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1 Feb 2021


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Supreme (AIM:SUP), a leading manufacturer, supplier and brand owner of fast moving consumer products, has IPO’d at 134 pence per share raising gross proceeds of GBP67.5 million. The Company’s market capitalisation is approximately GBP156 million

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Moonpig Group expected to join main market Feb. The retailer of curated gifts and personalised cards is targeting less than 2.0x net debt to EBITDA as at 30 April 2021. In connection with this, the primary offer of new shares is expected to raise gross proceeds of c.GBP20 million.

The Offer would be comprised of a secondary offer of existing Shares to be sold by certain existing shareholders and a primary offer of new Shares to be issued by the Company

Dr.Martens–Offer Price set at 370 pence per Share . Due 3 Feb. Dr. Martens’ total market capitalisation at the commencement of conditional dealings on the main market of London Stock Exchange will be approximately GBP3.7 billion based on the Offer Price. Partial sale by existing shareholders. No new monies being raised. Total offer size of GBP1.295 billion

Foresight Group , the award-winning infrastructure and private equity investment manager to IPO on the Main Market (Premium). The Offer will primarily comprise a sale of shares by existing shareholders (c.80% of the Offer) with a smaller offering of new shares (c.20% of the Offer) to be issued by the Company. Details TBA.

Baskerville Capital plc (to be renamed Oberon Investments Group Plc) is a boutique financial institution providing a personalised wealth management service for retail and professional clients, as well as a corporate broking arm for small and mid-cap companies. Oberon’s strategy is to progress through the organic growth of assets under administration in its wealth management division and by the acquisition of complementary businesses in the financial services sector and by creating a trusted brand for the provision of advisory and fundraising services for companies in the small and mid-cap sectors. Expected admission date 9 February 2021.

Cornish Metals (TSX-V: CUSN) intends to list on AIM. The Company is proposing to raise GBP5m by way of private placement of new Common Shares to advance the United Downs copper-tin project. The Company expects that Admission will become effective in February 2021. The Company’s Common Shares will continue to be listed and trade on the TSX-V in Canada.

VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc, a closed-ended investment Company focused on making sustainable energy infrastructure investments announced it intends to launch an IPO of shares on the Official List (Premium) of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Due by Early Feb.

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Panthera Resources 23p GBP20.35m (LON:PAT)

The diversified gold exploration and development company with assets in West Africa and India, announced that the sale of the Kalaka Project (Kalaka) to Moydow Holdings Ltd (Moydow) has now been completed. With the transfer of Kalaka now completed, Panthera is entitled to receive the remainder of the deferred consideration (US$60,000) and refund to Panthera the 2H 2020 historical costs on Kalaka forecast at US$115,000. Furthermore, Panthera is entitled to receive 0.5 million shares in Moydow increasing its ownership interest in Moydow to 46.2%. The consideration is anticipated to be received shortly.

Gusbourne 70p GBP32.5m (LON:GUS)

The English sparkling wine producer, provides a trading update for the 12 months to 31 December 2020.

. Net revenue for the year ended 31 December 2020 is expected to be up by 29% to c. GBP2.1m (2019: GBP1.7m), reflecting the previously reported 24% like for like growth in H1, and expected like for like growth in H2 of 33%. . Demonstrates a 5 year net revenue CAGR of 35% (2015 to 2020).

. Significant growth in sales from direct to consumer (DTC) and overseas sales channels as Gusbourne adapted to the impact from COVID-19 on UK on-trade and off-trade sales channels. DTC sales for the year are expected to represent c. 30% (2019: 19%) of net revenue for the year and overseas sales are expected to represent c. 32% (2019: 22%). Plans to continue to invest in the growth and development of DTC and overseas sales over the next few years.

. Ongoing success in international wine competitions, receiving a further 40 medals in 2020 including fourteen gold medals, four trophies, and the Judges Selection Medal in the prestigious Texsom awards in the United States.

Seeing Machines 10.5p GBP393m (LON:SEE)

The advanced computer vision technology company that designs AI-powered operator monitoring systems to improve transport safety, publishes a trading update for the six months to 31 December 2020.

