InterQuest – independent director hits back as management-buyout attempted robber barons announce unconditional offer now closed

Published 10 days ago

An “Offer Closed” announcement from the attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) has been met by a firm response from InterQuest’s independent director…

InterQuest – management-buyout attempted robber barons back with an “Update”, so am I…

Published 16 days ago

The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made an “Update” announcement suggesting generosity; “in order to give holders of InterQuest shares who have not accepted the offer prior to the closing of the offer an opportunity to do so”. Au contraire…

InterQuest – management-buyout attempted robber barons try more spin, but it currently still means little

Published 24 days ago

The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made an “Offer Declared Unconditional in All Respects” announcement - and the InterQuest independent director, David Higgins, has responded…

Empresaria – H1 trading update merit resumed share price advance?

Published 29 days ago

Having commenced the year at just over 100p, shares in staffing group Empresaria (EMR) reached 168p at the start of last month before slipping back – closing yesterday at 146.5p. However, they are currently 5.5% higher today on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…

InterQuest – management-buyout attempted robber barons extend offer again as still struggling on acceptances

Published 36 days ago

The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made an “Update on Level of Acceptances and Offer Extension” announcement…

InterQuest – management-buyout attempted robber barons struggling on acceptances

Published 57 days ago

The attempted robber barons of the InterQuest (ITQ) management buyout team (at Chisbridge Ltd) have made a “Level of Acceptances Update & Extension of Offer” announcement - and the independent director at InterQuest has responded…

InterQuest – attempted robber barons respond to Defence Document, admit their offer “constrained”…

Published 59 days ago

Lambasted for a “materially undervalues” 42p per share offer, the InterQuest (ITQ) attempted management buyout team at Chisbridge Ltd has made a “Response to Defence Document”

InterQuest – trading warning, but the attempted robber barons admit “solid” longer term fundamentals

Published 65 days ago

“Trading update” announcement from InterQuest (ITQ), a company subject to an attempted robber baron (Oops) management, buyout with a first closing date in less than a week. Hmmm...

InterQuest – summarises reasons to ignore offer (from the attempted robber barons)

Published 75 days ago

With the attempted robber barons having recently posted their offer document to shareholders, InterQuest (ITQ) independent director David Higgins, being advised by the company’s Nomad and broker Panmure Gordon, has summarised why the offer should be ignored ahead of writing to shareholders no later than 15th June…

UK Investor Show 2017 ‘Dragon’s Den’ picks update

Published 89 days ago

The sold-out success that was the 1st April 2017 UK Investor Show again saw five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock for a £1,000 investment. How are they faring so far?...

InterQuest – an angry shareholder writes…

Published 91 days ago

Having announced it is to make a 42p per share offer for InterQuest (ITQ) (Tom made his thoughts clear on the offer HERE) the following features the management buyout team’s (Gary Ashworth, Christopher Eldridge and David Bygrave, (‘Chisbridge’)’s) reasonings for the offer (in bold italics) and my responses following…

Interquest - sell in the market: chairman Gary Ashworth acts like a prize tosser

Published 92 days ago

Interquest (ITQ) has now announced that there is a formal offer at 42p per share in cash from an MBO team led by Gary Ashworth. That would be the same Ashworth who told us after the last profits warning that the future was bright and the shares were cheap at 52p.

InterQuest – possible management buyout offer, a piss take

Published 95 days ago

With shares in InterQuest (ITQ) yesterday having increased on the day from comfortably below 40p to well above, at 3:51pm (noting the “recent share price movement” - nothing suspicious to concern AIM regulation then!) a newly created company (Chisbridge Ltd) formed by Gary Ashworth, Chris Eldridge and David Bygrave (respectively InterQuest Chairman, CEO and CFO and 33.3%, 0% and 0.1% shareholders) ‘confirmed’ “that it is evaluating making an offer for InterQuest at 42 pence per share in cash with a full loan note alternative”. They're taking the piss, surely...

