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LightwaveRF – discounted fundraising “to continue to scale the business… and provide working capital”. Really?!

Published 24 days ago

“LightwaveRF (AIM: LWRF), the leading smart homes solutions provider, is pleased to announce that… it has successfully raised gross proceeds of £2.50 million through a placing of, and a subscription for, an aggregate of 29,411,780 new ordinary shares at a price of 8.5 pence per share”. Hmmm…

DP Poland – trading underperformance, massively discounted bailout placing… CEO “step down… by mutual agreement”!?

Published 46 days ago

I’ve consistently warned on DP Poland (DPP) – most recently last year with the shares at around 30p HERE. Today a “Proposed Placing, Board Change & Trading Update” announcement…

CloudCall – following Tom’s Bearcast of an AIM CEO guide to misleading about a placing…

Published 53 days ago

A 15th January “Trading Statement” announcement from CloudCall Group (CALL), included “available cash reserves of £2.75m… Cash reserves decreased by approximately £1.5m in H2 2018, compared to £2.5m in H1 2018, and the company is already well advanced in preparations for its 2018 R&D tax credit claim which is expected to bring in an additional £0.75m in mid-2019” and “following its equity fundraise completed in November 2017, 2018 has seen the company make significant investments… as with most SaaS businesses, there is always a lag between making these investments and the resulting revenue growth, so I am delighted that we are now starting to see tangible acceleration in customer orders and user growth”. No need for more funds imminently then?... Now “Placing”!...

Photonstar LED – “pleased to announce” placing. But it’s monumental dilution for what?

Published 101 days ago

Photonstar LED (PSL) previously commenced announcements with “the British designer and manufacturer of smart LED lighting solutions and cloud based building management services”… . It today states “PhotonStar LED Group plc (AIM: PSL.L), is pleased to announce that it has raised gross proceeds of £100,000… at a price of 0.02p per share”

Location Sciences Group – fundraising “to accelerate the growth” from a “leading position”, Really?

Published 119 days ago

“Placing, Open Offer and Trading Update” announcement from the former Proxama, now Location Sciences Group (LSAI), including “the directors believe that further funds will enable Location Sciences to maintain its leading position in the UK location data and insights market and allow the company to accelerate the growth of Verify, its leading location data verification product, both in the UK and overseas”. Hmmm…

Maistro – fundraising at a massive discount, despite in September arguing “significant progress” & “looking forward with confidence”!

Published 131 days ago

Writing on the former blur Group, Maistro (MAIS), in September with the shares at 5p, I commented “Business Update”… but it’s what has not been said - noting the previous cash flow and net cash situations. Now an intra-day “Placing” announcement…

Starcom – 2018 revenue to comfortably exceed market expectations?, why the discounted placing?

Published 138 days ago

Starcom (STAR), “which specialises in the development of wireless solutions for the remote tracking, monitoring and protection of a variety of assets, is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with a local distributor in North Africa” and “to ensure that this and other orders can be delivered as planned both for this year and early 2019, the company has conditionally raised £400,000 before expenses through a placing… at a price of 2p”. Hmmm…

Columbus Energy – placing which “follows strong market interest from two of our major shareholders”, what’s with the price then?!

Published 160 days ago

Columbus Energy Resources (CERP) “is pleased to announce a conditional placing… at a price of 3.5 pence per placing share to raise approximately £2.5 million”. The shares though commenced last week at above 4p, were still 3.75p at the end of it and the week included “pleased to announce the completion of the purchase of Steeldrum Oil Company Inc”“pleased to provide an update on business, operational and financial activities during Q3 2018” and an evening investor presentation…

Mayan Energy – placing inevitable warns the City’s No 1 oil analyst in damning email

Published 185 days ago

Given the lowly market cap of Mayan (MYN) any placing will have to be a heavily discounted bucket shop special. In light of that, investors should take heed of an explicit warning from the City’s No 1 oil analyst Zac “the Knife” Phillips of SP Angel. In an email he writes:

Toople – shows contempt for ordinary investors with “delighted to announce” placing

Published 195 days ago

“Major Contract Win” announcement from Toople (TOOP) on 29th August followed the prior week “contract win demonstrates that Toople is excellently placed” and saw the shares soar to more than 0.92p. I warned with an attempted bailout financing looking on the horizon, sell / avoid, and the shares had settled somewhat around 0.75p before a now “Proposed placing to raise £2.2 million”

One Media iP – following July results positivity, a ‘Horlick(s)’ of a fundraising

Published 206 days ago

One Media iP (OMIP) “is pleased to announce a proposed placing and subscription to raise a minimum of £1.9 million of new equity capital at an issue price of 6 pence per new ordinary share, and the proposed issue of up to £6 million of (7% per annum interest from date of issue) loan notes”, including emphasising the placing price “represents a premium of 240 per cent. to the price of 2.5 pence per ordinary share at which Lord Michael Grade and Ivan Dunleavy first invested in the company in December 2017”. Sounds positive then…

Countrywide – significant equity fundraising reflects far from propitious circumstances. As warned!