The Company expects to report revenue for H1 2021 of A$18.1m (H1 2020: A$15.8m), a 14.6% increase. Total connected Guardian units at 31 December 2020 was 26,597, securing forward Annualised Recurring Revenues including royalties of A$15.5m (H1 2020: A$13.2m, +17.4%). This represents an increase of 3,182 Guardian units in H1 2021 with additional hardware sales of 3,371 units still to be connected. Cash position at 31 December 2020 of A$52.7m (H1 2020: A$38.1m).

Seeing Machines continues to grow despite the ongoing disruption caused to its key transport sectors by the global COVID-19 pandemic. FY2021 marks the start of production for two major Automotive OEM programs, one in Europe and one in North America, as well as one of many vehicles from an expanded program for an existing OEM customer, signalling the beginning of meaningful Automotive production royalty revenues.

Sareum* 1.875p GBP61.3m (LON:SAR)

The specialist small molecule drug development business, announces that its CEO, Dr Tim Mitchell, will give a Company presentation at the 7th Annual LSX World Congress, which will be delivered digitally between 1 and 5 February 2021.

The presentation will showcase Sareum’s two proprietary TYK2/JAK1 kinase inhibitor programmes, SDC-1801 and SDC-1802, targeting autoimmune diseases and cancers, respectively. Dr Mitchell will also highlight the emerging potential of this mechanism to modulate the severe inflammatory responses and respiratory symptoms arising from Covid-19 and other viral infections.

The presentation will be made through the conference website and will be available to registered participants throughout the event – A copy of the presentation will also be made available on Sareum’s website –

Sumo Group 361p GBP611m (LON:SUMO)

Sumo Group, the award-winning provider of creative and development services to the video games and entertainment industries, announces the strategic acquisition of PixelAnt Games sp. z o. o. based in Wroclaw, creating an immediate presence for the Group and an established base for growth in Poland’s booming video games development industry.

The video games industry is growing rapidly in Poland. PixelAnt, which was founded in July 2020, is well known to the Sumo Digital management with its team of 13 developers currently working entirely on Sumo Digital projects. Following the acquisition, PixelAnt will sit alongside Sumo Digital’s other nine studios and continue to operate under the strong leadership of current studio directors Pawel Rohleder and Adam Lason. With the support of the Sumo brand, the strategy is to expand the studio’s headcount rapidly, accessing the growing pool of high-quality developers in the Polish market and focus on winning third party contracts, while continuing to work on Sumo Digital projects. The PixelAnt team will also work on Own-IP opportunities.

The Group has paid an initial cash consideration of GBP250,000 for PixelAnt. A further amount may be payable, in Sumo Group shares, depending on the EBITDA achieved in the two years to 31 March 2023. The acquisition of PixelAnt takes Sumo Digital’s studio count to ten and the Group’s total to 13, across five countries.

Porvair 519p GBP239m (LON:PRV)

Resilient performance in challenging circumstances, optimism for the future. The specialist filtration, laboratory and environmental technology group, announces its results for the year ended 30 November 2020.


. Revenue 7% lower at GBP135.0 million . Operating profit 15% lower at GBP12.6 million (2019: GBP14.8 million). . Adjusted operating profit 13% lower at GBP13.6 million (2019: GBP15.6 million).

. Basic earnings per share was 18.4 pence (2019: 23.6 pence). Adjusted basic earnings per share were 21.6 pence (2019: 25.3 pence). Net cash was GBP4.9 million (2019: GBP4.0 million) after investing GBP4.2 million (2019: GBP14.1 million) in capital expenditure and acquisitions.

. Recommended final dividend of 3.3 pence (2019: 3.2 pence) bringing the full year dividend to 5.0 pence (2019: 4.9 pence).

