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Haydale – Another RNS Reach SPOOOOOOOOOOOOFFF

On Monday AIM listed Haydale (HAYD) announced the appointment of new Nomad/Broker FinnCap. Yesterday there was a first RNS Reach spoof and today there is another. With cash surely inadequate to get through the auditor’s Going Concern test later this year, I ask again: when’s the placing.

Haydale – Yesterday New Broker/Nomad, Today An RNS Reach: When’s The Placing?

AIM-listed graphene play Haydale (HAYD) is up to its old tricks again with the release of an RNS Reach telling us that iCraft is using Haydale’s graphene product in a graphene-coated fabric. Yesterday we were told of the appointment of a new Nomad/Broker, today we get an RNS Reach. When’s the placing fellas?

Tern – Wyld News, But It Is An RNS Reach: Sell The Spoof!

We all know that AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc  (TERN) needs to rattle the tin yet again and sharpish in order to hold its corner as the first round of Wyld warrants comes up for exercise. We also know that Tern’s share price has collapsed (not by enough) in the wake of bad news from its portfolio of cash-hungry investees. And that brings me to today’s flag-waving RNS.

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KERBOOM: MGC Pharmaceuticals: How many red flags can you spot in this £70m Turner Pope spoof

Pot play MGC Pharmaceuticals (MXC) joined the Standard List on 9 February 2021 and has already issued more RNS releases than most companies do in a lifetime. But that is not the only red flag relating to this dual listed ASX entity now being touted by certain chatroom trolls as the next big thing. MGC is drowning in red flags and its valuation is absurd.

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Union Jack distracts from elephant in room with misleading trading statement

The elephant in the room is that Union Jack’s (UJO) disgraced boss David Bramhill has spent vast amounts of shareholders cash hiring spooks to spy on and troll shareholders, journalists and his own advisers as exposed HERE. That makes Union Jack shares toxic and today’s utterly misleading trading statement will not change that.

Haydale – Welcome Aboard FinnCrap As Nomad/Broker: should We Draw A Conclusion?

AIM-listed Graphene play Haydale (HAYD) has appointed FinnCap as Nomad and Broker. So is it fundraising ahoy?

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Wildcat Petroleum – bailout discounted placing ahoy, shares collapsing

Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) is the Standard Listed company that lied in its very first RNS exactly one year ago today.  More importantly it is rapidly running out of cash, as I noted here, having failed to get anywhere close to executing an RTO as promised 12 months ago. It gets worse.

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Chill Brands – Spoooooooooooooooooooooooooooof

The fraud that is Chill Brands (CHLL) is running out of cash fast with sales at levels that are almost statistically insignificant.  Rather than update us all on that tale of woe there is another spoof. This is all part of an attempted ramp to get a deeply discounted bailout placing away as soon as is possible. Todays spoof is laughable. I offer a translation service

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Fox Marble – another placing and demand picks up, still a risk/reward Buy

Fox Marble (FOX) has recently announced a fundraising and that it is “optimistic that 2022 will prove to be a turning point for the company”. Bothstatements have akind of familiar ring to them but are there solid grounds for optimism now?

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - some very serious number crunching on Versarien and its failing death spiral

I start with Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and the FCA. Who is being a moronic fucktard today?  Then some very serious number crunching on Versarien (VRS) and its looming cash crisis as the death spiral from Lanstead starts to fail. Then on why Bidstack  (BIDS) has offered its long suffering sharehoders a great selling opportunity today. And a few words and questions for Lyin’ Stever Sanderson at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) – placing ahoy!

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UK Oil & Gas with another spoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooof – Lyin' Steve and the share purchase

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) needs to get a placing away by St Valentine’s Day or it is deep in the merde as I explained HERE. No institution will touch this crock run by Lyin’ Steve Sanderson so the next bailout placing, like all the others, is a bucket shop special which is why Pinocchio  is ramping his arse off with spoof RNS after spoof RNS to try to get private investors buying the shares ahead of a placing at a big discount to the City spivs. Yesterday’s spoof RNS was a green one - today Lyin’ Steve spoofs with a share purchase.

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Blackbird Has Spoken. It's Flying with an Ambitious Growth Programme

Hello, Share Scrimpers. Previously, I’ve commended Blackbird (BIRD) to you. It’s a company with dazzling technology that allows TV companies to edit and broadcast their programmes in the Cloud. A flurry of orders a few months ago galvanised the share price. But since then, as is often the way, news has dwindled and so has the share price. But there’s now an announcement that signals this growing company may have only just got going.

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Union Jack Oil – Trolling journalists and their girlfriend and ex wife: Who’s a total scumbag? Mr David Bramhill

Tom recently revealed that an AIM company had apparently spent £40,000 investigating the background of a journalist on this site. I understand the revolting dossier included details of the writer, his partner and his Ex and his business. The report was trying to pin the leaking of this companies’ placings on an individual, and doing so in a very nasty way. I have not seen the report. Tom has it and has let me know the highlights. So, Mr David Bramhill, of Union Jack Oil (UJO), step forward and take the honours. You investigated me with your £40,000 Private Investigators. You, Mr Bramhill,  are a xxxx — and I make no apologies for that language. You are Scum.

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Tern – when is the next placing, massive cash crisis by Easter

Having raised £4 million gross at 18.8 pence per share on 13 July 2021, the Bulletin Board Morons, although feeling somewhat sore given that the Tern (TERN) share price was 12.5 pence bid price at the close of business yesterday, might be consoling themselves thinking that, at least, the jam tomorrow specialists, won’t be asking for any more cash for some time.  Sadly, that isn’t the case and I demonstrate below why they will very shortly be asked to stump yet more cash to feed the greedy board and its portfolio of loss making and cash guzzling investments.

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Rutherford Health (formerly Woodford Favourite Aquis lobster-potted Proton Partners) – Where Is The Financing Update, Or Is It A Visit To The Corporate Hospital In The Sky?

Last Friday Aquis-listed Rutherford Health (RUTH) advised that it was in discussions to secure bridge financing and that a further announcement would follow this week. This followed the non-appearance of placing monies originally announced back in August which were repeatedly put back. Is the company out of cash yet?

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Abingdon sings at the Covid bailout placing ball, next up Omega Diagnostics then Abingdon again?

Abingdon Health (ABDX) will, no doubt, claim that its up to £6 million placing, open offer and Primary Bid offer at 25p is down solely to the DHSC not paying delayed bills. But then again this was a company that was technically insolvent before it raised £20 million at is IPO a year ago so, in my view, it has always been a basket case and I have explicitly warned you many times that a bailout was looming. For the record, this will not be the last one. So, who is next? Abingdon again or the other grossly overhyped covid dog Omega (OMX). But first a covid prediction…

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Sosandar – Interims and Bullshit Earnings

In the past AIM-listed online ladies clothing purveyor Sosandar (SOS) boasted of EBITDA (bullshit earnings) in part because they were pretty close to real, bottom-line earnings and cash outflow. Not so any more! So we are told of EBITDA positive trading recently and the company boasts of revenue growth of 184% to £12.2 million, Gross Profits of £6.9 million, Net Cash of £7.4 million and that the EBITDA loss was £0.99 million in the six months to 30 September, So things are going gangbusters, right? Not so fast……

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Horizonte Minerals secures a $633 million funding package for its Araguaia nickel project - remains a long term buy

Horizonte Minerals (HZM) looks as though it has defied the odds and will actually manage to bring a large project requiring significant Capex into production, whilst at the same time retaining 100% of it.

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Feel the slime and oil as disgraced Tony Baldry slips out another (lack of) profits warning at Westminster, placing needed

The curse of former Tory MP, Tony Baldry of 3DM infamy just will not go away. When oily Tony joins a company, he will make a packet and the shares will tank. That is one of my golden rules of investing and slimy Tony’s record in this respect is unblemished. So to the latest warning from Westminster (WSG), a turd which Tony tries, and fails, to polish.

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Will McColls have to do ANOTHER placing after today’s dismal warning? Do the maths!

In August, McColls (MCLS) raised £33 million gross in a placing and open offer. Natch the crony capitalsts snaffled almost £3 million of that in fees which is perfectly understandable. FFS: Do you know what inflation is running at for upper class hookers and pure Charlie?  Today there was dismal profits warning which begs the question of whether another bailout will be needed. Let’s do the maths.

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Wildcat Petroleum – this is a £57m grandiose farce of share price manipulation & news puffery

As a reminder: Standard listed Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) lied with its first RNS last December 31 about having raised money. It had not. It now has sub £200,000 left and, ceteris paribus, will go bust by Easter. Its June 30 accounts were promised for October and are still not yet out, with no explanation for the delay. Its November AGM has had to be postponed with no new date given. But in what appears to be blatant market manipulation, its shares are roofing it. Why will the FCA do nothing? Today we have news …

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Vox Markets and the Companies House Filings - Has Justin the Clown been rumbled?

As you may recall, the business model of Vox Markets is that companies pay £15,000 a year to get interviewed by Justin the Clown who then asks the CEO whether he prefers Hob Nobs or Jaffa Cakes and whether his schlonger is ginormous or merely massive. The sort of AIM and Standard Listed companies that sign up, hope that such interviews can move the share price so allowing the next bailout placing. Maybe those companies have finally worked out that nobody takes the Clown seriuously and this business model is finally being rumbled. I see interesting filings at Companies House.

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Rutherford Health (Formerly Woodford Favourite Proton Partners) - Deal with BUPA but Where Are The Numbers And What Is The Cash Position?

