Wednesday 8 April 2020 | ShareProphets: The one stop source for breaking news, expert analysis, and podcasts on fast-moving AIM and LSE listed shares
Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A share which I own is either a Covid 19 zero or a multibagger, let me explain
Pembridge Resources serves as a good example of how quickly everything can go wrong for small producers
Gooch & Housego – argues “remains in a good financial position with a strong balance sheet”. Does it?...
Published 76 days ago
Thanks to Winnileaks I now have in my possession a damning email sent by London’s worst Nomad, the restauranteurs saviour, Mr Roland “fatty” Cornish to his client ADVFN (AFN) advising it to take a course of action in direct breach of AIM Rules. I do not blame ADVFN for this at all but surely Fatty needs to be given an almighty bollocking by AIM Regulation for his latest crime?
Published 77 days ago
It may well be that London’s worst Nomad, the Cambridge educated gourmand, Roland “Fatty” Cornish has, in between meals, invented a time machine. Or perhaps he is just not very bright but that the tutors at Pembroke College thought he was a jolly good fellow who had been to the right school and that the College VIII needed a bit of ballast in the middle? I shall leave you to decide.
Published 133 days ago
Previously writing on Mobile Streams (MOS), last month I noted the shares are down on this latest to currently 0.20p – and that also down from 0.40p in March though still up from 0.10p early last month… a loss-making company with declining revenue and already limited cash whose directors consider a public markets transaction “unlikely” and believe its “best interests” are to de-list from AIM, with a recent General Meeting showing circa 56% support for the latter (albeit below the 75% required). How’s that Nomad due diligence going to go?! Now though the shares are back to AIM trading!...
Published 138 days ago
Following our previous update September – another has fallen…& yet more to follow?, how’s the latest developments with the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'?...
Published 158 days ago
News last week that AIM diluter in Chief (and that’s saying something!) Charlie Wood of Northcote Energy/Mayan Energy/Attis Oil & Gas (AOGL) reincarnations has departed stage left at Attis brings to a close a quite unprecedented record of dilution on AIM. This individual raised more than £15 million over the last few years and, in the final analysis, produced the grand sum of just over £100,000 cash at the last set of interim results and a de minimis amount of oil from the company’s Texan oil fields. If ever there was an abject illustration of how AIM is run for the cosy cartel of Nomads, brokers, PR companies and inept management rather than shareholders this is it.
Published 166 days ago
But it does not. Its Nomad is Beaumont Cornish, run by Roland “Fatty” Cornish who only acts for companies that are the dregs of the AIM Cesspit. They can say what they want in an RNS, fatty will sign off on it before waddling off for a four course breakfast, luncheon or dinner. Bad companies use Fatty as he will sign off on anything. Good companies do not want investors assuming they are dodgy so use another Nomad. And that brings us to Vast.
Published 181 days ago
At tonight’s crony capitalist black tie AIM awards dinner paid for by you, long suffering AIM investors, I suggest there should be a special award honouring the rapacious greed of the man who floats and represents the bulk of the shittiest companies on the AIM Casino, Mr Roland “Fatty” Cornish. The annual report for calendar 2018 for his company Beaumont Cornish, has just been posted on companies house having been submitted three days before the nine month deadline (like client, like advisor) and is shocking as you can see below.
Published 183 days ago
Following our previous update May & another suspended, how’s the latest developments with the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'?...
Published 245 days ago
SVS, which is now in special administration, was the sole broker to AIM-listed Inspirit (INSP) so it is now operating without a broker – contrary to AIM Rule 1, which technically means it should be suspended forthwith. You might think that a little harsh, since there is no way Inspirit could have known its broker would have the lights turned out for it by the FCA all of a sudden. I daresay AIM Regulation is allowing a grace period for former SVS clients to sign up with another spivvy bottom-end of AIM broker. Inspirit announced on Monday that it would make a further announcement in due course, noting the demise of its (now former) broker. But here is the thing...
Published 319 days ago
Following it previously noted, when will the next domino fall?, here's an update on the current ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' situation...
Published 356 days ago
First we had a monster rise in the share price of AIM-listed POS Inspirit (INSP). Then yesterday Tom Winnifrith showed us that its factory appeared to have been vacated and re-let to someone else. But there is another small matter…..
Published 476 days ago
Hat tip to a reader in the Grim North for pointing out the latest work of fiction from London’s worst Nomad, the disgraced Roland “Fatty” Cornish, that is to say calendar 2017 accounts from his firm Beaumont Cornish Limited.
Published 477 days ago
Following it previously noted, Allenby a Nomad of choice with some of the few remaining 'Filthy Forty' constituents. Could similar action follow?, here's an update on the current ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' situation...
Published 496 days ago
Richard Jennings of Align Research has lost money on Mayan Energy (MYN) as have many others and he believes he has a strong case to try to reclaim that from ex CEO Eddie Gonzalez, director Charlie Wood and London's worst Nomad, Beaumont Cornish. He has today penned an open letter inviting other shareholders to join him. The, ever understated, Jennings writes:
Published 504 days ago
Angus Energy (ANGS) shares may or may not be cheap on fundamentals. That debate is for another day. But weighing down on this company is one almighty issue of corporate governance: the lies its founder Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius told about his dealings with loan provider America 2030 in June 2018 and the cover-up that continues to this day.
Published 512 days ago
Following it recently noted, Allenby a Nomad of choice with some of the few remaining 'Filthy Forty' constituents. Could similar action follow?, here's an update on the current ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' situation...
Published 530 days ago
AIM-listed Imaginatik (IMTK) has beaten the odds and signed up a new Nomad to replace FinnCap which slipped out of the back door a month ago. Good news – and on deadline day too. And so WH Ireland steps up to the plate. We also learnt that the company got a placing away – at just 1.1p, plans an Open Offer and has signed up for a death spiral toboot. Great stuff – but I won’t be interested for now and here is why.
Published 533 days ago
Following a corporate results season, here's a October ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...
Published 539 days ago
TLA Worldwide (TLA) was last week “pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with SunTrust Bank to provide additional working capital headroom through deferment of principal and interest payments together with the waiver of covenants”. I bet it was as it had previously stated that “as a result of weak trading the group expects net debt for the 2018 full year to be significantly higher than previously anticipated and consequently is likely to breach its existing banking covenants”. Now a “Proposed Nominated Adviser Appointment” announcement…
Published 547 days ago
Earlier today we published the call by Richard Jennings to shareholders in Mayan (MYN) to oust CEO Charlie Wood at Thursday's GM. That was part 1. Thanks to Winnileaks we now have the letters Jennings sent to Wood with questions that he will not answer. His silence is damning and anyone attending the GM should push him on this matter. I have ensured that Mayan's useless Nomad Beaumont Cornish is aware of them and hope that it will force answers to be given and published. Prepare to be shocked....
Published 576 days ago
Following the latest Walcom – defaulting largest customer pays up….well £34k and now in a corporate results season, here's a September ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...
Published 584 days ago
Almost out of cash, Andalas Energy (ADL) is gearing up for a bucket shop placing c/o joint bucket shop brokers Novum Securities & Optiva in the usual way: a ramptastic podcast with PR genius Steffi, 2 ramptastic RNS announcements and a ramptastic paid for podcast with Vox. The trouble is that its claims have now been directly contradicted by its partner in the North Sea Badger field, Atlantic Petroleum (see HERE). If it turns out that Andalas was making unverifiable fantasy claims, as it appears, and raises money at an artificial price on the back of that, this would be a clear case of Securities fraud. In order to stop that the shares must be suspended at once pending a statement. I have written to the fake Sheriff of AIM, Marcus Stuttard at AIM Regulation as you can see below.
Published 584 days ago
As Roland “Fatty” Cornish settles down to his Sunday Lunch, and considers what to do about the growing scandal at AIM-listed Andalas Energy (ADL) – a company to which he is Nomad – I have something else for him to chew on as he munches through his double helping of spotted dick with extra lashings of custard. It concerns another company to which he is Nomad, namely AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT). I gather he is well aware of what follows, but has he done anything?
Published 585 days ago
Today I explained HERE the mounting Badger scandal at cash-strapped Andalas (ADL) as it gears up for a bailout placing. In this podcast I explain why all involved should be concerned that they are not party to Securities fraud, notably Nomad Beaumont Cornish and broker Novum Securities - home to scallywag Gavin Burnell of Globo (GBO) infamy. This is a real test case for the integrity of the AIM Casino and I explain why.
Published 585 days ago
I have already flagged up comments by those close to Atlantic Petroleum, which showed that in a desperate attempt to ramp its shares ahead of yet another bailout placing, Andalas (ADL) was over-egging the Badger Pudding. Now Atlantic has gone on the record in a way that exposes Andalas big time and surely Nomad Beaumont Cornish must now force Andalas to issue a correction and stop its misleading pre-placing ramping?
Published 597 days ago
An update last week noted UniVision Engineering (UVEL) has updated that it now expects to announce results for its year ended 31st March 2018 in that week (from “towards the end of July” previously, hmmm!). They haven't gone down well...
Published 603 days ago
Following the latest Walcom – customer still not coughed up, now its off to the lawyers, here's an August ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...
Published 611 days ago
A 2017 sell tip of the year at a 3p bid price, I previously updated on Sabien Technology (SNT) in June – concluding I now await the outcome for the current year with interest – previously questioning how long will the new cash last? Presently, I still remain bearish. Today a “Trading Update”…
Published 622 days ago
Following earlier this month Walcom – surprise, surprise: the customer hasn’t paid yet, here's July's ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...
Published 639 days ago
Following the half-year point and China AIM fraud Naibu – NEDs who failed & took their geld now take Pinsent Masons & Daniel Stewart to Court earlier today, here's a ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...
