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The September 2017 edition of the UK Investor Magazine is now live: Adam Reynolds speaks, seven hot tips, gay penguins, and much more
Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the dire state of the finances of our fellow citzens - shocking 200 page FCA Report
Letter to AIM Regulation - Time to end the MySquar fraud Farce and to Strip SP Angel of its Nomad license
Well spotted Roger Lawson - The Sharesoc man inadvertently discovers some big red flags at Rosslyn including a looming profits warning
Published 14 days ago
Good news. The pensioner Jim Bagot who was mugged by stockbrokers WH Ireland (WHI) is planning another protest outside its London offices this week. You will remember that the broker punted and lost hundreds of thousands of pounds of Jim's cash on penny stocks, many of them corporate clients, which was clearly not in the interests of such an old man. Even the regulators agree but WH Ireland has not compensated poor Jim in full. He fights on and his latest placard is below.
Published 30 days ago
Some while back – on the 11 August – AIM-listed investment company Tern (TERN) offered up details of a proposed fundraising for its majority-owned investee Device Authority. We were told that a term sheet had been signed with US Capital Partners to raise new equity based on a pre-money valuation of $36 million, and that first close was expected to be in September, with a minimum subscription of $2.5 million. So why is there no mention of any of this on the website of US Capital Partners?
Published 61 days ago
Self-described ‘talent acquisition & advisory services’ company Norman Broadbent (NBB) “announces the appointment of Gary Browning as Strategic Adviser to the Board and CEO, the appointment of WH Ireland as Nominated Adviser and Broker, the issue of a £300,000 loan note and the commencement of CFO succession planning”. Hmmm…
Published 77 days ago
I’ve have a bear of AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it is the accumulated losses over the years of a whopping $479 million. Maybe it is the slide from c. 150p to the current 0.115p. Perhaps it is the boat load of confetti issued of late to settle debts. Maybe it is the delayed work on the South Kahheti gas assets. Whilst it seemed a slam dunk short at 0.42p per share (it was, now at 0.115p) there still seems to be more to go.
Published 97 days ago
In April 2015, at Waterloo station I looked up and saw, on a giant television screen streaming live Sky News, the portly figure of colourful Australian share promotor David Lenigas making wild and, as it turned out, unsubstantiated claims about the ‘Gatwick Gusher’, the voguish oil play situated on the Sussex Weald. Instinctively, I reached for my phone and shorted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which had trebled to 3p on the excitement.
Published 101 days ago
Every AIM company must have a Nominated Adviser, a NOMAD, to retain its listing. A Nomad is an FCA regulated financial adviser which charges an arm and a leg as a retainer to ensure that every RNS issued is 1005 accurate and that the company also complies with all the other AIM Rules. Not, as the LSE has made clear, that there is any downside in breaking all the rules or telling outright lies. That brings us to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
Published 101 days ago
AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) has announced the appointment of WH Ireland (WHI) as broker to the company. I’m sure they will be very happy together, but in the wake of a series of loan conversions to wipe out debt you might wonder if it is placing ahoy. The good news is that they even tell us that it is!
Published 108 days ago
Having read Tern’s update on Device Authority and Nigel’s take on it HERE, I wonder whether there is a bit more to say as on a further re-read, I actually think that Al Sisto, Tern’s CEO, is admitting to all that the current share price is massively overvalued and shareholders should be heading for the door. Sounds like sage advice to me.
Published 192 days ago
Yesterday afternoon AIM-listed, cash-crisis-hit Rurelec (RUR) announced that storm damage had hit its 50%-owned outfit in Argentina, Energia del Sur, resulting in a fire in a power switch which looks to have knocked out its 136 MW CCGT power plant in Southern Patagonia. But the storm was on 31 March: why did it take until 12 April to ‘fess up?
Published 215 days ago
Oh dear, oh dear, I am sorry to have to break the news to WH Ireland (WHI) but a shareholder in the esteemed firm of pensioner muggers has agreed to appoint both myself and Jim Bagot as its "corporate representative" ahead of the AGM on March 30th.
Published 216 days ago
It has been drawn to my attention that the pensioner mugging free speech hating, free press threatening bastards at WH Ireland (WHI) are holding a GM on 30th March, a day when I just happen to be in London. I would very much like to attend as would Mr Bagot, a pensioner WH Ireland knows well. But we need your help.
Published 217 days ago
You will remember the case of poor Mr Bagot, an elderly client of WH Ireland (WHI) who had his life saving stuffed into a range of utterly inappropriate penny stocks, many of them corporate clients. Mr Bagot has got a bit of his money back but not most. He fights on. Mr Bagot has this update:
Published 238 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) the fraudulent AIM Company which has repeatedly raised money by telling lies to investors says that with Cairn Financial no longer prepared to sign off on its lies it is in advanced discussions about finding a replacement to avoid its shares being suspended on April 10. Really? Who do you think is so morally or financially bankrupt that they will sign off on lies for a fraudster. I am now starting a poll, if any of the Nomads's below want to deny that they are morally bankrupt and will not take on this work I will update the article. Vote now, deadline midnight Sunday 26 February. Update 1. It is not Allenby.