Aquis lobster-potted Rutherford Health (RUTH)  – formerly Neil Woodford favourite Proton Partners – has announced a deal to open new health clinics in partnership with BUPA. Great, whizzo……but there is just one tiny little thing wrong here!

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DP Poland – placing for “further expansion and market penetration”. Really?...

Operator in Poland of pizza stores and restaurants and of the Domino’s Pizza franchise, DP Poland (DPP) has announced a £3 million placing it emphasises at a premium at 8p per share and with “it requires additional capital investment to implement its growth plan for further expansion and market penetration”. So what of a current 7.75p share price?…

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Petrofac looks to have resolved its issues just in time to take advantage of an oil and gas boom - speculative buy

Petrofac (PFC) shares have been good for trading over the past few years, assuming you managed to get your entries right, but the company has had too many potential issues to really have been considered an investment, unless you had a very high appetite for risk.

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UPDATED: BREAKING: City source – Versarien “sounding out” for monster fund-raise at 18p

The shares are today trading at 29.5p, valuing this POS at c£58 million, but are slipping gently. The reason: Versarien (VRS) the AIM listed jam tomorrow stock run by serial ramper Neill Ricketts is, according to a City source, sounding out investors about a fund raise of £30million at 18p. The rationale?

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Letter to AIM Regulation – after two years might you pull your finger out on Eurasia Mining?

The Oxymorons at AIM Regulation, led by the hapless poltroon Mr. Marcus Stuttard, the bogus Sheriff of AIM, like to claim that they have created the world’s most successful growth market. But the events of the past two years at Eurasia Mining (EUA) have shown that those who want to run rings around Marcus and the clowns who work for him don’t have to try too hard.  I have written to Marcus and his colleagues about the farce at Eurasia and the supposed bid talks. Enough is enough. Will AIM Regulation force a statement? The answer to that one may involve myself and Ms Cheryl Cole.

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Rutherford Health (Formerly Proton Partners) – Delays, Delays From Former Neil Woodford Favourite. Has the Cash Run Out Yet?

Aquis lobster-pot listed Rutherford Health (RUTH) has announced yet another delay in its acquisition of Proton Partners International Health Care Investments LLC, UAE. The deal, originally announced on 31 August 2021 – along with a placing which is also delayed – was due to complete 21 days on from a share swap deed dated 28 August. Then it was 11 October 2021. Now it is 16 November and the ShareProphets bookies are offering generous odds on yet another extension after that.

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Anglesey Mining Placing: no forward selling here, this is London and everybody is honest guv? PS is this a record breaker?

Anglesey Mining (AYM) the ultimate jam tomorrow mining penny dreadful is today boasting of how it has raised another £768,230 at 3.4p a discount of just 5.6% to the close yesterday. Whatever you say chaps. The money will be used to do more exploration work mainly at the Parys Mountain hole in the ground in Anglesey and, of course, to pay those vital PLC costs.

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Abingdon Health after the corrupt deadwood press pump when’s the placing dump?

I should have mentioned this in bearcast yesterday, the maths is clear and unchallengeable. Abingdon Health (ABDX), a company I warned you about at IPO as it was insolvent and the valuation absurd, is pumping its stock via the yellow journalists on the Daily Mail and the Telegraph ahead of a bailout placing. You know the score: mug punters overpay in the secondary market ahead of a placing at a vast discount to fund managers.

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Deepverge Placees now 25% down in three months – AIM Regulation MUST act on pre bailout deception & rule breach

It has been three months and ten days since places in a £10 million offering at 30p from AIM listed Deepverge (DVRG) got their stock. At mid they are now 25% down with the shares at 22.5p.  Folks who took part in the placing were misled by the company as to its trading position as it breached AIM Rule 11.  I have again written to AIM Regulation demanding that formal action be taken. That letter is below. Meanwhile should punters hang on?

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Rutherford Health (formerly Neil Woodford favourite Proton Partners) – Placing cash delayed again. Uh-oh…

I commented on Tuesday that Acquis-listed Rutherford Health (RUTH) seems to be having a bit of a problem collecting the placing proceeds originally announced at the end of August. The original payment day – September 13th – came and went, with an after-hours announcement that the deadline had been extended to September 23rd – yesterday. There was no announcement yesterday, but at 11.57am – ie lunchtime – today the company announced the grisly news:

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Panther Metals – Placing and Drilling

As with most junior miners, this one told us little of note in its interims today. But yesterday, Standard-Listed Panther Metals (PALM) announced the commencement of drilling at its Dotted Lake property in Ontario, Canada. The campaign with the drill-bit is to be short, with just a single hole planned, but the plan is for a 400m hole to be drilled directly below a historical trench previously excavated in 2010 which threw up some promising samples. Of course, at this stage it is a jam-tomorrow prospect but the drill bit might just prove it is a little more than that and we should find out fairly soon.

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Argo Blockchain US fundraise is at just 109p - no wonder ELEVEN brokers managed to get it away

Yes, you read that correctly, the US ADR placing of Argo Blockchain (ARB) involved ELEVEN different brokers. Jefferies, Barclays, Canaccord Genuity, Stifel, GMP, Compass Point, D.A. Davidson & Co, Ladenburg Thalmann, Roth Capital Partners, finnCap and Tennyson Securities are the team batting for Argo and will no doubt boast that they raised £82.4 million having targeted just £75 million. But…

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Placing alerts on Union Jack & Wildcat Petroleum

I have an update on the Union Jack (UJO) placing which I forced it to ‘fess up to last Friday and I can now reveal that worthless ramp Wildcat Petroleum (WCAT) is now seeking fresh equity at almost any price. At 1p, a £21 million market cap is about £21 million too high in my book. I also discuss Jubilee Metals (JLP) and Mark Slater and that links nicely to an IPO I am dodging and I explain why I am passing on what appeared a likeable and competent team. Finally, a detailed look at perennial dog Mirriad (MIRI) whose shares are – despite slipping 10% today – still a stonking sell.

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Letter to the FCA – 2 possible counts of market abuse or worse concerning Eurasia Mining

The 26p per share £11 million placing on Monday by Eurasia Mining (EUA) may open up not one but two cans of worms and I have written to my chums at the FCA asking for an investigation on two counts. The letter is below:

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Rutherford Health (formerly Neil Woodford Favourite Proton Partners) – Is Reality About to Bite?

This website has made no secret of its cynical take on the valuation of one of Neil Woodford’s most controversial investments into Acquis lobster-pot listed Rutherford Health (RUTH), formerly Proton Parters. There was a tiny investment made at its IPO allowing Woodford to mark up his original investment heavily, but since Woodford held all the cards apart from Rutherford’s management, there was nobody to sell and thus the apparent price was, we argued, totally illusory. We predicted problems when the cash ran out……

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Haydale – Ouzo on Cornflakes as Placing at just 6p announced

In my last piece on AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) at the beginning of this month I discussed a ramparoonie RNS revealing an undeclared related party and a tin-pot organisation casting a very different light on matters as presented by the company. What was the point? Of course – it was a pre-placing ramp and this morning it was time for Ouzo on cornflakes as Haydale revealed a fundraise at just 6p per share. That, against a peak last week of 7.55p.

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SHOCKER: Eurasia Mining high trading volume into classic pump looks convenient for forward selling of today's placing!

The recent share price movement on Eurasia Mining (EUA) looks even more dodgy now in light of today’s announcement of a placing, and I would be surprised if there hasn’t been some forward selling going on.

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While Bears shit in the woods and the Pope practices Catholicism, Colin Bird companies are always placing – its Jubilee Metals this time. Two questions.

Jubilee Metals (JLP) has been stressing how profitable it will be this year and how next year it will be so profitable that it could pay a dividend. Obviously with Colin Bird as chairman talk of profitability and dividends can only mean one thing. Yes….its another placing! Knock me down with a feather. But this one begs two big sets of questions:

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Anglesey Mining – Following FY21 Results, Today We Get….er…..FY21 Results!

On 3 September AIM-listed Angelsey Mining (AYM) released predictably horrid full year results to March 2021. This morning it has graced the market with an RNS entitled Financial Results and way Forward. Confused? I was……until I realised this morning’s missive didn’t include the full results!

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Tern – More Cash Rolled Into Jam-Tomorrow Portfolio

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) has announced a portfolio update…..and that it has piled another £630,000 into its portfolio. But that seems to be about the only number offered.

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Argo Blockchain spouts green shite but still will not answer fundamental questions so here is another!

Another day and another announcement from Argo Blockchain (ARB) the company that is spending $17.5 million buying some Texas scrub land worth $168,000. It is more green hype which might impress some of the ESG loving millennial fund managers who Chris Bailey is keen on, but cash guzzling Argo refuses to address the herds of elephants in the room.

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Vast Resources should sue Tom Winnifrith for defamation says a Fleet Street legend

So says Fleet Street legend Brian Basham. Given that Brian has accused Vast’s (VAST) board of malfeasance and repeatedly called on the useless regulators to act against the company I doubt he has its best interest at heart. This is one case I would love to fight so bring it on Vast: see you Bitchez in Court! So what is Brian’s point?

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Vast Resources: Guess what? It’s another discount placing but what about those dividends you lying bastards?

Back in April Vast Resources (VAST) managed to persuade shareholdcers to approve a 100-1 share consolidation by telling them a stack of blatant lies, lies which have been shown up with news today of yet another discounted placing.

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Video: Argo CEO/Chairman Peter Wall fails to deal with Boatman report - 3 out of 10 for artistic interpretation, nil for technical merit

The proper way to respond to the Boatman dossier was via RNS but that needs regulatory sign off so the fellow who dumped millions of dollars worth of shares at 243p just a couple of weeks before Argo Blockchain (ARB) did a major placing at 200p recorded a video which you can see below. He covers the “report” but does not name it just in case folks actually are encouraged to go read it. It is a poor rebuttal.

