 AM
.... A team made up of five suitors, including Wren House Infrastructure, which is an arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, is believed to be on a shortlist of bidders that will be invited to make second-round offers for the airport in February. The group also includes Canadian funds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), Borealis Infrastructure, AIMCo and Hermes, the British investment manager. ...
FTSE companies lose £34bn to end worst week since August image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 06:47:04 PM
.... . Finally, Wey Education, which operates an online secondary school, enjoyed its first day trading on AIM, closing at 4p. ...
Questor share tip: RWS Holdings delivers solid full-year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 06:00:53 PM
....5p Questor says HOLD . AIM-listed translation firm RWS Holdings [LON:RWS] has seen its shares rise more than 55pc over the past three months as it delivered a solid increase in annual profits yesterday, defying fears of a slowdown. ...
Model maker Hornby reports £4.5m loss as IT system hits the buffers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 10:04:54 AM
.... . In July, Hornby announced plans to delist the business from the main market to move over to London’s junior market AIM, saying it was unable to raise sufficient funds from existing investors because it could not afford to publish a prospectus. ...
Greek crisis, China crash and low rates: hedge funds’ horror year  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 28th of November 2015 10:00:52 AM
.... A bruising year for the hedge funds, while hardly tugging at the heartstrings of most ordinary savers, has potentially wide-reaching effects. About one in every four pounds in hedge funds worldwide is managed on behalf of pension funds, according to the industry trade body AIMA, putting many of us on the hook for these disastrous bets. ...
Bonmarché confident on full year despite 'challenging' autumn sales image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 11:19:35 AM
.... . The retailer originally listed on London's junior market AIM in November 2013. ...
Playtech hit after two acquisitions collapse image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 07:52:47 AM
.... . The FTSE 250 company, which was founded by Israeli entrepreneur Teddy Sagi and counts Ladbrokes and Coral as customers, said it had abandoned its £460m acquisition of the Plus500, the AIM-listed contracts-for-difference (CfD) trading business, after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) raised “certain concerns” about the acquisition, although Playtech did not say what those worries were. ...
Globo chief and finance boss resign amid claims of irregularities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 02:34:56 PM
. The chief executive and chief financial officer of Globo, an AIM-listed technology group, have resigned amid allegations of falsification of data and misrepresentation of the company’s financial position. ...
Standard Chartered falls after broker downgrade   image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 04:40:15 PM
.... The group has agreed to acquire digital media agency Agenda21 in deal worth £12m. It intends to cancel its listing on the Official List and seek re-admission of the company’s share to trading on AIM in due course. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 05:15:00 AM
FTSE ends higher despite RSA fall, with Smith & Nephew up on bid talk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 03:55:01 PM
....1p on worries about its operations in Iran. Lower down the market AIM listed Lifeline Scientific, which has a storage technology that improves the success rate for kidney transplants, jumped 8% to 222. ...
City news: CarefreeCredit, Teespring, Xeros and Marketinvoice image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of September 2015 12:00:00 AM
....6million) in funding from venture capital firms such as Andreessen Horowitz, which is bestknown for backing Facebook early on. XEROS, the AIM-listed green cleaning technology group, is expanding its presence across the Atlantic due to growing demand for its water and energy-saving washing machine systems. ...
....1p, made the oil producer the FTSE 250’s main straggler. Meanwhile, property tycoons the Candy brothers, Nick and Christian, snapped up more shares in their AIM mining venture Metals Exploration, lifting their stake to just under  50 per cent. ...
Questor share tip: Smart Metering Systems enjoys 37pc jump in profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 08:41:50 AM
.... Smart Metering Systems 341p+5p Questor says HOLD . AIM-listed Smart Metering Systems enjoyed a 37pc jump in profits during the first half as it demonstrated installing energy meters has a solid future. ...
....4m, at 269p a pop. When Marwyn brought the company to AIM in 2007 with a market value of just £85m, it was a Canadian DVD, CD and video-game distributor. ...
UK’s mining industry is revived – by Australians image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 12:20:33 AM
....However, given that it is used heavily in industry – its high melting point means it is a key component in steel alloys – the price is still reliant on the global economy and therefore China, the world’s largest consumer of industrial metals, whose slowing growth has spooked investors lately. It says a lot that while most mining companies on AIM have suffered, if not gone bust, Wolf’s share price has actually risen more than 20 per cent this year. ...
Entertainment One shares surge as investor Marwyn cashes out image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 10:57:05 AM
.... . The fund is now focused on two new acquisition vehicles listed on AIM this year: Zegona Communications, which is targeting mid-size telecoms companies, and Gloo Networks. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 12:30:40 AM
....US hedge fund Beach Point, investor in distressed companies, bought into the Quindell turnaround story, raising its stake to above 5 per cent. The troubled AIM-listed company, under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, began life under Indro Mukerjee, the new chief executive, last week. ...
The Week Ahead: Will US raise interest rates for the first time since 2006? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 14th of September 2015 05:15:00 AM
....This week also sees the opening of the first new metals mine in the UK for 45 years. Wolf Minerals, which is dual-listed on AIM and Australia’s ASX, is unveiling a tungsten and tin project in Devon – no mean feat given the mining sector’s recent woes. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 11:59:32 PM
. The online fashion retailer Asos is no longer the darling of AIM it once was. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 05:15:00 AM
. The fall from grace continued at Monitise, the former tech darling of AIM, as its chief executive threw in the towel. ...
Monitise in crisis as chief executive jumps ship image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 04:02:39 PM
....” . Analysts at Cannacord Genuity, the AIM-listed company’s in-house broker, said: “The primary driver of long-term profitability remains uncertain, in our view. ...
