I’m not sure what is going on at AIM-listed Inspirit Energy (INSP) but I notice that a new holder has appeared in the form of Monecor (London) Limited, which now holds 10.3% of the equity. Monecor is better known as ETX – a spreadbetting firm.
Just a few hours before voting to delist Octagonal (OCT) from the AIM Cesspit earlier this week, shareholders in the company were presented with unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2020. With AIM’s worst FD, Nilesh Jagatia, in charge and London’s worst Nomad, Roland “fatty” Cornish, signing off, you will not be shocked that there were a raft of howling schoolboy errors.
Today’s RNS from Octagonal (OCT) shows clearly that it tells lies and is thus run by a liar in John Gunn. However, it also suggests that its FD, AIM’s worst FD Nilesh Jagatia, cannot do basic maths and that its promises of a dividend and share buy backs are reckless in the extreme. Ahead of a GM vote on delisting, how can it be allowed to make such pledges?
Not only have Octagonal (OCT) and its boss John Gunn both been charged by the SEC with breaking Securities laws but both are now shown to have lied to investors in a massive way via RNS. Today they admit to that crime and then lie again. How on earth AIM Regulation think Gunn is fit to run not one but two AIM listed companies, Octagonal and Inspirit (INSP), defies belief.
With all the law enforcement hassles over at Octagonal plc (OCT), which shares the Chairman, CEO and Finance Director in the same roles as at AIM-listed Inspirit Energy Holdings (INSP) one might imagine that their attentions are rather taken up at Octagonal. After all, being charged by the SEC in the USA is a serious matter which could have devastating consequences. So I wonder if anything has been forgotten…….such as this:
In today’s podcast I look at Powerhouse Energy (PHE), Supply@ME Capital (SYME), Pires Investments (PIRI) and Chris Akers, MyHealthChecked (MHC), Inspirit (INSP), Octagonal (OCT), and Remote Monitored Systems (RMS).
At 1.25pm AIM-listed POS Inspirit Energy (INSP) issued a statement relating to fellow AIM-listed Octagonal, where its CEO and Chairman John Gunn, and Finance Director Nilesh Jagatia also reside in the same roles, whose subsidiary, Global Investment Strategy is Inspirit’s sole broker – the very same subsidiary which has been charged by the SEC – alongside John Gunn, for aiding and abetting – with violating US broker-dealer registration provisions of the Securities Exchange Act 1934. Given that Jagatia and Gunn make up two thirds of the board of Inspirit, there clearly is a problem here!
I start with the issue of how we all delude ourselves about how bad bad news can be. My case study is Octagonal (OCT) and the scale of any likely punishment by the SEC. Then I ask whether we should all jump on board Malcolm Stacey’s green shite bandwagon and abandon any “dirty” old world plays? You see it is not as simple as the old guy claims. Do you remember when he was telling us all to buy Radio stocks back in 1927?
The pressure must surely be mounting on Roland “Fatty” Cornish as he tucks into his fourth helping of spotted dick with extra lashings of custard this Sunday lunchtime. The shambles at AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) where he presides as (London’s worst) Nomad is a shocker, as detailed by Tom Winnifrith HERE. But fellow AIM-listed Inspirit Energy (INSP) – same Nomad, same finance director, same head honcho in the form of John Gunn – is surely at risk of suspension this coming week, and it released diabolical FY results to June at 11.22 am on Christmas Eve.
Facing SEC charges which will destroy its core business and should wipe out its balance sheet, John Gunn’s Octagonal (OCT) is toast. But were there warning signs? Is the Pope a frigging Catholic? This site warned you time and time again about this company and also Gunn’s other AIM hound Inspirit (INSP) which is surely also a zero now.
On Christmas Eve Octagonal PLC (OCT) and John Gunn issued an RNS which is, with the document below, indicates to be a monstrous lie. The Nomad who signed it off, Mr Roland “fatty” Cornish is – as I showed HERE and HERE – massively implicated in this mess and should be struck off by AIM Regulation asap. But back to the Christmas Eve RNS. It looks to be a massive lie, surely now shares in Gunn’s other AIM listed dog, Inspirit (INSP) must be suspended too.
Yesterday I revealed how Roland “Fatty” Cornish was, as Nomad to Octagonal (OCT), approached by a whistleblower about manifest and multiple regulatory failings but instead of acting on this matter he dobbed the whistleblower into the company which saw the whistleblower getting a lawyer’s letter. This should see Fatty struck off as a Nomad now that the SEC – with FCA help – is charging Octagonal and its boss John Gunn over these matters and others. It gets worse for Fatty.
