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It is just eight days to the GM of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where shareholders are being asked to approve the issue of gazillions of new shares for the Bracknor death spiral. Since the alternative is going bust within weeks if not days then the result is a gimme although I intend attending - as the owner of 1 share - to ask some searching questions. But the collapse in the share price - the stock is now 31.5p mid, 30p bid tells you there are even bigger issues and that Advanced is, quite possibly toast whatever.
Death spiral provider Bracknor does not buy shares in companies. It loans the desperate, cash at pound of flesh rates which it then converts into shares at discounted rates and flogs to mug punters. That is the classic death spiral model. But to get such a death spiral away it needs a perception of market liquidity and also to avoid a complete short term collapse of the share price. And that brings us to Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is, as you know, utterly desperate to create buying interest in its shares so that death spiral shysters Bracknor can dump £13.7 million of equity onto the market over the next year. That is not going well and so Advanced today boasts that it has paid investment analyst prostitutes for hire, Hardman, to publish a glossy note. This report is so unbelievably unbalanced that I can only assume that Hardman outsourced the work to the Bulletin Board Morons on the LSE Asylum. Folks can see through this shite and the shares are down by a penny at just 40p bid which is very bad news for Advanced as explained HERE.
I have already covered the admissions (HERE) and lies (HERE) flagged up in today's notice of a GM published by Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). The great news is that the GM is on March 31 in London, a day when I shall be in the Capital. As the proud owner of 1 share bought earlier this week I shall be there for a bunfight. Just 32p for so much fun - bargain! Get your beer & popcorn ready. Why not come along to join me in giving the board hell over all the lies and other matters? There is free beer on me at Wedge Issue afterwards. But there is a far more serious problem for the shysters.
Heading to zero, serial liar Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has today called a GM to approve the issue of a blizzard of shares to obliterate its share price via death spiral. More on that later but the documentation throws up another issue other than the lies refered to earlier HERE, why will Advanced NOT come clean on short selling by death spiral provider Bracknor.
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has today called its GM to approve the issuance of more shares to feed the Bracknor Death Spiral - more on that later for the document is, like the company, a joke. But first lets go to a big fat monstrous lie it told last year to help get that bailout placing away in September.
I am beginning to think that the 32p I invested in buying one share in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) may be dead money sooner than I think. The silence on certain matters relating to the £11 million it owes Metric is deafening and leads me to believe that on March 31 this company could be insolvent. Or is it already insolvent? The first question is whether Advanced has breached covenants on the loan already and so is in technical default, i.e. insolvent. If that is the case investors should be told at once should they not. Perhaps hapless Nomad Stockdale might force a clarification of this matter?
Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are sliding again today. Last time I looked they were 32p bid and they are heading rapidly towards the 25p mark at which point Bracknor will not be able to forward sell/convert loan notes as explained HERE without GM sanction. Thus the loan shark death spiral provider - which is pro tem exposed to the tune of well over £1 million will be flogging shares as fast as it can. Meanwhile Advanced just won't answer my 16 questions HERE. But there is something else going on which you can see if you check out the Bulletin Boards and it is quite remarkable and shows this company is toast.
Cynical Bear says that I am just being far too kind to Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) with my 15 questions earlier today. Oddly I have yet to get an answer and nor will I as the company contemplates insolvency and other matters. But back to Mr Bear who says I should have asked a 16th question concerning another possible case of lying.
For years Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has ramped its shares to get away placing after placing with ramptastic investor presentations. But that was before I started asking all those horrible questions for which there was no answer. and Winnileaks started obtaining toxic leaked emails. Last night the company had a presentation in London. It has another in Zurich this morning. Warning Swiss folk and tax dodgers quotes about the London chinwag include "everyone left unhappy" and from a long term bull "I am just throwing in the towel." The shares have crashed by 23% to 36p bid so far today. The target for me remains 0p. But for those folks going to the Zurich meeting here here are 15 questions Advanced can't or won't answer:
When AIM uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced that instead of going for non dilutive funding ( as no-one would provide it) it was being forced to resort to a dreadful £13 million death spiral from loan sharks Bracknor, its shares were 65p. When the death spiral started the shares were 58p. Now it just £100,000 of the death spiral loan notes on the first £1.3 million tranche converted, the shares are just 43p to sell. Bracknor now has three reasons to panic.
