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Belluscura plc 92.5p £112.7m (BELL.L)
The medical device developer focused on lightweight and portable oxygen enrichment technology, announces that it has entered into an agreement for the supply of portable oxygen concentrators to VGM Group, Inc (VGM). VGM is the largest and most comprehensive Member Service Organization in the US for post-acute healthcare and provides medical equipment in the respiratory field. This agreement further expands Belluscura’s distribution network across the US and its routes to market.
C4X Discovery 26.5p £61.4m (C4XD.L)
The drug discovery company provides a update on the continued progression across its drug discovery portfolio, including (1) In July, C4XD received its first milestone payment of EUR3m from Sanofi under the out-licensing agreement for its IL-17A inhibitor programme entered into in April 2021. (2) Indivior has completed preparations for Phase 1 multiple ascending dose (MAD) study with C4X_3256 (INDV-2000), an oral Orexin-1 receptor antagonist for the treatment of addiction. The study is expected to start in September 2022.
Eneraqua Technologies 265p £88.0m (ETP.L)
The specialist provider of energy and water efficiency solutions, announces the acquisition of Mathewson Holdings Ltd for an initial consideration of £1.4m with further consideration of £0.35m payable over two years. This acquisition extends Eneraqua Technologies the Group’s low-carbon offering into the healthcare sector and strengthens its offering in other commercial sectors where Mathewson provides underfloor heating solutions.
GYG 20.5p £9.6m (GYG.L)
The superyacht painting, supply and maintenance company, provides a trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2022. The Board remains confident of meeting 2022 full year market expectations. Meanwhile, the company has proposed the cancellation of trading of its ordinary shares on AIM, citing reasons such as the compatibility requirements for transparency within public markets and client discretion, the valuation volatility of the Company and the increasing costs of maintaining a public listing.
Jadestone Energy 101p £470.7m (JSE.L)
The independent oil and gas producer focused on the Asia-Pacific region, announces the launch of a share buyback programme, for up to US$25m and not exceeding 46,574,528 ordinary shares, in line with to the authority granted at its Annual General Meeting on 30 June 2022. This is part of the company’s intention to return up to US$100m of cash over the course of 12 months, predicated on the Company’s strong balance sheet and highly cash generative nature of its asset base.
One Heritage Group* 25.5p £9.9m (OHG.L)
The residential developer focused on the North of England, announces the appointment of Anthony Unsworth as CFO and Executive Director of the Board with immediate effect. Anthony is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has over 14 years’ experience with FTSE 100 and 250 listed House Builders. His most recent role was at Countryside Partnerships PLC where he was the Divisional Finance Director, Partnerships North and oversaw significant change through organic and acquisitive growth. Prior to joining Countryside, Anthony held the role of Finance Director North West from 2007 until 2018 at Barratt Developments.
PHSC 22.5p £2.7m (PHSC.L)
The provider of health, safety, hygiene and environmental consultancy services and security solutions to the public and private sectors, announces its results for its financial year ended 31 March 2022. Revenue was £3.571m, up 9% from £3.289m in the prior year. Underlying EBITDA was £0.274m, down 46% year-over-year, mainly due to goodwill impairment in respect of the Security Division. Despite the difficult trading environment, the company is confident that it can remain profitable and cash-generative throughout the current year.
Revolution Beauty 26p £82.1m (REVB.L)
The multi-channel mass beauty innovator announces a change to its full year results announcement date. The results for the year ended 28 February 2022 (FY22) is be released on 30 August 2022, due to additional time required to complete the audit. The company also provides a trading update for the first half of FY23: low single digit revenue growth and a small adjusted EBITDA loss, due to post Covid retailer updates, cost inflation, supply chain issues and the war in Ukraine. For the full FY23, management expects sales to be £215m-£225m and adj. EBITDA to be £18m-£20m.
Rockfire Resources 0.39p £4.4m (ROCK.L)
The gold and base metal exploration company announces that the ongoing mapping and rock sampling at its 100%-owned Plateau gold deposit in Queensland, Australia, has identified multiple new targets close to the drilled JORC gold resources. The additional targets lie outside the 208,000 ounces of gold already drilled at Plateau, with future drilling to be designed to increase near-surface, open cut gold resources.
Quantum Blockchain Technologies 1.85p £18.5m (QBT.L)
The company focused on cryptocurrencies mining and other advanced blockchain applications, provides an update regarding the success of its defence against claims for EUR 1.7m regarding the former management of Sosushi in Italy, an asset acquired by Quantum Blockchain Technologies ’s wholly owned subsidiary Clear Leisure in 2019. Following an English court order enforced in Italy, the claimants have abandoned the EUR1.7m claim and paid the Company approximately EUR 77k towards legal costs sustained in defence of the claim.
What’s cooking in the IPO kitchen?
Inteliqo Limited, intends to join the Aquis Growth Market. Inteliqo Limited provides sales, marketing and distribution services to technology product owners under long-term distribution agreements. The Company has agreed its first such agreement in respect of the Ipedia iQ product range. The iQ product is a smart translation earphone (earbuds) system which offers integrated real time speech translation in 42 languages, built in smart assist (google and siri), multiple built-in microphones and high-definition sound. Expected 5 August.
Unigel Group, intends to join the Aquis Growth Market. Unigel Group is a pioneer in the field of thixotropic gels for the fibre optic cable industry. The Company is also a supplier of laminated steel tapes to the fibre optic cable industry in the US. Thixotropic gels and laminated steel tapes are essential components to the rapidly growing global fibre optic cable market. The Group exports to over 40 countries and is a key supplier to almost every leading fibre optic cable manufacturer worldwide and is the industry’s only organisation with multiple manufacturing facilities spread across 3 continents. The Company acts as the holding company for its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Unitape Limited and its 60% owned operating subsidiary, Unigel (UK) Limited. Delayed, timing TBC.
Georgina Energy, an early-stage resource company with a strategy of actively pursuing the exploration, commercial development and monetisation of helium, hydrogen and hydrocarbon interests located in the Amadeus and Officer Basins in Northern and Western Australia intends to join AIM. Georgina Energy has two principal onshore interests. The first, the Mount Winter Prospect is located in the Amadeus Basin in Northern Australia, which the Company has a right to earn an initial 75% interest. The second interest, the Hussar Prospect is 100% owned by the Company and is located in the Officer Basin in Western Australia. Expected late September.
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