68 days ago
In June last year I commented on manufacturer and specialist manipulator of pipe and tubing assemblies Tricorn (TCN) updates on ‘COVID-19 disruption’… but struggling anyway?, concluding with the shares at 7.5p that its financial and trading conditions saw me retain prior caution. I most recently warned last month, concluding it remains good luck from the noted trading and financial situation! Natch, still bargepole. At 7:45am today the shares were suspended “pending clarification of the company’s financial position”. That hasn’t taken long…
78 days ago
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
79 days ago
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.
153 days ago
So much for the spike in Amigo (AMGO) shares yesterday in the belief that the Court would agree to its plans to pay customers it had ripped off only very partial compensation. The FCA opposed the scheme since it sees those ripped off getting only partial redress while equity holders keep the rest of the cash stolen by Amigo. And the Court, it emerged this morning, agrees with the FCA and myself and Justice Mills slates Amigo. As for foul mouthed bear raider Evil Knievil…
199 days ago
Thanks to Winnileaks I have a dynamite letter from the FCA to one of Julie Meyer’s 32 unpaid, and thus ex, lawyers confirming what is an ongoing criminal investigation. But first, how did she get her MBE? Answer: she had political friends including the late Paddy Pantsdown and Liam Fox MP. Someone high up nominated her. Then, as her UK flagship Ariadne Capital collapsed into administration, she fled to Malta where she also had political pals. That was until the criminal charges were filed and she ran out of other folks’ cash. Then it was Switzerland and Greece where again leading politicians have fallen for her charms. But do they know about the UK criminal investigation?
227 days ago
Eurasia Mining (EUA), of which more later, has already met Roy this week as it became the company to have enjoyed the longest spell ever under a Formal Sale Process without actually getting a bid or admitting there would be no bid. It snatched that record from Best of the Best (251 days) on Thursday morning. But before the late Mr Castle thinks his job is over, I sense Umuthi Healthcare (UHS) may also get to meet him, Norris and, of course, Cheryl Baker, formerly of Bucks Fizz. In doing so, it will show that however many women the FCA promotes it is still useless.
264 days ago
It is only a matter of time before Iconic (ICON) is put into administration and I shall then be one upstanding citizen who contacts the administrator about the conduct of the Good Germans, the three directors who quit on Monday, as well as former chairman and then shadow director toxic Dave Sefton whose private companies have grown rapidly using Iconic’s cash. But I shall not be alone. Death spiral provider EHGOF claims it is owed cash by Iconic and has launched the most explicit broadside at toxic Dave and the Good Germans (John Quinlan, Liam Harrington and Sam Asante) with specific, shocking allegations, and making clear threats.
264 days ago
After yesterday’s debacle, Katharine Lewis is now the sole remaining director of Iconic (ICON) which means it is breach of the 2006 Companies Act which requires all public companies to have at least two directors. However, that is the least of her worries. The main concern, and one which should be getting the appropriate professional and legal advice about, is Iconic currently trading whilst insolvent and should she ask for the shares to be suspended whilst it clarifies its financial position? Trading whilst insolvent was until recently, for a director, a Criminal Offence. It should be again.
331 days ago
It appears that Arcadia, owner of TopShop, Burtons and Dorothy Perkins is unable to tap an additional £30 million banking lifeline and so is likely to go into administration next week putting 13,000 jobs at risk. The odds are that most stores will be bought from the administrators so the actual jobs cull, though painful, will not be as painful as some fear. Already the blame game has started but who is really to blame?
445 days ago
Broker JubCap, whose financial woes we exposed here, is now in administration. It is an ex broker and not one that the world will miss. So who is next? Well, all the signs are that Novum, the bucket shop which employs king spiv Jon Bellis and has Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy working there even though he is not authorised to do so by the FCA, is in the merde. I suggested 66 days ago that its financials were so bad that the FCA needed to have a look and, for once, it seems the chocolate teapots have done more than that, acting on what I exposed. I count this as a win for the Sheriff so it’s ouzos all round at the Greek Hovel today. But how is Novum in such a mess?
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