Published 240 days ago
In the main bearcast today I touch on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud but that is really covered in its own bearcast HERE. I do look at RapidCloud which was suspended today and will lose its AIM listing in a month. Who warned you that this would face a "terminal conclusion" 149 days ago? Was it PR wankers Walbrook or Nomad WH Ireland or savants on the LSE Asylum? Er no, it was me HERE. I then look at Challenger (CHAL) a zero in waiting, Iofina (IOF) and IGAS (IGAS) both of which should also be zeros. I commend today's excellent piece from Nigel, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM, on the Servision (SEV) scandal HERE. I take Nomad Allenby to task for failing to comment on this and for allowing Servision to mislead mug punters. AGAIN. Finally I take apart overvalued ramp Wey Education (WEY). Its shares are up 33% today. That is a ramp not a reflection of value.
Published 257 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has finally announced the long-awaited buy-back first announced way back last August when launching an Open Offer to pay for it. Hurrah! So it wasn’t a massive spoof to get a fundraising away after all, although the net result of the exercise appears to be a lot more shares in issue and a net inflow of well over half the funds raised.
Published 276 days ago
Having inherited a train wreck from Peter Earl and his former colleagues in the AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR) boardroom, the current directors of the company have been living something of a hand-to-mouth existence surviving on scraps of short term finance while they try to rescue what has long appeared to be a basket case. But not satisfied with his fine work at the company (before departing in 2015), it seems Mr Earl has one last hurrah for his former shareholders. This morning the company announced receipt of Statutory Demands from AIM-executed IPSA (IPSA) and from Independent Power Corporation plc. Uh-oh.
Published 282 days ago
And so after its website disappeared at least as early as late November last year and two failed efforts at getting a replacement available so as to comply with AIM Rule 26, ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has finally issued some Jackanory of a statement saying it now won’t be complying until Monday next week. The explanation may seem reasonable, but in context they’re ‘avin’ a bubble.
Published 305 days ago
Talk about incompetence. This gem is from ISDX listed FT8 PMC ( GFT) and I can do no more that run the statement below with my comments in bold. Words just fail me.
Published 319 days ago
Ok, WH Ireland employs a good selection of total tossers and it is Nomad and Broker to BMR Group (BMR) so its research is not impartial. But the news from Kabwe yesterday was good and, as you know, I am a fully paid up member of the Alex Borrelli fan club. Borrelli has saved BMR after the former chairman stole all its cash and is one of AIM's honest chaps.
Published 322 days ago
I keep on asking, and still there is silence: where is that buy-back that ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy Taihua (TAIH) has been promising since announcing an Open Offer to pay for it back in August? And where is the company website? And what about those Related Party receivables which were subject to an audit qualification of opinion?
Published 330 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has been promising a share buy-back since the launch of an Open Offer back in August which was apparently being conducted to pay for it. The last update from the company - on 30 September (interims, released on deadline day) - told shareholders that the company expected to announce the mechanics of this Godot-esque buy-back “shortly”. That was more than eight weeks ago. We are now heading towards the very end of November. While we are at it, what has happened to the company website?
Published 334 days ago
African Potash (AFPO) needs to find a new Nomad by December 7th or its shares will be suspended. Cantor Fitzgerald is tired of putting its name to outright lies published to facilitate Securities Fraud and has quit. Potash says its talking to a replacement but which Nomad would act for this proven fraud? You decide in the poll below. Voting deadline midnight tonight ( 22nd November).
Published 350 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) has been promising a share buy-back since the launch of an Open Offer to shareholders which was being conducted, apparently, in order to pay for it. Sorry to sound like a broken record, but the buy-back was first promised on 25 August and we are now well into November. The last update from the company was on 30 September (interims, released on deadline day) when shareholders were told that the company expected to announce the mechanics of this Godot-esque buy-back “shortly”. That was more than five weeks ago.
Published 372 days ago
BBC presenter Sophie Raworth, picked up £10,000 for hosting the 2016 AIM Awards. Heck since this whole £750,000 event is ultimately funded by investors in AIM Casino stocks I am sure you won't begrudge her trousering some of YOUR cash. Anyhow here are the winners from the lavish 2016 ceremony:
Published 383 days ago
Pretty soon we will hear the full awful details of the realisable assets at Teathers Financial (TEA) and I fear that we must brace ourselves that it will not be good. The word on the street is that the number could be as low as £100,000. So where did all the money go? This will horrify you.