Published 235 days ago

I wrote last week on estate agency and property services company Countrywide (CWD) updating including “the adjusted EBITDA for the group for the six months ended 30 June 2018 was slightly better than the guidance previously provided” - and the shares have responded currently higher, back above 50p, but concluded the market cap is still now circa £120 million and with also it to be attempted significant equity fundraising ahoy in far from propitious circumstances, the stance remains avoid / sell. Today half-year results and a “Firm Placing, Placing and Open Offer 2018” announcement – and the shares down towards 17p!...

Ilika – funding completion sees CEO Purdy ‘like to thank shareholders’. I bet he would!

Published 241 days ago

Previously writing on Ilika (IKA) in March, it was collaboration agreement, argues “large global markets” potential but still cash crunch first?. Today a “Results of General Meeting and Open Offer” announcement…

Image Scan – “pleased to announce” acquisition… but accompanying placing is far less pleasing!

Published 251 days ago

Shares in Image Scan Holdings (IGE) reached approaching 13p last year and were 6p+ following half-year results in April before sliding in the last month, last closing at 5.5p. Now an “Acquisition and Proposed Placing” announcement…

Integumen – argues agreement with “a compelling strategic and financial rationale”, but is the (discounted) placing enough?

Published 252 days ago

Shares in Integumen (SKIN) are currently 17.5% lower, at 0.70p, on restoration to trading on AIM despite it considering an “investment and licence agreement have a compelling strategic and financial rationale”. Hmmm…

Management Consulting Group – a proposed placing and open offer, but not ‘pleased to announce’

Published 269 days ago

I’ve previously noted on Management Consulting Group (MMC) it an ‘operational improvement implementer’ which needs some of its own medicine! and most recently in November ‘below expectations’ trading warning less than 3 months after “well placed” interims. The latter saw the shares heading down towards 6p, though I concluded that 'it remains that I’d want much more than the likes of “positive progress” and level of proposals “has now started to improve” here to be convinced of a turnaround. Currently still a bargepole stock'. Now a Proposed Placing and Open Offer announcement…

Surface Transforms – reckons placing “following recent investor demand”. I suggest bullshit

Published 270 days ago

Writing earlier this month on Surface Transforms (SCE) I warned argues “these results are encouraging”… but looks to be firmly heading to cash crunch ahoy AGAIN!. Now it is “pleased to announce that it has successfully placed 9,000,000 new ordinary shares… at 17 pence per share, raising gross proceeds of £1.53 million”

Accrol – after 2016 IPO at 100p & 2017 bailout placing at 50p, what now?

Published 313 days ago

In June 2016 tissue products manufacturer Accrol (ACRL) listed on AIM, raising £63.5 million at 100p per share. Just seventeen months later it was bailout fundraising at half of the IPO price but still recently “revised banking arrangements” have been necessary and now at 3:08pm on 15th May 2018…

Photonstar LED – shares having soared ahead of new product. Guess what?

Published 326 days ago

Previously writing on Photonstar LED (PSL) just over two months ago, I suggested £0.43 million of funds then raised not likely to last long. Recently though, ahead of a release of its “next generation halcyon cloudBMS product”, the shares have soared and thus surprise, surprise…

Corero Network Security – following the pump…

Published 354 days ago

Following thus far in 2018, 3rd January; “Significant Contract Wins”, 14th March; “Customer Wins” and as recently as 3rd April; “Customer Wins” - as warned, Corero Network Security (CNS) is now “pleased to announce a conditional placing and subscription to raise approximately £4.0 million ($5.6 million) before expenses”

Photonstar LED – “pleased to announce”… (as we warned) a massively discounted placing!

