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.
I start with news of flooding at the Welsh Hovel, and end with a reminder of podcasting schedules as I head to the Greek hovel. Then, I apologise to Peter Brailey as I cover: Simec Atlantic (SAE); Kefi (KEFI); Ince (INCE); Arden (ARDN); Cellular Goods (CBX); Chill Brands (FRAUD); Gatemore fund managers and Sensyne (SENS); Mark Slater and the folly of attempting corporate regime change; and Audioboom (BOOM).
This marriage of two AIM-sewer-listed companies gets dumber and dumber by the day.
Two days ago Ince (INCE) the provider of legal and other corporate services announced an all share offer for sub scale Nomad Arden (ARDN). I flagged up then that this was a sign of a top of the market and also that there were bound to be conflicts of interest which would make this deal a nightmare not a blessing. Those COIs have cropped up sooner than expected and shares in Ince were suspended yesterday.
I deal with Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) first. Then it is onto Yourgene (YGEN) and its trading statement, Eurasia (EUA) and a two year farce and finally the bid for Arden (ARDN) by Ince Group (INCE) and what to make of it all. I feel uncomfortable for reasons I explain.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has announced a Memorandum of Understanding with a company called Viritech Limited via and RNS Reach this morning. Of course, and RNS Reach is not a full RNS and should be treated more as marketing material, certainly with no implied financial impact. A trip to Companies House shows us why……
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 gather that it is ouzo on cornflakes time at Peter Brailey’s this morning as Simec Energy (SAE) shares have gone into meltdown on the back of a disingenuous but unmistakeably bad statement – something clever old Peter predicted HERE. The stench of David Cameron, Lex Greensill and Tory sleaze is at the heart of the problem.
Self-styled “a world leader in Narrowband Radio Frequency Smart Mesh Networks” CyanConnode (CYAN) has made an RNS Reach announcement that Arden has published a research note on the company. At a guess, a favourable such note then!…
Three announcements came this morning from Westminster Group (WSG), the cash-guzzling AIM promote run by sleazy ex Tory MP Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy. All add to Tom Winnifrith’s 5th rule of investing: If the porcine piece of slime Tony Baldry is involved, sell.
The Dark Destroyer, aka Matt Earl, has branded Andrew Monk, the Banning Buffoon for his call to ban shorting in a fiery twitter exchange. I discuss why Matt is right on all counts. I chatted to Nigel Wray, Britain's Buffett, at length today about the markets, individual shares, the coronavirus, the shape of the recession, consumer attitudes and most interestingly about commercial property, which he knows a bit about. I also discuss Sosandar (SOS), Finncrap (FCAP), Arden (ARDN), WH Ireland (WHI) and other Nomad/brokers and when the FCA will have to step in to check their solvency. Finally a few words on the Government's daft £330 billion loan scheme.
Having sent a missive to AIM Regulation yesterday concerning AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) and its Trading Update which appeared to admit to contravention of AIM Rule 11, the company issued a clarification RNS which appeared to me to completely contradict the original one, and both were signed off by Nomad Arden Partners under the watchful eye of the fine upstanding Mr Paul Shackleton, of China-fraud Naibu (NBU) and Daniel Stewart infamy. Call me old-fashioned, but the two statements appear to me to be impossibly contradictory – and that brings me to AIM Rule 10. Thus I have written again to AIM Regulation.
Following my letter to AIM Regulation this morning, AIM-listed Haydale Graphene (HAYD) has attempted to quell the reaction to yesterday’s trading update, which appears to show that the company was allowed by its Nomad to breach AIM Rules by offering a clarification. But it is attempting to clarify the unclarifiable.
Once again, as happens several times each week, the word vindication springs to mind. You cannot say that you were not warned countless times, right from the time of its IPO to the near reading of the last rites today, that this crock of shit would end in tears. That moment is almost upon us.
Previously writing on CyanConnode (CYAN), in July I questioned its “confidence that we will meet full year market expectations”. Now a “Trading and Business Update”…
We have written extensively on the various related party deals at Tom Cross fiefdom Parkmead (PMG) but belated companies house filings now allow us to follow the complete money trail and this stinks. I really cannot see how Nomad Arden can tolerate this unless, of course, it is morally bankrupt and only cares about getting another retainer.