Published 393 days ago
Last year’s Sept reporting season saw a raft of casualties as members of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty either failed to release numbers on time and/or saw the Nomad quit. With less than one week to go until deadline day for interims to June 2016 (or finals to March 2016) there are ten of the remaining 17 members of our iffy index still to report (or announce that they won’t). Which will be the next to get suspended?
Published 398 days ago
ISIS seems to have struck again in the USA, in Minnesota but also in New York and across the river in New Jersey. Pathetic weasel words from Democrats will only anger folks on Main Street even more, Trump calls it right again. I cover the amazing weekend poll numbers on Trump the mainstream British media won't report today HERE and HERE. He is going to win. Elsewhere I explain how to value Watchstone (WTG) post today's shock news on the Quindell fraud from S&G (HERE). I look at Mitie (MTO), WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and a statement from Alba (ALBA) which is pure 100% cock.
Published 398 days ago
This morning the long running saga of boardroom civil war at Galasys (GLS) finally came to a sorry end as far as its Casino listing was concerned, as the company was taken for its one-way trip to the AIM Execution chamber a month on from the resignation of its Nomad, WH Ireland. You can’t say you were not warned to steer clear on this website as long ago as last December. As yet another notch is carved on the ShareProphets’ bedpost, the ShareProphets RNS Translation Service has taken a look at this morning’s RNS from the now delisted company (original in bold)…..
Published 409 days ago
In a quite astonishing statement released yesterday, the non-exec Chairman of AIM death-row inhabitant Galasys (GLS), Mr Kim Seng Teh, has given his account of an unbelievable systemic failure on the AIM Casino to control the behaviour of the board of a member of the world’s most successful growth market. WH Ireland, as the Nomad responsible for this train-wreck until a few days ago, has a number of serious questions to answer, as does AIM Regulation – which, I hope, will be asking a good few questions of its own. I wouldn’t like to second-guess who is the villain in the boardroom and who is the innocent party, but I am sure of one thing: heads must roll in the oversight department.
Published 416 days ago
We have already noted that AIM-listed Galasys (GLS) appears to be minus a company secretary, minus a registered office, minus a Nomad, minus a Broker and minus a NED or two since the board declared war upon itself last year. Now it seems that two disgruntled shareholders have decided enough is enough, but the implications as to what has been going on are dreadful.
Published 424 days ago
I have this morning sent a missive to the fine upstanding, inscrutable and completely effective folks at AIM Regulation regarding the ongoing farce that is AIM-listed Galasys (GLS), which is currently suspended as its Nomad (WH Ireland) resigned last week with immediate effect. This morning, as reported HERE, yet another NED walked the plank with immediate effect, for “personal reasons”, following the Company Secretary, the Nomad and Broker and another NED out of the door, leaving the company with no registered office and a fast dwindling boardroom which is at war with itself.
Published 424 days ago
AIM-listed China and South East Asia play Galasys (GLS) has seen a stunning procession out of the door of late. One NED last December, the Company Secretary (not yet replaced) and Registered Office (not yet replaced) last week, another NED twelve days ago, the Nomad and Broker last week, and now yet another NED today. Surely there is no way back for the company now – yet the company’s RNS today was apparently signed off by WHI as Nomad and Broker!
Published 426 days ago
I’ve no idea what AIM-listed Yujin (YUJ) got up to in its previous life, but its shareholders (who may be wondering the same!) are clearly in for a treat as it moves to ISDX doing an RTO, share consolidation, change of name, a new board comes in and new advisers are appointed. We may have thought we had seen the Dream Team on ShareProphets, but this one goes straight to the top of the pile.
Published 429 days ago
AIM-listed Galasys (GLS), with its boardroom at war, has seen a succession of departures of late. Its company secretary and provider of the registered office, Computershare, gave the company the heave-ho originally as from 5 August (later extended to today). The one NED whose job security did not depend on court proceedings walked as announced last Friday. And now Nomad WH Ireland has had enough, resigning with immediate effect yesterday afternoon. Is this the final death-knell?
Published 450 days ago
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Things are starting to terminal for AIM-listed Galasys (GLS). With the boardroom already at war with itself and dragging the dispute into English, Jersey and Singapore court-rooms and with qualified accounts released for FY15 now we learn that Computershare has terminated its services as company secretary and provider of the registered office.
Published 458 days ago
I had to buy another Guardian for my Dad today. Two fecking quid of my money has gone to Polly fecking Toynbee to pay for the upkeep of her fecking Tuscan castle as she lectures me about all sorts of shite. I feel dirty for buying this rag and violated by the transfer of wealth from me to Toynbee. Moving on I cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), FairFX (FFX), Osirium Technologies (OSI) which I do not get at all and contrast with Falanx (FLX) which I do very much get and whose shares we own. I also look at WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and Easyjet (EZJ) which gives me a chance to be rude to Andrew Monk at VSA Resources.