Unfortunately Boris Johnson is still celebrating his Brexit success, before sharing what is in the document with anyone else. What could possibly go wrong!? So he has asked me to help out with the final adjudication of this year’s ShareProphets Christmas Red Flags sweepstakes – with, as ever, absolutely no prize at all beyond the immeasurable kudos involved. So here is my list of RNS Red Flags on Christmas Eve.
This is all to do with events at Octagonal (OCT) described earlier. When did Fatty know? The answer is that thanks to a whistleblower, it was aeons ago. But it is what he did about it that is the real scandal and why AIM Regulation must drum him out of the City PDQ if it is to maintain any sort of pretence that AIM is a credible market. PS. Merry Christmas to one and all, even Fatty.
At 8 AM on Christmas Eve, shares in Octagonal (OCT) were suspended on the AIM Casino. At 1.04 PM, with the market closed and everybody switching off their screens, came the bombshell. Assisted by the FCA, the SEC has charged Octagonal’s main subsidiary, Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd. (GIS), for clearing and settling billions of dollars of U.S. securities transactions without registering as a broker-dealer in violation of the federal securities laws. The SEC also charged John William Gunn, its founder and principal, with aiding and abetting those violations. Kerboom. You cannot say that I have not warned you for years that Gunn – who also runs uber dog Inspirit (INSP) – was a prize rotter.
I start with Joshua’s Advent calendar, Then it is onto tales of boardroom greed and naughtiness at Octagonal (OCT) which is to leave the AIM Cesspit. Based on what I reveal today, where do you think its cash will go? Then it is onto Verditek (VDTK), Bidstack (BIDS) and a second company run by a former Tory MP, Powerhouse Energy (PHE) where the man in charge is sleazy Tim Yeo.
You cannot say that I have not warned you all so many times that Octagonal (OCT) would end in tears. Corporate Governance and related party deals involving boss John Gunn were shocking and Nilesh Jagatia is, without doubt, the worst FD on the AIM casino. Today came news of a delisting and the shares have collapsed by almost 70% to just 0.7p. I do hope that the Bulletin Board Morons who knew so much better than useless old Tom Winnifrith, were well lubed up.
AIM-listed serial dog Inspirit Energy (INSP) released its interims yesterday at 2.33pm and it is same old, same old: the bills keep on coming in but where's the progress on its boiler? And when will the cash run out? – and why was its broker - a subsidiary of housemate Octagonal plc - holding such a proportion of its cash?...
For a small company, Octagonal (OCT) seems to get through more auditors at a rapid pace with no less than 3 different firms of auditors for the listed entity in the last five years and two changes of auditors for each of the principal subsidiaries.
Octagonal (OCT) CFO's is Nilesh Jagatia a strong contender for the worst CFO of an AIM company. No I lie. As we have demonstrated over and over again, he is not only useless but, almost certainly, bent as well.
This gets worse and worse for Chris Rynning, the former boss of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Origo Partners (OPP). Having discussed how a billion Kroner disappeared to tax-havens under this self-styled China expert, today E24 looks at the company credit card. If you thought Nilesh Jagatia of Teathers (TEA), Insprit (INSP) and Octagonal (OCT) was, ahem, generous (to himself), this appears to take the biscuit.
In today’s bearcast I start with missing cat news (there is some hope) and end with news of the ultimate cruel an unusual torture for Andrew Monk. Think of the poor man and donate to rogue bloggers for Woodlarks HERE. I cover Marechale Capital (MAC) and AIM bad boy Leon Hogan, Maestrano (MNO), Redhall (RHL), Management Resource Solutions (MRS), Bould Opportunities (BOU) and Octagonal (OCT). Go on think again of poor Monkey and get the (now) eleven rogue bloggers over the £15,000 mark HERE
I start by talking you through yesterday's Odd One Out contest explaining the schoolboy error made by Nigel Somerville and others. I look at the Autolus news in relation to Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) where as a loyal shareholder I shall be attending the May 15 AGM in Oxford with a few questions for Neil "nomates" Woodford. I flag up a shocking little episode at Clear Leisure (CLP) which should make you worry about Octagonal (OCT) and Inspirit (INSP) given that their FD is disgraced Niliesh Jagatia then discuss Management Resource Solutions (MRS) and finally, in detail, Toople (TOOP). Tomorrow I really will read out a Woodlarks heros roll call. Please join that list ahead of then HERE
In today's podcast I start with the shocking revelations about Neil Woodford's greed and reward for failure. Folks like Nomates are more of a threat to capitalism than Lenin. I am vindicated on Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) and await apologies from the Bulletin Board Morons. I discuss the whole affair including the shameless behaviuour of FinnCap (FCAP). Truly FinnCrap is a moral sewer. I discuss First Derivatives (FDP), offer up my nap buy for Q1 2019 and have some questions that require an urgent answer from John Gunn's Octagonal (OCT)
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?