AIM Cesspit Posterboy Management Resource Solutions (MRS) served up another dollop of comedy on Friday. On Thursday it had waited until someone had had plenty of time to dump shares with the price tonking, before suspending its shares because of bad news it has known about well before the UK market opened. That news was that Voluntary Administrators had been appointed to 5 Australian subsidiaries. Now we learn more…
The critical point about yesterday’s full year numbers from TrakM8 (TRAK) is that they show a company with zero earnings visibility, burning cash and with a drowning in debt balance sheet which is thinner than an Ethiopian super model when it comes to tangible net asset backing. I do not wish to sound like an accosting pedant and geek but there is another issue: auditors PWC Southampton have screwed up and the numbers need to be corrected and re-issued. Let me explain:
On 2 May Management Resource Solutions (MRS) held an investor lie-fest at the offices of its uber expensive PR posh-tards FTI Consulting. It was recorded so hapless Nomad Arden has full access to what was said. I have already detailed, here, a stunning admission by boss John Zorbas which would have seen any normal Nomad resign on the spot. But there was more….
China fraud specialist Paul Shackleton is trying to restore his soiled reputation and personal finances as head of the Nomad team at Arden. But this is proving hard given the activities of Arden client Management Resource Solutions (MRS). Over the weekend, thanks to Winnileaks, we exposed the biggest lie yet told by Management boss John Zorbas over the dodgy as hell related party nest of snakes £1.32 million acquisition of Alerion. In friendship, I have written to Mr Shackleton asking if Arden will quit as Nomad now and explaining exactly why they must. I have cc’d in AIM Regulation.
At the investor presentation on 2 May at the offices of uber expensive PR posh-wits FTI Consulting, which was attended by over 20 sceptical and angry investors, Management Resource Solutions (MRS) boss John Zorbas again showed he was, quite possibly, a liar.
Believe it or not AIM PLC directors are meant to be deemed by their Nomad to be “fit and proper” individuals to hold such a post. Don’t all laugh at once. And that brings me to John Zorbas the boss of insolvent Management Resource Solutions (MRS) which is happy to lie to investors.
If an AIM listed company lies to its Nomad and to the market the Nomad should quit on the spot. Thanks to Winnileaks we bring you an email exchange below which shows that Management Resource Solutions (MRS) told a monster lie this week. The end should be nigh. I have alerted the Nomad, AIM Regulation and the FCA.
I record ahead of the arrival of the removals men. Grim North here we come! On the agenda today is Mayan Energy (MYN) where comrade Jennings of Align is getting a little ahead of himself and then the scandal of the day, Management Resource Solutions (MRS) where my work has been 100% vindicated as it admits - thanks to me - to the related party nest of snakes. But still, as shareholders try to out two leading snakes, the company and its pathetic Nomad Arden are behaving disgracefully. This insolvent piece of crap stinks and I explain why. Now as I crack on with assisting the removal men how about you join the roll call of heros HERE
During the weekend in three separate articles I have detailed what an insolvent can of worms is AIM Cesspit listed Management Resource Solutions (MRS) and asked questions that need answering about its latest £1.32 million all share acquisition. The company has failed to answer the matters raised and its shares have plunged another 25.4% to 2.35p today. I have thus written to Nomad Arden demanding that it suspend trading in the shares at once and why. The letter is below.
Yesterday I explained why Management Resource Solutions (MRS) was technically insolventand why its propsed £1.32 million all share purchase of drone start up Alerion was a joke that no respectable Nomad would have signed off on. But it gets worse and there is another massive question for hapless Nomad Arden to consider....
A “Group Reorganisation and Fundraising” announcement from Obtala (OBT), including Chairman Miles Pelham stating “we believe these developments have the potential to be transformational for Obtala”…
Like Tom Winnifrith I am licking my wounds, after AIM-listed Big Sofa (BST) announced awful interims (after the deadline, but escaped being suspended by releasing the numbers first thing this morning before AIM announced today’s suspensions) and a placing so heavily discounted that it made the interims look like the company had won the lottery. It has been a bad couple of weeks. Having been keen I suggested that readers pile in when IPSOS bought at a big premium yet the shares hardly moved. If it looks too good to be true…..lesson learnt.
AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) has offered the market an RNS this morning describing “Strong Commercial Progress”. Bearing in mind the profit warning of last week, and the inevitability of another bailout placing one wonders if this marks the appearance of pastures new in the distance, or whether it is just a pre-placing ramp.
Now this is starting to get interesting. PrimaryBid which we have backed since its launch has now got three decent AIM brokers as investors and as of now when they do placings for clients, PerimaryBid customers will be able to participate. This means getting into GOOD placings from half decent brokers acting for decent companies and this is revolutionary. I am already signed up as a client, if you are not sign up - its free - now HERE.
We gather that the Chairman of AIM-listed Cloudbuy (CBUY) has made a few new friends on LinkedIn – much needed after Westhouse Securities’ summary resignation as Nomad and Broker yesterday. Things are looking up, for Mr Duncan has picked up three amigos via LinkedIn who are at Arden. Our money is on this being the new Nomad and Broker.