Published 477 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) released its FY15 numbers on Thursday – deadline day to avoid suspension under AIM Rules. But they were released after-hours at 4.52pm: talk about last-minute. The numbers are a horror, but then so is the Auditor’s Qualified opinion, and the material uncertainty warning in the Going Concern Statement.
Published 478 days ago
It was 11 years ago that 3DM as was, Environmental Recycling (ENRT) as is and its sister company Eden Research (EDEN) were sending me lawyers letters. Both were frauds. Both are still frauds. Today Environmental lost its Nomad and as it is bust it is game over. Now I am going for Eden but in this podcast I tell the amazing story of both frauds, explain who was involved and is disgraced, accuse certain City folks of lying and worse as part of the cover up and demonstrate why this should have ended years ago but did not down to failings ( again) at AIM Regulation as well as disgraced Nomad WH Ireland. I warn you there is some bad language as I am pretty emotional right now. Enjoy, this is no holds barred stuff and it will shock you.
Published 501 days ago
He has emerged again from under another stone. Now at disgraced WH Ireland (WHI), Shackleton represent a company called Croma (CSSG) which has not covered itself in glory today. I take a detailed look under its bonnet. Ho Ho ho. I do the same for Ambrian (AMBR) where Richard "piggy" Chase once worked and then discuss Nyota (NYO) which he trainwrecked suggesting a fair price for the placing it urgently needs. Ouch! And there are a few words on corporate governance, executive greed and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)
Published 506 days ago
Well you can’t say you were not warned on countless occasions (see HERE), having called this a sell back in September of last year, and naming it as one of my top picks for a zero in the UKI magazine in November. This morning AIM-listed (but not for much longer) SeaEnergy announced that it had gone into administration and that its hapless Nomad WH Ireland had resigned with immediate effect. I’ll bet WHI is really pleased it took on this dog-with-fleas back in November. I hope that readers duly collected their bags of crisps before the shares were suspended pending clarification.
Published 508 days ago
I’ve no idea who Amanda Davies is, or even if the name is real. But this person has been posting in the reader comments section of my last piece on the Bagot/WH Ireland (WHI) scandal and seems to suggest great insight into the Bagots’ personal financial situation:
Published 510 days ago
That WH Ireland was deemed responsible for the horrific investment losses of pensioners Mr and Mrs Bagot is in little doubt: the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) found in the Bagots’ favour. But due to its limited remit the maximum award it was able to enforce came to just £150,000 plus some costs and interest. Given that the actual losses (and recommended recompense) were a healthy multiple of that figure I wonder whether this outcome shows that the current system is flawed.
Published 511 days ago
I am back in the UK for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my in-laws but on the way to the Grim North today my father says that he will be filling out his Brexit referendum postal vote in front of me. Touche, I have my papers too and will fill in my vote. Back in 1975 my father's father was a spokesman for leave. He will be spinning in his grave as his son, but not his grandson, votes today. I discuss that. Then I move onto Nick Hewer trying to stop old folks being scammed by unregulated boiler rooms. But what about regulated scammers. I go back to poor Mr Bagot, WH Ireland (WHI) and John Molyneux a broker who has retired a rich man having trashed the savings of Mr Bagot and others. Why is Molyneux not being hauled up before someone? What message does that send out?
Published 514 days ago
Jim Bagot, the Essex pensioner mugged by WH Ireland (WHI), relieved of most of his life savings by John Molyneux stuffing him into wholly inappropriate stocks is on the warpath back outside the offices of the disgraced broker. We recorded a video with Jim this morning and have photos of him in action. Enjoy.
Published 515 days ago
Mugged pensioner Jim Bagot still has an outstanding gripe with AIM-listed WH Ireland (WHI). ShareProphets can reveal that tomorrow he will be back outside its London offices to resume his protest.
Published 519 days ago
A couple of months on since our last update and more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies have followed Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone...
Published 522 days ago
Back on 30 October 2015 long suffering shareholders in Environmental Recycling (ENRT) were promised a change of direction, a new beginning. Having seen its shares plunge from 150p, when it sent me a barrage of lawyers letters for pointing out that it was a total fraud back in 2005, to just 0.05p today the punters must have had some hope at last. But today Environmental ( formerly 3DM) fessed up. As disgraced Michael Walters who has tipped this piece of Turkish for 14 years and who told his readers to report me to the FSA for exposing the fraud, would say "oh dear, oh dear".
Published 523 days ago
This has been a long time coming, but surely now it is clear that AIM-listed SeaEnergy (SEA) is toast. This morning came an RNS which spills the beans, although the company STILL failed to spell out the grim truth to its lobster-potted shareholders.