Published 645 days ago
It is hard to know whether to laugh or to cry but it seems that the CEO of Angus Energy (ANGS), Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorious seems to have lost a stack of his shareholding in his company and, inadvertently, his range of advisers (led by London’s worst Nomad Beaumont Cornish) have misled investors. What a clusterfuck.
Published 646 days ago
Noticeable in today's RNSs at 07:30 was a long-list of suspensions from AIM. These are for - despite having had six months - the companies not having published a report and accounts for 2017. Natch, good companies don't have this problem - the roll-call of results non-publication company (and their advisers) shame is...
Published 678 days ago
I hold shares in both Eridge (the re-named and redomiciled New World Oil and Gas (NEW) which was booted off the Casino following the most extraordinary run of events) and in AIM-listed Big Sofa (BST). I was therefore wondering what was going to happen to the convertible loan which Eridge held from the days when it was going to be the vehicle into which the Big Sofa was injected before a few things came to light which eventually saw that fine firm of Beaumont Cornish resign and run for the hills as Nomad in one final two-fingered salute to (then) New World’s shareholders.
Published 679 days ago
Following Filthy Forty and banished from AIM, Aquatic Foods NED’s make a few admissions: ShareProphets was right from Nigel yesterday, here's a ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update...
Published 744 days ago
Earlier this month Nigel Somerville reviewed just how bad the financial position was at Sabien Technology (SNT). Today a 'Fundraise and appointment of sole broker' announcement…
Published 748 days ago
Previously updating, we noted from HaiKe Chemical Group (HAIK) “intention to seek shareholder approval for the cancellation of admission to trading on AIM”. This has now been for EGM approval...
Published 763 days ago
Thumbing through the top list of losers today I can’t help but notice that AIM-listed Sabien Technology (SNT) is top dog, so to speak, having dropped 36% today on no news. I wonder what is behind this drop! Does somebody know something?
Published 777 days ago
Previously updating, we noted HaiKe Chemical Group (HAIK) potentially in the 'geong, geong' stage. There has since been developments - and what does the 'Filthy Forty' look like now?...
Published 785 days ago
Who's followed the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone? Who's in the 'Geong, Geong' stage and what does the 'Filthy Forty' look like now?...
Published 810 days ago
Another to be de-listed and another “exploring options for the future strategy of the company, including a cancellation from AIM and continuing as a private company”. Who's next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...
Published 812 days ago
This morning it was announced that Alpha Returns Group (ARGP) has been unable to replace Roland Fatty Cornish as Nomad and that it is off to the AIM Execution Chamber over the weekend. With Haike Chemical (HAIK) having announced yesterday that it is considering (ie certain to) delist, that will be the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty down to just seven companies. They are still dropping like flies, then.
Published 824 days ago
Another year, another set of de-listing developments amongst the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. Who's next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...
Published 841 days ago
AIM-listed Alpha Returns Group (ARGP) is not only a member of our Filthy Forty, but also has an interesting past as the disaster that was Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) under Angus Forrest (recently departed from Tern plc). Its Nomad, until 18 October, was ZAI Corporate Finance but ZAI lost its Nomad licence. So Alpha Returns turned (or, rather, returned) to Beaumont Cornish.
Published 869 days ago
Another month, another set of de-listing developments amongst the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. Who's next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...
Published 878 days ago
This must be a candidate for the AIM Casino’s shortest appointment as Nomad: Beaumont Cornish took the reins on 19 October (when ZAI Corporate Finance had its Nomad status revoked) and at no-one-is-watching o’clock on Friday (at 4.47pm) it announced that its shares would be cancelled from AIM first thing on Monday.
Published 882 days ago
Plastered all over the telly for the past couple of days have been revelations from the Paradise Papers, the stack of documents reviewed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists as a major follow-on to the Panama Papers.
Published 887 days ago
With ZAI Corporate Finance having lost its Nomad license, 12 companies were searching for a new Nomad all of a sudden, but four of the twelve are now suspended having failed (thus far) to attract the attentions of the Nomad community. However, for Roland “Fatty” Cornish it has been a case of déjà vu as it stepped up to the role for Alpha Returns Group (ARGP) – the AIM outfit formerly known as Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) from which Fatty resigned as Nomad ahead of a questionable restructuring and CVA into the fine firm it is now.
Published 887 days ago
Since our previous update, ZAI Corporate Finance has had its nominated adviser status removed - causing further issues amongst the (few) remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'. Who will be next to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone?...
Published 910 days ago
At 5.45 PM yesterday Denzil Jenkins of the AIM Regulation team called Nomad ZAI. No-one answered so he left a message on its answerphone informing the Nomad that it was to lose its Nomad status at 6 PM that day and that its clients would be contracted at that time with the news. Jenkins followed this up with an email saying that ZAI could appeal but when you are going to lose all your clients what is the point? In fact the events of yesterday are just part of a story which shows AIM in a terrible light as a secretive and oppressive body covering its own failings with scapegoating and showing no regard for natural justice or any sense of fairness.
Published 919 days ago
Entries ranging from a rather optimistic zero up to a more sorrowful 19 was the range set by ShareProphets readers, but what answer did the global shorting conspiracy come to?
Published 929 days ago
Last night at 5.25pm Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced that its shares were being booted off the AIM casino. The roll call of shame on this one is appalling. We have AIM Regulation, broker Peterhouse and the directors of the company seemingly all at fault here, not to mention former Nomad Beaumont Cornish and two further Nomads, ZAI Corporate Finance and Allenby being dragged in. It is a true horror show. But rather than look in the mirror, the directors pointed the finger at ShareProphets – blame the media, the investigative journalists, blame evil Tom Winnifrith and myself, Nigel Somerville. This is shocking.
Published 934 days ago
Today is the day that Nyota was to have been booted off the world’s most successful growth market unless a replacement Nomad had been appointed, Beaumont Cornish having resigned in mysterious circumstances. Of course, today is a Sunday, so we should have heard something on Friday. But as predicted HERE, there was nothing. I guess the shareholders always knew where they stood, but now it is confirmed: you are at the bottom of the heap.
Published 937 days ago
AIM-listed Nyota Minterals (NYO) seems to be leaving things to the wire with reference to the appointment of a new Nomad to replace Beaumont Cornish. The deadline falls over the weekend which presumably means that the guillotine should fall tomorrow if there is no news by close of play.
Published 959 days ago
Beaumont Cornish resigned as Nomad from AIM-listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) on 17 August with the caveat that it reserved the right to go sooner, as per Nyota’s RNS of 18 July. That statement also announced that Peterhouse subsequently also informed the company that it would resign as broker. Both stepped down as planned, leaving the company suspended on the Casino with bugger all cash. Wind forward to last night (after-hours, natch) RNS and as previously flagged on 15 August, Peterhouse last night was announced to have withdrawn its notice of resignation and lined up a £550,000 placing at 0.005p. Meanwhile the company tells us that it is confident of appointing a replacement Nomad. It is full RTO steam ahead, then.
Published 960 days ago
Since our previous update, Pembridge Resources (PERE) has followed the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone from the ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty'...
Published 966 days ago
AIM-listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced a company update last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock. The good news is that we were watching, the bad news for anyone left holding the stock is that Peterhouse is planning to “unresign” itself if the company can attract a Nomad before it is kicked off AIM altogether, with a potential placing at a “substantial discount” to last night’s closing price.
Published 976 days ago
Tom Winnifrith has already castigated Peterhouse, broker to AIM-listed (but no longer ASX-listed) Nyota Minerals (NYO), regarding its role in the non-payment on a £200,000 loan note to which it apparently acquired on May 3rd. The apparent reneging on a firm commitment seem bad, but I fear things are far murkier.
Published 986 days ago
Yesterday at 5.57pm this RNS was released by AIM-listed (for now) Nyota Minerals (NYO). It followed this RNS at 7am that morning. Nothing extraordinary, two TR-1s issued but it seems that former chairman has been offloading shares issued to him by the company in lieu of director fees in short order.
Published 990 days ago
The top story this week (and several others in the top ten) is regarding former ShareSoc chairman Roger Lawson's threat to sue Tom Winnifrith over Tom's writings.
Published 991 days ago
Last week the Nomad and broker to Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced that they were quitting as of August 17. As I have exposed HERE and HERE the advisers have behaved disgracefully and if there was any justice they would be facing sanction. But I fear that it is Nyota that will suffer.
Published 992 days ago
Our exclusive Winnileaks service has obtained a series of emails from May 3rd 2017 which show that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has misled investors in Nyota Minerals (NYO) - these emails compound the damning evidence of the secret document I published on Wednesday. This is so damning that maybe even the useless clowns at AIM Regulation will take an interest.
Published 994 days ago
Thanks to the Winnileaks service I am able to bring you a document that shows that Nomad Beaumont Cornish and broker Peterhouse have misled investors, costing mug punters tens of thousands of pounds and as such both firms should lose theoir license to practice.
Published 995 days ago
The Nomad and broker to AIM Casino listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) have today announced that they will cease to act as of August 17. So Nyota has one month from then to get new advisers or its shares will be booted off the market. Nyota may well be a worthless bag of shit but it is what the Nomad, disgraced scumbags Beaumont Cornish, and broker Peterhouse Corporate Finance are NOT telling you that is the real scandal.
Published 1004 days ago
Since our previous update, most of the remaining ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have been scrambling to get results out in time, two further have been suspended and another (MoneySwap) has been booted off the AIM Casino - to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone...
Published 1040 days ago
There’s a few short-term challenges ahead for Jim Mellon's FastForward Innovations (FFWD) but for this piece I wanted to focus on the one I find most amusing, namely its most recent investment in the marijuana space, Nuuvera Corp, which reminds me of an episode of Dennis Waterman’s finest work – New Tricks.
Published 1041 days ago
Since our previous update, another ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' company in MoneySwap (SWAP) has seen EGM approval for AIM cancellation - to follow the likes of Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone...