Ultrafast broadband BT rival claims 'landmark' Edinburgh deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 04:15:06 AM
.... . It made its debut on AIM last year after being founded on fibre-optic infrastructure bought from liquidators following the collapse of H2O Networks. ...
Playing the shell game can make (or cost) you a fortune image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 11:51:25 PM
....The new lower price climate for commodities is certainly separating the weak from the chaff on London’s junior stock market. AIM, which has traditionally been a hotbed for natural resources companies with lofty – and generally expensive – ambitions, has seen funding dry up for riskier investments. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 05:15:00 AM
....2m) deal for the US pest control company Steritech. On AIM, the home improvement company Entu issued a profit warning brought on by its underperforming solar division, which it has decided to shut. ...
Park Resorts merges with rival to create Britain's biggest holiday park firm image
.... The private equity house led a refinancing in August 2013 and acquired South Lakeland Parks, Southview and Manor Park holiday parks and most recently the Summerfields holiday park at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. Parkdean started life with one caravan park in 1999 and was bought out by private equity firm 3i, which floated the business on the London stock market (AIM) in 2002 with a value of £32m. ...
....1p. A supply deal with the  electric car maker Tesla boosted shares in two AIM-listed lithium miners. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of August 2015 11:59:20 PM
....5p higher to 96. 5p as the AIM-listed African airline bought its first plane, having been leasing aircraft since its inception three years ago. ...
Help the economy's 'forgotten army' of businesses or risk stifling growth, says CBI image
.... 'I want Britain to have its own version of Germany’s Mittelstand,' the Prime Minister said earlier this year  Photo: REUTERS. Other initiatives include: Using the Government's new Help To Grow scheme, which aims to incentivise lending, to focus on the midmarket; making the UK the best place to list on a growth equity market by allowing companies already listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM to raise more capital from existing investors without the need to produce a prospectus; using the Business Growth Fund (BGF), which invests in MSBs, taking a minority stake to preserve the autonomy of the business, as a template for further investment vehicles; and making the UK the best place in Europe to issue a private placement. ...
Market Report: Deadline fast approaching for Zurich Insurance to make an offer for RSA image
....4p after an upgrade to buy from broker N+1 Singer, which suggested the stock’s recent falls make it a steal for bargain-hunting investors. Over on AIM, oil and gas group San Leon Energy, whose shares have tanked almost 80 per cent in a year, leapt 6p to 59. ...
.... APR wrote off the project earlier this month, taking a $24m hit, but yesterday it said it will reassess the size of the writedown. AIM tiddler Rose Petroleum tanked 0. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:15:00 AM
.... Deutsche Bank helped the shares yesterday as it lifted its target price from 1,235p to 1,385p. On AIM, new contracts lifted the online payments group Eckoh, which last month failed to take over Netcall, by 1. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 17th of August 2015 07:03:11 PM
.... . Cenkos has been the AIM-listed company’s nominated adviser or “nomad” for more than three years, responsible for assessing the suitability of businesses as a listed company and advising them, as well as satisfying itself that information provided to investors is “correct, complete and not misleading”. ...
Nick Candy-backed Satellite Solutions Worldwide buys French satellite broadband provider image
. An AIM company backed by billionaire property developer Nick Candy is buying a major French satellite broadband provider to bolster its position in the growing market of providing high-speed internet to remote areas. ...
. AIM seems to be attracting increasing criticism after reaching its 20th anniversary this year. ...
....5p. The AIM-listed company also revealed that Sainsbury’s had placed an order for more of its Orb fitness tracking devices, which are also stocked by Argos. ...
.... From a standing start four years ago, the company has developed into one of the most promising players in the bitterly competitive but still thriving eating-out business. After a spell on the fringe ISDX share market, it graduated to AIM last year as it completed its first big deal, the £13. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 05:15:00 AM
.... Its shares resumed trading after a month and a half’s suspension, but there was no warm welcome given that the day before the Serious Fraud Office had opened a criminal investigation into the firm. The shares, listed on AIM, slumped 35. ...
....Impressive passenger numbers helped eastern European airline Wizz Air fly 69p higher to 1,755p, taking the stock’s rise for this year to 35 per cent. On AIM, Satellite Solutions Worldwide climbed 0. ...
Quindell faces fraud inquiry as reported profits evaporate image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 01:14:48 AM
....The Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into the scandal-hit insurance outsourcer Quindell. The SFO said it was looking into the business and accounting practices of the AIM-listed company, which is already being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority for misleading public statements relating to its 2013 and 2014 accounts. ...
....The KRG confirmed it would offer additional revenues to international oil companies in the semi-autonomous region of Iraq “to enable them to begin to catch up on the past receivables”. Irregular payments from the government have hurt both Genel, which is chaired by former BP boss Tony Hayward, and Gulf Keystone, a former darling of AIM’s army of private investors. ...
Take AIM, fire! The former armed robber unmasked as oil firm's boss image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:06:34 AM
....A bank robber, a pizza restaurant owner, and a man who almost accidentally bought an oil company in his 76-year-old mum’s name. These three larger-than-life characters would sit comfortably in a Roald Dahl novel when in fact they make up the colourful and complicated back story of the AIM-listed, US-focused and British Virgin Islands-incorporated oil explorer Sefton Resources. ...
Derek Pain: 'Suspension of Safestay is a good reason for bedding in' image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 09:00:00 PM
.... With the hostel group's capitalisation amounting to £13. 3m, this is seen as a reverse takeover under AIM rules, requiring an initial block on share trading. ...

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