It looks as though the fun is finally over at Cynical Bear’s favourite, Mark Gustafson’s Standard-listed Challeneger Acquisitions (CHAL) for this morning the shares in the carcass of failed Big Wheels were suspended pending an RTO. Quite what Cindrigo Energy thinks it is doing taking on up to £560,000 of Challenger’s creditors and overheads, plus the costs of the RTO I am less sure of.
A press article arrived in my inbox this morning, from Italian newspaper and fine bastion of journalism La Repubblica. Unfortunately my Italian is not up to much, and the Google translate perhaps loses a bit in translation. As far as I can make out the article concerns Mr Dominc White, who is a director of Supply@me Capital (SYME) and of Acquis-listed (formerly the NEX lobster-pot) Eight Capital Partners, which has shareholdings in various UK and Italian companies – one of which was Sport Capital Group (SCP), an outfit run by John Treacy (who was also a director at Eight Capital Partners) – and Palermo Football Club. If I were a shareholder in Supply@me, reading the translation would worry me somewhat, but as I said, I don’t speak Italian. Any help in the comments section would be much appreciated.
It was back in 2014 that ShareProphets nailed Rob Terry and his sidekicks after they did a stock loan with Equities First which turned out to be a discounted outright sale with an optional buyback clause, and spent a tiny proportion of the proceeds on buying a handful of extra Quindell shares. Of course, the transaction was presented to the market as them buying more stock when in fact they were selling vast quantities of shares – the killer punch being that those Equities First deals were non-recourse.