Published 1064 days ago
Since our previous (March) update, another ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' company has followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone...
Published 1103 days ago
Following my recent recommendations on Red Leopard Holdings (RLH), I note yesterday’s warrant exercise announcement which appears to me to mean that the recent investor, Chris Akers, has taken some money off the table already so think I’ll follow suit. Let me explain.
Published 1106 days ago
With the demise of the twenty-fifth Filthy Forty listing, Asian Citrus (ACHL), as of this morning there are just 15 of our motley crew remaining listed on the Casino – and one of those, MoneySwap (SWAP), has now been suspended for more than six months, but it seems the Oxymorons have decided not to apply AIM Rule 41.
Published 1109 days ago
Having been put in a bad mood with the disappointing Schoold deal that I covered HERE, I thought I’d dig a bit deeper to see how much cash is left in Jim Mellon backed FastForward (FFWD) business and what I think that means for the future and why it looks overvalued to me.
Published 1109 days ago
I’ve been on the edge of my seat for a number of days as was expecting news from Jim Mellon backed FastForward Innovations (FFWD) on its Schoold deal at any moment as the 75 day exclusivity period with a potential strategic acquirer had reached an end. The anticlimactic news arrived on Friday (as covered in Tom’s Bearcast HERE) and I merely felt deflated but today I’ve woken up angry and wonder if FastForward has actually lied to me!
Published 1131 days ago
My second punt for the weekend is even more rash than my first, but having seen Chris Akers pull off a bit of magic at EVR Holdings (EVRH), I’m struggling to resist a little dabble at Red Leopard Holdings (RLH) which he rescued this week with a £250,000 investment.
Published 1134 days ago
Since our 24th September previous update, another ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' company has followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then Gone - and another has been suspended...
Published 1137 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) the fraudulent AIM Company which has repeatedly raised money by telling lies to investors says that with Cairn Financial no longer prepared to sign off on its lies it is in advanced discussions about finding a replacement to avoid its shares being suspended on April 10. Really? Who do you think is so morally or financially bankrupt that they will sign off on lies for a fraudster. I am now starting a poll, if any of the Nomads's below want to deny that they are morally bankrupt and will not take on this work I will update the article. Vote now, deadline midnight Sunday 26 February. Update 1. It is not Allenby.
Published 1156 days ago
Oh dear. Oh dear. London's most clownish lawyers at Fladgate who, we hope, are being investigated by the SRA for spreading malicious falsehoods in order to shut this website down will not like this but Winnileaks has obtained an explosive new document sent to the board of Management Resource Solutions (MRS) on Sunday and also to its Nomad Little Willy VanDyk at Northland. It accuses MRS boss Murray D'Almeida of lying and of fraudulent activities. It also details covert negotiations involving broker Peterhouse where the board appear to have ratted on an agreed deal. Kerboom: Winnileaks scores again, over to you Peter Reynolds at Fladgate, you fascist and unprincipled clown, for a response...
Published 1187 days ago
Oh joy upon joy, the accounts of ex-AIM Cesspit posterboy Daniel Stewart Securities plc and its subsidiary Daniel Stewart & Co plc have been published. As plcs they should have filed accounts to Companies House for the year to 31 March 2015 by the end of September that year, so the date stamp of Companies House of 22 December 2016 means that they were filed almost a year and three months late. But what joys there are to be had!
Published 1201 days ago
Oh, perhaps I shall have another small slice of stilton and another glass of port said London's worst Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish to himself, as he tried to bury the memories of his visit from the ghostly apparition who was even scruffier than Tom Winnifrith. Clearly not a scholar or a gentlemen he repeated to himself several times although whether this was a reference to the ghost or Winnifrith was unclear at this point. Fatty did not enjoy being haunted but, after just one more "small" slice of Stilton and a small port Fatty decided it was time for beddybyes and headed up stairs with his faithful, if flatulent, poodle Stuttard following on behind.
Published 1202 days ago
It was the night before Christmas and Roland "Fatty" Cornish, a man widely known as the worst Nomad on the AIM casino staggered across the threshold of his £3 million luxury mansion in Chiswick. For the sake of Mrs Cornish he pretended that the stagger was because his chubby little arms were full of presents. The reality was that he had just enjoyed his final meal of the year at his favourite City restaurant, le Corchon Évitement fiscal.
Published 1232 days ago
On Monday Cantor Fitzgerald announced that as of December 7 it would no longer act as Nomad for the AIM fraud African Potash. So Potash needs a new Nomad to sign off on its lies to enable it to commit securities fraud. But who will act for it? We polled you yesterday and while many of you thought that cometh the day there was only on go to Nomad for a fraud, more of you thought that no-one, not even Roland "Fatty" Cornish, was that desperate. But that potential tax issue may prompt an urgent need for cash and that may yet sway Fatty! The results of who you thought would act for the fraud Potash are:
Published 1233 days ago
African Potash (AFPO) needs to find a new Nomad by December 7th or its shares will be suspended. Cantor Fitzgerald is tired of putting its name to outright lies published to facilitate Securities Fraud and has quit. Potash says its talking to a replacement but which Nomad would act for this proven fraud? You decide in the poll below. Voting deadline midnight tonight ( 22nd November).
Published 1241 days ago
I thought last week's odd one out contest was a piece of cake but no-one got it right although one person was getting there. Okay: it is all about tax if you think about the four images below.
Published 1249 days ago
Alistair Osborne lashed out at Nomad Roland "Fatty" Cornish in the Times on Saturday listing his long list of AIM failures. A central point made is that Fatty banks huge fees for doing an IPO only to quit before the shit hits the fan or before the fat lady sings. In other words he earns megabucks and then scuttles off to hide in his favourite restaurant whilst others suffer the financial damage. Osborne starts his article on New World Oil & Gas (NEW).
Published 1252 days ago
I was starting to warm to Colin Bird at Xtract Resources (XTR) with his decisive action and straight-talking, although today’s hugely disappointing funding RNS which needs about five reads and three espressos to understand leaves me feeling cold, although I’m guessing Beaufort Securities and Beaumont Cornish should shoulder some of the blame.
Published 1262 days ago
In a corporate update released at 4.03pm this afternoon, AIM-listed (pro tem) New World Oil and Gas has announced the bad news that its Nomad, the disgraced Roland “Fatty” Cornish at Beaumont Cornish is to walk as at the close of play today. It also announced that its scheduled AIM execution under AIM Rule 41 is on 10 Nov, not 9 Nov as previously advised. One last hurrah for checking and verifying RNS announcements for the now ex-Nomad to the company. How fitting.
Published 1262 days ago
There are two statements out today from Xtract Resources (XTR) and neither can be viewed in any way as good news. We own these shares thanks to Dragons Den choices by Steve Moore & Gary Newman at UK Investor 2016, and today's admissions prompt me to start filling in P45s for both those writers.
Published 1265 days ago
No doubt our in house comments section loon Wildes will be, once again, reporting me to the FCA for this but the winner of this week's Roland "Fatty" Cornish, the worst Nomad in London, Caption Contest is the Deputy Sheriff of AIM. We asked for captions to the picture below:
Published 1266 days ago
Continuing our wanderings through the accounts of those who promote and look after companies listed on the Casino, we turn here to the FY (to Mar 16) accounts of Northland Capital Partners – Nomad to such fine enterprises such as AIM-listed Edenville Energy (EDL) and the now executed Eastbridge Investments (EBIV), Broker to AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) and introducers of Vast Resources (VAST) to the fine fellows at Bracknor. A truly magnificent contribution to life on the Casino I’m sure we all agree.
Published 1267 days ago
If you thought that the accounts of some of the crap Roland "fatty" Cornish floated on AIM smelled bad, you need to look at the annual report of his own firm Beaumont Cornish Limited. I shall be urging both the FCA and the HMRC to have a butchers as it looks well iffy. But if you have lost a packet in any, or all, of the junk Fatty has floated or acted for - not least Daniel Stewart and New World Oil & Gas - you will be delighted to know that in 2015 his "takings" from dividends alone were £270,000. How's that for transferring wealth from the 99% to the 1%?
Published 1267 days ago
Last night after hours AIM-listed New World Oil and Gas updated the market on a number of matters and it looks to be bad news all round. Having already announced that its proposed RTO with Big Sofa was off the table, the latest bombshell was that under AIM Rules it is to lose its listing on 9 November and that it had already agreed to part company with its Nomad (the useless Beaumont Cornish) as from the close next Monday. The mess could hardly seem worse.
Published 1269 days ago
Today is a very dark day indeed for AIM as the scale of the white collar crime at New World Oil & Gas under its former management team has become clear. That former directors should be investigated by the SFO and others is clear. But AIM Regulation must act quickly to cut one cancer out of the system, it must stop Roland "Fatty" Cornish individually and his firm Beaumont Cornish from ever acting as a Nomad again. I urge you to email the boss of AIM Regulation Marcus Stuttard demanding this happen and suggest what to write below. You can email Marcus at
Published 1269 days ago
Tom Winnifrith has already commented on the appalling mess at AIM-listed New World Oil and Gas. I shall not repeat any of that, but there is one angle to this which is worth mentioning, and it regards the looming deadline as regards the suspension of the company’s shares from trading. Under AIM Rule 41 you get six months and then you are booted off the Casino. Except when you don’t…..
Published 1292 days ago
Just over two months on since our previous update and two more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone - and another has been suspended...
Published 1362 days ago
Shares in former AIM Cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) were booted off the exchange back on 22 Jan 2016. That must have been a tad galling for Quindell (QPP) fraudster Rob Terry and his henchmen at Quob Park Estate Ltd, which had previously suggesting that there was upside to 10p a share on offer. Having been suspended in October 2015 for failing to publish accounts (still outstanding, by the way), the loss of Beaumont Cornish as Nomad in December put the final nail in the coffin.
