Once again, I explain why Gary is wrong on that interview: unless you've been CEO of a challenged PLC - I have - you don't appreciate the bind 4d Pharma (DDDD)'s board was in. Then the expose, another financing blunder, an offer rejected and why that decision caused investors to lose everything.
Last year, AIM sewer poster boy, Deepverge (DVRG), did a placing at 30p. It had misled investors on trading, and its ghastly CEO, Gerry "the arse" Brandon, slated me as not understanding investment. Today, the shares are 10.5p, after awful finals in which, as I explain in this bonus podcast, the company again - by omission rather than act - materially misleads investors. If you own this stock, lube up; there is more pain coming your way.
This is a disgrace and if the Oxymorons at AIM regulation “led” by the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard, were not such pathetic and spineless pond life they would be banning the devout Christian Matt Lofgran and London’s worst Nomad from playing any further part in life on the AIM sewer.
Full-year results from perennial AIM uber dog, ADM Energy (ADME), are - needless to say - appalling. Huge losses, cash outflows, legal battles, and three bailout placings (one post-period end); but it could get worse. Ooh, yes. The account notes warn explicitly of a hot date with the Fat Lady.
Okay, Sam has a few things to be smug about. She set up FinnCap (FCAP), and 24 years later, it is an AIM-listed Nomad and broker. Furthermore, she has done it all despite - as per hundreds of sycophantic interviews - being a woman in what is largely a male-dominated world. How very ESG, la dee da dee da. But…
If I were a shareholder in corporate advisor, Arden (ARDN), and had, in late April, swapped my stock for shares in legal and accounting firm, Ince Group (INCE), I would be calling my lawyer right now; Ince has only just released a profit warning for the year ended 31 March 2022.
First, there was Atlas' pledge not to dump any more shares - which it immediately did. Then came the idea that it had cleared its death spiral debt, with the buried-deep-in-the-release admission that it had taken out another. Spoof two! Today, Vast Resources (VAST) becomes a hat-trick hero in the AIM sewer hall of infamy.
Vast Resources (VAST) is blessed with having the dumbest investors going. They fell for the last spoof RNS which, in a just world, would see the issuers banned from the markets, and bid the (worthless) shares up to 2.4p. Today there is a new monster spoof and the shares are 56% up to 1.3p offering the bears another chance for a slam dunk free short. The company says it has refinanced its Atlas death spiral leading the "marks" to assume that there is no more death spiral overhang. But buried at the bottom of the release is ????
Yesterday, I explained why the extension of the Atlas death spiral - to 31 July - was bad news for AIM sewer-listed company, Vast Resources (VAST). 24 hours later comes a reminder of why I was right. The sequence reads: 1.57, 1.24, 0.86, 0.77, 0.59, 0.48 and now, 0.4p.
Long-term Michael Masterman, of AIM dog W Resources (WRES), has announced that its Nomad, Grant Thornton, and its joint brokers, Alternative Resource Capital and Shard Capital, have all resigned with immediate effect. The question is: did they resign or were they resigned?
This marriage of two AIM-sewer-listed companies gets dumber and dumber by the day.
By the end of April, worthless, deceitful and pointless AIM-sewer-listed Vast Resources (VAST) has promised to refinance its Atlas death spiral with a bunch of Swiss gents. But with $5.5 million outstanding on the loan, the market cap, at 0.625p, down to £2.3 million, and a high risk of bankruptcy, maybe the Swiss are getting cold feet. Hence…
It is now two years since His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, clambered aboard the jam-tomorrow joke that is Oracle Power (ORCP). News of the Sheikh’s involvement saw its shares surge to 1.25p. Last December, he exercised 200 million warrants, meaning he now owns 500 million shares, for which he paid 0.25p each. But Oracle’s share price has flagged a bit of late, as investors have grown mightily tired of its jam-tomorrow coal and gold projects.
Oh dear, oh, dear. To have your IPO pulled once is understandable, but twice seems like carelessness. Perhaps Nomad Stifel might care to scotch certain rumours doing the rounds.