Interquest Results - still a recovery buy

Published 157 days ago

Technology sectors-focused recruitment group, InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results from a “challenging” 2016 year of“transformation” following a change in executive management, though is “cautiously optimistic about 2017”.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017 number 10: Steve Moore says Buy Interquest

Published 236 days ago

Following another profit warning recently, InterQuest (ITQ) has been a disastrous tip for 2016 from myself (though, thankfully, outweighed by my other one, Avesco Group, delivering a more than 180% return). But the current 36p offer price for the shares looks to me much too harsh an appraisal…

REVIEWED: ShareProphets writers share tips of the year for 2016

Published 240 days ago

On the long tack, it is congratulations to Gary Newman with Vedanta Resources (VED, currently +220%) edging out Steve Moore (Avesco Group, +186%)...

Interquest another warning and another company chat

Published 257 days ago

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Don't the fecking Cloudtag morons know I'm harvesting olives?

Published 257 days ago

I am utterly shattered after day three of the olive harvest - a photo article is HERE. Please note Cloudtag (CTAG) morons I can't respond to your inane tweets at once every day. Cloudtag shares have raced ahead today. I explain why and why it won't last. As with all frauds the target price is 0p. Talking of which I also discuss Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which seems unwilling to comment on today's bombshell revalations and African Potash (TOAST). I also look at Mirada (MIRA), Interquest (ITQ) and Aeorema Communications (AEO)

Avesco & InterQuest - share tip of the year updates

Published 273 days ago

As Tom Winnifrith described the 3:59pm Thursday “Offer for Avesco Group plc” (AVS) announcement; “FECK ME”…

Interquest - share price slippage: Buy

Published 305 days ago

Shares in Interquest (ITQ) slipped to 32p last week although they are now 33p-34p. I swapped emails with a rather glum chairman Gary Ashworth. Of course Gary is glum, as the largest shareholder his net wealth has been materially dented.

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 341 days ago

Since previously updating on my share tips of the year last month – see HERE, both have had significant news…

Interquest Interims - not as bad as they appear ( company chat)

Published 344 days ago

Specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced disappointing results for the first half of 2016, but we’ve had a reassuring catch-up with early this year commenced CEO here, Chris Eldridge…

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 358 days ago

I previously updated on my share tips of the year just after the Brexit vote – see HERE. The following updates on developments since…

FDM Group shares plunge - here is why you should buy

Published 413 days ago

Post the Brexit vote and the profits warning from Interquest (0ITQ) shares in FDM (FDM) stood at 550p. They are now 450p. I have a private email from a top City analyst which explains the fall but also why the shares are cheap and a buy. It reads:

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 416 days ago

Writing earlier this month, I remained optimistic on both of my share tips of the year. Post recent developments and amidst current market volatility, I now update…

Interquest Profits warning - but dividend secure

Published 417 days ago

Maybe the drift in the share price ahead of Monday's profits warning from tech recruitment firm Interquest (ITQ) was telling us something. If so I'm sorry we did not hear it. The statement caused the shares to really tank. To over-react in my view.

InterQuest & Avesco – share tip of the year updates

Published 428 days ago

Since I last updated, there has not been much share price cheer from my two tips of the year for 2016, but has this been in contrast to the news flow? …

InterQuest & Avesco – tip of the year updates

Published 460 days ago

Having previously reviewed in February HERE and HERE, the following updates on my two tips of the year for 2016…

Video: Gary Ashworth of Interquest presents at UK Investor Show

Published 472 days ago

Gary Ashworth is the founder and Chairman of Interquest (ITQ). Gary has a great track record on AIM and I regard shares in his company as being cheap. I hope that his presentation at UK Investor Show demonstrates why. Enjoy.

Interquest results more than decent - buy

Published 528 days ago

Specialist recruiter InterQuest Group (ITQ) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year and that “the new financial year has started positively”. Good News.