I said I would take a look at the annual accounts to March 2018 of Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd (GIS) which AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) owns. After all, Octagonal announced by RNS in April that GIS expects to report EBITDA of £3.01 million, a record for the Group, on sales of £6.53 million for the year ended 31 March 2018 and that cash in the bank or equivalents more than £5m as at 31 March 2018. Hmm – let’s see how those statements worked out.
Tom Winnifrith pointed to some previous anomalies at AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) where John Gunn (of AIM-listed dog Inspirit Energy) and Nilesh Jagatia (of Teathers infamy) reside. Today, I had an email drop into my inbox…..it is all very odd.
Yesterday AIM-listed Octagonal (OCT) released a Director’s Dealings RNS. Nothing unusual about that, you might think, but the text was announcing that CEO John Gunn was taking a loan secured against his shares in the company. Is he doing an Equities First type of deal?
Any company employing disgraced Nilesh Jagathia of Teathers infamy is a good bet either to go tits up or to get into a spot of bother for not filing documents properly at Companies House. And that brings us to Octagonal (OCT) PLC where clueless Nilesh does the books.
Having featured in the ‘New Year bury bad news stakes’ and with questions having been raised about CFO Nilesh Jagatia, I note shares in Inspirit Energy (INSP) remain in the doldrums following half-year results announced on 31st March. I also note the announcement was made at 9.49am. An attempt to miss the usual 7am RNS scrutiny?...
Nilesh Jagatia the former FD at now delisted AIM bad boy Teathers Financial (TEA) is now enmeshed in controvery not only over Teather's serial ability to file accounts on time but over how shareholder's cash was used not only on entertainment involving semi clad young ladies but also for apparently personal spending by Nilesh. One hopes that by now the Old Bill and HMRC have been asked to have a butcher's. Amazingly Mr Jagatia remains as FD at two other AIM Companies both, as it happens, run by John Gunn: Inspirit (INSP) and Octagonal (OCT). I have now written to John Gunn.
Yesterday I revealed a series of 74 "interesting" transactions on the Teathers Financial (TEA) company credit card and some curious payments on the Teathers pre-payment card belonging to Nilesh Jagatia the company's former FD. There is now a very real suspicion that Teather's poor shareholders were paying for Jagatia's domestic shopping at his local Sainsbury's in South Woodford and that he was making withdrawals from the company's account for personal use. I have thus written to the new CEO flip flop Ben Turney who, of course arrived in the coup that saw Jagatia fired. The letter is below.
The way that shareholders' cash was pissed away on corporate jollies & semi clad young ladies by the former board of Teathers Financial (TEA) has already been documented fully here. But documents have now fallen into my possession, here at Winnileaks, which ask even bigger questions about FD Nilesh Jagatia who is pro tem, still FD at AIM-listed Inspirit (INSP) and Octagonal (OCT). After this bombshell I wonder for how long.
Octagonal (OCT) published a trading update yesterday which contained some strong numbers from its wholly owned subsidiary Global Investment Strategy UK Limited as follows:
Pornography, naked women, sheep shagging Taffs. Actually there is nothing of the sort in this bearcast but I mention it just to annoy Kay Larsen,a prudish and stupid PR spinner for Sepura (SEPU). Kay is a really silly cow and we have crossed swords before so I rub her nose in it with her client whose statement today is a scandal. The rozzers really need to have a butchers. Then I cover Modern Water (MWG), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG) and a trio of uber dogs with uber fleas: Blur (BLUR), Inspirit (INSP) and related party Octagonal (OCT). Then I look at Phil Edmonds creation Sable (SBLM) which is now a month away from AIM casino death. Its sister company is the fraud African Potash (AFPO) and I cover this matter in detail. It looks as if the Mrs will give birth tomorrow so if I take a break and you miss me either listen to the archive HERE or google "tourettes audio" and find something similar. Warning: this podcast contains some very bad language especially for the prude Kay Larsen.
We know from an Inspirit Energy Holdings (INSP) announcement on 17 May 2016 that Octagonal (OCT) remains a major shareholder in Inspirit and that John Gunn is a director of both Inspirit and also Octagonal. This really is a cosy old relationship between the two AIM POS companies.
Now that Teathers (TEA) disgraced Nilesh Jagatia has finally published accounts for another AIM POS, we can have a look at how Octagonal (OCT) has valued its investments. We start by looking at City Golf Clubs Limited.