Published 389 days ago

At the end of January I cautioned as Photonstar LED (PSL) argued “a further step towards… strategy of transforming the group into a software and services business, focused on lighting and building management as a service” and that “the unaudited net loss for the group has been reduced to approximately £0.9m, compared to a net loss of £1.46m in the previous year” - concluding it looked to remain cash crunch ahoy and thus, natch, the stance remained sell / bargepole. Now a 3:34pm “Conditional Placing of £430,000 & General Meeting” announcement…

PCI-PAL – from December contract wins & trading “well” to a January private investor screwing

Published 419 days ago

A 5th December announcement from contact centre payment technology company PCI-PAL (PCIP) included that it “has won a further major reseller contract and two new UK local Government contracts” and “the level of enquiries looks set to accelerate demand for our services faster than anticipated”. From 51.5p before that announcement, the shares went on to exceed 78p this month and closed yesterday at 71.5p. Now a Placing to raise £4.95m

LightwaveRF – as warned, following the ‘pump’…

Published 511 days ago

Writing less than two weeks ago on LightwaveRF (LWRF), my conclusion included the latest announcement has currently helped the shares back above 19p. However, this compares to more than 29p reached last month – the market also questioning cash crunch ahoy? And is this latest thus “fantastic to confirm” as it will aid a fundraising? There is now a “Proposed Placing to raise £5 Million & Open Offer” announcement – and the shares are currently down to 16.5p…

Zinc Media – acquisition it is “delighted to announce”, but accompanying placing which is far from delightful

Published 515 days ago

Following a positive share price performance since late last month-announced results for its year ended 30th June 2017, with there also subsequently a “Contract Extension” announcement and the shares last closing at 1.15p, there is now from Zinc Media (ZIN) an announcement of a “Proposed Acquisition and Placing to Raise £3.5m” - at 0.90p…

Ubisense – placing, more to support growth plans or needed to strengthen the balance sheet?

Published 523 days ago

Arguing it is positioning “to capitalize on significant projected increases in spending” as suggested by it having “reported a strong set of financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017”, Ubisense (UBI) “is pleased to announce it has raised £5.5 million (before expenses) from a placing in order to support growth plans and strengthen its balance sheet”. Hmmm, let’s review…

Pressure Technologies – indebted, follows profit warning with a placing… though claims it’s for “a number of benefits”

Published 524 days ago

Engineering group Pressure Technologies (PRES) “is pleased to announce” the result of a bookbuild. This is of a gross £5 million placing at 122p per share. This comparing to a prior closing 126p share price and more than 140p prior to a most recent trading statement at the end of August…

Nanoco – as warned, discounted placing ahoy!

Published 535 days ago

I noted in an update on Nanoco (NANO) last month that “Commercial Supply and License Agreement” saw the shares bouncing a bit, but the key question remained when’s an attempted fundraising? (discounted, natch). Well, the company has now been “pleased to announce” a placing result and researcher Edison has updated…

Plant Impact – placing, tries to argue “represents a premium”. Hahaha…

Published 607 days ago

Plant Impact (PIM) has announced the conditional placing of new shares in the company at 31p each raising a gross approximately £4 million, with the announcement also including “the placing place (price?) represents a premium of 6.0 per cent to the closing mid-market price of 29.25 pence per existing ordinary share on 25 July 2017”. Hmmm…

Surface Transforms - discounted fundraising o’clock (as warned)

Published 627 days ago

In December I noted cash concerns on Surface Transforms (SCE) following a half-year trading update. I reiterated these last month, despite the company arguing “we continue to look forward with confidence”. Now surprise, surprise it’s discounted fundraising ahoy…

Eagle Eye Solutions – from “confident” of sufficient headroom, to John Lewis ‘pump’, to...

Published 667 days ago

In March I questioned whether the balance sheet of Eagle Eye Solutions (EYE) was sufficient despite the company stating it was confident of sufficient headroom to support its current strategic ambitions. It is now “pleased to confirm… 2,666,667 ordinary shares have been conditionally placed… at a price of 225.0 pence per placing share to raise approximately £6.0 million (before expenses)”. Hmmm…

Telit Communications – discounted £39m placing “to fund several identified acquisition opportunities”. Hmmm…

Published 689 days ago

The most shorted company on AIM, Telit Communications (TCM) has announced “it has successfully placed” new shares to raise £39 million “to fund several identified acquisition opportunities, mainly in the IoT Services sector, which the company will look to execute in the near to medium term”. Hmmm…

Audioboom – BOOM! Discounted fundraising follows bullish ‘KPI’ update earlier this month

Published 734 days ago

Noting the balance sheet position (and related-party transactions) suggested continued caution, I previously updated on spoken-word audio platform company Audioboom (BOOM) earlier this month as the shares were recovering above 3p on the back of a “First Quarter KPI Update” announcement. Now BOOM – it’s discounted placing ahoy!...

