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Xafinity –Publication of prospectus. The pensions actuarial, consulting and administration business has conditionally raised £179.6m. At 139p. Due to join main market 16 Feb.
Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb.
Arix Bioscience — Intention to float on the main market from the global healthcare and life science company supporting medical innovation. Raised £52m in Feb 16 with investors including Woodford Investment Management
Ramsdens Holdings –Schedule One from the financial services provider and retailer, operating in the core business segments of foreign currency exchange, pawnbroking loans, precious metals buying and selling and retailing of second hand and new jewellery. Expected admission to AIM 15 Feb raising circa £15.6m. Expected mkt cap £26.5m.
FYNov16 results from the specialist information business providing information and consultancy to executives working in the business of Sport. Strategic refocus completed with disposals of the Group's stake in iGaming Business, Optimus Education and Speechmark Publishing, following 2015 disposals of Radcliffe Solutions and Radcliffe Publishing. Group profit for the year of £9.2m (2015: £2.3m loss) including £10.7m profit (2015: £1.8m loss) from discontinued operations. £13.9m net cash inflow from disposals, leaves the Group with £13.0m net cash at 30 November 2016 (2015: £0.4m). Continuing revenues increased by 16% to £2.8m driven by subscriptions growth of 18% (2015: £2.4m). Adjusted EBITA* from trading activities (before central costs) increased by 124% to £0.34m (2015: £0.15m).
HYDec16 results. Group EBITDA has increased to $9.22 million from $3.61 million in H1 FY2016 (H2 FY2016: $7.19 million); Net profit increased to $4.52 million from $0.28 million in H1 FY2016 (H2 FY2016: $3.21 million); Revenue has increased 32% to $24.55 million from $18.53 million in H1 FY2016 (H2 FY2016: $20.66 million); Expects to exceed the previously stated guidance of 60,000 ounces by approximately 3,000 to 5,000 ounces. 8.7x FY Jun 2017e PE
BlueRock Diamonds (LON:BRD) 4.75p £2.65m
Update on operations at Kareevlei, its licence area in the Northern Cape of South Africa containing five known kimberlite pipes. The first blast of the current series was completed successfully on 9 February 2017, liberating approximately 15,000 tonnes of kimberlite. Material from this blast is now being processed through the processing plant. The new primary crushing and screening circuit is expected be commissioned later this week when volumes will start to gradually ramp up. "We are pleased with the results of the blast that was undertaken by our new contractor, African Mining and Crushing, and it is encouraging that we are finally processing run of mine material for the first time since June 2016. I look forward to updating the market on our progress in the near future."
Alba Minerals (LON:ALBA) 0.36p £6.63m
Limerick Base Metals Project, Ireland—The Company has now received the full laboratory assay results from select soil samples taken during the recent programme. Assay results confirm four main areas of anomalism. Most pronounced anomalism for copper-silver-arsenic (Cu-Ag-As) similar to that found at former Gortdrum copper-silver (Cu-Ag) mine 25 km due east. Gortdrum was mined for copper-silver-mercury (Cu-Ag-Hg) between 1967 and 1975, producing 3.8 million tonnes containing 1.19% Cu and 25.1 g/t Ag. This target in particular will be the focus of the next stage of work.
The provider of intellectual property support services, commercial translations and linguistic validation, announced the proposed acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of US$82.5m. The Group also announced a placing at 330p to raise gross proceeds of £40.0m to part-fund the Acquisition. The Acquisition and Placing are expected to be immediately earnings enhancing. FYSep17E £139.6m rev and £34.8m PBT. Div 6.4p.
The provider of innovative technology solutions for small to medium sized businesses, announced that results for the year ended 31 December 2016 are expected, subject to audit, to be marginally ahead of market expectations due to tight control of costs. Annualised cost reductions of approximately £1.8 million resulting from the significant restructuring of the Group were realised during the year. FYDec16e £4.5m rev and £0.5m PBT rising to £6.8m £2m for FYDec17e.
Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) 24.5p £145.39m
The fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical Company specialising in allergy vaccines, announced that the Phase I clinical study investigating the safety and tolerability of Acarovac MPL (monophosphoryl lipid A) has received Clinical Trial Application (CTA) approval in Spain. This is for a modified house dust mite allergy vaccine. ‘We aim to improve both safety and efficacy for the thousands of patients who suffer year-round due to house dust mite allergy.’ FYJun17E £61.5m rev and £3.72m PBT loss.
Initial Inferred Mineral Resource at the Copenhagen Deposit, which along with the Company's flagship Klondyke Gold Project, comprises the Warrawoona Gold Project in the East Pilbara Gold Belt of the Pilbara Goldfield of Western Australia. Inferred Mineral Resource of 180,000t @ 6.1 g/t Au ('gold') for 36,000oz at the Copenhagen deposit. Total Inferred Mineral Resource Inventory for Warrawoona now stands at 5.8Mt @ 2.2g/t Au for 410,000oz. Significant further upside - deposit remains open both down dip and along strike. Copenhagen will be a priority drill target post the proposed ASX listing.
The developer and provider of patented polymer based systems with multiple commercial applications, has launched a US-approved polymer cleaning solution for firefighters' personal protection equipment ('PPE'). The PPE solution will be delivered as part of Xeros' existing Sbeadycare®service and is now available to the more than 58,000 fire stations in the USA. The system will also be used to clean high performance workwear and technical protective equipment in other markets including, amongst others, petroleum, mining, construction and military agencies.
SRT Marine Systems (LON:SRT) 58.75p £51.04m
SRT has received and shipped an order for 1,500 basic I100 Identifier VMS AIS Transceivers with SAT-Trak technology which will be deployed in Africa for the tracking and identification of small fishing vessels as part of a government supported program. The I100 Identifier AIS Transceivers will be installed on small fishing boats and powered from their integrated re-chargeable batteries which can permit continuous operation for up to 240 hours between charges. “We continue to negotiate a number of other contracts and will update the market at the appropriate time." FYMar17e rev of £12m and £0.7m PBT.