Published 1362 days ago
Approaching two months on since our last update and another ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' company has followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone - and another has announced its proposed departure...
Published 1407 days ago
I have a few questions to add to Tom Winnifrith’s and Cynical Bear’s coverage of the fine outfit that is AIM-listed FastForward Innovations Ltd (FFWD). I’m sure there are perfectly reasonable explanations, but perhaps the company might like to share them – especially with a placing so obviously on the way as the (re-) renewal of what was once the AIM-China play called London Asia Chinese Private Equity Fund (CGOP) continues.
Published 1418 days ago
A couple of months on since our last update and more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone...
Published 1446 days ago
Shares in the former AIM-cesspit company Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN) were booted off the Casino in January this year after its latest – and last – Nomad, Roland “fatty” Cornish, found it all too much and resigned last December. Losing two Nomads in the space of just eight months proved terminal and the company was unable to find another Nomad prepared to represent it.
Published 1452 days ago
For the November issue of the UK Investor magazine (latest issue HERE) I was asked to name seven stocks which could get suspended and where shareholders could lose everything. I thought I’d take a look back over the seven: Jiasen (JSI), JQW (JQW), Auhua (ACE), MoneySwap (SWAP), Rurelec (RUR), Golden Saint (GSR) - all on AIM - and main market listed Kenmare (KMR).
Published 1475 days ago
Another month, more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies set to follow Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone...
Published 1499 days ago
The following updates our China AIM 'Filthy Forty' table as at the end of February. Despite the utterings of the London Stock Exchange and George Osborne, more of the companies Geong, Geong, Gone? You bet…
Published 1503 days ago
Oh dear it looks as if another China fraud is set to be marched off to the AIM casino death row this weeked ahead of a formal execution in one month. Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) has until Sunday night to find a new Nomad following the resignation of Grant Thornton a month ago. And quelle surprise....
Published 1527 days ago
And so, at long last, the ISDX executioner has performed his task - almost seven months after POS China Sports Development (CSDP), the formerly ISDX-listed investment company was suspended for failing to make an investment. As discussed at some length HERE it seems that this should have happened some weeks back, but rather belatedly it appears that ISDX does apply its rules after all. Albeit three and a bit weeks late.
Published 1544 days ago
I'm still pinching myself. Have I been at Tom Winnifrith's magic mushrooms again? Surely it cannot be that ShareProphets has anything in common with Rob Terry's Quob Park Estate? But in the wake of the admission by AIM Death Row in-mate Daniel Stewart (DAN) that it cannot find a new Nomad to replace Beaumont Cornish (and thus is scheduled for the execution chamber next Friday morning) we find that Quob has been tweeting out its approval:
Published 1544 days ago
Having hinted previously that its AIM days may be numbered, last night at no-one-is-watching o'clock (5.29pm on a Friday) erstwhile AIM-listed Daniel Stewart (DAN) released an "Update on Suspension" RNS which admitted that following the resignation of Beaumont Cornish, the Nomad of last resort, the company had been unable to find a replacement. In other words no other Nomad is prepared to act and we should expect an AIM execution announcement on Friday of next week.
Published 1545 days ago
As far as I can see ISDX Rules are perfectly clear. Perhaps as a mere pleb I just don't understand, but my reading of the rules is that companies listed on the ISDX Growth Market will be booted off after a maximum of six months' suspension. China Sports was suspended on 9 July 2015 yet here we are six months and five days on and there has still been no execution. Why? Meanwhile we have a new board and all of a sudden proposals to raise new money....and Beaumont Cornish has been announced to have resigned as Corporate Adviser (the ISDX equivalent of a Nomad).
Published 1548 days ago
We have covered ISDX-listed China Sports Development (CSDP) a few times here on ShareProphets already (see HERE). The company has been suspended from trading since 9 July 2015 and as far as I can make out, the shares should have been booted off ISDX by now. Yet despite that, despite having had no Corporate Adviser signing off on its RNSs since 5 June 2015 (and we STILL do not know if Beaumont Cornish has resigned) and despite its interims to June 2015 showing negative assets (which were also the net current assets) to the tune of almost £12,000, just £1,530 of cash at period end but cashburn during the half year of almost £18,000 – and we are now more than six months on – yes, despite all that it was announced yesterday that two new directors had been appointed. What on earth is that all about?!!
Published 1551 days ago
AIM-listed Reabold Resources (RBD), with just £294,000 of net assets as at June 2015 is another of those sub-scale investment companies which would have to be run by Warrne Buffett on steroids in order for it to generate enough money just to keep the lights on. Yesterday at 5.45pm on a Friday, with the shares having closed for the day at 1.25p (valuing this fine enterprise at £3.5 million, according to ADVFN), a no-one-is-watching o'clock RNS announced a placing of 40 million shares at just 0.5p to raise £200,000 - a bit of electricity meter money. Something for the weekend, sir? Yes please - I'll have a nice spot of dilution at a whopping 60% discount.
Published 1554 days ago
With our previous China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update, to mark the cancellation of Geong International, we asked 'Who's next to be Geong, Geong, Gone?' The answer has been...
Published 1560 days ago
What a total joke. Daniel Stewart (DAN) the AIM-listed (for now) Broker (and ex-Nomad) has published its interims for the half year to Sept 30 2015. It has managed this even though its FY numbers to the previous March are still not published and so anyone unfortunate enough to be left lobster-potted in this disaster story has not had the benefit of an audited set of numbers for any period since March 2014.
Published 1567 days ago
Hooray! Merry Christmas - it looks as though AIM Casino dog Daniel Stewart (DAN) is now expecting to be booted off the world's most successful growth market. We will shed no tears here at ShareProphets.
Published 1578 days ago
Salvador Dali would have struggled to come up with anything more surreal than the ISDX farce that is China Sports Development (CSDP). On Tuesday 8 Dec (at no-one-is-watching o’clock, natch) it was announced that in had come Mr Pui Lan Patrick Tsang as a director with immediate effect. Companies listed on ISDX have to have a Corporate Adviser (the equivalent of a Nomad on AIM). But this RNS was not signed off by one, yet there has been no announcement of the resignation of our very good friends at Beaumont Cornish.
Published 1609 days ago
AIM-listed but currently suspended (for the second year in succession for failing to publish accounts on time) Daniel Stewart (DAN) has issued the most bizarre RNS explaining the issuance into Crest of 1,666,666 shares which do not appear to have been allotted, according to Companies House filings. Further, the recipient of the shares seems to be unable to return the stock. The statement - which raises all manner of questions - reads:
Published 1611 days ago
This morning International Mining & Infrastructure (IMIC) quietly left the Casino. Following the resignation of Strand Hanson as the company’s Nomad on 8 October, IMIC was unable to find a replacement. Under the AIM Rules for companies, the requirement to have a Nomad is one of the few rules AIM Regulation bothers to enforce. We are none the wiser as to why Strand Hanson resigned nor do we know why IMIC could not find a new Nomad. As far as transparency goes this is not acceptable. If the company is so toxic that even Beaumont Cornish won’t represent it, shouldn’t shareholders have the right to know why?
Published 1619 days ago
Who's next to be Geong, Geong, Gone? - China AIM 'Filthy Forty' performance update. So far 15 down and 2 on the way out. Only 23 left standing. The average loss since IPO is a mere 46.4%. Strip out the two best performerers and two worst and the average loss is 82.5%. Shocking. So who is next for the high jump?
Published 1620 days ago
It is now a full calendar month since shares in AIM-Cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart (DAN) were suspended for the second year running for failing to publish its accounts on time. The suspension statement on 1 October said that the company expected to announce news of a fund-raising "shortly". Roll forward to 23 October and the company was now making progress, and expected to announce funding plans, ahem, "shortly". Mr Godot will definitely be here tomorrow. Or "shortly".
Published 1623 days ago
On 1 Oct - almost a month ago - shares in AIM-Cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart (DAN) were suspended as the company had, for the second year running, failed to publish its accounts on time. The statement issued by the company referred to a funding package, that it [Daniel Stewart] expects to announce shortly, following which it expects to be able to publish its FY 2015 Accounts and resume trading on AIM.
Published 1632 days ago
By now it is clear after the numerous scandals at New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Gate Ventures (GATE) and so many others that we’ve forgotten, that Roland “fatty” Cornish is officially London’s worst Nomad. His latest triumph is to allow shares in Golden Saint Resources (GSR) to continue to trade even though the company is insolvent and its Richard "Gollum" Gill crowd funded debt death spiral has only raised MINUS £1938.50. To celebrate this walking disaster story we have another caption contest. Don’t hold back…there is a prize.
Published 1632 days ago
On Friday Lenigas Cuba released its pathfinder document, prior to its forthcoming IPO - Tom has already savaged it HERE, but it is in fact worse than even he explained. Unlike previous Lenigas debuts, this one has a number of significant cautionary indicators that all might not be well. At 5p most of Lenigas’ adoring legion of fans will ask what can go wrong? The answer is possibly quite a lot, not least because so many of them have already bought in at 2p. We will soon see whether or not the market has exhausted itself of greater fools, but those that ignore the early warning signs could find themselves caught up in a fierce stock market hurricane from 02 November.
Published 1637 days ago
On 21 September I received an incredibly snotty letter from New World Oil & Gas (NEW). The letter was marked strictly private and confidential, so I won’t publish it. However, now that New World has decided to smear NWOGaction in our latest TR1, I will publish my response to Peter Sztyk. What’s the Ukrainian for “piss off”?
Published 1648 days ago
My understanding is that share allotments have to have a corresponding filing submitted to Companies House within a month. So I wonder why, given that AIM Cesspit listed Daniel Stewart (DAN) has had three rounds of confetti (and counting) this year, why there are thus far no share allotment filings showing on the Companies House website.