Published 525 days ago
In a more perfect world you would be looking at a picture of yours truly gladhanding the governor of the Bank Of England, Euro loon Mark Carney, in this space.
Published 527 days ago
The poltroons who run the Isle of Man Government yesterday announced that it had awarded a mandate to manage the cash the colony favoured by tax dodgers has hoarded away to WH Ireland (WHI). The mandate from the tin pot crown colony will not be enough to transform the fortunes of WH Ireland whose financial position is still pretty dire. But it shows the Isle of Man Government up for the fools that they are.
Published 528 days ago
This short presentation by Nigel Somerville and Mr & Mrs Bagot went ahead in the face of fascistic legal threats from the disgraced pensioner mugging broker WH Ireland (WHI). This fight goes on. You will be shocked by this video.
Published 531 days ago
There were some absolutely cracking entries for this caption contest as you can see here. In a sense, as it is round at WH Ireland (WHI), everyone is a winner (other than the clients) so high was the standard of entries as you sought suitable captions for the picture below from the WH Ireland HR department. But the two joint winners are
Published 532 days ago
John Molyneux, the WH Ireland (WHI) stockbroker who destroyed the life savings of Essex pensioner Mr Bagot, left the disgraced broker in a bit of a hurry last year. We now have an exclusive picture from the HR department as they interview for a suitable replacement. can you please supply a suitable caption in this week's contest, in the comments section below - deadline midnight 8 May.
Published 532 days ago
The Old Bill got back to me regarding last week's tag-team event, Lucian Miers & Paul Scott vs some drunk. As the gentleman in question had no prior entalglements with the police, and was shocked by his behavior when he sobered up, he was given a caution and cut loose.
Published 539 days ago
As you know disgraced broker WH Ireland (WHI) used fascist bully boy lawyers to stop the penioners it mugged ( the Bagots) and Nigel Somerville from exposing the AIM listed firm at UK Investor. We went ahead and what we served up was shocking. WH Ireland has to date insisted that the Bagots were a one off. That now appears to be demonstrable fiction.
Published 543 days ago
In yesterday's reader poll we asked you which AIM listed company you thought had sent us a lawyers letter regarding the UK INvestor Show. We print the letter below but 79% of you guessed wrong!
Published 544 days ago
Well surprise, surprise. AIM-listed POS SeaEnergy SEA), whose directors had a bit of penchant for posh awards dinners, has had its shares suspended pending clarification. In short, it is toast. I’ll bet the Nomad – the fine and mighty house of WH Ireland - is delighted that it took this client on as recently as November – a great effort there by the due diligence team. You can’t say were not warned: the shares were being called as a sell on this website back in September last year. Anyone still holding has grim news to digest.
Published 544 days ago
This is becoming a bit of an annual ritual. And it is always a kiss of death for an PLC that tries to bully UK Investor Show speakers with fascist lawyers letters. Like it really worked out well for blinkx (BLNX) did it not? So which PLC has made its shares a slam dunk sell with a fascist lawyers letter last night reminding us that they have bought a ticket and we are being watched and threatening awful things. You vote in our latest poll - deadline midnight tonight. Is it:
Published 548 days ago
Sorry for the late bearcast - just back from the 20 week scan. All on track, fingers crossed. I end with news about Mr Bagot, the penioner mugged by WH Ireland. I start with Metal Tiger (MTR) and my story of earlier and the comments of morons. I then move onto African Potash (AFPO) and Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) before ending on Andalas (ADL) - where's the RNS Mr Dave "I break the rules" Whitby? I also cover Strat Aero (AERO), see HERE, and Goldenport (GPRT).
Published 551 days ago
We have been covering AIM-listed, but not (quite) AIM-China Galasys (GLS) through the who-is –in-charge battle since last October. There have been court proceedings in the UK, Jersey and Malaysia and here we are in April 2016 with still no resolution. Yesterday morning the company issued an update: Jersey proceedings were suspended as a kiss-and-make-up negotiation was underway, and in Malaysia a ruling went for the company and its directors (one of them former) but seems to have been appealed.
Published 564 days ago
Pensioner mugging stockbroker WH Ireland (WHI) has not announced this via RNS yet but just to remind it to come clean, my source close to the action says that the back office unit of its stockbroking operation is to be closed at the end of May. It is not clear if the almost 30 staff - many of whom have worked there for more than two decades - have been given the bad news yet. Well I guess they have now.
Published 572 days ago
Another day, another one-way trip to the chamber of no return. Asia Ceramics Holdings plc was formally given the heave-ho this morning to make it the nineteenth member of the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty to leave the Casino. Tomorrow we hit twenty – the half way mark – as it is the turn of Auhua (ACE) to join leave the world’s most successful growth market.