I start with the bad news for whoever owns Fred Olsen. I think look at Octagonal (OCT), Blur (BLUR), much ramped Keras Resources (KRS), XCite Energy (XEL), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), 88 Energy (88E), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), Sareum (SAR) and then a joke IPO called Widecells (WDC), which listed yesterday and is now the subject of a ramp. Feel the stem cells. No actually don't. Just sell.
After yesterday's farce of John Gunn's Octagonal (OCT) being forced to respond to an article by myself (HERE), it seems that Mr Gunn has been a busy boy.
Earlier today I flagged up that John Gunn run POS enterprise Octagonal (OCT) had, in April, promised results in June but had not only not published its numbers (never a good sign) but had also parted company with its auditor last month but not told anyone about it. In direct response to MY ARTICLE HERE, Octagonal fished its corpulent and useless Nomad Roland "Fatty" Cornish out of his four course luncheon to issue a statement. It is another comedy classic from Fatty. Boy he does know how to tell em.
On 29 April 2016, Octagonal (OCT) issued a Post Close Trading Update in respect of its wholly owned subsidiary and primary business, Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd ("GIS"), following completion of the reporting period to 31 March 2016. It that announcement it made the following statement:
Are you a pissed off shareholder in Teathers Financial (TEA), Inspirit (INSP), Octagonal (OCT) or any other company associated with Justin and Jason Drummond or Nilesh Jagatia? If so you are going to get even more pissed off as I have obtained and publish below a lawyers letter which exposes wholesale fraud and deception at their last outfit Media Corp (MDC). It is shocking.
Who would you want running the AIM PLC board from hell? Naturally with Outsourcery (OUT) becoming his 39th business failure, or is it 38 I lose track, Dragon's Den flop Piers Linney has to be the CEO. I'd nominate that silly woman from Easyjet (EZJ) as Group Equal Opportunities Officer. The Chairman has to be the patrician twit Gibson Smith formerly at the LSE. The FD...check out the CV of Nilesh Jagatia of Inspirit (INSP) and Teather's (TEA) infamy now on the run!
On 12 June 2015, Octagonal Plc (OCT) issued a document entitled “Proposed Acquisition and Shareholder Circular” in connection with the proposed acquisition of Global Investment Strategy Limited.
I find Octagonal (OCT) such a frustrating stock as, at the heart of it, there appears to be a decent business that can throw off cash and that potentially looks undervalued using standard valuation metrics but while the CEO and major shareholder, John Gunn, continues to use its bank balance as a personal investment piggybank, I have to leave it well alone.
24 hours to go to UK Investor and I am screaming at all comers, I really hate the days in the run up to the show. Anyhow (it will all be over tomorrow and I hope you have a great time. Can someone bring me a bottle of ouzo to dull the pain afterwards? On today's podcast I look at the Restaurant Group (RTN) and what its profits warning says about the economy and consumer behaviour. I look at David Lenigas associated shite Octagonal (OCT) and its rum and coke statement, Nighthawk (HAWK), London Capital (LCG), Igas (IGAS) and make a general observation about oil prices and oil stocks.
Annual accounts and other statements indicate that John Gunn has a very significant holding in AIM Casino listed Inspirit Energy (INSP) which some private investors probably take comfort from. The ally of Jabba The Hutt always says that he is in it with ordinary investors. Well, up to a point. Let's rewind.
Today's ramp de jour is Marechale (MAC) which I debunk completely. The same rampers were active in Peer TV (PTV) - see earlier - and Glenwick (GWIK). They are scumbags. I laugh at Lenigas Cuba (CUB) have you seen the latest trade? Then it is onto Environmental Recyclying (ENRT), Octagonal (OCT), LGO Energy (TOAST), Greatland Gold (GGP), STM Group (STM), Phorm (PHRM), Quantum Pharma (QP.), XCite Energy (XEL) and Bahamas Petroleum (BPC), both in my 11 oil stocks to go bust list.
Featuring shares in Beowulf Mining (BEM), Hydrodec (HYR), Ncondezi Energy (NCCL), Octagonal (OCT), Orosur Mining (OMI) and Peer TV (PTV) with share price targets set for all six stocks.
Featuring shares in Audioboom (BOOM), Finnaust Mining (FAM), Fastforward Innovations (FFWD), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Octagonal (OCT) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets set for all six stocks.
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at email@example.com - Today I look at shares in Octagonal (OCT), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and W Resources (WRES) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Jabba The Hutt is no longer on the board but he ramps shares in Octagonal (OCT) on twitter and his pal from Inspirit (INSP), John Gunn, runs the show. Piss poor interims were out yesterday but being Jabba related they contained a clear breach of AIM Rules - just what was it trying to hide?