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Esken (former Stobart Group) – update on Ryanair Departure

As I had hoped, fully listed Esken (ESKN) has updated the market this morning on Friday’s Red Flags at Night announcement that Ryanair is departing from London Southend Airport. Good news…..well, up to a point.

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The Advance Energy appraisal drill at Buffalo looks interesting - speculative buy

The name Andalas Energy will be enough to send a shiver down the spine of investors who had high hopes for the company, before getting shafted, but the new company that is has evolved into, Advance Energy (ADV), looks very different.

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Minoan – Placing, Interims.....and Progress? Maybe!

AIM-listed Cretan holiday resort developer Minoan (MIN) released interims numbers to 30 April yesterday morning. Today we have a placing raising £350,000 in cash (before expenses) and a further £99,600 in lieu of certain liabilities. The matters of interest, of course, are not the numbers but progress with regard to monetising its assets at Cavo Sidero. Has there been any movement?

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BREAKING EXPOSE: Predator Oil and Gas – Uninvestable corporate governance & share sale scandal

I wrote positively, if cautionusly about Predator Oil and Gas (PRD) back in March. A few things have happened since, including the drilling of the MOU-1 well in Morocco provided a very unclear outcome. However I have now come to the view having looked a few matters, including but not limited to the RNS today advising of Director share sales last week, that the corporate governance of this company is so poor, it is completely uninvestable.

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Ouzo Time! Tern Placing - Bears to the rescue?

It is time for yet another ouzo! As long suggested on this fine website, AIM-listed jam-tomorrow IoT investment company Tern plc (TERN) has done yet another discounted placing to raise c.£2 million (before expenses) at 18.8p per share – and launched a PrimaryBid offer (which you should definitely ignore) in an attempt to raise the same again. But the joke is that it seems it was the Bears to the rescue!

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ShareProphets Competition Time on a Good Day to Bury Bad News

It is quite obvious that nobody will be paying any attention tomorrow morning as hangovers are nursed in the wake of England’s attempt to see that football’s coming home this evening. Even schools have been told they can delay opening until 10am tomorrow so at 7am when the RNS system strikes up it will be a classic case of no-one-is-watching o’clock. In short, tomorrow will be a good day to bury bad news. So how many dodgy RNSs will there be first thing tomorrow? Place your bets…..

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On the Beach Group – another placing, when is the international travel recovery?

Previously writing on online beach holiday retailer On the Beach Group (OTB), in November I cautioned despite another laudable update and last month Chris Bailey noted ‘Reality starting to happen On The Beach’. Today the group has announced “successful completion of… non-pre-emptive placing”

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Gym Group – how “successful” the placing and likely outlook?

Gyms operator Gym Group (GYM) has announced “successful completion” of a placing raising a gross £31.2 million. How ‘successful’ is the placing and what’s the outlook from here?…

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EnQuest – “proposed issuance of equity”, recovery value - take up open offer

EnQuest (ENQ) has announced a proposed issuance of equity “in line with the announcement on 4 February 2021”. So what was that announcement and what is the proposed equity issuance and its impact?

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Tern – on the rampage once more. Placing looming?

I continue to believe – despite the company’s protestations otherwise – that there is a placing on the way at AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN). The only question for me is how badly burned shareholders will be. Today the shares are up 19% to 26.25p (last seen), having recently been as high as over 30p last month and down at 16p since. The “big” news is that its shares are apparently set to trade on the US OTCQB (bully for it, but hardly the Nasdaq!) and investee Wyld Networks is set to join the Nasdaq “First North Growth Market”. Tern may make a few quid on that IPO, but it is peanuts compared to Tern’s current market capitalisation of £83 million.

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UK Oil & Gas – discounted placing at 0.17p underway already after delightful Turkish ramp today?

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the member of the minus 97% club run by Lyin’ Steve Sanderson, must be ready to pull the trigger on a bailout placing judging by news this week. Indeed there are suggestions that it is already looking to place 2 billion shares at 15% discount to the 0.2p bid so raising a gross £3.4 million, call it £3.1 million net. The pre dump ramp is from Turkey.

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As long as Horizonte Minerals eventually secures mine finance, delays are largely irrelevant - buy

It always surprises me how impatient investors can be and how much a missed deadline can sometimes be punished, even when that event has the potential to unlock significant amounts of value, if and when it finally happens. I’ve been invested in Horizonte Minerals (HZM) for several years now and during that time have seen lots of ups and downs, including disappointment when ‘deadlines’ have been missed.

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SHOCKING: Remote Monitored shows that on the AIM Sewer it's one free money rule for the spivs and another for the rest of us

I shall turn to the abject full-year results and trading update from Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) in due course. Suffice to say, what is unfolding is exactly what myself and Gary Newman have predicted so many times and the shares, though down sharply today, remain on the bargepole list. The real shocker is buried in the waffle and the cashflow statement.

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CyanConnode – “thankful for the strong support shown”. I bet!...

Previously writing on self-styled “a world leader in narrowband radio frequency (RF) smart mesh networks” CyanConnode (CYAN), in April I questioned how ‘pleasing’ was a trading update. Today a “Placing and Subscription”…

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EXPLOSIVE: Argo Blockchain – why did it hide bad news allowing director share dumping and £27m share placing?

Surely the FCA has to come down on Main Market listed Argo Blockchain (ARB) like a ton of bricks because it has today admitted that it suppressed and hid from investors bad news so that its shares could be pumped allowing directors to dump millions of pounds worth of stock and then, a few days later to do a £27 million placement. How can this not be a criminal breach of the rules by a £610 million capitalised company? Here is the shocking timeline.

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Bidstack: now days away from being out of cash, bailout placing needed ASAP but when’s the dire trading warning?

Surely, before undertaking a bailout-discounted placing with bucket shops, a company has to come clean and admit that trading is way below what had been forecast? Those are the AIM Rules but Lyin’ James Draper and Bidstack (BIDS) do not give a rat’s arse about rules and neither, it seems, do the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation. On 22 April, house broker & Nomad Stifel slashed its 2021 and 2022 sales forecasts and upped its forecast losses for Bidstack but the company is yet to admit that trading has fallen off a cliff. But today with cash down to almost nothing and staring down the barrel of insolvency, surely it must be made to ‘fess up?  Here are the maths:

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Tern – as shares collapse, what is in prospect?

Less than two weeks ago AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (but never delivered) Internet of Things investment company Tern plc (TERN) saw its shares trading at 30p – a monstrous overvaluation when compared to its last stated NAV per share of just 7.3p. Now, just a few days later, the stock is down to just 15.75p (last seen) – which is, of course, still a monstrous overvaluation. But there is plenty more pain to come for shareholders.

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SOS
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Sosandar – Placing and Primary Bid Offer - numbers are just wrong

AIM-listed online ladies fashionwear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) has announced the placing I have long predicted, and a Primary Bid offering alongside. The fundraising, announced at 5pm yesterday – after hours, natch, was planned to raise £5.24 million at 20p per share and this morning it was announced that the placing and Primary Bid offer had closed, having been oversubscribed. My stance for the past few months has been wake me up after the next placing. So am I now a buyer?

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EUA

Eurasia yet again promises a dividend and then does a placing: this is the act of shysters!

Eight days ago, Eurasia Mining (EUA) said that it was in talks with a credible party which had made an offer to buy essentially all of its assets and that if the deal went through it would become a cash shell after paying a “significant” dividend. Guess what? Today there is a $20 million placing. For such. Almost criminal. Spoofery to happen once is – on AIM – understandable, twice looks like carelessness.

SAE
SAE
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Simec – Timber! Who’s a clever boy then Peter?

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.

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BPC
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Is the Bahamas Petroleum open offer floundering? – last gasp director spoof

After years of executive greed and value destruction, Bahamas Petroleum (BPC) tried one last roll of the dice on April 23 with an open offer at just 0.35p but I wonder whether there are growing signs that this is failing?

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Verditek – what will the auditors say about the carrying value of inventory if the company has not already gone bust?

The cash position at Verditek (VDTK) must be really grim by now. Cash balances at 31 December – just a couple of months after a £3.5 million fund raise – were just £1.7 million. Still not generating any revenues at all, my guess is that cash is now well under £1 million and heading south rapidly. As the auditors consider 2020 accounts, they must surely be insisting that there is a material uncertainty as to whether this can be viewed as a going concern or not. But there is another million dollar question.

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KERBOOM: Catenae Innovation – Related Party Acquisition of Hyperneph stinks

AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has waxed lyrical this morning about the acquisition of Hyperneph Software Limited. The acquisition – a 51% partial stake in the outfit – is set to cost Catenae’s grateful shareholders £270,000 in cash and £50,000 in Catenae confetti to be issued at the end of February next year at a 10-day VWAP. The transaction is classed as a Related Party Transaction as one former director of Catenae is on the board of Hyperneph, alongside a former employee and current adviser to Catenae.

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Nightcap – rollcall of shame

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.  

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Haydale – Anything to Worry about Here, ref Versarien?

Tom Winnifrith has already exposed the cancer threat, discussed HERE in a 2018 scientific study, posed by wearing graphene enhanced face masks with regard to AIM-listed Versarien (VRS). But it seems that Versarien is not the only company in the firing line, for AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) is also on the hook.