Published 572 days ago
Two weeks ago AIM-listed IPSA (IPSA) – a Peter Earle trainwreck – released its annual results to March 2015. The report contained an Adverse Opinion on Financial Statements issued by Auditor Grant Thornton which detailed two issues, one of which was the recoverability of £1.8 million from another Peter Earle trainwreck (although he has since departed that particular scene), AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR).
Published 574 days ago
Yesterday I ran an email from PR Genius Reg Hoare who acts for Plus500 (PLUS) which tries to set the record straight after Lucian Miers' article the previous day. At the end of his email Mr Hoare states "I wouldn't for one moment presume to tell you how to run your Share Prophets web-site, but" he then tells me how to run my business. Ok Reg, I wouldnt presume to tell you how to run your fecking PR business but...
Published 576 days ago
Another month, more ShareProphets China AIM 'Filthy Forty' companies set to follow Geong International and co in 'Geong, Geong' and then gone...
Published 599 days ago
For a second I will park the five years of fraudulent activities of Eden Research (EDEN) with regard to Terpenetech and move on to why it is breaching AIM Rules ( Number 11) with regard to non disclosure of material information elsewhere.
Published 600 days ago
The following updates our China AIM 'Filthy Forty' table as at the end of February. Despite the utterings of the London Stock Exchange and George Osborne, more of the companies Geong, Geong, Gone? You bet…
Published 603 days ago
It is hard to keep up. We called Auhua “Clean is my middle name” Energy (ACE) as the 21st AIM delisting/suspension on the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty as its Nomad steps down effective first thing on Monday, but at no-one-is-watching o’clock last night up popped Asia Ceramics (ACHP) to say that its Nomad had resigned. So Auhua will have to settle for 22nd place.
Published 607 days ago
Yesterday afternoon I revealed HERE that the FCA would stiff disgraced pensioner mugging stockbroker WH Ireland (WHI) with a large fine. Sources claiming to be close to WH Ireland pooh poohed my story. They should have known. The Sheriff was not wrong. Today came the fine ( £1.2 million), a 72 day ban on taking on new corporate clients and news of a £1 million placing at 90p to keep the lights on...but WH Ireland is still not telling you everything. Here are two more scoops.
Published 608 days ago
Disgraced pensioner mugging stockbroker WH Ireland (WHI) has already admitted that it faces a large FCA fine for all sorts of misdeeds (although not the pensioner mugging) but the scale of its, company-threatening - problems is likely to become apparent imminently according to a source close to the situation.
Published 619 days ago
We have clearly demonstrated that Eden Research (EDEN) managed to get a covert placing away with its panama pump securities fraud deal announced with Terpenetech Ltd on August 24 2015 and revealed HERE. But this is not the first time that Eden has hoodwinked its investors with Terpenetech..let's go back to 23 June 2011.
Published 621 days ago
Following the horrific revelations about AIM Casino listed Eden Research (EDEN) on this website HERE and HERE yesterday I have now written to AIM Regulation demanding an immediate investigation and the suspension of trading in the shares of this worthless company. The letter reads.
Published 622 days ago
We have already established that Christopher Livingston-Campbell is both a terribly close associate of Eden Research (EDEN) founder Ken Brooks HERE and is also involved with Eden itself as his LinkedIn profile (below) makes clear. Now let's look back to November 2014 and some share transactions - not declared as related party - which stink to high heaven
Published 631 days ago
Eighteen Filthy Forty members have already gone and they are still queuing up. Jiasen (JSI) took the heat earlier in the week (and there is more to come on that one) and we already have LED Holdings suspended for failing to release its accounts. Then there is Asian Citrus (ACHL) which looks set to run out of cash – or orange trees – before long. But at the back end of the week came a late surge from Auhua (ACE) to claim pole position for the next expulsion of a China fraud from the AIM Casino.
Published 637 days ago
We have previously reported (HERE) on the farce that is AIM-listed Galasys (GLS), the company where two directors were announced to have stepped down only for those directors to resort to law. There are three sets of legal proceedings – in the UK, Jersey and Malaysia and the company updated the market on Friday morning: it looks set to drag on for some time. Just who is in charge in the meantime? Anyone?
Published 639 days ago
Tom Winnifrith has already raised a few awkward questions about ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Taihua (TAIH) HERE when he discussed how a profitable company (from China) with net cash of £2.5 million (as at June 2015, so we are told in the Interims) is only valued by the market at about £1 million. Yesterday saw a statement which brought to mind the now executed F40 company JQW. It all rather suggests that there is no earnings visibility and as such I would suggest that the stock could well be worthless.
Published 661 days ago
AIM-listed China and Malaysia hybrid Galasys (GLS) is turning into a fascinating soap-opera and the entertainment was turned up another notch yesterday. Entertainment for onlookers that is, but not for shareholders who might be more than a little concerned at the ongoing difficulty in establishing quite who is in charge – or, at least, who should be in charge – of the company.