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) the company with sod all cash, that is a cash guzzler, with no sales and which has persistently misled both investors and customers has moved up a gear with its death spiral funding and the shares have fallen again to just 49p to sell. Boy how sleazey former director, the Blair crony, Lord Evans of Watford must be glad that he dumped all his shares at 120p just ahead of the last big placing and during a closed period. And there has been no sanction at all. Bully for him. Now back to the death spiral.
Hello Share Tumblers. Uncle Tom has had Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) under his gimlet eye for some time now. A few months ago, after a particularly worrying piece, I sold all this family’s holding for a stonking loss.
If you had raised £10 million for the AIM dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) less than 5 months ago at 100p then your stance on the stock - at 54p-58p- would be some sort of buy. Oh no. broker Beaufort who did indeed raise that cash has today downgraded its stance to, what may be termed a corporate "hold" (i.e. sell) and makes it clear that the shares will fall allowing lower entry points. I should cocoa. Beaufort today opines after the Bracknor death spiral announcement of Friday - the underlines are mine:
Having promised "non dilutive funding" ad nauseam, on Wednesday AIM listed POS Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced a £13 million death spiral funding with are shylocks Bracknor. On Friday it drew down tranche one and promptly served up another dose of smoke and mirrors for punters. The death spiral dance is now underway. Advanced announced that:
Yesterday I pointed out how the £13 million death spiral Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) had signed with loan sharks Bracknor would see its share price collapse. It should but there is worse news in store - that of insolvency looming in just five weeks time. Insolvency you say? What are you talking about? Let me explain.
I have noted before that some death spirals are in fact a decent way for companies to raise cash, cheaper and less share price destructive than a bucket shop placing. But the Bracknor deal announced today by Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), which had promised non dilutive funding but clearly does not mean a word it says, as I explained here earlier, is a total rotter. It will crater the share price as Bracknor makes a killing. Let me explain why.
Serial misleader and worthless bag of AIM listed shite Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) today announced that it has secured death spiral financing for £13-26 million from the lowest of the low DS funders, Bracknor. That is bad enough and will see the shares forward sold to buggery, as I will outline in a separate piece. What is worse is that it exposes Advanced for again misleading investors.
Last week's Bulletin Board Moron contest produced a number of splendid entries demonstrating that the "World's Most Successful Growth Market" attracts "the World's stupidest investors". You can see the full range here but the winner is an Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) owning moron.
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has finally fessed up to the truth of its bust up with Sinophi and is paying the Chinese $250,000 to settle - even last week house broker Beaufort was, with an Advanced steer, suggesting the Chinese would be paying Oncotherapy several million quid. Lets remind ourselves of a timetable of lies, deception and non disclosure.
This is becoming something of a ritual. Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is tardy in releasing very bad news but eventually fesses up. But it misleads investors. Its (now very clearly former) partner Sinophi then, effectively, accuses it of lying. Oh dear, for the second time Sinophi has stated that (almost insolvent) Advanced is telling porkies.
I had a couple of contacts attending Thursday's attempted rampfest by floundering Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) hosted (for a fee) by the sleazy IR promoters at Proactive Investors. I am grateful to one financial analyst - who is short of the stock - for his notes.
On December 2 2016 I suggested here that Advanced Oncotherapy NED Tim Lebus had had enough and was walking. The lying snot-gobblers round at Advanced declined to comment. Guess what? He has walked with immediate effect today. It gets better, if you are a bear.
Yesterday I goaded AIM weasels Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) to come clean on the status of its relationship with Chinese distributor Sinophi, HERE. It seems the world moves quickly because Advanced has today announced that Sinophi has, as of yesterday, "terminated" its orders and at a stroke the order book goes from $150 million to nil. But this smells all wrong and at the same time means that Advanced may well go bust within five weeks. Let me explain.
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) said in September that it would secure additional non dilutive funding by the year end. Today it is clarified where it stands but has neglected to point out how perilous its financial position is. Net current assets will be negative within five weeks which begs a real question regarding whether this company is solvent
AIM (very) bad boy Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) did its best to ramp its shares following the shock loss of its entire order book back in November. Or was it October? Glitzy promo videos and spoofing share purchases by NEDs phased out to have maximum effect on fooling the gullible managed to get the shares back to c90p. But now folks are looking behind the smokescreen of bullshit and the shares are tumbling again, to 73.5p. Since this company has committed securities fraud my target remains 0p. The questions are mounting fast.