Published 1648 days ago
At risk of being accused once again of being a Companies House anorak by Tom Winnifrith (pots, kettles?) I note some very interesting filings by Rob Terry’s Quob Park Estate regarding shares in Daniel Stewart (DAN) and Rob’s old mucker Mr Mark Ford. Oh dear Rob's been a naughty boy again.
Published 1650 days ago
We’ve covered this one before (HERE), but it now seems that pointless ISDX POS China Sports Development (CSDP) is out of cash and out of time. Why has it not announced that it has been suspended from trading on ISDX? Why has the Corporate Adviser (the ISDX equivalent of a Nomad), Beaumont Cornish, not signed off the interims RNS? Why did the Chairman (Mr Geoff Morrow, of Gate Ventures fame) not quite get around to mentioning that the company was suspended from trading in his Chairman’s statement in those interims?
Published 1651 days ago
You can’t say were not warned! Shares in AIM-cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart (DAN) have been suspended yet again as the company has failed to release accounts for the year to March 2015 by yesterday’s deadline. But having just raised £1.2 million of cash just at the end of June at the ludicrous price of 3.35p, it looks as though the reason for the lack of accounts is because the company needs to raise even more money. It sounds horribly as though there is a little bit of an issue over getting an audit sign-off. Is this because of a lack of regulatory capital, a reluctance of the auditors (PWC) to pass the company as a going concern, or PWC foreseeing a shortfall?
Published 1660 days ago
Words fail to convey the contempt with which I read yesterday's after-hours interims statement issued by AIM Cesspit poster boy Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - a company that is almost certainly insolvent, numbers don't lie. It almost matches the contempt with which the management of this POS treats its own shareholders.
Published 1664 days ago
It is now certain, following the shock resignation of Raylene Whitford, that Sefton Resources (SER) will soon be run by Clem Chambers and Mike Hodges at the behest of Brokerman Dan and market abuser Chris Oil. Nomad Allenby will quit the day the new consortium takes charge meaning Sefton will be booted off the AIM Casino unless a new Nomad steps forward. So which Nomad wants to commit reputation hara-kiri?
Published 1665 days ago
Ben Turney has just revealed HERE how the discredited Peter Sztyk, the CEO of New World Oil & Gas (NEW) told today’s investor call that the company would spunk two thirds of its £3 million net cash on a new well (to follow its previous duster) in Belize within weeks. This is price sensitive information. This should have been issued via an RNS.
Published 1681 days ago
In my last piece on ex-AIM Casino Gate Ventures (GATE) HERE it was noted that despite an apparent market capitalisation of £343 million as reported by Gate’s new listing venue (BritDAQ), there were surely only around £12.5 million of assets. There were some filings to Companies House which I had expected to find, but (thus far) are missing. But there are some strange anomalies in the filings to Companies House by Gate Ventures regarding its recent placement of 1.5 million shares at £6 a pop. Apparently, there are no new shares in existence as a result. Something is not right here.
Published 1687 days ago
I suppose a downgrade of fantasy oil estimates is about as worthwhile as an upgrade of fantasy oil estimates, but nevertheless this morning’s announcement from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) represents a significant reduction in the embarrassing hype surrounding Horse Hill. Schlumberger’s last “independent report” about this absurd project estimated that total oil in place, across the three so-called target areas, was 255million barrels of oil per square mile (bopsm). This morning, Schlumberger slashed this figure to 199.9million bopsm. And yet there are still some out there hailing this as brilliant news…
Published 1694 days ago
Lucian Miers did a superb piece HERE which looked at some of the people involved in the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster boy, Gate Ventures (GATE). Gate, you may remember, had an extraordinarily short-lived existence on AIM in that it was given the order of the boot after even Beaumont Cornish found it all too much to represent this outfit as Nomad, and no-one else would either.
Published 1696 days ago
There are two very interesting firings today of Nomads. First Teathers Financial (TEA) has binned Roland “fatty” Cornish moving to Grant Thornton and secondly Quindell (QPP) has canned Cenkos (CNK), moving to Peel Hunt.
Published 1706 days ago
Golden Saint Resources (GSR) has been a dreadful stock on AIM and now I know why. The entire squad behind it could not give a damn about the company’s investors. From the its “PR agency” Cassiopeia Services, through its “Nomad” Beaumont Cornish (what a shock this firm is involved) to the company’s executives this “dream team” has to be one of the worst in the market. There is currently a sophisticated attack being made against Golden Saint, of which it is fully aware and cannot be bothered to deal with it. This is an appalling story of arrogance and laziness.
Published 1710 days ago
ISDX-listed wealth management company Asia Wealth has already featured on ShareProphets over the weekend because of an extraordinarily belated Related Party Transaction disclosure (see HERE) which seemed to have slipped under the radar of its Corporate Adviser, Roland “Fatty” Cornish for over a year. That was bad enough, but then to issue full year results to the end of February 2015 later that day, at no-one-is-watching o’clock really does take the biscuit. Not only that, but it seems that the related party incident is not the only example of tardy reporting to the market: whilst the results were released after-hours on Thursday 30 July at 5.14pm, it appears that the board sat on the accounts for a full two weeks before releasing them! I just had to take a look.
Published 1712 days ago
ISDX listed Asia Wealth Group Holdings Limited (AWLP) issued THIS RNS on Thursday of this week. Asia Wealth (Orwellian misnomer if ever there was) is a company which is represented by the much tainted Roland “Fatty” Cornish at Beaumont Cornish as Corporate Adviser (the ISDX equivalent of a Nomad for AIM companies). Anyone following the trials and tribulations of AIM’s worst Nomad (surely even surpassing the valiant efforts of ZAI Corporate Finance for that unsavoury crown) will appreciate that there has been a heavy case-load of self-inflicted disasters and you might have thought that this would persuade a fellow to be just a tad more careful. Not a bit of it - over to the ShareProphets RNS Translation Service (original in bold):
Published 1718 days ago
AIM-listed China Companies with characteristic Red Flags seem to be coming thick and fast as featured articles here on ShareProphets. Tom Winnifrith was on record some time ago saying that any Chinese company listed on AIM was an automatic bargepole, and with good reason. We’ve had Naibu (NBU) and Sorbic International (SORB) already given their marching orders by AIM, after spending over month looking for a new Nomad. Indeed, with Naibu’s CEO jailed and evidence that the cash it claimed to have was all fiction, and Sorbic’s rather more straightforward situation that the CEO ran off with the cash and the assets (and the Chinese authorities seem reluctant to intervene) it is hard to avoid the conclusion that these were just plain, abject frauds from top to bottom.
Published 1723 days ago
What to make of Gate Ventures (GATE)? We have seen all manner of shocking stuff on ShareProphets regarding this enterprise (see HERE for a full dossier). And today, 24 hours before the company is due to be booted off the AIM Casino after its Nomad, the saintly Beaumont Cornish, found representing this company all too much. Gate, of course, protested that it was talking to potential replacements but I rather doubt we will see it restored to trading in the morning, rather than being given the order of the boot. But what do we have HERE? An investment of £2.6m into a UK company called Infinity Creative Media Limited which is chaired, we are told, by Lord Michael Grade, no less. Is it true?
Published 1723 days ago
Tom Winnifrith may be on sabbatical but we would not want the Financial Reporting Council, FCA and AIM Regulation to get bored and so in light of today’s shocking revelations about the shambolic accounts of disgraced Daniel Stewart PLC HERE, we have AGAIN written to the regulators demanding an investigation. The letter reads:
Published 1723 days ago
Daniel Stewart & Company plc is the main subsidiary of AIM-cesspit listed Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN). I’ve been reviewing some, ahem, ‘interesting’ anomalies in the Companies House filings for the former. Shares have gone missing, or did they materialise out of thin air? And what about an issue of over £120million worth of stock to the parent, for cash? I kid you not! It is a dog’s breakfast, but one thing is clear: there will have to be resubmissions to Companies House and, I fancy, some corrective RNSs to clarify what exactly has been going on. With apologies for a technical article….
Published 1724 days ago
I have this morning from the train contacted the Financial Reporting Council, AIM Regulation and the FCA regarding the 2012 and 2013 accounts of Daniel Stewart PLC regarding the issue I raised yesterday HERE. It has long been my contention that DS is not fit to be a listed company and in that spirit I have asked that its accounting which appears, at best, to be aggressive, be formally investigated. The letter follows.
Published 1727 days ago
New World Oil & Gas (NEW) shares were suspended at 0.24p because of the inability of shareholders to get trades settled. Following a £3.5 million fund raise at 0.09p that seems to have been settled and the shares have restarted trading today, duly crashing to 0.08p -0.1p. Questions, questions.
Published 1728 days ago
We’ve just heard that New World Oil & Gas (NEW) returns to trading tomorrow. Denzil Jenkins, the Head of UK Compliance and Regulatory Policy for the London Stock Exchange, is now going to have to prove that his job isn’t just a pointless paper pushing exercise. Having failed utterly to enforce its three rulebooks (“Rules of the London Stock Exchange”, “AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers” and “AIM Rules for Companies”), the embarrassment the New World forward selling fiasco has caused to the London Stock Exchange is acute. There are now serious questions about the integrity of the exchange and the viability of the AIM model of self-regulation. Private investors have lost millions of pounds to the regulated City perpetrators of this mess. And so far nothing has been done.
Published 1729 days ago
This morning, Metal Tiger (MTR) announced that its outstanding unsettled position in New World Oil & Gas (NEW) has been settled. Two months late, the failure of regulated market participants to fulfil their contractual terms has materially and detrimentally impacted the fortunes of hundreds, if not several thousand, private shareholders up and down the country. The shareholder action group could not reach the 10% threshold to requisition a general meeting directly because of this. While the London Stock Exchange failed miserably to enforce its own rulebooks, the FCA stood idly by and did nothing. This whole episode is dreadful for the reputation of AIM and calls into question how trustworthy or viable is this market?
