Nightcap (NGHT), the company that uses shareholders cash to pay off the personal liabilities of its CEO Sarah Willingham and which hands out bonuses to her husband for doing M&A deals however bad, nonsensical or related party, has served up a- not surprisingly – poor trading statement. The uncalled for Plan B lockdown clearly hurt.
In today ‘s Bearcast I look at Sarah Willingham’s swimsuit pose and why it makes Nightcap (NGHT) uninvestable even before the next COVID restrictions which will kill her business. Then it is onto Cineworld (CINE) where its Canadian shock today only adds to its miseries. It remains a stonking short with its own G issues. Finally Ben’s Creek (BEN) and an unexpected twist at what remains a short.
As I exposed, a few weeks ago, the Independent NED at Nightcap (NGHT) who signs off on bonuses for failure for CEO Sarah Willingham and bonuses for crap M&A for her husband is in fact her best friend’s husband and so if he is independent I am a banana. Toby Van der Meer is, in fact, so keen on the Willingham family that he charges £0 for his services to Nightcap. So he charges nothing and waives through utterly iunjustifiable payments to Sarah and her hubby and is also the man who allowed the company to pay a personal legal settlement of La Willingham which the prospectus explicitly said it would not do. So just how close and non independent are the Van Der Meer’s and the Willingham’s?Judge for yourself…
There is no word from scandal ridden AIM cash guzzler Nightcap (NGHT) on the misuse of company funds by CEO Sarah Willingham and others or the undeclared non-independence of the NED who waived such payments through. Instead Willingham’s other half Michael will get his third £100,000 bonus of 2021 for arranging another completely insane acquisition.
I start on gold and why, though a bull, I can’t be as bullish as I think I should be. We are all prisoners of our pasts. Then back to Nightcap (NGHT) the corporate goverance disgrace founded by Sarah Willingham of Dragon’s Den fame. This all started with the greed and reward for failure I exposed HERE, the misuse of company funds exposed HERE and then the shocking undisclosed relationship of La Willingham with the chap who runs the Remuneration Committee HERE. Now I turn to chairman Gareth Edwards and another NED Thi Hanh Jelf and the Pinsent Masons connection. Can we really view Gareth as independent? I call for three resignations and the return of company funds first thing tomorrow. That is the least Nomad Allenby should accept as the price for it not resigning.
The top non-Tom article this week is Oil and Gas– I think an inflection point has been reached: oil could hit $200 and here is why by Peter Bailey at number three or number eight if you include the Bearcasts.
I start with Lyin’ Chris, a fraudster whose work at African Potash I exposed on these pages. Now thanks to the FCA being useless he is President of a $3.7 billion US listed company which will, I’m sure,end in tears. Well done the FCA. Then onto why failings in corporate governance lead to shareholders getting stiffed with reference to Edge VCT but more to today’s shocking new exposes on Sarah Willingham and Nightcap (NGHT)
The chair of the Remuneration committee at Nightcap PLC (NGHT) is senior NED Toby Van der Meer. So it is Toby who must have approved the payments of £167,530 to settle legal liabilites of Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham,her husband Michael and others when the prospectus specifically said the company was indemnified. And Toby must have pushed through the 100% performance related bonus for La Willingham for last year when the group lost c£5 million. But as a NED he is independent right? Er…
Yesterday’s bombshell exposure of the misallocation of £167,530 of company funds by persons including the CEO and Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham should be enough to see heads roll. But if La Willingham and hapless Nomad Allenby thought this was the last of my exposes it is in for a massive shock this weekend.
Because the CEO of NightCap (NGHT) is a bird, the financial press feels obliged to overlook the manifest corporate governance failings of this overvalued disgrace to AIM. Anyone criticising the greed and absurd conflicts of interest of Dragons Den star Sarah Willingham is naturally a sexist beast all of whose views can therefore be dismissed. As such no member of the mainstream media will report on section 12.1 of the IPO prospectus from December 2020. They are too scared. I’m not.
Nightcap (NGHT) the joke SPAC created by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham to buy an insolvent bars group where she was a director and major shareholder, not from the receiver as it should have done, but from shareholders, including La Willingham herself, has published its first annual results and they are truly diabolical.
Faced with a plunging share price since the “oversubscribed” placing and founder shareholder stock dump in May, what does Dragon’s Den “star” Sarah Willingham do for her NightCap (NGHT) baby. First: panic. Second put out out a rushed trading statement with old news and missing out critical numbers.
At the tail end of the week before last, NightCap (NCAP) – the AIM Company created by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham to buy - at a grossly inflated price – an insolvent company which she had founded, sounded out investors about a placing of £5-6 million at 25p. I exposed that so forcing a statement. Today comes news that she has raised £10 million but at only 23p. The shares were 33.5p before the roadshow. Natch Sarah says “We are really pleased to see such strong demand in support of the Nightcap strategy”. Tell you what love: If you’d cut the price again you could have raised even more.
There are a lot of disgraceful things happening today and so this is a long bearcast and Matthew and his Dog will enjoy it. In it, I cover: the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME), the Zoetic (ZOE) fraud, the utter shocker at Live Company (LVCG), where Fatty covers himself in shame, Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap (NGHT), a gotcha! for me but more smoke and mirrors and valuation anomalies from Ms W and finally Braveheart Investment Management (BRH). In the excitement, I forgot to mention uber dog Bidstack (BIDS) which is now down to its last seven weeks cash and where a bailout placing must be imminent. If you enjoyed today’s show, how about backing the Rogue Bloggers HERE?
Yesterday I revealed how Sarah Willingham’s Nightcap (NGHT) was scrabbling around to raise money via a bucket shop placing. Let’s hope it manages to spend less on this fund raise than the AIM admission which had estimated costs of admission of £1 million to raise gross proceeds of £4 million, a ludicrous 25% of money raised.