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Panther Metals – just a bit grubby

I am aware that a number of my colleagues view Panther Metals (PALM) shares as jolly cheap and they may well be right. However today’s news of a small placing just looks grubby and I don’t like the smell of it. Let me explai

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Sosandar – Full Year Trading Update as Placing surely imminent, but perhaps attractive

AIM-listed online purveyor of ladies fashionwear Sosandar (SOS) has offered up its full year trading update this morning. There is much to celebrate – particularly as this time last year the question might have been whether AIM-listed loss-making stocks would even survive! In fact the company seems to have made quite a success of the past twelve months as Covid restrictions closed the high street, giving online retailers a clear run. But is it all roses?

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The Butler warns: Verditek – countdown to bailout placing or insolvency, tick tock tick tock

As his loyal butler presents a plate of a fresh kipper, rushed by the overnight train from Arbroath, in front of Tory Toff David Willetts this morning, his Lordship must be pondering seriously whether Verditek (VDTK), the company he chairs, is, itself, at serious risk of becoming a dead herring. The company has survived since its 2017 IPO by generating not a cent of revenue but by announcing numerous contracts to ramp the shares ahead of bailout placings only to admit later that the contracts have come to nowt. But what now?

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Beeks Financial Cloud – placing “to accelerate the company's growth strategy”. Er...

Previously writing on financial markets cloud computing and connectivity group Beeks Financial Cloud (BKS), last month I noted a net cash outflow meaning a swing to a net debt position. Now a placing at 115p per share raising it £5 million “to accelerate the company’s growth strategy and capitalise on the significant market opportunity and solid sales pipeline”. Hmmm…

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: is Deliveroo this bull market's lastminute.com?

The Deliveroo (ROO) IPO has bombed. Is this 2021’s version of lastminute.com in 2001? I ask and explain why I would not be interested. Then I look at Verditek (VDTK) and Bidstack (BIDS) and try to suggest a pricing and timing for their next bailout rescue placings. Now it is off to Wrexham tip with some old tyres because I lead that sort of exciting life.

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Tern – FY Numbers and DA Convertible Loan Extension: Shares Slide. Has Mr Market finally woken up to this POS?

There may be no limit to the stupidity of the lunatic fans of AIM-listed jam-tomorrow IoT investment company Tern plc (TERN) but the market’s early reaction to this morning’s FY20 results – a drop of 18% – suggests that you can’t fool all of the market all of the time. In short, the numbers are a calamity.

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YU
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Feck Yu - results are dire and the balance sheet a total rum 'n' coke

AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) released its Full Year numbers for 2020 this morning which show continued cashburn, a horrible lack of balance sheet support and negative net current assets. As I had suspected, the trumpeted cashpile announced in the FY Trading Update was a mirage, with payables up and receivables down. The shares may have been on a tear recently, but the company is heading for a brick wall.

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Catenae Innovation: Shares off as results are delayed, disastrous trading update and what about cash?

It was announced this morning that AIM-listed Catenae Innovation (CTEA) is to delay releasing its accounts to 30 September 2020 with the blessing of AIM Regulation, which has given the company until the end of June on the grounds of the Covid pandemic. I will come to this later, but we were also treated to a trading update……which was indeed a treat, if you are a bear.

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Minoan – brief update and placing: Are we nearly there, yet?

AIM-listed holiday resort developer in Crete Minoan (MIN) updated the market this morning….and announced yet another placing, albeit for a small amount, £187,000 (courtesy of Peterhouse) at 1.1p per share and a small debt-for-equity swap worth £70,000 also at 1.1p, with one warrant for two new shares taken at 1.4p. But it is the update which offers a little bit of hope here.

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The Madness of the TERN crowd – more signs of the top of the market. Will history repeat with yet another placing?

Here we go again! Do the BBMs never learn? Shares in AIM-listed jam-tomorrow IoT investment company Tern plc (TERN) took off again last week on more unfounded rumours on the bulletin boards that something is about to happen at principal investee Device Authority. Last weekend the shares were marooned at 7.7p. This week the shares shot higher to peak at 12.95p and closed the week at 10.75p in the middle. But there was no news, and we have seen this all before so many times……

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If you want to gamble on the 88 Energy drill in Alaska, patience should get you a much better price

The recent rise in the share price of 88 Energy (88E) has been very noticeable and it has held those gains so far in spite of the company putting out a statement that it knew of no reason for the rise, other than what had already been disclosed via RNSs.

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SOS
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Sosandar – Marks and Spencer deal: good news

AIM-listed online ladies wear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) has announced a deal with Marks and Spencer to bring a curated collection of its products to M&S’s online store. Whilst there are no numbers offered, this strikes me as good news.

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The hype over SPACs and why UK listed companies don't fit the bill

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) seem to be the new buzz word in the UK markets at the moment, certainly amongst PIs on social media anyway, and it would also seem that a few AIM company directors are getting involved as well.

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Argo Blockchain placing & director share dumping – surely this is the wrong way round?

Last night, Argo Blockchain (ARB) announced a bookbuild and Primary Bid offer to raise £26.8 million at 200p. It was hugely oversubscribed. This sector is hot and both retail and institutional investors could not get enough. Good luck to them all.

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XSG
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Xeros Technology – fundraising (again!), how ‘pleasing’ really is it from this Woodford dog?...

Xeros Technology Group (XSG“is pleased to announce… the company has conditionally raised gross proceeds of approximately £8.0 million, through the successful placing of 3,333,333 placing shares” and that it “intends to provide… up to 416,586 open offer shares”. Just how ‘pleasing’ really is this though?…

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CloudCall – argues ‘COVID-19 impact’ equity raise… but what did it say in 2016 again?...

Communications integration technology group CloudCall (CALL“is pleased to announce… raising £7.2 million via the placing of 8,845,284 placing shares at the issue price of 81.5 pence per placing share and raising £291k via the placing of 357,169 PrimaryBid shares at the issue price”. Should it be pleased?…

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Asiamet Resources looks in a stronger position post-placing - buy

I recently wrote a piece on. ShareProphets suggesting that Asiamet Resources (ARS) would be carrying out a placing within the next few weeks.

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MDZ

Mediazest – Results postponed again as we wait for Godot, but first must come that placing

The long-running saga of AIM-listed Mediazest (MDZ) and its full results continued this morning, with first a promise to release full numbers for the year to September 2021 eventually replaced with a promise to offer up numbers to September 2020 next week. Apart from the comedic cock-up involving Mediazest’s crystal ball, how sure can we be that the promised numbers will indeed be served up in the coming week? Not very, I fancy!

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YU
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Yu Group – Something does not add up here

AIM-listed alternative energy provider Yu Group (YU.) shares have been on a tear ever since it released a trading update on 26th January this year. The shares moved up from a previous close of 120p to close the day at 195p. Today, last seen, the stock is up to 355p having been as high as 370p but something just does not add up here.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Leading you up the garden Path investments following the stench of weed

This podcast is mainly on the pot bubble looking at Cellular Goods, Kanabo (KNB), Path Investments (PATH) and the odd goings on at Voyager CBD and strange share price moves ahead of today’s placing and Zoetic (ZOE). I also look at Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Yourgene (YGEN) and naughty Manc scallywag Dan Levi. Finally a comment or two on Scancell (SCLP). The Path/Voyager screenshot is below.

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Red Rock Resources – another placing: I buy more

I am massively ahead on the Red Rock Resources (RRR) shares I bought at about the 0.625p offer price when we tipped the shares. Though initially frustrated by news that the company has raised another £1 million at 1.05p, I have considered the rationale and I have bought a few more shares today after recording an interview with Andrew Bell you can watch HERE. Here is why you should also buy the shares.

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ShareProphets translation service – Bidstack ramp ahead of placing

Following its shocking lack of 2020 AND 2021 profits and disappearing cash warning on February 1, Bidstack (BIDS) is close to running on vapours with net current assets set to go negative by the end of May and cash set to run out before then. Oh dear. What to do? Ramp the shares ahead of a discounted placing from the Nomad and broker which signed off on the grossly misleading pre-Christmas trading statement, Stifel.

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MDZ
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Mediazest – shares rocket: have the BBMs completely lost it?

AIM-listed Mediazest (MDZ) caught my eye this morning: it is currently top of ADVFN’s gainers leaderboard today with a rise of a very impressive 140%, with a share price of just 0.12p – having been as high as 0.175p. There was news of new business wins due to bring in £350,000 of revenues but as we know, revenues are one thing and cash is quite another. But apart from that, it looks like a forest of Red Flags is upon it: have the Bulletin Board Morons completely lost the plot? TW Note did they ever have it?

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Tern – a Curate’s Egg. Well, an Egg anyway!

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. An old rule which it seems that AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) is adhering to. Last month it offered up a Portfolio Update which seemed to me to be meaningless drivel. Now, less than a month later, we have another.

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MyHealthChecked raises £3.4 million at 1.75p – what next? 3p? 5p?

Last year, we discovered on Friday that MyHealthChecked (MHC) lost £2.5 million on sales of £50,000. Yes that is dreadful but this company is now about the future of its Covid and other DNA tests and thus it has raised £3.4 million at 1.75p. It was not completely out of cash so, after costs, it probably has c£3.5 million in the bank.

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Haydale – Trading Statement, Jam-tomorrow and two Elephants in the room = SELL!

AIM-listed Haydale Graphene (HAYD) offered up a statement on Thursday telling of a sales representative agreement and a trading update. The former offered up visions of Tom Winnifrith’s (lack of) wooing Britain’s favourite chanteuse but the latter seems to me have been more a case of the dog that didn’t bark. What was the first elephant in the room?