I am still on the prescription pain killers as you may be able to guess. And I am still pondering what to get the Mrs for Christmas - any ideas please post away in the comments section. I end with a question for Jabba The Hutt and Afriag (AFRI): tell me David Lenigas what is happening on January 20 2016? In the podcast I cover Infrastrata (INFA), disappointing news from Armadale Capital (ACP), Inspirit (INSP), Octagonal (OCT) - two John Gunn /Lenigas creations - Asian Citrus (ACHL), eServGlobal (ESG), Impact Holdings (IHUK) and ask the question could WH Ireland (WHI) - full dossier on its sins HERE - run out of free cash soon? The answer after today is that the pensioner muggers could well do so. Karma.
Once again sincere apologies to Jabba The Hutt groupies for failing to pick up David Lenigas on anything in yesterday's podcast. Before you all get cold turkey, I have a few observations about Octagonal (OCT) nonsense today.I start with a look at React Energy (REAC) a trainwreck involved in green energy shite. I suggest that anyone who believes in this hocus pocus nonsense should read "The Real Global Warming Disaster" by uncle Chris. Then it is onto Anglesey Mining (ATM), Golden Saint Resources (GSR), Slater & Gordon (TOAST) and Northern Petroleum (NOP). See you all tomorrow at Gold & Bears in London.
I have already demonstrated that the “investments” made by AIM listed Octagonal (OCT) – director Da vid Lenigas – are not worth anything like their stated value and that balance sheet support is illusory. But at least there was some cash. Or there was.
Anyone who was mad enough to back the Octagonal (OCT) placing at 2p this June is already 57.5% down. I guess by the standards of most David Lenigas placings of late that has to be viewed as a roaring success. I first touched on Octagonal as a car crash underway HERE and yesterday discussed its first rum and coke balance sheet entry HERE. But it gets worse (for Dave) and better for me.
Those mug punters who backed the 2p £1.7 million placing by David Lenigas AIM POS Octagonal (OCT) in June as it snapped up GIS, a firm owned by Big Dave’s pal John Gunn, have done better than most folks backing the fat Aussie share ramper. The shares are now 0.85p to sell, so in five months they have only lost 57.5%. Compared to other Lenigas car crashes that is not too bad. Now let’s start a series looking at what they actually bought.
Having been warned off by the thuggish PR to David Lenigas (HERE) I have asked AIM Regulation to get the low down on Big Dave's trades or otherwise in LGO Energy (see HERE). And then what next? Aha Octagonal (OCT), an AIM listed company where the aforementioned Mr David Lenigas is involved - needless to say its shares have slumped. Then it is onto Nanoco (NANO) and Wandisco (WAND) as well as Lonmin (LMI). Finally I commend to you last night's BBC programme by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on waste and the supermarkets. Can Malcolm Stacey reallysay the are ethical investments? I commend you all to watch it. Remember I grew up in a hippie self-sufficent family so maybe I am biased but I was horrified.
Featuring shares in Mobile Streams (MOS), Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG), Octagonal (OCT), Paragon Entertainment (PEL), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Surgical Innovations (SUN), together with some share price targets.
Featuring shares in African Potash (AFPO), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Kuala Innovations (KUL), Mobile Streams (MOS), Octagonal (OCT) with share price targets for all five stocks.
There are a couple of obvious points to note as far as the daily chart picture at Octagonal over the recent past has been concerned.
Featuring the shares of Atlas Development (ADSS), Connemara (CON), Fastnet Oil & Gas (FAST), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Octagonal (OCT), Sunrise Resources (SRES), together with some share price targets.
Featuring Boxhill Technologies (BOX), Kodal Minerals (KOD), Octagonal (OCT), Petropavlovsk (POG), Weatherly International (WTI)
A pot pouri of a podcast today starting with the pronounciation pedant, the great Paul Scott. Then onto a cracking Zero Hedge article on how we should have treated the banksters in 2008 - we should have followed Iceland. Then on to Greece, Octagonal, Trap Oil, Nyota, Sefton, Afren, Alba Minerals, Monitise, Power Capital Global and Windar Photonics
Shares in “AIM traded investing company focused on opportunities within the financial services' sector”, Octagonal plc (OCT) currently trade more than 40% higher today, at 0.26p, on the back of an announcement that “it has entered into conditional agreements to acquire the issued share capital of Global Investment Strategy UK Ltd that it does not currently own”. So, what’s the excitement about? …