Ian Storey was the CFO of musicMagpie (MMAG) from March 2015, becoming the COO when this company joined the AIM sewer last April.Are investors fully aware of his history of cooking the books at one of the biggest FTSE frauds of the past two decades?
On January 31 Vast Resources (VAST) announced that it had almost replaced its Atlas death spiral with alternative funding, a refinancing. Natch that was grossly misleading! This is Vast after all.
Of course ,for the diehard cultists it will all be different this time. Or next time. Or the year after. But it will not be. A hat tip to reader G for this table of Versarien’s (VRS) track record up to the end of March 2021. When we update it with the next numbers it will look even worse.
Nomad and broker Finncap (FCAP) led by smug Sam Smith the City’s fave female entrepreneur, so we cannot say anything bad about her company, floated on the AIM Sewer on December 5 2018 at 28p per share. Today, after a ramptastic, but odd, trading statement, the shares are …. 28p to sell, 29p to buy if you are nutso.
Yesterday afternoon at 3.40 PM AIM sewer dog Omega Diagnostics (ODX) stunned the market with news that shareholders had committed financial hara kiri by voting down GM Resolutions to allow the proposed £5.48 million placing and open offer. That was madness, what followed was utter madness.
Last April 15 musicMagpie (MMAG) joined the AIM sewer at 193p. Today, after publishing its first annual results, a tale of disguised cashburn and a deteriorating outlook the shares trade at just 112p.This is another example of the greed and stupidity of the 2021 IPO bull market. This time it is Peel Hunt which should hang its head in shame.
As I noted here last week, as things stand that hound from the AIM sewer UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) does not have sufficient cash to pay both its liabilities and its commitments and is burning cash like billy-o. Thus, it needs to ramp its shares aggressively to get away yet another discounted bucket shop placing, something that is imminent. And that brings us to Lyin’ Steve.
AIM sewer posterboy NightCap (NGHT) still has massive questions to answer over misuse of shareholders cash by CEO Sarah Willingham and her husband Michael Toxic. But there is a another elephant in the room: how it is misleading investors as to just how poor its underlying trading position is. This matters as we head rapidly towards the next bailout placing.
The headline is “value creation plan”. My arse. This is a disgracefully structured plan to further enrich Kistos (KIST) boss Andrew Piggy Austin and his fellow boardroom troughers. Oink. Oink. This is a disgrace. How on earth has Nomad Panmure Gordon signed off on this scheme as being fair?
Pro tem there are no articles from Gary Newman as our man is in Uganda doing his day job as a fishing journalist. Anyhow, he has posted this photo he took of David Lenigas wallowing in the AIM sewer, I mean, of the wildlife diversity spotted as Gary tries to catch a fish. I invite you to supply a suitable caption in the comments section before midnight tonight. Do not hold back.
On Friday I reported that Omega Diagnostics (ODX) was sounding out folks about a deeply discounted bailout placing, at as low as 5p. This was not speculation, this was not guesswork. I had a source. This is what is called good journalism, a scoop, printing something of note that the subject does not want to read. Today Omega ‘fessed up but, natch, it also deceived.
Let us be clear, Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) is not on trial itself.But none the less this looming $300 million fraud trial is another red flag for this perennial AIM uber dog.
After a six year investigation the FCA has finally launched lawsuits against the CEO and CFO of the £300 million Greek fraud Globo, once a poster boy of the AIM sewer. The company raised more than £100 million in debt and equity but was a complete fraud, going tits up in 2015. You may remember …
In March this year WH Ireland was approached to become joint broker to Vast Resources (VAST). It conducted due diligence and that threw up so many red flags about the business but also about boss Andrew Prelea that WH Ireland said that it could not act. The email exchange detailing this has found its way via Winnileaks to myself and is published below. It is damning and all credit to WH Ireland for putting principle before profit. But Nomad Roland Fatty Cornish has been made aware of the same issues and appears to think that a) it is just after two so time for the third course of a six course luncheon and b) that he should just carry on taking the cash come what may. Lunches don’t pay for themselves after all. Enablers like Fatty are why AIM is a sewer. I am aware of a number of matters which WH Ireland discovered and anyone owning shares in Vast is truly certifiable.