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Letter to AIM Regulation – Verditek: there must be a formal enquiry into the pre-placing deceit

Yesterday, Verditek (VDTK) finally ‘fessed that its 2020 revenues would be almost nothing. That is despite it announcing on June 30 that its Italian operation was now “in production and is generating revenue” and the announcement of no less than EIGHT separate orders from 30 June onwards. All of those “orders” were announced before a bailout placing on October 6. And it is not as if this company, chaired by Tory Toff Lord Willetts, has not got extensive form in announcing big orders before placings which then turn out to be bogus. The Oxymorons at AIM Regulation could have stopped this if they had heeded my calls in a letter to them about a full enquiry into past pre-placing deceits going back right to the IPO but they did nothing. There now needs to be a full enquiry into the company and into Nomad WH Ireland with public censures resulting. My letter is below:

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More ouzo for me but not for Mike Walters & Tory Toff Lord Willetts as Verditek forced to ‘fess up to its deceit

Twice in the past week, most stridently yesterday afternoon HERE, I have made it clear that Verditek (VDTK), the serial AIM sewer deceiver ramped by shamed tipster “old mother” Walters and chaired by Tory toff Lord Willetts, needed to come clean on yet another pre-placing deceit and its lack of revenues. I guess the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation were listening as this morning the company fessed up. It’s ouzo time for me!

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ARS
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Asiamet deal collapse leaves the company needing funding - avoid until that is secured

Asiamet Resources (ARS) is a company that I’ve been a fan of based upon its assets, which look more attractive than ever at current copper prices, but currently I have some concerns as to where its share price might be heading shorter term.

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Catenae – Placing at 2p…..so how many were forward sold?

AIM-listed POS Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced a placing at 2p to raise £1 million and a further 2.4 million golden tickets are being issues to cover directors’ fees and certain current liabilities. It is Ouzo-on-cornflakes time. But there is another issue…..

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Manolete – another massive victory for The Sheriff of AIM as bear dossier vindicated, shares collapse on warning – lies exposed!

On 10 July 2020, I published a devastating and detailed bear dossier on AIM darling Manolete (MANO) with the shares at 515p valuing it at more than £250 million. The company and its odious PR firm Instinctif responded with a pompous and unconvincing denial. I’ve warned you repeatedly since then and yesterday in the late afternoon came a shocking warning. The shares closed at 200p but as lies are exposed, worse, including a bailout placing, will come. So let’s start with the lies.

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AVO
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Advanced Oncotherapy Rattles the Tin Once Again – This time for a £6m fundraise

When I last wrote about AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy, at the end of October last year, it had just announced a placing at 30p per share to raise £7.7 million and my back-of-a-fag-packet suggested that despite the new money, it was placing ahoy. Well, yesterday that placing duly arrived with £6 million raised at a rather more impressive 40p. So will this be the last time the company passes round the hat? 

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XTR
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Xtract Resources – a classic Colin Bird Pump & Dump action replay from September

With some folks having paid 8p+ for shares in Xtract Resources (XTR) late last week, today the company did a placing to the sewer-dwelling clients of Novum Securities at just 4.5p.  The shares are now just 4.8p to sell. Boy those folks suckered in by the Colin Bird ramping must be hurting today. This is so familiar but I did warn you explicitly what the old scoundrel was up to.

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IDP

InnovaDerma – discounted fundraising, hopefully prior warnings here were heeded...

Earlier this month I concluded on UK developer of beauty, personal care and life sciences products InnovaDerma (IDP) with the shares above 50p attempted significantly discounted fundraising ahoy? Certainly currently bargepole ahoy / sell, and then with the shares around 50p that a loan agreement just kicked a liquidity crunch down the road and didn’t bode well for the terms of any material fundraising. Today “Proposed Placing and Proposed Open Offer”…

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Bidstack – The share price tells you that Stifel has an urgently needed bailout placing underway

Bidstack (BIDS) managed to ramp its shares up to 13p the other day thanks to the follow on from a trading statement which was long on ramp but short on critical detail. That AIM Regulation allowed a company with a history of deceiving investors to issue such bollocks is another mark of infamy on its already soiled record. After the pump, you know what comes next and it looks to be underway.

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PHE
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Powerhouse Energy – massively discounted placing: more red flags than a May Day parade in Moscow

How do you know when sleazy former Tory MP Tim Yeo is lying? Simple: his lips move. Let me give you an example as, the firm he chairs, Powerhouse Energy (PHE) today raised £10 million at 5.5p, a 35% discount, thanks to bucket shop broker Turner Pope. Whilst it is coke and hookers all round as Turner Pope considers its £500,000 commission, I want you to consider this statement from 9 September 2020:

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SOS
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Sosandar – Christmas Quarter Trading Update - enough to turn a man to drink

Warren Buffett famously told us that those who rely on telling us about EBITDA are either trying to delude you or are deluding themselves. The first line of AIM-listed online purveyor of ladieswear Sosandar’s (SOS) trading update this morning tells us of a record quarter and continued substantial reduction in EBITDA loss. Hmph – not a good start, then, and the shares are off by 12% in early trading. But is there better to come?

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Tern – Meaningless Drivel, more jam tomorrow...

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) has delivered a Portfolio Update which appears to read well until you realise there are no numbers. As such, it is meaningless drivel and even the merry band of Tern’s BBMs couldn’t drum up enough interest: the stock is down 2% on the (non-)news. On the biggest investee, Device Authority – which is apparently worth the lion’s share of Tern’s portfolio – we are told…

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Trafalgar Property – Director Share Purchase Spoof

AIM-listed technically insolvent POS Trafalgar Property (TRAF) today announced a director share purchase: CEO Paul Treadaway has bought a million golden tickets. The stock is up on the news, but I fear that this is just a textbook spoof.

Windar Photonics – emphasises “particularly strong growth in the second half”… so why further share price decline?...

’Technology group that develops cost-efficient and innovative Light Detection and Ranging optimisation systems for use on electricity generating wind turbines’ Windar Photonics (WPHO) has made an “Issue of Equity & Trading Update”. This includes that second half sales are “expected to represent more than four times the value achieved in the first six months of the year and more than double the comparable period in 2019”… So why have the shares currently responded more than 4% lower, to below 11p?…

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Verditek: Oops They did it again! Another pre-placing announced contract up in smoke

In my detailed coverage of the POS AIM Company Verditek (VDTK) I have shown how in every year since its IPO it has announced contracts, ramped the shares and then having raised funds in a bailout placing or two, the contracts disappear. Sometimes it ‘fesses up, sometimes there is no ‘fess, other times I have to run articles and sheeplishly, Tory Toff Lord Willetts and his chums are forced into an RNS. Well here we go again.

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YU
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Yu – hoo ……………why are the shares off 10% (with a placing surely imminent)?

I have been flagging up for ages that AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) needs to raise money. After all, by its own admission it will run out of cash by the end of the year. Now, all of a sudden and with no news, the shares are off by 10%.

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Catenae – Father Christmas calls, but no significant revenues in his Sack - all the money's gone!

AIM-listed Covid-ramp Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced that its joint venture with BHA Medical, now renamed Synovate Global Ltd (today the world, tomorrow the universe!), has got two orders for its package involving BHAs Covid test kits and Catenae’s data management platform. Whoopie-do, let’s all pile in –this is going to take over the world. Or not…….there is a catch!

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Vast Resources – Director buy a Red Flag?

I haven’t written about AIM-listed Vast Resources (VAST) since January, when I said sell  at 0.335p. Well, the stock is now 0.1375p so I guess it is time for an Ouzo – but a director share purchase announcement makes me think it is still a sell.

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Panther Metals – placing, but the usual discount not needed here...

Having previously banked big, quick, gains we again said buy Panther Metals (PALMin October at a 10.5p offer price, looking for further exploration news upside though also noting risks including the balance sheet. And now recently from the company a placing. Disaster? No way!

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Panther Metals – Small Placing at 10p, red flag or cue to buy the shares?

Standard-listed Australian Canadian gold explorer Panther Metals (PALM) – chaired by Kerim Sener of AIM-listed Ariana Resources (AAU) – has announced another small fundraise, this time £300,000 worth of new shares at 10p a pop to give the company funding “well into 2021” as it progresses its portfolio of gold assets.

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I don't like the Block Energy assets or management, but the latest placing could offer a trading opportunity

Block Energy (BLOE) is typical of so many AIM listed oil and gas companies, which sound great on paper but usually have spent years failing to live up to expectations whilst burning through considerable amounts of cash in the process.

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WSG
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Everything that is wrong with the City: as Westminster Group and sleazy Tony screw shareholders, the LSE lavishes praise

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.

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SOS
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Sosandar – Interims and Trading Update - is that profitability down the track or a placing express train heading my way?

The last time I looked at online ladies wear purveyor, AIM-listed Sosandar (SOS), my conclusion remained wake me up after the next placing. Will it be any different this time?

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I have high hopes for Andrew Austin's new venture but wouldn't be in any rush to invest at this price level

RockRose Energy (RRE) was one of the real success stories amongst AIM listed oil companies prior to being taken over for nearly £250 million, and now its executive chairman, Andrew Austin, has made a return to AIM with a new venture which listed last week.

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Haydale – A Triumphant Celebration of Missing the Covid Boat

AIM-listed Haydale Graphene (HAYD) has announced the great achievement of its Functionalised Graphene Antibacterial Masks project going into production with partner IRPC Public Company. Put up the bunting, get the champagne ordered……or perhaps not, for surely it has missed the boat.

