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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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”…
Published 65 days ago
A “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...
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…
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?...
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…
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.
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...
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”.
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…
Published 240 days ago
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.
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)
Published 273 days ago
As Tom Winnifrith described the 3:59pm Thursday “Offer for Avesco Group plc” (AVS) announcement; “FECK ME”…
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.
Published 341 days ago
Since previously updating on my share tips of the year last month – see HERE, both have had significant news…
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…
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…
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:
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…
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.
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? …
Published 460 days ago
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.
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.
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? …
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”
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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”.
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”.
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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?
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%.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.