In today’s podcast, I consider the video interview I’m doing later on the FCA, Ben’s Creek (BEN) and how its inevitable failure will come to haunt the AIM sewer, Vast Resources (VAST), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Seed Ventures (SEED), Eden Research (EDEN) and the dual list on OTC con, and Predator Oil & Gas (PRD)
If this rings any bells it should. Ben’s Creek Group PLC was only incorporated on 11 August 2021 with the “colourful” financier Adam Wilson of Daniel Stewart and Atlantic Carbon ( another US coal dog) infamy the driving force. Now it plans to raise £7 million valuing the shite within this company at £28 million. There is so much that I doubt Optiva and Allenby are telling mugs who are ponying up ahead of an AIM sewer listing in two weeks time.
The annual report for worthless cash-guzzling promote Versarien (VRS) came out on Friday. Hmmm just before a bank holiday weekend, a good day to bury bad news or in this case snouts in the trough and rewards for failure.
So says Fleet Street legend Brian Basham. Given that Brian has accused Vast’s (VAST) board of malfeasance and repeatedly called on the useless regulators to act against the company I doubt he has its best interest at heart. This is one case I would love to fight so bring it on Vast: see you Bitchez in Court! So what is Brian’s point?
Back in April Vast Resources (VAST) managed to persuade shareholdcers to approve a 100-1 share consolidation by telling them a stack of blatant lies, lies which have been shown up with news today of yet another discounted placing.
Yesterday I flagged up the IPO of Central Copper Resources, a company set to list on the AIM sewer this week. There are numerous reasons why it should not and I have today written to AIM Regulation and broker Brandon Hill asking the former to intervene and putting the latter on notice
Ian Westbrook is now just £800 from making loathsome Neill Ricketts of Versarien (VRS) sweat in Court in January like the pig he is. Please keep those tenners, twenties and fifties coming in HERE. I look at today’s bombshell on the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and explain why that makes it a slam dunk zero. Then it is Central Copper Resources where I am sending out numerous emails to get its AIM Sewer IPO strangled at birth.
On 14 July, a company called Central Copper Resources announced its intention to list on the AIM Sewer. On 22 July, a schedule one announcement came out stating that the IPO was expected ”early August”. In light of what I reveal below, I would argue that if AIM Regulation is to have any credibility at all it must stop this IPO now.
I return to the subject of Sosandar (SOS) – goaded by PL – then to Braveheart Investment (BRH). I discuss companies late filing accounts using the covid excuse – is it not time this ruse was stopped. Then I end with some words on the Manolete (MANO) dog.
First it was the CEO, then a NED and now the CFO has quit, drowning in debt, AIM dog Lekoil (LEK) of fake sheikh infamy. But the resignation letter of Edward During is dynamite. Lekoil itself has not put out a statement on this matter but Lekoil Nigeria, which it owns 40% of and seems to be at war with, has. Kerboom. How long can these shares remain unsuspended? Is the Nomad, hapless SP Angel of the fraud MySquar infamy, not considering whether to walk? It should be but, then again, it is morally bankrupt.
Having not completed an RTO within six months of becoming a shell, shares in Plutus Powergen (PPG) were suspended from the AIM sewer this morning but fear not: Charles Tatnall and James Longley have a US coal RTO “oven ready” as Lyin’ Boris Johnson might say. Natch it is what is not in the release that should horrify you although that contains at least one absolutely monstrous lie.
Most AIM sewer companies have, perhaps, 2 Nomads every five years. Sometimes your company grows so you upgrade to a bigger firm. Or the reverse can happen. Or maybe a Nomad goes bust. Or perhaps you just have a personality clash. But to have multiple Nomads suggests something worse is afoot, that the Nomads might actually be baulking at what is going on. In that vein, consider the record of Versarien (VRS).