URU
URU

URU Metals – Subscription at 230p to Raise just £280,000

Well blow me down: AIM-listed John Zorbas POS URU Metals (URU) has rattled the tin and got someone to fork up at 230p per share. Apparently that is around a 10% discount, but given the paltry return for the company it says nothing that is good about the company. A few coins for the electricity meter and, er…..that’s about it.

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WH Ireland screws private investors in Pantheon Resources

Pantheon Resources (PANR) today completed a massive placing and Primary Bid offer at 31p. The shares were 33.7p bid (off 4.5%) yesterday but on the 13th they were 40p with some mug punters paying well North of that. On 11th November with the shares at 31p broker WH Ireland published a lengthy research note.

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YU

Yu Spoof! Boardroom buying

AIM-listed and due for an imminent placing Yu Group (YU.) released a Director Dealings announcement this morning. Given that it has already admitted it needs more cash, my spoof sensors were set ablazing.

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Letter to AIM Regulation: Tern & shamed Nomad & Broker Allenby MUST be investigated after hat-trick of smash and grab raids!

Another day brings yet another bailout placing for AIM listed sub scale investment company TERN (TERN). It will not be the last but AIM Regulation needs to investigate the circumstances of this placing for there is now a clear pattern of deception emerging. I have dropped the Oxymorons a letter today.

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Tern – More Questions than Answers from its Portfolio Update….and it is Placing Ahoy!

I wonder if AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) is already working on a placing, for this morning’s ramptastic Portfolio Update offered as the market celebrates the vaccine news from Pfizer saw the shares come off 7% to 9.5p before a partial recovery. Are placees already selling, or has the market seen through the promise of yet more jam tomorrow?  But one thing is for certain: Tern needs more cash pronto.

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Tern – When Will the Cash Run Out as Another Loan Heads to DA? Placing ahoy as shares crash

AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern (TERN) has seen its shares come crashing back down again: there is still no news from Wyld (quelle surprise) and another stack of cash has headed off to the great computer in the sky over at Device Authority – not that Tern has announced that either. Having raised £1.5 million back in July, I wonder how much cash will be left over by Christmas.

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Inspirit – pile up the beer and popcorn, it’s Entertainment time in the Boiler Room on ramptastic news of a "product update"

Yesterday AIM-listed POS Inspirit Energy conceded that Chris Heminway’s call for an EGM had been successful and that a vote on whether to bring Mr Heminway and one other onto the board at the expense of an existing NED will take place on 27th November. It was also announced that Mr Heminway’s holding had again increased, now to just over 9%. But Inspirit has now played its own hand with a “Product Update”.

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Tern – Surely a Statement is Needed

The question is more what it will be. Shares in AIM-listed jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) have more than doubled in recent days but there has been no RNS to explain it. The speculation on the BBs is that one of its investees has got a big deal. But if there is no RNS……

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Tern – shares on the rampage, but no RNS?

Shares in jam-tomorrow, next year, never investment company Tern plc (TERN) have gone on the rampage – emphasis on the ramp, for there has been no RNS. Are we again to see the company get a placing away whilst there is perhaps a misapprehension over its prospects in the market?

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AVO
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Advanced Oncotherapy – Fundraise at 30p (apparently a 13% discount). Tell the truth!

AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has announced a fundraise at 30p to raise £7.7 million (before expenses) – as predicted HERE by yours truly. Time for another glass of Ouzo, methinks.

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SHG
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Shanta Gold remains a buy following fundraising and with production increases to come in the future

Back in August I wrote about Shanta Gold (SHG) as being worth a look at around the 16p level, and with a chance of a good profit over the coming months.

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ITM Power – I was watching (at 17:39) – Final results & a whopper placing (with Snam)

No one’s watching o’clock (after 5pm) is well established for writers on this site. We watch. We read.  Any company that publishes substantive information after this time is immediately red flagged for review. Yesterday at 17:39 ITM Power (ITM) published year to April 2020 results. It also declared a very significant 235p placing of £165 million, corner stoned by Snam S.p.a. What a dilemma!

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Skinbiotherapeutics placing at 16p – why am I not impressed? But through gritted teeth a buyer

Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX) boss Stuart Ashman until today held zero shares in the company. And he told us all that it had enough cash to last it until the end of next year at least.  And so now there is a £4 million placing and £500,000 open offer at 16p.  Mr Ashman can you see why I might be annoyed?

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Catenae Innovation: joint venture with BHA Medial and Issue of Warrants….nothing to see here, move along please

This morning AIM-listed Catenae Innovation plc (CTEA) has issued two RNSs covering a new joint venture with BHA Medical – to which is it issuing 10 million warrants at 2.5p, and a further 2 million warrants at 2.5p to “other parties”….whoever that may be. Catenae’s shares are up to 2.8p on the news, so BHA and person or persons unknown are already in the money.

SNG
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Synairgen – Whopper of a placing, and so what?

Without question the 2020 investment world will be noted for a big market crash and regain in Q1/Q2, and Covid19 related stock gains. I’m sure a few millionaires have been created, and few will lose much of the gain in months to come- such is the investment world. I have commented on Synairgen (SNG) previously as the single case in the Covid19 investment space I was comfortable with. I was waiting for yesterday’s placing news.

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Nostra Terra always talk a good game but never seem to deliver - it's hard to see it being any different this time!

If there was an award for the worst performing oil and gas share listed on AIM over the past decade there wouldn’t be a lack of contenders, but Nostra Terra (NTOG) would definitely be in the running!

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URU Metals – red flags abound as shares up, trading minimal…..when’s the placing for this technically insolvent POS?

Tom Winnifrith hinted at a perceived problem in the last placing by technically insolvent POS AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) and I fear history is about to repeat. Back at the beginning of May the shares raced ahead to 200p and then a placing at 85p was announced. Now the shares have raced ahead again to 285p on minimal volume…..are shareholders about to be plundered again?…

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URU

URU Metals – placing under starter's orders as new Corporate Presentation is launched

AIM-listed URU Metals (URU) – the company which drills shareholders as opposed to anything in the ground, according to Cynical Bear – has launched a new Corporate Presentation. That means its next confetti-fest is now under starters orders…

SOS
SOS
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Sosandar – Half Year Trading Update sounds positive, but once again there are also questions...

Once again AIM-listed online ladieswear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) has offered up a trading statement which at first glance looks extremely positive. But once again, there are also questions……

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BPC
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Now is the time to take a speculative position in Bahamas Petroleum, given the upside potential on drilling success

It has been some time since there has been a really big exploration drill for an AIM listed company, but that is exactly what should be coming soon for Bahamas Petroleum (BPC).

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Attraqt Group – “Acquisition and Placing”… and the placing for?...

Online shopping technology group Attraqt (ATQT“is pleased to announce the acquisition of Aleph Search, an Artificial Intelligence powered search technology. The group also announces a placing to raise gross proceeds of £4 million at 32 pence per share to fund the acquisition, increase investment in sales, marketing and product development activities and to accelerate growth”. So how much is the acquisition and what are the financials?…

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BREAKING: Verditek – now tell us the truth about Optimeyes, time to come clean Tory Toff Lord Willetts

Spotting misleading and deceptive RNS statements made by technically insolvent AIM listed ramp Verditek (VDTK) is like shooting fish in a barrel. The skill is in finding one that is demonstrably true! Given that the company needs a placing pronto to avoid bankruptcy, AIM Regulation and the FCA should be investigating all its statements made via RNS to establish if ANY are true, given how many pre-placing lies I have unearthed. So here is yet another one… Optimeyes

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XTR
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Xtract Resources – Calamity Bird does it again: another forward sold placing with spiv bucket shop Novum plus dirty dealings by ex Beaufort boss and there was just no need!

Having advised readers to bank big gains on Xtract Resources (XTR), I waited the requisite period and then dumped my own shares, disgusted by the way that Chairman Colin “Calamity” Bird seemed determined to dilute his mug punters in a shameless and un-needed fashion. Today, vindication.

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Bidstack – the worrying thing is what it does not say in today's dirty ramp

Shares in Bidstack (BIDS) are the biggest risers on the AIM Casino today, up 25% at 6.3p thanks to news that it has an exclusive contract to deliver native in-game advertising for Hyper Scape – a futuristic, free-to-play, urban battle royale game that was officially launched by Ubisoft on 11 August 2020.

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UJO
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Union Jack Oil – “Response to Market Speculation”… a bit late considering the recent share price!

On Thursday, there was a Response to Market Speculation” announcement from Union Jack Oil (UJO), noting “recent market speculation relating to a potential fundraising”

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Bonkers! Adamas bizarrely uses the recent placing proceeds to buy back shares at a higher price!

I’ve just seen one of the most ridiculous RNSs that I’ve ever read appear for a company called Adamas Finance Asia (ADAM) – it has announced that it is buying back shares at a higher price than it has just placed them at!

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AVO

Advanced Oncotherapy – Is it Placing Ahoy, and look what the cat dragged in!

I see that AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has appointed a new joint broker, in the form of SI Capital Ltd. Normally for an AIM-listed company surely one broker would be enough – unless someone wants to rattle the tin.

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Interims from Verditek show the lying mothers are more or less insolvent

Welcome Lord David Willetts to the world of turd polishing on the AIM casino and your first interim results at Verditek (VDTK). It’s time for some more share ramping and lying to investors as you guys really do need a bailout placing asap.

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URU

URU Metals – Ramptastic pre-placing RNS: you have been warned!

AIM-listed but BVI-registered URU Metals (URU), which as Cynical Bear put it, seems more interested in drilling shareholders’ pockets than the ground, has announced a ramptastic pre-placing RNS this morning. Of course, we all knew it was coming as by my maths this John Zorbas POS is still technically insolvent and the clue is hidden in today’s announcement.