Sabien Technology – “£750,000 placing to continue growth strategy”, AKA to keep the lights on…

Published 920 days ago

Previously writing on Sabien Technology (SNT) in July, I noted its seeking to reduce the nominal value of its shares “in order to allow the company to issue new ordinary shares should it decide to do so”, concluding that somehow, I’d guess it would decide to do so! - see HERE. Today we have an announcement of “£750,000 Placing To Continue Growth Strategy”...

Lord Razzall of Boxhill you are boring me - what are you hiding now you worm?

Published 951 days ago

Lord Timmy Razzall still has not answered the ten questions from Cynical Bear that a man of honour rather than a money grabbing piece of shite would have answered - his silence tells you everything. Instead he has again produced a trading statement from Boxhill Technologies (BOX) which omits all the key data - Lord Razzall luvvie, what are you hiding?

Pennant – follows share price pump, with a dump extraordinaire...

Published 952 days ago

Shares in Pennant (PEN) closed May at 34.25p before... 1st June: “New Contract Awards worth in excess of £13 million”, 16th June: “New Contract Award and Trading Update”, 19th July: “Record Order Book drives expansion of premises” - and now there is a dump extraordinaire...

APC Technology - “is pleased to announce”… another private investor screwing

Published 965 days ago

APC Technology (APC) “is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised £1.1 million (before expenses) by way of a placing of 13,750,000 ordinary shares… together with two warrants for every five placing shares issued”. The market is not as pleased – the following updates with the shares currently more than 16% lower, at 8.375p, on the day…

WANdisco – CFO departure time confirmed, as my discounted confetti ahoy call has also been…

Published 1007 days ago

It has been announced that CFO of unique cash-burning machine (sorry, “unique… provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and continuous availability”) WANdisco plc (WAND), Paul Harrison, is to join JUST EAT plc with effect from 26th September. He is stated to be “looking forward to joining”. I bet…

Imaginatik – shares on the rise despite admitted discounted fundraising discussions. Hmmm…

Published 1040 days ago

Having fallen back towards 3p following a couple of RNS announcements earlier this week, shares in Imaginatik (IMTK) are currently on the rise again. With this coming after the shares had slumped to sub 2p by the start of April before soaring beyond 5p by the commencement of May, the following reviews the goings-on here…

Ubisense – it’s so long, farewell, Auf Weidersehen, goodbye... to CEO Richard Green & his “performance payments”

Published 1040 days ago

Previously on Ubisense Group (UBI), I reviewed a November profit warning and noted an idea where the “further cost actions” can start – see HERE. That was with the shares then at 66p. With them now at 29p, an announcement from the company begins with “that it is to expand the remit of its chairman, Peter Harverson, to become executive chairman with immediate effect”. Hmmm, why’s that then?

Strat Aero – another fundraising = natch, shares a top faller again

Published 1069 days ago

Despite claiming that a gross £400,000 of funds raised last week “will help us deliver on our objective to establish Strat Aero (AERO) as the go-to-provider of UAV enabled technology to the commercial, educational and military sectors”I noted continuing concerns on funding as the shares slid from approaching 2p to 1.5p. Today the company “is pleased to announce… it has raised a further £477,250 (before expenses) by way of an additional placing”. Hmmm…

88 Energy, now about that placing...Bulls hit back with defensive ploy No 6

Published 1077 days ago

I am lambasted by a chap, who pretty obviously owns shares in 88 Energy (88E), who attacks my piece of yesterday using play number 6 from the mad bull responding to hard analysis playbook - "this is not news, it is all old hat, not worth reading, yadda, yadda, yadda". Well...ahem.

Independent Resources - Shareholders ARE mugged as we warned: FCA MUST Investigate

Published 1123 days ago

We warned you two days ago that Independent Resources (IRG) was trying to spoof investors with a bogus announcement in order to get a discounted placing away...it has not taken long, the placing today is a shocker. the FCA and AIM Regulation must investigate.

Neil Ritson ramps Solo as bailout placing inevitable just do the frigging maths!

Published 1138 days ago

Ramp ramp ramp, Neil Ritson of Solo Oil (SOLO) is in full ramptastic action right now as he tries to pump the shares ahead of a placing - just do the frigging maths, a discounted offering is inevitable. You can't do the maths? Let me assist.

Magnolia Petroleum meaningless ramptastic trading update - is it insolvent yet?

Published 1139 days ago

Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) today announced that its sole broker is now Cornhill which means that a deeply discounted placing is imminent. A ramptastic trading statement has spiked the shares by 11% to 0.18-0.23p and that may help but investors need to ask how close is Magnolia to insolvency.

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