Commenting on the outlook, Ben Stocks, Chief Executive, said: “Until the pandemic recedes, near-term trading remains unpredictable and the Group continues to withhold earnings guidance. But the results for the year turned out to be better than initially feared in our contingency planning. This was partly because the Group went into the pandemic financially sound and stable; and partly because the underlying growth drivers for most of the markets we serve remain in place, even though they are currently more volatile than usual. We expect demand for emissions control, clean water, process efficiency and laboratory consumables to revert to normal levels as economies allow. Certain end markets, aerospace in particular, may take longer to recover; while others, mainly in the Laboratory Division, are already rebounding strongly.”

Totally 32.25p GBP58.76m (LON:TLY)

The provider of a range of healthcare services across the UK and Ireland, reported that, following the recent announcement by the Company regarding the extension of existing contracts across England, the Group’s wholly owned subsidiary and one of the UK’s leading national specialist providers of urgent care services Vocare Limited, has been awarded two additional 12-month contract extensions worth a total of c. GBP16.8 million.

In partnership with the NHS, Totally’s Urgent Care division remains focused on delivering a full range of urgent care services, helping to relieve the pressures faced by the NHS today.

AEX Gold 0.475p GBP17.9m (LON:AEX)

The independent gold company with a portfolio of gold licences in Greenland, announces an update to its 2020 exploration campaign at its Kangerluluk property within the Nuna Nutaaq licence.


. Historic channel sampling of the main shear zone has returned high grade results with highlights of 175.1 g/t gold over 0.8 m and 35.4 g/t gold over 0.95 m, and with grab samples up to 118 g/t gold.

. One grab sample collected from the main shear zone in 2020 returned 22.3 g/t gold.

. A float sample of highly altered metavolcanic rock rich in malachite and pyrite was collected close to Kangerluluk fjord, approximately 100 metres east of the main shear zone and returned 3.83% copper and 34 g/t silver.

. Follow up structural mapping and sampling at Kangerluluk is planned for 2021.

IDE Group 1.85p GBP7.4m (LON:IDE)

The mid-market network, cloud and IT managed services provider, provides a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2020. As indicated at the time of the Group’s interim results in September, revenue and EBITDA in the second half of the year were slightly down on the first half, and IDE expects to report revenue of GBP23.6 million (FY19: GBP28.2 million) and Adjusted EBITDA of approximately GBP0.5 million (FY19: GBP1.1 million) for the year ended 31 December 2020.

During the year ended 31 December 2020 the Group underwent a programme of cost rationalisation which included further redundancies to reflect the decrease in certain service lines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing data centre consolidation exercise, the benefits of which are expected to fall in the current year. The Directors continue to monitor the Group’s cost base and anticipate further savings to be made in the coming months given the ongoing level of churn in certain service lines, in particular cloud and networks.

In January the Group announced the signature of a significant new contract with an existing customer within its partnership channel under which the partner has committed to procure services from IDE to a value of GBP22.5 million over the next three years, with the opportunity to extend for up to another two years if the commitment is not met (the “Contract”). There has already been a good level of engagement with the partner with a pleasing level of underlying contracts already awarded under the Contract.

Venture Life 88p GBP111m (LON:VLG)

The specialist in developing, manufacturing and commercialising products for the self-care market, announces its unaudited trading update for the year ended 31st December 2020, ahead of the announcement of the Group’s audited results on 25th March 2021.

The Company expects to report revenues for the year ended 31st December 2020 of GBP30.1 million, 49% higher than for 2019, and adjusted EBITDA is expected to be not less than GBP6 million, more than double the 2019 adjusted EBITDA. There were no further shipments of product to our Chinese oral care partner in H2, but shipments are due to resume in H1 2021.

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, revenues across the business grew significantly in 2020, notably in sales of the VLG Brands, which now represent 50% of revenues, compared to 33% in 2019. The significantly increased revenues and higher prevalence of revenues from the VLG Brands in the year have contributed to improving gross margin, as expected. Revenues from the newly acquired PharmaSource business were ahead of 2019, and a number of planned synergies have already been achieved.

The clinical study at Cardiff University on our mouthwashes is still on-going and we will update the market when the results have been published in due course.

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