Haydale – shares all over the shop…..could there possibly be a placing on the way?

I have warned and warned that AIM-listed Haydale (HAYD) would need more money and as ramptastic RNS after ramptastic RNS has been issued by the company as it has joined the Covid-bandwagon, despite a calamitous profit warning in April the shares have been rising and rising. Today, they stopped going up: is there a placing on the way? Do we need a statement from the company?

SOS
SOS
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Sosandar – FY Numbers: sales up but so are losses...

AIM-listed online womenswear outfit Sosandar (SOS) has announced its full year numbers to March. Whilst revenues were up to £9 million from £4.4 million, losses were also up at £7.8 million against £3.5 million last time. With a market capitalisation, following this morning’s share price gain to 18.75p, sitting at £31 million, that seems a pretty juicy rating. But things have changed as Covid-19 smashed retail in the high street and online did rather better. How are things looking now?

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Karelian Diamonds – £0.42m placing at a whopping discount & still how’s it going to pay for any exploration?...

AIM-listed Karelian Diamonds (KDR) – the junior sibling of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) – has announced a placing to raise £420,000 at 4p per share, a whopping 24% discount to yesterday’s closing price. That’s all very well, but by my maths it still leaves the company technically insolvent…

YU
YU

Yu Group – appoints fraudsters' favourite SP Angel as Nomad/Broker……guess what comes next

Yet another Red Flag was hoisted above AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) Towers this morning as it announced its pleasure at appointing SP Angel as Nomad/Broker. Whilst I have little time for any Nomad, surely ex-appointee Shore Capital carried a little more gravitas than the Nomad to Versarian (VRS) and Eurasia Mining (EUA) not to mentiuon the MySquar )MYSQ) fraud where it turned a blind eye to crime, and SP Angel’s broker side has been hit with the scandal at Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX). But did Shore Capital walk, or was it pushed?

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Conroy Gold and Natural Resources – placing at 25p with warrants and warrants-on-warrants

Good news this morning for AIM-listed jam- (or, rather, gold) tomorrow explorer Conroy Gold and Natural Resources (CGNR) as it has raised a fairly decent amount of cash – £800,000 – at 25p. Heck, if this goes on for much longer the company will no longer be technically insolvent! It might not be already, although I wouldn’t be too sure. So are the shares now a buy?…

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YU
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Yu Group – Now AIM Regulation says F*** YU!

AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) has this morning updated on the investigation by AIM Regulation into the shambolic mis-reporting of profits/receivables etc which saw the company write off c. £10 million from its 2018 accounts. The result? A £300,000 fine – surely far too light – which has been waived for co-operating with the enquiry! The lesson from AIM Regulation for less than scrupulous AIM Directors is that fraud is no problem – just get on with it and we’ll do nothing at all. There is no moral hazard.

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EQT
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The Aries patent infringement claim against Eqtec isn't going awayand the real scandal, dare I say, fraud is Eqtec's non disclosure

Eqtec (EQT) has always seemed to be one of those companies that is far better at delivering a stream of RNSs than it is at actually delivering anything of substance that actually generates a return for the average PI investor – although warrant holders have done very well as a result in the past!

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EXPOSE: Another AIM scandal involving a Tory grandee, Verditek – why is this not slam dunk securities fraud?

Shares in Verditek (VDTK) have been pumped up to 18p, capitalising it at £52 million, on the back of supposed order wins. But this company is a serial liar in that regard. Its finances are shot so why does anyone buy into the nonsense?

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Fulham Shore – trading, bank facilities & placing news… and a more than 10% share price rise?...

Franco Manca pizza and The Real Greek eastern Mediterranean restaurants group Fulham Shore (FUL) has updated on trading and announced a placing… and the shares are currently at 6.75p, more than 10% higher…

SAE
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Simec Atlantis Energy– Emergency bailout placing and more risk!

Simec Atlantis Energy (SAE) finally fessed up on its need for cash, announcing an emergency bailout placing today. The results have been issued as unaudited as the company needs the cash to obtain an unqualified audit statement. All very predictable, as I did most recently here. So that justified Ouzo on my cornflakes, but the detail in the RNS statements today rings even more alarm bells for me related to the fuel supply for Uskmouth Power – the claimed flagship project in the portfolio.

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Europa Metals suddenly seems popular - which leaves me wondering when the next placing will be

The AIM market is full of companies which have never managed to achieve anything of note despite operating for years, and often it isn’t that hard to spot when they are going to raise more funds imminently.

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Yu Group trading statement: never mind the cash……feel the placing coming this way and SELL.

AIM-listed alternative energy supplier Yu Group (YU.) yesterday offered up a half-year trading statement ahead of interims on Wednesday 30 September (deadline day to avoid suspension – a bit of a Red Flag). Having always advertised plenty of cash but turning out to be running short in the net current assets department, is it any different this time? I fear not…..

CBP
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Curtis Banks – Cash-Box Placing controversy, a clear sell for private investors.

Controversy is putting it mildly! Yesterday morning at 7.25am AIM-listed Curtis Banks Group plc (CBP) announced the acquisition of Talbot and Muir Ltd , and fintech provider Dunstan Thomas Group Ltd for an initial consideration of up to £21.5 million to be funded through cash and an equity placing. Two minutes later a proposed Placing to raise £25 million was announced. The problem? Well, the company didn’t have the disapplication of pre-emption rights authority to raise £25 million in a placing. But that didn’t stop it.

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MIN
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Minoan – refinancing, still a risk/reward buy?...

Minoan (MIN) “is pleased to announce the successful reorganisation of its only secured borrowings, the cancellation of warrants and rights to future warrants and a small pre funded placing to provide further working capital”...

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Minoan – refinancing: expensive but a massive improvement

AIM-listed Greek resort outfit Minoan (MIN) has released news this morning of the refinancing of its pre-existing debt which used to be held by Hillside. The old lenders have gone and, mercifully, so have the stranglehold terms that came with the deal and in comes a new lender in the form of a outfit called DAGG LLP. The cost has been high, but the end result makes this well worth it.

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KDR

Karelian Diamonds – Vehicle access rights, but there’s no money to actually explore!

AIM-listed Prof. Conroy lifestyle outfit Karelian Diamonds (KDR) offered up some good news this morning in that it it has secured vehicular access rights to its Lahtojoki diamond project. Well, it would be, but Karelian hasn’t any cash to spend on exploration so why the shares are up 24% is a mystery.

RMS
RMS

Remote Monitored Systems – after Friday ‘Chairman leaves, fundamentals shining through?’...

Writing on Remote Monitored Systems (RMS) on Friday as its Chairman left “effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities”I suggested forget previous cash raised to support growth of the group's core areas of business, it needed to keep the lights on and more is to be required. With that from a market cap of £1.5 million, natch bargepole / sell. That was with the shares down from a prior closing 0.28p to 0.23p...

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Eqtec – placing/Primary Bid offering Thursday, legal action announced today……..this stinks!

On Thursday last week AIM-listed Eqtec (EQT) announced a placing and PrimaryBid offering which raised £10 million at 0.45p, a 33.8% discount. That will have hurt existing shareholders, but not as much as the new shareholders who today woke up to learn that the company is in receipt of a filing of legal complaint alleging patent infringement in California from Aries Clean Energy LLC. And the two are unconnected?...

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SOS
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Sosandar delivers a Curate’s Egg of a Trading Statement

AIM-listed online ladies fashionwear purveyor Sosandar (SOS) has released a trading statement covering its reporting Q1 from 1 April to 30 June. As per the trading and Covid-19 update provided last month, on the surface this morning’s statement appears reassuring, but is it?

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Haydale joins the Covid Bandwagon - placing ahoy!

Another day, another AIM dog jumps on the Covid bandwagon – Haydale (HAYD) has announced a new collaboration agreement between its Thai operation, Haydale Technologies (Thailand) Co. Ltd and IRPC Public Company Limited to develop Organic conducting-based printing smart fabric (Contract No. AL.0748/2563), by using Haydale's functionalised technology. Market madness is still apparent: the shares roofed it to 3.225p, up an impressive 57% on the news. So what’s the problem?

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Stobart Group – 56% Open Offer take-up, that is piss poor

I suppose that 56% would probably go down as a success in normal times for an open offer from Stobart Group (STOB), but given that it was fully underwritten by placees and at 40p as opposed to the previous closing price of 69.2p, 56% looks pretty poor. Thanks gto the underwriters £100 million was raised but it gets worse….

TOM
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Tomco Bailout Rescue Placing Pulled but shares soar – call the cops, call the FCA I smell white collar crime

Following the shocking revelation that Tomco (TOM) had lied to investors it has pulled the £1.5 million placing at 0.4p announced on Wednesday leaving it running on fumes. In fact, I’ll wager you a line or two of finest Colombian marching powder, direct from the City’s grubbiest dealing floors, that it is technically insolvent. Yet its shares, returning from suspension, have rocketed ahead to 0.775p, a gain of c75%. The FCA should be hot footing it to the offices of broker Turner Pope without delay. I smell crime.

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Tomco shares suspended, will rescue placing be pulled as it appears company has been very naughty indeed in the truth department

Oh dear,. Oh dear, this looks very grim for Tomco (TOM). Gary Newman slated the heavily discounted bailout placing at 0.4p announced first thing.  But it seems that Tomco has been telling porkies and at 2.52 PM its shares were suspended pending an announcement. What will that say “ We are scumbags and fucking liars!” would be my suggested headline.