Published 1736 days ago
The New World Oil & Gas (NEW) forward selling fiasco has been a disaster for the credibility of AIM. So far, every single safeguard that is meant to be in place to protect private investors has failed. Predatory regulated City firms are on the cusp of making millions of pounds of profit from the chaos they have caused, while hundreds of private investors stand to suffer unacceptable and unjust losses. Had the authorities been doing their jobs properly in the first place none of this would have happened, but such is the paucity of regulatory oversight on AIM that the conditions have been primed for this shambolic situation for a long time. Nevertheless, the London Stock Exchange has one last chance to prove itself deserving of its licence for self-regulation of “the world’s most successful growth market”.
Published 1736 days ago
I wrote about APR Energy (APR) two weeks ago after the shares had crashed from 360p to around 200p on a terrible trading statement and warned of the dangers of bottom fishing.
Published 1741 days ago
The growing scandal of blatant China frauds on AIM continues. What have the authorities done about it? Certainly, nothing to reassure. As I shall discuss, the London Stock Exchange is playing with fire.
Published 1746 days ago
Bear raider: Lucian Miers has written to AIM Regulation about China fraud Gate Ventures (GATE) and has cc'd in ZAI Corpoate Finance which is widely believed to be the only Nomad prepared to consider acting for these shysters now that Roland "Fatty" Cornish has quit in disgust. Lucian's letter does not pull its punches and is below.
Published 1749 days ago
After Beaumont Cornish’s shock resignation as China fraud Gate Ventures’ (GATE) Nomad (this one is so bad even Fatty isn’t prepared to touch it with a bargepole), ShareProphets has obtained an exclusive transcript of the phone call AIM Regulation put in to ask a favour from one of its old favourites.
Published 1749 days ago
At 1.15 PM on Tuesday 23rd June, the China fraud Gate Ventures (GATE) announced that its Nomad - Beaumont Cornish - had quit on the Monday. The statement that it issued was er...much as you'd expect from a bunch of Chinese criminals and their useful idiot British patsies.
Published 1754 days ago
Brokerman Dan (Levi) and the market abuser Chris Oil are letting it be known that they are going into Sefton Resources (SER) to "save it" by calling for boardroom change. With their known associates among the bulletin board moron and PR totty community I am sure they already have 10% of the enlarged equity and could call an EGM. Dan has already told me by email that he wants to oust directors. Questions questions.
Published 1754 days ago
Just in case anyone is bonkers enough to believe that Daniel Levi Associates is genuinely able to fill in the paperwork properly to call an EGM at Sefton Resources (SER), we now present a helpful translation of this self-styled corporate raider’s highly entertaining last attempt at requisitioning a meeting. (Spoiler alert -- It didn’t go too well).
Published 1757 days ago
In my last piece on the latest twists in the ongoing shambles I looked at the apparent mis-match between what New World Oil and Gas (NEW) was saying, and the Market Notice issued by the London Stock Exchange. Ben Turney has since published this incredible article – I hope that he made sure that the board of New World had been offered a chat with the Priest and blindfolds all round before releasing the trap door. And if that was not enough, there are today’s revelations that placees of the failed placing were not informed of the required shareholders approvals. Meanwhile, a look at shareholder value.
Published 1757 days ago
Deputy Sheriff Towers is in receipt of an astonishing document - a Placing Letter sent out by Cornhill Capital pursuant to the abortive fund-raising announced by New World Oil and Gas (NEW) at the end of April. The placing was, of course, conditional on the passing of resolutions at an EGM, which shareholders blocked. But here is the thing: I see absolutely no reference to that requirement in the Placing Letter- indeed, the acceptance form describes the transaction to buy stock ‘Placed Firm’. Who will be first up to the gallows?
Published 1759 days ago
Back at the start of May I asked who was regulating the omnishambles that is New World Oil and Gas (NEW) on the back of what appeared to me to be quite obviously a disorderly market. It looked as though there had been rampant forward selling of a conditional Placing which was, in the event, scuppered by shareholders. I was not the only one making noises about a disorderly market – see HERE and HERE from my more esteemed colleagues, yet the LSE allowed trading to continue for another couple of weeks before the stock was suspended due to a deteriorating settlement situation - ie a disorderly market. Now we have a monster of an open offer, backed by a placing which effectively underwrites the offer. Will it cure the settlement problem? And what other issues are thrown up by the new proposals?
Published 1763 days ago
So New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) board has announced its long-heralded 0.09p open offer. Nigel is off today, so it falls on my to run today’s RNS Translation Service. There is so much to say about New World’s deeply flawed plan, but for now let’s just take a look at the not so hidden meaning of board’s conclusions.
Published 1767 days ago
As ever, important company announcements being slipped out at no-one-is-watching o’clock on a Friday evening is a bit of a Red Flag. One immediately wonders what it is trying to hide. And so we turn to what must be the most pointless listed company in London: ISDX-listed China Sports Development (CSDP). I doubt anyone reading will own shares, but read on anyway – it is a hoot!
Published 1772 days ago
Does Nomad Cairn have a shred of inegrity? If it does why has it not quit the JQW(JQW) account as yet again it has emerged today how Chinese investors have totally ignored AIM rules as they screw mug punters in the UK.
By way of background JQW is capitalised, at 10.25p, at £19.6 million. According to the Norfolk it generated a calendar 2014 profit after tax of £14 million and increased its cash position during 2014 by £5 million to £39 million. So why on earth would anyone be selling?
Published 1772 days ago
On publishing this piece, I will send the following letter to ask formally for an investigation into the professional conduct of New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) nominated advisor, Beaumont Cornish. Regular readers will be aware of Beaumont Cornish’s abysmal track record in discharging its duties as far as New World is concerned. It is high time the authorities investigated, so feel free to send a copy of the letter to the email address I give below.
Published 1772 days ago
Google Zainab Binte Mohamed Omar and not a lot comes up other than his ownership of 29% of troubled stockbroker Daniel Stewart (DAN) via a Singapore registered vehicle named Epsilon Investments.
Published 1784 days ago
Now that the Placing is all off (quite how they calculated whose EGM votes counted is a bit of a mystery, but I shall return to that in a moment) we are told that the company is now planning to go ahead with an Open Offer which we were previously told would be underwritten by Cornhill – the placing agent now with no placing to place.
Published 1785 days ago
Last night (after hours, of course) New World Oil and Gas (NEW) issued an RNS to report on the fiasco that was its EGM called to pass proposals which would allow the controversial Placing announced on 29 April to proceed. Every man and his dog knows that there has been a disorderly market in the company’s shares pretty much ever since, and so with speculation rife that the company would have a spot of bother working out who was entitled to vote as massive multiples of the issued share capital traded through the market and even a formal notice from the LSE that shares were not settling in a timely manner, the ShareProphets RNS Translation Service is pleased to help readers understand what is going on. Quotes are in bold with our interpretation in normal script.
Published 1785 days ago
I took notes during New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) EGM. Although these aren’t a comprehensive record of what turned out to be a very long meeting, they should hopefully provide some insight to those shareholders who were not able to attend.
Published 1789 days ago
When a company issues bad news after hours the reason is so as to try to slip it out with nobody noticing (futile these days, it simply draws attention and gives sad individuals like me an excuse to start digging – see yesterday’s piece on Rurelec HERE). Secondly, it is just a damned insult to the shareholders who the company management supposedly work for. Yesterday, after hours – at almost 6pm on a Friday when everyone really has gone home for the weekend, out came not one but two bad news announcements.
Published 1795 days ago
This week's No-prize for services to ShareProphets goes to the mighty Chris Oil whose efforts to become a dandy David Lenigas gave us nine of this week's top-ten most-read stories. And it was across all our mediums: web, podcast, and video. That's a triple-play that we've never seen before.
Published 1796 days ago
Nomad Beaumont Cornish, run by Roland “fatty” Cornish may act for China fraud Gate (GATE) and have covered himself in opprobrium over New World and Digital Learning (see HERE) but even fatty draws the line somewhere and that is over getting involved with Rob Terry of Quindell infamy.
Published 1797 days ago
My first visit to the Greek Hovel prompts a wildlife diversity report which will appear on www.TomWinnifrith.com later. Meanwhile I explain why the Tories ARE the party of social justice and look at New World Oil & Gas on what is officially Fake Sheikh day, Insetco, Daniel Stewart, China Chaintek, Independent Resources, Falanx and Just Eat.
Published 1797 days ago
My tongue-in-cheek piece of Wednesday on New World Oil & Gas (NEW) seems to have set the cat amongst the pigeons. Clearly my attempt at making light of things was not appreciated by all, but there were serious points at the heart of the piece so I’ll do it in a more grown-up manner this time.
Published 1799 days ago
We are just such nice guys here at ShareProphets – we want to help out those least able to help themselves. And so we come to the case of Chris Oil (AKA Mrs Williams) and that holding of 48% of New World Oil and Gas (NEW) – as opposed to the 10% figure that Nomad and Broker Beaumont Cornish was happy to sign off just last week. Mrs Oil/Chris Williams (mix and match as appropriate) has a potential £7m problem – but YOU can help save him/her.
Published 1800 days ago
It is hard to imagine a messier situation than the current predicament of New World Oil and Gas (NEW). Having had the opportunity to force a temporary suspension while the mess over the proposed Placing and all that it entails, New World seems to have decided not to go down that path. Instead, we have had an RNS this morning. It was a little confusing, so the ShareProphets RNS translation service is pleased to offer its interpretation.
Published 1801 days ago
Quite simply, the firm of Beaumont Cornish is not fit for purpose as a Nomad. It epitomises all that is wrong with the AIM market. The epic fiasco surrounding the New World Oil and Gas Placing may be the last straw but Beaumont Cornish has form going back years. Even with regard to just this one company there have been serial disasters, but there are more cases where Beaumont Cornish has failed in its duties as Nomad.