InterQuest Group – share tip of the year update

Published 562 days ago

Following an overall positive 2015 (see HERE), my first of two tips for 2016 was shares in specialist recruiter in technology, analytics and digital markets, InterQuest Group (ITQ) at an 82p offer price. What’s happened here so far this year? …

Interquest Trading update - buy

Published 572 days ago

InterQuest (ITQ) has updated that “trading for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 was in line with market expectations” and that it is “encouraged by the continued growth we are experiencing and the exciting initiatives of our new executive management team”

December edition of UK Investor Magazine 7 share tips, Adam Reynolds & More

Published 602 days ago

The December edition of UK Investor Show magazine is now live featuring seven buy share tips,  company profiles on InterQuest, an interview with Adam Reynolds, and what ShareProphets writers would like to find in their stocking. You can download your free copy below.

Steve Moore's share tip of the year Number 1 - Buy Interquest at 82p

Published 604 days ago

Specialist recruiter in technology, analytics and digital markets, InterQuest Group (ITQ) was a Tom Winnifrith tip for 2015 where, despite the company last month updating that “trading has continued to be strong and in line with management expectations”, the shares haven’t performed as hoped (TW don't rub it in or its a P45 for January). However, with the valuation now looking much too harsh, a new Chief Financial Officer now in position and a new CEO appointed (to start on 4th January), this is my first tip for 2016. 

Interquest - management issues sorted: buy

Published 636 days ago

Following the summer resignations of its CEO and CFO, we maintained faith in technology specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ). It has now followed a recent announcement of an appointment of a new CEO, with news that it has also reached agreement with a new CFO.

Interquest - good news all round

Published 652 days ago

InterQuest Group (ITQ) has updated that “trading has continued to be strong and in line with management expectations” and announced “following a comprehensive search, it has reached agreement with Chris Eldridge to become CEO”

My Top 10 stocks to buy on AIM (to dodge IHT) – Tom Winnifrith

Published 707 days ago

It is all very well to ridicule the Daily Telegraph’s top ten AIM shares to buy to dodge IHT as I did yesterday HERE but could you do any better asks a reader. Possibly not, I don’t really like the AIM Casino but I am always up for a challenge so here goes.

InterQuest Interims - Very much on track: buy

Published 711 days ago

InterQuest Group (ITQ) has announced results for the first half of 2015 and that “we enter the second half of 2015 with positive momentum, positioned well to capitalise on the opportunities in the second half of the year and beyond”.

Interquest - another management change, don't panic buy!

Published 720 days ago

InterQuest Group (ITQ) has announced that Chief Financial Officer Michael Joyce has tendered his resignation in order to take up a role at a private business, though reassured that “trading has continued to be strong since the half year”.

Zak Mir's Great Request Show: Drax, Interquest, Rockhopper Exploration

Published 785 days ago

If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Drax (DRX), Interquest (ITQ), Rockhopper Exploration (RKH)

Tom Winnifrith Easter share tips (buys) No 1 – InterQuest at 100p

Published 867 days ago

It has been a poor six months for shareholders in Interquest (ITQ). The stock zoomed to 130p as it put itself up for sale but no offers came in at the right price so the shares tanked to 88p. That was a big over-reaction as the company is going great guns. That is why Interquest at 100p is my first Easter share tip (buy).

Video of Interquest presentation at ShareProphets seminar

Published 874 days ago

Two weeks ago Interquest (ITQ) presented at a ShareProphets seminar. Apologies for the delay in showing the video but here it is and for what it is worth I think it was one of the best presentations we have seen at the Monday night seminars.

A director share trade is not always a signal for you to trade– ref Interquest, Volex & Quindell

Published 875 days ago

The conventional wisdom is that you should follow the “insiders” that is the board in terms of buying and selling shares. Sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong. We can start with buys.

Champagne, pizza, TW and Interquest on 16 March – join us at the last ShareProphets Seminar - FIVE SEATS LEFT

Published 891 days ago

Becuase of unexpected family commitments and an unpredictable legal battle with scumbag Aiden Earley the seminar on Monday 16 March 2015 will be the last ShareProphets seminar until the Autumn at the earliest. To celebrate there is pizza and champagne provided by the ever excellent Chapel Down so it would go to see seminar stalwarts and anyone new and we have 50 seats on offer.