As joint house broker to the exponent of Securities fraud that is Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Beaufort has to sound bullish and has thus reiterated its speculative buy stance today. But read the note carefully. Beaufort is frit. I have highlighted key phrases that have not appeared before for you. Key phrases which show goalposts being moved and a broker that is sick of being made to look foolish.
It is now 11 days since I published details of leaked emails which showed that AIM scumbag Advanced Oncotherapy had withheld awful trading news from investors as the company launched an open offer. That is clearly securities fraud. Almost as bad, the emails showed that the timelines the company had held out to both customers in China and investors in London for product delivery were just fantasy. And that is why customers walked. Heads should have rolled. Hapless Nomad Stockdale should have forced a statement. And having told its house broker (Beaufort) that a much needed refinancing would happen by the year end, we need an update on that too. Instead...
Time is running out for Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) as it scrabbles for additional finance but this time it really needs to start telling the truth to potential backers. In fact before I reveal more leaked emails I invite it to correct some previous lies told now.
Hello Share Shiners. The decaying share value of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) after and during inquiries by Uncle Tom will have left a fair few of us nursing losses. My own shortfall after selling my shares is not to be sniffed at.
Yesterday I published extracts from leaked emails that show that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO ) kept very bad news regarding China contracts from investors as it launched and conducted an open offer. That is monumentally serious. In the US folks would already be doing a perp walk fort that but even our useless regulators will do something here. In normal circumstances the company would issue a response via RNS but here we are a day and a half later and even though the shares slumped yesterday and are sliding again today we hear only a deafening silence.
AIM promote Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Sinophi have already publicly disagreed as to whether the $120 million order by the Chinese has been "terminated" or not and and on when it was "terminated". Advanced announced the bad news on November 24 suggesting no termination, Sinophi used the T word and said it told Advanced in "early November". A source out East has ensured that I have now obtained access to confidential emails from Sinophi to Advanced which show that Advanced was aware of problems far earlier and at a time when it was soliciting funds from investors. It did not tell those investors. Heads must roll.
Tim Lebus is a non executive director at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). Well sort of.
In the face of relentless pressure from this website, embattled Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) yesterday put out a statement attempting to draw a line in the sand over its falling out with Sinophi, whom it had claimed was set to buy $120 million of machines from it. It has failed. the statement begs even more questions and the shares remain utterly uninvestable.
Advanced Oncotherapy's (AVO) much ramped JV with China based Sinophi is falling apart in the most embarrassing of ways. Advanced announced its first deal with Sinophi on March 25 2015, a statement made by Sinophi should have the FCA and AIM regulation crawling all over this one.
Yesterday shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) plunged after it fessed up that a critical deal worth up to $120 million with a Chinese entity had encountered problems. Those who backed a big fundraise just weeks ago are already 26% down. But the incident begs massive questions about the timeline of disclosure and RNS statements that appear to be utterly untrue. I have written to the FCA & AIM Regulation, as this appears to be market abuse, outlining my very specific concerns and demanding an urgent enquiry and, if appropriate, that sanction be taken against those responsible. The letter is below:
Hello Share Mongers. About two years ago I suggested you take a look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I was glad I did as I seem to recall that the shares rose from about 3p at the time to around 18p.
How many commercial orders does Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) have for its Proton beam machines? I put it to you that the answer is zero but that it has always been zero. This company appears to have over-egged the pudding on a serial basis, allowing it to raise vast sums. The FCA should be now launching an urgent investigation into this matter demanding to see original "commercial sales" paperwork in order to see if Advanced has been as transparent as the rules dictate.
The Sunday Times today has splashed on the roll out of proton beam therapy centres in the UK. It states there are plans to build SIX centres in the UK...but....
There is no explanation at all given for today's resignation, with immediate effect, of Lord David Evans from the board of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). If it had been planned, as a result of illness or some other matter, it would have been announced with other board changes on October 10 and 27. Make no mistake: the reason that Evans has "resigned" is my scoop of 6 days ago regarding his share dealings - Congratulations you Blairite low life you have met The Sheriff of AIM.
Earlier today I pointed out how Lord David Evans, the senior NED at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) sold his entire holding of shares during a closed period and just ahead of a major placing. He appears only to have told the company this week, although the share sales took place between 19 August 2016 and 16 September 2016. This is a massive breach of AIM Rule 21. I have written to Marcus Stuttard, the head of the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation.
On 30 September 2016 Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced not only its interim results but also a large placing at 100p. In the run-up to a placing and in the eight week closed period ahead of numbers surely no director could dump his entire holding? Surely not? Think again.