Published 1801 days ago
That New World Oil & Gas (NEW) is an omnishambles is clear. Ben Turney has one route for going forward (see HERE) which has made him the hero of the LSE Asylum and the twitter lynch mob. I regard his actions as morally reprehensible but publish his articles anyway as I support free speech. But his case is both misleading and shocking in that it targets the very folk that I thought he, Brokerman Dan, Nigel Somerville, Malcolm Stacey and others who have written on this website wanted to protect – ordinary punters.
Published 1801 days ago
I’ll say from the start here that I have no position at all in New World Oil and Gas (NEW). That is just as well, I suppose, because viewing this from the sidelines is going to be a hoot. But it does ask a few questions of AIM Regulation (the gargantuan nature of this Orwellian misnomer is all too apparent these days), and the Nomad to New World – that fine upstanding firm of Beaumont Cornish.
Published 1801 days ago
Tom last night published this charming bear cast. Buried deep within his signature potty-mouthed tirade he made some points, which demand addressing. Tom would have us believe that the poor old forward sellers should be given a gimme by the London Stock Exchange and let off the hook for the appalling losses they are going to suffer, as soon as New World Oil & Gas (NEW) resumes trading. This is wishful thinking for very simple and practical reasons, as I explain below. What is about to happen to the forward sellers of New World’s placement could prove to be the caustic cleansing experience that the Alternative Investment Market is in such desperate need of.
Published 1802 days ago
In his bearcast earlier, Tom Winnifrith suggested that Beaumont Cornish should lose its Nomad licence for its appalling efforts this week, in overseeing RNS announcements from New World Oil & Gas (NEW). While I disagree wholeheartedly with Tom’s suggestion how the epic mess at New World might be resolved (cancelling trades would only leave the London Stock Exchange open to a massive class action lawsuit from and all those who bought New World stock), I agree entirely with Tom’s conclusion about Beaumont Cornish. Beaumont Cornish should have been investigated long ago for its conduct over New World, but this week’s succession of catastrophic errors leaves it extremely vulnerable. Here’s why.
Published 1804 days ago
And so a month after Westhouse quit as Nomad to disgraced City advisers Daniel Stewart (DAN) no nomad has been prepared to take on this bag of shite and – again – its shares have been suspended from the casino. If no-one wishes to destroy what reputation they might have and act as Nomad by June 1 then Daniel Cesspit shares will be booted off the casino for good. I warned you about this yesterday HERE. But Cesspit reckons that all is far from lost.
Published 1806 days ago
Is there a better example of why AIM is in such desperate need of reform than New World Oil & Gas (NEW)? This is a company that has habitually lied to and misled its shareholders, paid its rapacious board of directors inordinate sums, delivered next to nothing for over two years and, lest we forget, foolishly gave €1million to a fake sheikh, in the bizarre hope of breaking into the Kuwaiti oil market. You couldn’t make this stuff up, so it almost defies belief that the company has been able to raise £1.5million this morning.
Published 1811 days ago
Just when you thought that the AIM casino could not plunge to new depths I now bring you a full expose of the biggest fraud of the year, Gate Ventures (GATE). It involves a series of characters all of whom have been involved in AIM listed frauds before. Shares in Gate must be suspended at once pending a full stewards.
Published 1838 days ago
For the first time in ten months the keystone cops at AIM Regulation has fined and privately censured a NOMAD for assisting its AIM listed client in misleading investors. But we do not know which Nomad has been a naughty boy and the level of the fine is a total Rum & Coke.
Published 1865 days ago
I am struck by the similarities between the myriad of scandals on AIM – and now the main market – exposed here on ShareProphets and the various horrendous scandals that we have, as a country, been faced with in recent times. Perhaps it might be seen as a grubby comparison to liken financial wrongdoing to the scandals of abuse with reference to Saville, Rotherham as well as the Hillsborough tragedy. But the similarities are there: the failings are the same and as a country we need to face it.
Published 1867 days ago
Worthington asked me for an address where it can serve legal letters on me for libel citing all sorts of legalese as to why I should comply and adding that if I had nothing to hide I should have no concerns. I have nothing to hide as it is a fraud and so I provided an address. Eight days ago I demanded that Worthington’s lawyers provide a service address for Doug Ware…
Published 1914 days ago
I am drawn to some parallels between the stories of Rob Terry’s vehicles The Innovation Group (TIG) and Quindell (where he is apparently no longer running the show, so we are told…) and Angus Forrest’s exploits with Digital Learning Marketplace plc (DLM) and Tern, his current AIM Cesspit outfit.
Published 1919 days ago
For over a year I have been providing the regulators with a chapter and verse dossier of breaches, lies, misrepresentations, incorrect filings, missing RNSs, market abuses, contract breaches and a whole lot more besides with regard to the collapse of Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) in 2012. They were warned that it would all happen again unless they acted. They have not. And so, in the wake of an utter scandal at Tern (TERN) which, one way or another, involves almost ALL of the protagonists from the DLM scandal I have written an open letter to the chief executive of the FCA, Mr Martin Wheatley and to the head of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard. The latter, laughably, describes himself as The Sheriff of AIM. I think we all know that he is an imposter and who is the real Sheriff.
Published 1937 days ago
Over the last few days, we’ve witnessed one of the most laughable bogus stock ramps of the year. Using DirectorsTalk.com and a little known website called www.smallcapnetwork.com, certain unidentified parties are distributing wildly misleading “research” about my old favourite, New World Oil & Gas (NEW), in a classic a pump and dump. Unfortunately, the New World pump and dump isn’t the first time we have come across this particular operation and there are now serious questions about what DirectorsTalk.com is up to.
Published 1993 days ago
Over the past months we have seen an astonishing array of articles clearly demonstrating that company directors, Nomads, Brokers, Auditors – just about every profession involved in running AIM-listed companies – have broken rules or been negligent in performing their duties. Tom’s ongoing exposee on Quindell (plc), Daniel Stewart (broker and Nomad), KPMG (auditor to QPP) are recent examples. Ben Turney’s revelations about New World Oil and Gas show the most extraordinary behaviour by its management and by its Nomad – and now Broker – Beaumont Cornish. I’ve been a right old bore about Digital Learning Markerplace plc from 2012 which has posed questions about its management, Broker, Nomad and Auditor. There are more. Many, many more.
Published 2004 days ago
What is happening at New World Oil & Gas (NEW) is simply outrageous. This is fast becoming the perfect case study to demonstrate why AIM is in such desperate need of reform. Not content with the royal shafting it has already inflicted upon its shareholders, the wretched board of this wretched company has the nerve to claim its actions are being done in their interests. New non-executive chairman Chris Einchcomb must have had a good belly laugh when he said his fellow porcine directors are “committed to… maximising the value to shareholders and believes the actions taken above are important steps to achieving this”. Retaining Bill Kelleher on a consultancy contract so he can “repay” the loan he took out to participate in March 2013’ controversial placement is hardly the act of a board committed to maximising shareholder value. No, it’s more a case of the parasites bleeding every last drop from the now rotting carcass that has been such a generous meal to gorge upon. These people give leeches a good name.
Published 2008 days ago
After months of painstaking investigation by our very own Ben Turney, yesterday, New World Oil & Gas (NEW) finally fessed up that it had sent 1 million Euro to a fake Sheikh and will struggle to get it back, admitted that it was in dire financial straits and its broker Shore Cap quit. But it still has one good friend, Roland “Fatty” Cornish. of the fine firm Beaumont Cornish.
Published 2009 days ago
Once again this website has exposed fraud, lies and deceit on the AIM casino – with regard to New World Oil & Gas (NEW). The statement from today vindicates everything that we have written and it has vindicated our approach. To the Bulletin Board Morons who attacked our articles as they averaged down I have no sympathy. You were warned but you insulted us. And you know who is next….
Published 2009 days ago
Shame on Roland Cornish and Felicity Geidt of Beaumont Cornish, New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) nominated advisor. Shame on Stephen Polakoff, Roland Hodder and Chris Einchcomb, New World’s non-executive directors, who comprise the company’s remuneration committee. Above all, shame on Peter Sztyk, Georges Sztyk and Bill Kelleher. Shame on all of you, shame on your wilful lack of disclosure, shame on your disregard for New World’s shareholders and shame on your greed.
Published 2009 days ago
If you thought that sending €1million to a man you hadn’t completed due diligence on, in the hope of receiving $20million, was the height of stupidity, you’d be wrong. Taking €1million out of an escrow account, set up expressly for a deal that has failed to close after more than a year’s worth of delays, to pay said amount to said man, in the hope of receiving $20million, is probably a good deal more stupid. Yet this is exactly what New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) $1.75million a year board of directors did, at some point between the middle of May and end of June this year. Unless Niel Petroleum has taken leave of its senses and given, as a gift, this money to New World, this spells big trouble if Dr Alfahaid doesn’t soon make good on the $20million he was meant to have paid by August 8th.
Published 2010 days ago
Things go from dire to abysmal at New World Oil & Gas (NEW). With the after market release of New World’s interim figures last Tuesday, there are disturbing questions about the company’s financial position and the nature of its financial arrangement with Niel Petroleum. I plan to return to these tomorrow, but in the meantime there is a much more serious problem concerning the €1million payment made by New World to Dr Alfahaid of Al-Maraam Al Ahliya Trading & Contracting before June 30th this year. It appears, by its own admission, cash-strapped New World has paid what amounts to a €1milion deposit to an individual it had not completed due diligence on. Even by the calamitous standards of what passes for corporate decision making at New World, this action could prove to be the most inept. Here’s why.