Published 664 days ago
Paul Scott disappointed his army of fans with a refusal to pen a drunken 3 AM blog this Christmas. Shame. Shame. Instead he penned a very sober slating of the quoted brokers prompted by the profits warning from Panmure Gordon (PMR). I have been saying for ages that this sector is uninvestable and but Paul puts it far more clearly.
Published 669 days ago
Everything today is delayed by last minute Christmas shopping including the duck fior Christmas day and the stocking presents for the cats and by a visit to the Conservative Club as I explain. In the podcast I again warn David Lenigas and Afriag (AFRI) shareholders that I have a special Christmas Day treat just for them, just as I had for fraudster Rob Fielding of Quindell (QPP) and the convicted Nigerian fraudster Andrew O'Dua on December 25 2014 - HERE. Elsewhere I look at Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Fitbug (FITB), Game Digital (GMD), Panmure Gordon (PMR), the pensioner muggers WH Ireland (WHI), Levrett (LVRT) and the shoddy scumbags at the Mail on Sunday, Pittards (PTD) and Audioboom (BOOM).
Published 670 days ago
On 3 Feb 2014 the then AIM-listed Lenigas ramp UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) announced that it had purchased a 6% stake in Angus Energy Limited (now called Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited) – see HERE. The price disclosed for this transaction was £368,000, to be settled in UKOG shares to be issued at 0.8p (implying the issue of 46 million shares).
Published 672 days ago
While Big Dave Lenigas was still running the show at AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) two RNSs were released on 10 June 2015 which announced a placing of 266,666,667 new shares at a price of 2.25p per share. AIM confirmed the admission of those shares to trading on the morning of 17 June 2015. So where is the Companies house filing for this?
Published 674 days ago
I am still on the prescription pain killers as you may be able to guess. And I am still pondering what to get the Mrs for Christmas - any ideas please post away in the comments section. I end with a question for Jabba The Hutt and Afriag (AFRI): tell me David Lenigas what is happening on January 20 2016? In the podcast I cover Infrastrata (INFA), disappointing news from Armadale Capital (ACP), Inspirit (INSP), Octagonal (OCT) - two John Gunn /Lenigas creations - Asian Citrus (ACHL), eServGlobal (ESG), Impact Holdings (IHUK) and ask the question could WH Ireland (WHI) - full dossier on its sins HERE - run out of free cash soon? The answer after today is that the pensioner muggers could well do so. Karma.
Published 686 days ago
On Thursday another tech crock of pooh floated on AIM - Defenx (DFX) - this is a tale of City greed and a shite investment.
Published 697 days ago
I suppose that a profit warning should actually involve profits but unfortunately for SeaEnergy's (SEA) beleaguered shareholders that seems to be a long way off. With the low oil price it goes without saying that companies with exposure to black gold in some form or other are going to be suffering in the current climate. But SeaEnergy – as discussed HERE - could and should have been almost bullet-proof. Having had cash and readily realisable assets worth millions, the company has spent the cash and stood by while the value of the holding in Lansdowne Oil and Gas (LOGP) has dwindled away. It now finds itself reliant on the bank and having to go round with a begging bowl in order to keep the lights on.
Published 709 days ago
AIM-listed and cash-strapped Rurelec (RUR) has proposed an Open Offer as the new management team fights to keep the lights on. But I fear that this potential fund-raising is already doomed to failure. The company admits that it faces a cash-crisis and the writing is on the wall. Here is why.
Published 720 days ago
You will remember how broker WH Ireland (WHI) mugged poor Essex pensioner Mr Bagot, destroying his life savings by stuffing him into duff penny stocks, often corporate clients? Apparently it thinks it has acted honourably and the matter is at an end. Oh no. This scandal (full details HERE) is far from over.
Published 727 days ago
I’ve been looking again at the interims from ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty constituent Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) and its growth in receivables since FY14 of 60% since FY14 and of 92% since the first half last year – as against pretty flat turnover and margins. As at June this year we see that trade and other receivables of RMB 200.4 million as noted under current assets sit at 177% of (slightly falling) turnover of RMB 112.8 million. That looks just a tad on the high side.
Published 733 days ago
I have been bearish on AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR) all the way down from 3.75p in May. With the shares now down 79% since then, at 0.775p, I sense a notch on the bed-post at Deputy Sheriff of AIM Towers. Rurelec’s 54% controlling shareholder, Sterling Trust, has gone into administration and so we now have (to add to the balance sheet issues) a monster of a stock overhang. Also in the fray is the already suspended AIM-listed IPSA (IPSA), which sees a 30% stock overhang created.