Interquest - cracking results

Published 892 days ago

Specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results for the 2014 calendar year and that “early trading in 2015 has been in line with management's expectations and the benefits of a bigger contractor book are being seen”.

InterQuest - positive ( as expected) trading update: buy

Published 953 days ago

Specialist IT recruitment group, InterQuest (ITQ) has updated that it expects a “slightly ahead of consensus” outturn for 2014 and that it considers it has “a strong and sustainable platform for continued growth in 2015”.

Tom Winnifrith’s share tips of the year 2015 – No 1 Buy InterQuest at a 102p offer

Published 968 days ago

One of my highlights of Christmas was a gathering of the friends of the woman I once referred to as the deluded lefty, that is to say the Mrs. I was ill so, having cooked for them, I retreated to bed with the cats, but coming down for a cup of tea I heard the most deluded of the lot of them (they are nearly all sociology lecturers) opine that she had “applied for research funding to study how black women are suffering in the recession.” Where does one start?

InterQuest Bid Talks off but Trading going Great Guns

Published 970 days ago

InterQuest (ITQ) has announced that talks with a potential purchaser are off. In fact it held talks with a number of parties and one was serious but not at a price that Gary Ashworth and his team found acceptable. Gary is the largest shareholder, he has a great track record and I back his judgement 100%.

Tom Winnifrith's Bearcast - 25 November (my best yet I think)

Published 999 days ago

Angered by the failure of my Albanian workforce to turn up and start the olive harvest I felt on fire today in what will be my longest and (IMHO) best bearcast to date. On the agenda: overdraft vs long term debt in a PLC, Iofina, Acta, Eclectic bars, Quindell, Thalassa, price vs value, Concha, Fitbug, crony capitalism on the AIM casino, Motive TV, Harvey Nash and Interquest

The End game for Quindell

Published 1023 days ago

First the good news. At the 10th November ShareProphets Seminar I shall present on “The end game for Quindell: when and why it will go to 0p” – there are a number of scenarios so it is a when not an if and I shall explain them all in detail. If Quenron goes to 0p before then – which is conceivable – I shall do a song and dance routine instead.

Video of Tom Winnifrith presentation - why Monitise is worth 10p a share

Published 1024 days ago

The final presentation on Monday night at the ShareProphets seminar was by myself on Monitise (MONI) as I explained why the shares were worth only 10p. With hindsight I think I might have been a bit generous but the thrust of my thesis is pretty clear cut.

Fastnet Oil & Gas - video of presentation at ShareProphets Seminar

Published 1024 days ago

Fastnet Oil & Gas (FAST) was the first company presenting on Monday night at the ShareProphets seminar. I hope you take something away from the video of the event.

Audioboom - video of presentation from ShareProphets seminar

Published 1024 days ago

Audioboom (BOOM) was the second company presenting on Monday night at the ShareProphets seminar and its talk was followed by a lively Q&A. We hope you take something away from the video of the event.

InterQuest - ching ching!

Published 1032 days ago

Shares in specialist IT recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) have jumped by a net 8% in the past two days to 116.5p on the back of an announcement that “it is launching a review of options open to the company to maximise value for shareholders including a potential sale of the company”.  Ching Ching.

InterQuest – Cracking Interims, has to be a corporate play

Published 1074 days ago

Specialist IT recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results for the first half of the 2014 calendar year, noting “strong performance in both our contract and permanent recruitment business” and that “we are confident of further success in the second half of the year and beyond”.  This all looks good. What next?

ReThink – Dead Money for Investors: Cash Cow for Management

Published 1123 days ago

When a company bucks an industry trend in a commodity market upwards it is probably lying. If it bucks it downwards it is probably a crap company, dead money for investors and that brings me to ReThink Group (RTG).

Shareprophets Tip of the Week: Buy Interquest at 119p

Published 1190 days ago

A new feature – our share tip of the week (end) and we kick off with specialist IT recruitment group Interquest (ITQ) at a 119p share price where we target a total return of 25% in one year. And here is why.


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