Having ramped shares in Nightcap (NGHT) up to 32p-35p, the company’s managers led by Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham are, I can reveal, attempting a bailout placing to raise £5-6 million at just 25p. There is no specific acquisition planned and this is simply because less than four months after its IPO it is running out of cash.
The IPO of Nightcap (NGHT) was pushed back from pre Christmas to early January which means that in announcing results for the period 23rd September to December 31 2020, it reveals sod all of interest which allows boss Sarah Willingham to engage in fantasies about expanding her chain from 10 to 50 units. This disgrace of an IPO gets more tawdry by the day.
Shares in Ms Willingham’s AIM-listed Nightcap (NGHT) are the 3rd biggest riser on the Casino today, up 26% at 17p on the back of an article in the Mail on Sunday by Ms Harriet Dennys which, as I pointed out yesterday, is total bollocks and a deceipt. It quotes Ms Willingham and the question is has she told a monstrous lie or is Ms Dennys just making things up? With the shares roofing it, I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation as the company needs to comment urgently. This is a false market.
I start with the question of who should pay for lockdown via taxes or inflation. Then it is onto an article by Harriet Dennys in the Mail on Sunday on NightCap (NGHT), the AIM baby of Sarah Willingham of Dragon’s Den which could go bust by July. The article is so bad, so full of massive factual errors and so utterly misleading that it is easily the worst piece of financial journalism I’ve seen so far this year. And that includes articles by Zak Mir. Seriously, writing this sort of bollocks does have consequences.
Today I look at three companies. I start with Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) where I ask if it is better to travel than to arrive? Then it is onto Sarah Willingham, Allenby Capital, The Sunday Times and their collective shame in the disgraceful AIM IPO of car crash in waiting Nightcap (NGHT). Finally I look at Sosandar (SOS).
If you have invested in the IPO of her Nightcap (NGHT) company on AIM, I suggest that you have been. This company could go bust by the summer and should never have been allowed on the Casino. What on earth have Nomad Allenby and AIM Regulation been smoking?
Gary Newman got much grief in times gone by for warning folks about this dog. Today, I imagine he will be enjoying extra ouzo with his fishcakes as the shares were suspended from AIM as the one month notice period of, now, former Nomad Strand Hanson came to a close. But what next?
I discuss both the article which you can see below which really is the worst piece of financial journalism seen this year. It does bring me to why celebrity endorsed investments are so often utter stinkers, looking back at those backed by David Beckham, Fergie, Linney himself, Fergie and at the NightCap AIM IPO driven by ghastly Sarah Willingham with no conflicts of interest at all!
I start with Joshua’s Advent calendar which today, I think, is #fakenews. Then I look at Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Coral Products (CRU) – you guys all owe me a bottle of ouzo, Sarah Willingham’s dog Nightcap, Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) and then finally
don’t all fantasise about killing me at once the con that is Supply@ME Capital (SYME) and today’s misleading RNS. May i wish you and your families all a very Merry Christmas and please do not dare to reply with any message about Happy Holidays.
For the seventh year running, I’m looking for Views from Readers’ Windows. ShareProphets readers have sent in their views from every continent (except Antarctica – but we have had one from the Falklands Islands). We’ve seen pictures of warm, blue seas and, from the opposite end, that sad view from Steve’s window. For 2020, in lieu of a view from your window, I will also accept a picture of your pet, preferably in action. Send them to ‘email@example.com’ and we’ll run them everyday between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
In today’s podcast I discuss Joshua’s Advent calendar then look at 2 very naughty Nomads and 2 of their grossly over-valued clients. Roland “Fatty” Cornish looks after European Metal Holdings (EMH). Liam Murray of Cairn looks after the ultimate Penny Dreadful, Catenae (CTEA). Then I return to Sarah Willingham’s NightJar and why she is destroying value for morons who pony up £6 million for the IPO on day 1. This is a scandal and Nomad Allenby should be ashamed. Then onto Purplebricks (PURP) before I look at Summerway (SWC) and why, whatever you pay you MUST buy its shares ASAP
Back on 26 August Umuthi Healthcare announced via RNS that it was to float on the (sub) Standard List of the Main Market, that is the one where those fine chaps and chapesses at the FCA are in charge of admissions. All was set for the UKLA to set a listing day in early September, we were told. But then came a delay.
Edison has served up a research note on Sarah Willingham’s NightCap group which will soon list on AIM and is trying to raise £6 million, including from retail punters via Primary Bid. Edison is paid to produce its research so, like a hooker who never tells her clients that they have bad breath, a microscopic penis or unpleasant fungal growths, Edison says only nice things. But this promotion is downright misleading. It is a shocker as you can see HERE Let’s start with the opening paragraph.
On Joshua’s Advent calender the shepherds go to Bethlehem. That is almost true, well a bit true as I discuss. In prior years I have penned a three part Christmas carol featuring a villain of the year: Rob Terry, Neil Woodford and Chris Oil have starred. So please nominate your villain of 2020 for this year’s opus magnus below. In the podcast I discuss the IPO of Sarah Willingham’s company Nightcap on a day when most of its bars go into tier 3. She is ‘avin’ a giraffe. There are other red flags and questions to ask. Then I look at Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) asking if, on AIM, anyone gives a toss about the law of the land. Finally I look at Dignity (DTY) where i retain grave concerns.
After the company’s PR firm managed to persuade another lacky journalist at the Sunday Times to do a massive puff piece for Nightcap, a firm run by Dragon’s Den Sarah Willingham, I am this morning invited to invest in the AIM Casino IPO via Primary Bid. Here is what the Sunday Times and other pliant hacks do not tell you and this is why “I’m out” on this one. I’d rather eat my own toenails than invest.