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TOM
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Further monumental dilution for shareholders of serial failure TomCo Energy via bucket shop broker Turner Pope

When you combine one of the least successful AIM listed natural resources companies with probably the worst bucket shop brokers around, then you rarely end up with a good outcome.

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PetroTal Corp- Brutally clear now – this company was close to toast yesterday!

PetroTal Corp (PTAL) has updated the market today, and as expected has undertaken a placing to shore up the working capital position. The detail reveals how far this company has moved from “debt free” to an indebted producer. The lack of 2019 accounts, and details provided demonstrate just how knackered the finances are.

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Results from Echo Energy – the next bust from James “Dracula” Parsons?

Sound Energy (SOU) limps on. Dracula is still a consultant as the company tries to sell its main asset to a bidder which has no money. Without such a disposal – and I am sure you can spot the flow in this “cunning plan” - the company will be unable to pay its debts as they fall due and will almost certainly go bust. So, what of another hound in Dracula’s kennels, Echo Energy (ECHO), which reported its results today a headline loss of $10 million is pretty good going.

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Catenae – fundraise at a significant discount on the way, as predicted, and definitely no Insider Dealing

AIM-listed Covid-19 uber ramp POS Catenae Innovation (CTEA) seems to have been forced to issue a warning RNS to its deluded loyal band of shareholders. We warned you here on ShareProphets that the last placing, done with the help of a spoof plan to get a Covid-19 tracking system going, would not be enough to last the company beyond the end of June. Now the company has warned that it is in discussion with its broker in relation to a fundraise at “a significant discount” to the current share price. Time for a glass of ouzo, methinks…..

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Catenae – 15 million warrant conversion = 15 million bits of confetti up for grabs

AIM-listed POS Catenae Innovation (CTEA) has announced that the holder of a warrant over 15 million shares exercisable at 1.25p has decided to cash in its chips. With the stock currently at 1.6p to sell, you can see why….!

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SOS
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Sosandar – Trading and Covid-19 Update: how to polish the unpolishable

AIM-listed online ladies-wear outfit Sosandar (SOS) has updated the market on its forthcoming FY results and the company’s response to Covid-19. On the surface there is much to celebrate – which perhaps is why the shares are up a very impressive 36% as I write. But there are a few niggles to concern…..well, actually, rather a lot.

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Stobart Group – Placing (as predicted) at 40p to raise £100m and FY results at no-one-is-watching o’clock

Last time I wrote about former Woodford favourite Stobart Group (STOB), on April 6th, I predicted a placing…..and so it came to pass that on Thursday night it did indeed pass the hat around – time for an Ouzo, methinks! And the discount? Well, the stock closed Thursday (at 4.30pm) at 69.2p, having traded as high as 74.1p and the bookbuilding exercise was announced at seven minutes past six in the evening. On the closing price, the discount was a whopping 42%. Ouch.

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RBG
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£15 million Revolution Bars fund raise – worth a small gamble

The fund raise is at 20p and there is a very real case for having a go. But there are risks: the truth is that no-one has a scooby as to how this company’s 57 bars and clubs will trade post lockdown.

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Lyin' James Draper puts up not a cent as Bidstack raises bailout cash at just 4p

Having flogged £300,000 of shares at 20p last October 9 while sitting on a lack of sales and profits warning) Lyin’ James Draper, the CEO of Bidstack (BIDS) put not a cent into today’s £5.7 million bailout at just 4p. That tells you everything. Perhaps he is saving his cash for the next bailout due around Christmas?

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UK Oil & Gas refocusses on its core business of issuing more shares

After a brief period of allowing folks to pretend that its main business was in fighting Covid and saving the NHS by producing oil that nobody wants, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has got back to what has always been its core business, that is to say issuing yet more shares. After raising £4. 2million at just 0.2p today there are now a stonking 10.84 billion worthless pieces of confetti in issue.

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Is Malcolm Stacey Edith Piaf? Avacta £45m fund raise at 120p, including Primary Bid

A week ago, Malcolm Stacey could have sold his shares in Avacta (AVCT) at more than 200p each. In fact I think the old trading genius might just have done that. Then the company started “sounding out” investors about a fund raise and, not that anyone in London ever breaks insider dealing laws so this is a total coincidence, the shares started tumbling fast. As I write they are off by 5p at 132-5p as it has announced am up to £45 million fund raise at 120p. I don’t blame it.

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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: sticking it hard on two counts to a company I own

Mahmud celebrates the pain I am suffering and is so happy that he has helped us to get to 49% of the £48,000 we NEED to ensure Woodlarks SURVIVES. I only ask each of you for a tenner but how about every bearcast listener donates that TODAY so we hit target. Please give HERE. Then I look at my friend Jonathan Price's article about why I am wrong on property plays. Euro loon Jonathan is a great chap though utterly misguided on almost every issue as only an elitist London millionaire can be and I clarify matters. Then onto Curzon Energy (CZN): I am a long and wrong shareholder and explain why I think the shares are too high and why a statement is needed ASAP. A few words follow on SSP Group (SSPG) and today's dividend placing madness.

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Expose: ValiRx jumps on Covid bandwagon but it is a total spoof

Having failed to cure cancer, almost out of cash ValiRx (VAL) needs another story to ramp to allow its low-life brokers Peterhouse to get another discounted placing away to its spivvy flipper mates. Ahoy is that a bandwagon I see in the distance?  Yes it is the Covid Express. Time to jump aboard.

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Bidstack – surely statement needed NOW as its 4 days from tits up time

AIM listed POS Bidstack (BIDS) ended 2019 with £3.1 million cash but burning it at a rate of almost £750,000 a month. It has already admitted that its revenues in H1 2010 will be as they were in GH2 2019 minimal. Even its lame paid for researcher admits that it will be out of cash by the end of May. Well chaps, it is now May 26. You have 4 days…

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TRX

Tissue Regenix – I having warned of still a required fundraising ahoy...

I first warned on shares in Tissue Regenix (TRX) in October as they fell below 3p and most recently above 1p earlier this month, noting still a required fundraising ahoy. Today an announcement; “Confirmation of successful fundraising”...

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YU
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Fuck Yu Group – unconvincing AGM piffle

AIM-listed Yu Group (YU.) has released its AGM statement to be delivered to an empty room at 11.30 today. Of course, the empty room is because of the continuing COVID-19 restrictions, but that is not my gripe. It is the statement, which offers absolutely no insight at all.

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Tern – more cash to Wyld as a ramptastic deal is announced: when’s the placing?

AIM-listed monstrously overvalued jam-tomorrow investment company Tern plc (TERN) has announced a deal for its investee Wyld Networks, and the conversion of a cash loan into Convertible Loan Notes. Well, woopiedoo – but I suggest Wyld’s deal looks a bit questionable, and the loan conversion tells us that Tern has handed over another £250,000 from its depleted coffers to its cash-guzzling investee.

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Angus Energy – time for Lord Lucan to make Irish toff Paddy Clanwilliam disappear?

Say what you like about AIM dog Angus Energy (ANGS) but it has provided us all with a colourful cast of characters during its short and inglorious history on the AIM Casino.  Right now, the man at the helm is Lord Lucan but how lucky does he feel in having as his non-executive chairman, a fellow Irish aristocrat Paddy Clanwilliam. Paddy also sits on the audit committee and is paid £68,000 a year for his sterling efforts.

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Letter to AIM Regulation: The Time to suspend Bidstack shares is NOW pending clarification

Despite incteasingly desperate attempts to ramp its share price, AIM dog Bidstack (BIDS)  sees its stock marooned at 6p. Interestingly, the spread is wide enough to drive a bus through, indicating market makers are aware that either one last ramp but also that a deeply discounted bailout placing may be imminent. But the bare fact is that the company cannot both meet May payroll and satisfy short term liabilities. As such, its shares should surely be suspended pending clarification of its financial position. I have written to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation today making this request.

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Scapa – fundraising to “provide flexibility to fully realise potential opportunities”?

Developer and manufacturer of healthcare and industrial products Scapa Group (SCPA) “is pleased to announce the successful completion of the placing… we believe there are strong tailwinds emerging in our two business segments, Healthcare and Industrial, and a strengthened balance sheet will provide flexibility to fully realise potential opportunities in a post-COVID-19 environment”...

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Karelian Diamonds – ludicrous ramp falls flat: is there an attempted placing on the way, perchance?

AIM-listed lifestyle company Karelian Diamonds (KDR) has issued what must be the most ludicrously ramptastic RNS this morning. It is, and has been for ages, technically insolvent and yet this morning it has issued a statement telling the market that it has been granted new diamond exploration reservations in Finland. Given that it has no money, or at least it has negative net current assets last measured at MINUS EUR 1 million as at last November, what’s the point? It can’t explore what it already has!

Tom

An open letter to 40 AIM CEOs – you just cannot screw private investors this time

With share prices on the up but earnings & transaction visibility almost nil every CEO should be considering a fund raise. It would be irresponsible not to do so. Yet most of them are prepared to do so in a way the needlessly screws private investors. This cannot go on. I have today written to the CEOs of 40 companies. The letter follows

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Mosman Oil and Gas – What a load of hype and hot air!

Now I would have published this yesterday, but my internet was rather crap and being sorted. Talking of crap, that brings me onto the matter of Mosman Oil and Gas (MSMN). This company was a cornerstone of my crap quartet this time last year and had a clear place in the Vomit list of shite oil stocks when I reviewed the forthcoming year last Christmas. In my view yesterday’s monumental share price rise just illustrates the full extent of “lockdown gambling culture” combined with total lack of understanding of what the investment case is.

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