As indicated at the time of its bailout £10 million placing on September 30th, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has now announced that it is to raise up to £4.8 million via an open offer at 100p. With the shares at 102p to sell, I'd rather sign up to spend two weeks alone on a desert island with crooked Hillary droning on about how being a rape enabler makes her a good feminist, than accept this offer.
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced its interim results on 22nd September 2015 and so you would expect that it will be publishing numbers for 2016 within the next week or so. The main question is whether it will be accompanied by a desperately needed placing of at last £35 million? But as we await that I wonder if the company would care to update us all on the true state of its UK sales pipeline. Telling the truth is not too much to ask is it?
On 25 March 2015 Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) announced what it claimed was a major breakthrough in China, what it termed the "first major sale of a LIGHT system" in China. Well that was the headline. The customer was a firm called Sinophi. The shares zoomed on this $40 million order. Jolly good news. 37 days later the company raised £20 million in a placing at 8p. But did anyone care to look underneath the PR spin? No. Lets start with Sinophi Healthcare Limited.
Beaufort Securities is joint broker to grossly over-ramped Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). That means a fat retainer and also a good slug of the commission earned for the regular placings this company needs to keep paying its bloated boardroom payroll and other costs. The commission on the May 2015 fundraise at 8p would have been £1 million. Coke & hookers all round! Except for the shareholders, that is, as the share price is now 5.25p and its going to fall further as the next placing is imminent. So how do you ramp a stock ahead of a placing?
One is not allowed to be beastly to companies that claim to be tackling cancer since we are all terrified of the big C. In fact cancer overwhelmingly affects old folks and so if ALL cancer was eliminated tomorrow,global life expectancy would increase by just 4 years. If we really want to change the world we'd be tacking the reason why younger folk die in poor countries rather than why older folk shuffle off this mortal coil a few years early in the West. But, heck, who cares about the darkies, let's look after folks closer to home. We are still all scared witless by the big C and if you have cancer or are close to someone who does you have my deepest sympathy. But it is that cloak of "we are doing good" that allows some folk to, if you will excuse the pun, make a killing. I today start a new series on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) by looking at boardroom pay.
Shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are ahead smartly currently on the back of an announcement headlined “£24m financing secured for the provision of vendor financing by AVO for the Harley Street project”. Hmmm, let’s take a look…
Hello Share Slickers. I’ve already featured the bulletin board darling, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) this week. But as I’ve currently spent a large wodge of time researching this interesting share, it would be a waste not to bring you a bit more info and opinion on a share which has risen like a rocket and fallen like its stick. I think that fall has been overdone and punters are possibly waiting in the wings for a bit more news before they return to the stock.
Hello Share Crafters. In the past I’ve probably written too many pieces on a medical share which I like. During that period, I’ve seen the shares rise from 2p to 17p. Sadly, the share price has reversed back to 6.5p. And the worst of it is I bought a shedload more shares when they were around 10p. I refer, of course, to that darling of the bulletin boards Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I haven’t featured the company for some time now and it’s probably worth an update.
Featuring shares in 88 Energy (88E), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Concha (CHA), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Independent Resources (IRG) and SolGold (SOLG) with share price targets for all six stocks.
I can’t exactly remember which New Year shares I tipped last year. But I recall that one of them Zytronic (ZYT) which does wonders with touch technology, was a cracking performer - I got a gold star for it in the performance table!
Issue 4 of the UK Investor Show Magazine is now out and can be accessed below. Jim Mellon, Rob Terry (prison update), the stockmarket crash (a buying opportunity?), Advanced Oncotherapy, 6 other share tips, accounting for Geeks from myself and Chris Bailey. There is something for everyone.
Hello Share Sliders.When I chose four shares to recommend to my student son Jack three weeks ago, he did his own research. Then he decided my suggestions were ok and piled in. He had £1,000 to play with, money he’d saved by chamber maid-ing at the holiday flats next door. So that was £250 in each company?
When I wrote about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) at the weekend, it was copied and pasted word for word, almost immediately into blogger’s corner at the LSE website.
On the principal that one should always put their money where one’s gob is, I try not to highlight shares, which I don’t already own. So let me begin this modest column by saying that, not only do I already own a heavy bundle of Advanced Oncatherapy (AVO) shares, but some of my friends and relatives have them, too.