Published 2026 days ago
In 2012 Digital Learning Marketplace plc (DLM) was in financial trouble which eventually saw the company restructured into a cash shell. I’ve already written on a placing of shares in Aug 2012 which contravened the Placing Letters, untrue RNS releases, the issue of unannounced loans - in particular a £50k convertible loan issued 1st Oct 2012 which mysteriously survived a CVA which was part of the restructuring and a whole lot more besides.
Published 2035 days ago
The silence from New World Oil & Gas (NEW) is deafening. It’s been a week since I first revealed that CEO and Chairman Bill Kelleher’s February 2011 $550,000 default on a loan, which he secured against his private yacht Neftegaz. The company hasn’t sent its lawyers into battle nor made any attempt to deny the allegations. By mid-January this year, Mr Kelleher still owed $298,000 on the debt, despite having earned $1.56million from New World. A Texan court then ordered he surrender all of his eligible stock in New World in partial settlement of the loan. None of this has been announced to the market. I have previously asked what the company’s Nominated Advisor, Beaumont Cornish, knew about this. Today, I reveal what they should have known and question whether the historical relationship with Mr Kelleher has clouded the firm’s professional judgement.
Published 2039 days ago
On Friday, I revealed the Texas Community Bank’s legal action against New World Oil & Gas (NEW) CEO Bill Kelleher for his apparent default on a $550,000 debt. This was immediately before New World listed on AIM. Mr Kelleher had secured his unpaid loan on his private yacht, Neftegaz. In the original action the Texas Community Bank sought to take possession of Neftegaz, but by January 14th 2014 it seems that Mr Kelleher still owed $298,846.25 of the original debt. On this date the US District Court Southern District of Texas granted an Order for Turnover Relief against Mr Kelleher. It ordered him to “turn over for levy to the Harris County Constable… within ten days… all shares of stock in New World Oil and Gas, PLC, except those that he is restricted from transferring or selling under the terms of the agreement with his employer, cash and securities in bank and safety deposit accounts totalling $298,846.25”. Funnily enough, I can’t find any reference to this court order in an RNS.
Published 2042 days ago
In February 2011, just over two months before New World Oil & Gas (NEW) came to market, the Texas Community Bank brought a court action against CEO Bill Kelleher for failing to repay a $585,000 loan. This loan was a mortgage on Mr Kelleher’s private yacht, Neftegaz. With less than a month until Mr Kelleher is due to repay New World whatever he owes the company on the $333,000 he borrowed in March 2013 to participate in that month’s controversial placement, troubling questions have arisen about the state of Mr Kelleher’s finances, the extent to which he disclosed his financial difficulties and how these might have affected corporate decisions at New World. Would British private investors have been prepared to back a company, whose CEO had apparently defaulted on an outstanding $550,000 debt? More to the point what did New World’s Nomad Beaumont Cornish know about this? Surely mention of this live legal action should have been published in the original prospectus?
Published 2092 days ago
I’ve spent a fair amount of time today wondering whether or not life is too short to get involved in the David Lenigas debate. After the fiery “we love/we hate Rare Earth Minerals (REM)” schoolyard spat this week, whatever I say runs the risk of pouring fuel on the fire. But I can’t ignore today’s Leni Gas and Oil (LGO) placement. It has a bit of everything.
Published 2097 days ago
Four times, or perhaps it is five, we have asked the AIM Regulation Team to investigate whether Roland “Fatty” Cornish and his firm Beaumont Cornish, is fit to continue acting as a Nominated Advisor (Nomad) in light of our revelations about events at Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) in 2012. We now publish a full charge sheet. If Fatty wants to exercise a right to reply we will publish it. Pro tem we will pass this too onto AIM Regulation.
Published 2106 days ago
I have flagged to AIM Regulation the numerous failings of Roland “Fatty” Cornish and his Nomad firm Beaumont Cornish. Once again I have written to Regulation today asking it to investigate why Fatty allowed Digital Learning Marketplace to publish as an RNS a total lie in August 2012. My start witness is….Angus Forrest now at Tern PLC (TERN) but then at DLM. Forrest is an honourable man and so has, I suspect inadvertently, dobbed Fatty in to The Sheriff of AIM
Published 2108 days ago
We are pleased that Angus Forrest has given his side of the story with regard to what went on at DLM in 2012 - HERE. Whilst we believe his explanations fall short of satisfactory, at least he has taken the time and trouble to respond to some of the questions raised but we still call for the noose. Answering his points in turn…
Published 2108 days ago
Angus Forrest of Tern (TERN) has asked that we publish in full a letter in which he laments the piss poor journalism of Tom Winnifrith and Nigel Somerville. We are delighted to publish Mr. Forrest’s letter since we believe it incriminates him even more in scandal. Our response will follow within ten minutes. Forrest writes:
Published 2116 days ago
On April Fool’s Day, I wasn’t joking when I asked if someone could please shoot AIM zombie Strategic Natural Resources (SNRP) in the head. I just didn’t expect it would be the company’s Nomad and Joint Broker, Allenby Capital, which would respond to this call and deliver the final kill shot! Given that Allenby is Nomad to AIM Cesspit champion Sefton Resources (SER), one really has to wonder how bad the situation must be for these guys to have walked out on Strategic Natural with immediate effect. This doesn’t bode well for shareholders, as the company has until 0700 on July 24th to find a replacement or that is it; curtains.
Published 2122 days ago
After nearly nine months of inadequately explained delays to the completion of the Niel deal by New World Oil & Gas (NEW) there are serious questions whether or not the original shareholder approval granted to New World remains valid or if the company needs to call another general meeting to ratify the proposed new deal. Apparent material changes resulting from the introduction of the mystery Kuwaiti partner, Al Maram Trading & Contracting Ltd, to the transaction have raised concerns and New World’s shareholders remain in the dark. I have now drafted a letter to the Takeover Panel to ask them to look into this matter.
Published 2123 days ago
For the fourth time I have written to AIM regulation asking for a formal investigation into whether Roland “fatty” Cornish and his firm Beaumont Cornish carried out its supervisory duties adequately in the period June-September 2012 with regard to Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM), now Alpha Returns (ARGP), a firm then run by crony capitalists Angus Forrest & Bruce Leith who are now running Tern PLC (TERN) into the ground. This is prompted by the shock whistle-blower letter from July 17 2012 which I published in full yesterday, HERE.
Published 2124 days ago
A letter sent on 17th July 2012 by a whistle-blower to Roland “fatty” Cornish of Beaumont Cornish, Nomad to Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) now Alpha Returns (ARGP) relating to its financial position and the conduct of Angus Forrest & Bruce Leith has fallen into the hands of The Sheriff of AIM. Oh dear, oh dear...shall I publish this explosive document and ruin some crony capitalists? Hmmmmm.
Published 2126 days ago
Between myself and Tom Winnifrith we have shown you ample evidence that while at AIM listed Digital Learning marketplace (DLM) now called Alpha Returns (ARGP) Angus Forrest and Bruce Leith misled investors in RNS after RNS and also committed corporate malfeasance regarding its CVA, I have also show how Forrest has misled investors at Tern (TERN) the AIM Cesspit company where the two men are now in charge. Surely Tern’s Non Exec and advisors must know that no-one will buy shares in their company until these two men face the guillotine. The peasants have had enough. Just for the hell of it I flag something else…
Published 2129 days ago
For the AIM casino to work, allowing investors to trust PLCs to tell the truth, every statement they issue in an RNS must be verified by the company’s Nominated Advisor (Nomad). Nomads like Roland “Fatty” Cornish of Beaumont Cornish are paid fat fees for doing this work. If they fail to verify an RNS so that a company lies to investors they should be censured by AIM regulation and, in an ideal wold, prevented from acting as Nomad in future. In that vein I have now issued a third request to the AIM Team to investigate Beaumont Cornish and Fatty in particular regarding lies told in 2012 by Digital Learning Marketplace.
Published 2131 days ago
Various regulators are now looking at what happened between August 2012 and November 2012 at Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) – now AIM Cesspit listed Alpha Returns (ARGP). Heads will roll and further actions will be taken in the coming week. The story now steps up a pace..
Published 2134 days ago
The AIM Regulation Team have confirmed to me that they are already looking into my first formal request to investigate Nominated advisor Beaumont Cornish and its head honcho Roland “Fatty” Cornish. I have today formally requested that the regulators open up a second investigation into what appears to be yet another blatant failure by Fatty to do the job for which he is so generously rewarded.
Published 2135 days ago
Mild mannered music teacher turned forensic corporate investigator Nigel Somerville continues his series into events at Digital Learning marketplace (DLM) now Alpha Returns (ARGP) – the noose is tightening on a number of City folk, careers are set to be terminated by these shocking revelations.
Published 2139 days ago
TW writes: This five part series of how private investors were lied to and ripped off on the AIM Cesspit is already making waves. Make no mistake heads will be rolling, folks will be getting fired and the regulators will be acting as a result of the dynamite revelations of Nigel Somerville. The story continues in part 3…
Published 2140 days ago
We seem to be having a bit of a run in with Roland "Fatty" Cornish of Nominated Advisor Beaumont Cornish. First there was the little matter of New World Oil & Gas – see HERE. Now we come to events at what is now Alpha Returns (ARGP) and matters from 2012 revealed by Nigel Somerville earlier today HERE
Published 2140 days ago
We continue our 5 part series on the tale of Digital Learning Marketplace, now Alpha Returns (ARGP). This is a simple tale of crony capitalism, the transfer of wealth from the many to the few. But was it all legal? Were investors lied to? The plot thickens as we meet Angus Forrest.
Published 2193 days ago
After nearly a year of little to no operational progress, New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) shareholders would do well to ask what exactly have they been paying their directors such exorbitant amounts for. As the company’s cash reserves dwindle, the only announcements forthcoming have concerned delays, delays and more delays. Chief executive William Kelleher clearly doesn’t feel that he needs to explain just what is going on, so perhaps it is time to ask his Nomad, Beaumont Cornish, a few searching questions.
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