I shall turn to the abject full-year results and trading update from Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) in due course. Suffice to say, what is unfolding is exactly what myself and Gary Newman have predicted so many times and the shares, though down sharply today, remain on the bargepole list. The real shocker is buried in the waffle and the cashflow statement.
I start with house hunting with my mother-in-law in what is a bubble within a bubble. It has to end in tears. Then I look at Nightcap (NCAP) and how the disgrace of its IPO on the AIM sewer becomes even more disgraceful after today’s expose HERE. Tomorrow a modest 15 mile Woodlarks training walk is planned. We are at more than 33% of the Rogue Bloggers target but 94% of you are yet to donate. Go on, please give generously today HERE.
How on earth is Lyin’ James Draper still in charge of Bidstack (BIDS)? Dumping shares at almost four times the current price after lying to investors on a Justin the Clown podcast and while sitting on a lack of profits warning, issuing misleading RNS statements that had to be corrected and missing every financial target going is a piss poor CV even by the low standards of the AIM sewer. The man is a disgrace and is not fit to run a public lavatory let alone a public company. So to calendar 2020 results out today and the looming cash crisis.
This is such a mess, such a shit-shower of deceit and wrongdoing that it is necessary to split it into three parts. What follows is, even by the lowly standards of the AIM sewer, a total shocker.
Yesterday it was Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) which allowed Optibiotix (OPTI) to dump shares less than six months after announcing a firm lock in agreement lasting 12 months. Today it is Powerhouse Energy (PHE) showing that these announcements are utterly meaningless and investors cannot rely on them at all.
As you are aware, Marcus Stuttard, the clueless bogus Sheriff of AIM who heads up the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, continues to insist that his market is a great success. Indeed he recently stated:
Zoetic International (ZOE) has yet to respond to my bombshell dossier of six days ago which showed clearly it lying to investors, regulators and its – very few – customers. The silence is deafening. There are two possible explanations.
For years, AIM sewer listed Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) has spun the line that all it needed was a farm in partner to unlock massive potential for oil in the Bahamas. For years I have called out CEO Simon “Harry” Potter as a useless and grossly overpaid promoter who should be fired – here is a piece from 2015. And warned that this stock was just not investment grade - you can see a series of exposes and scoops HERE. Sadly, Potter was not fired in 2015 and today – with him having hauled out well over £5 million in compensation – since his 2011 appointment when the spoof started, the house of cards has collapsed. It will get worse.
You would have thought that after the last scandal we exposed, where Zak Mir acted as a good German and posted on the private Telegram chatroom false ramps on the orders of a Eurasia Mining (EUA) director, the company would be a bit more careful about how it discloses information. Think again. Today the shares crashed by 40% as it was announced that M&A director Alexei Chukov dumped 27.4 million shares at 29p. On the “private and secret” Telegram chatroom punters panicked as we showed you HERE.
Twice in the past week, most stridently yesterday afternoon HERE, I have made it clear that Verditek (VDTK), the serial AIM sewer deceiver ramped by shamed tipster “old mother” Walters and chaired by Tory toff Lord Willetts, needed to come clean on yet another pre-placing deceit and its lack of revenues. I guess the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation were listening as this morning the company fessed up. It’s ouzo time for me!
Brian Basham has been a legend of journalism and PR for more than fifty years. He moves in the highest circles of the Labour Party, is a serial AIM NED and exposer of corruption, notably the HBOS Reading scandal, and is a man not to be ignored. He has written a letter to AIM Regulation boss, the fake Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard which I publish in full below as it makes very strong allegations.
No! The dogs to whom I refer are not Ascent Resources (AST) and other pond life companies residing at the bottom end of the AIM sewer who are blessed with enthusiastic Align Research reports penned by the halfwitted enabler of fraud and smearer of journalists Dr Michael Green. But to a far more worthy cause as you can see below.
Well what is not to like? Having tried to find a buyer for this loss-making POS since February 19, the process has now been terminated and the adviser fired. But Audioboom (BOOM) would not wish you to think badly of it as a result.