Hello Fellow Share Bashers. The other day I told you how I’d picked five companies for my 21- year-old son Jack’s first share portfolio. But I was a bit miffed when he went off on a ten-day holiday to Denmark, without lodging his first £1000 with the broker. So far my fantastic five tips have gone unused.
Hello Share Pals, it's a thrilling time for my 21-year-old son, Jack. He has opened his very first share account with Traders Own. Being a student, he hasn't got much spare cash, but he has interred £1,000 into his golden fund. Now he needs five companies to dive into. I've got some suggestions for him below
Featuring AFC Energy (AFC), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Xcite Energy (XEL), Xtract Resources (XTR)
I’m more than ever convinced, gang, that companies which are pushing at the medical frontier may boldly take our share portfolios to higher plains where they’ve never reached before.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org - Today I look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Alkane Energy (ALK), GW Pharmaceuticals (GWP).
Featuring 88 Energy (88E), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Circle Oil (COP), Madagascar Oil (MOIL) and Patagonia Gold (PGD)
Hello Share Masters. I just want to return to Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) as the boards seem to have gone quiet on this popular favourite among private punters.
Hello Sharemates. When a share bounces up fast, there is often a report on RNS saying the board knows no reason why the shares should have risen. Sometimes, it will add…’other than comments on bulletin boards’. This was the case with a little £3 million pound set-up, called Feedback (FDBK), which I highlighted this week. Before that, a message appeared from Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) saying that the company did not know of reasons for a boost in share price after I wrote about it.
It seems as if some folks think that questioning the share price of Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is akin to attacking the fight against cancer. It is not. But in this podcast I just have a few questions
Hello Share Plinkers. A share which rises strongly over three days, nearly always drops back. We saw this with Lloyds Group (LLOY) over the last few weeks. It also happened to that darling of the bully boards, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) over the last six weeks.
Featuring Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Amphion Innovations (AMP), Central Rand Gold (CRND), Eurasia Mining (EUA), Valirx (VAL)
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is one of the most talked-about shares on the net at the mo. And it’s not just the army of private bloggers who are desperately trying to talk up the share by making fortune teller predictions.
In the first of my Bulletin Board Heroes series I look at: Argos Resources (ARG), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Boxhill Technologies (BOX), DQ Entertainment (DQE), Physiomics (PYC) and Richland Resources (RLD)
I have not done this before but I want to add a note about my recent Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) share tip
Hello Share Munchkins. It’s not been so long ago that I was trumpeting Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). But the fashionable biotech firm is beginning to get interesting again.
Bio-tech companies are a long way from my usual area of interest in oil, but given my view that we are likely to see lower oil prices in the near term, I’ve been looking elsewhere. An AIM company called Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has caught my eye recently – I know that fellow ShareProphets writer Malcolm Stacey is a big fan as well, and I was having a chat with him about it at the recent UK Investor Show.
Hello Share Trimmers. Investors in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are in a peculiar situation. For though our shares are now trading at just a touch over 8p, they could be worth a lot more.
Hello Share Dribblers. I’ve had rather a dispiriting week. We all get them from time to time, even when the Footsie holds up very well, as it does now.
Not that long ago a five-year-old boy called Ashya King made the news in sad circumstances. He was taken away from an NHS hospital in Bristol and then grabbed by the police in Spain where his parents were arrested.
Hello Share Primpers. One of my three 2014 tips on this smashing website has made a one day leap of 75% as I write this.
Hello Share Movers. I have called your attention more than once to a firm called Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). It is using the technology based on the Hadron Collider to develop a cancer treatment that is much cheaper and less bulky than older machines.
Hello Share Binders: There are lots of dilemmas that we have to address in Shareland. And in this heady environment, we realise that the wrong decision could cost us thousands of pounds.
Hello Share twitchers. I love trading penny shares. In and out, in and out, that’s the way to do it. Of course, the normally big spreads are a nuisance. But the rewards when a penny hits the red hot trail can be stunning.
Readers of this smasheroo website just get luckier and luckier – if you’ve been following my tips. Sorry, that sounds very immodest – but the only fault I have is over-modesty. Please forgive me, but I’m so excited about that anti-cancer outfit I recommended to you – Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).
Hello Share Mates: Sadly, cancer is on the march in Britain and around the world. I'm sure we all know quite a few people who are affected. It's because we're getting older and the condition has a longer period to strike. But I also don't have to tell you that children and teenagers are at risk, too.
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