Published 740 days ago
Scandal plagued stock broker WH Ireland (WHI) still refuses to say how many other pensioners were – like poor Mr Bagot - mugged and had their life savings trashed by John Molyneux and his team of discretionary stockbrokers and nor will it even bother to launch an internal enquiry to assess the damage – you can see our full investigation HERE. But Essex old boy Mr Bagot has now taken to the streets.
Published 740 days ago
Last night, the BBC’s Inside Out London documentary revealed that UK Oil & Gas’ (UKOG) Stephen Sanderson was the original source that claimed there are “between 50 and 100billion barrels of oil in place in the ground” in the Weald. This wildly optimistic figure was at the heart of April’s Horse Hill propaganda campaign, which caused the shares prices of all the listed companies involved to rocket. UK Oil & Gas half-heartedly tried to distance itself from these wilds estimates, but it is now unequivocally clear that it was behind them. Stephen Sanderson surely now has to go. Let’s see what the company’s Nomad (scandal plagued WH Ireland) has to say about this.
Published 740 days ago
This morning two boardroom departures have been announced at AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR). The chairman was announced to have gone first thing this morning, and now he has been followed by a NED who is departing as of the end of the month. Is this a sign of further woes to come?
Published 743 days ago
I am basing this question on figures given in the TXO (TXO) annual report. for 2014 - just released. I accept that those numbers may not be reliable as we have already noted that this board cannot always add up but on this occasion I give TXO the benefit of the doubt and thus ask when it is tits up time?
Published 744 days ago
Scumbag brokers WH Ireland (WHI) hosted a table at last night’s black tie AIM awards. What with the taxis, champagne on top, etc. that must have cost it £3000+ but presumably it did not invite Essex Pensioner Mr Bagot, a man whose life savings were trashed by its former senior employee John Molyneux (see HERE)
Published 749 days ago
I though that we had reached peak Tom when he had written 8 out of the top-ten articles last week on his sabbatical. But no, Fortuna always rolls for the big win, and this week the Sheriff of AIM has actually written 10 out of the top-ten articles. On. His. Sabbatical.
Published 752 days ago
That AIM-listed Rurelec (RUR) has been in a spot of bother was already well known (see HERE and HERE), and the full extent of the fiasco is clear from yesterday’s Interims. But it is the Chairman’s statement which most raises the eyebrows – here we are given an explanation as to what went on at the AGM when the board members up for re-election were unceremoniously rejected by the major shareholder…..whose head honcho is the company chairman!
Published 754 days ago
It is back to old style bearcast today as I cannot get Audioboom to work. I am sure that it is all my fault. I crow about: winning the living wage debate last night and Volex (VLX). Then it is onto Panmure Gordon (PMR), WH Ireland (WHI) - please sue me for libel bitchez - and Daniel Stewart (DAN). Then I give a good kicking to tosser Dragons Den star Piers Linney and his POS company Outsourcery (OUT)
Published 754 days ago
The scandal surrounding how WH Ireland (WHI) staff led by John Molyneux systematicaly car crashed the discretionary portfolios of vulnerable and ageing clients such as Mr and Mrs Bagot is growing. But I now bring you a tale of another WH Ireland car crash...
Published 755 days ago
Featurng all your favourite players in this mad old tale: Craig Whyte, Charles Green, Aiden Earley, Paul Shackleton, WH Ireland, Dave King, Mike Ashley, Old Mother Worthington (WRN) et al. The big question is whether Rangers FC (RFC) can get a stockmarket flotation away and if so when? It is that which I try to answer in this podcast
Published 757 days ago
First it was the Daily Mail and now it is the Daily Telegraph that has taken up the cudgels on behalf of Essex pensioners Mr and Mrs Bagot who were completely robbed by AIM listed broker WH Ireland (WHI). This scandal is growing and could bring WH Ireland to its knees as I have already flagged up HERE. The Telegraph today gives us full details of the scale of the mugging. It is awful.
Published 783 days ago
Over the past two weeks we have unearthed details of how senior WH Ireland (WHI) Stockbroker John Molyneux (now suddenly retired) systematically stiffed those with discretionary accounts into duff penny stocks, usually corporate clients. So far one 78 year old who lost c£330,000 has been given compensation of £150,000 – but this may be the tip of the iceberg. So I have written to Business Secretary Sajid Javid asking him to intervene urgently.
Published 784 days ago
In the past seven days, 41,499 unique readers read 73,252 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again. Here is what you read last week..
Published 786 days ago
ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member and Jersey-registered Asia Ceramics Holdings (ACHP) recently featured HERE in the wake of its after-hours (and Red Flag riddled) full year 2014 results. What emerged was a large market capitalisation relative to (almost) non-existent earnings. But there was also a long string of related party transactions, and a CEO who appeared to be running businesses in China doing the same thing as Asia Ceramics does…in China. But what catches the eye now is an RNS on Tuesday of this week which describes a very peculiar set of loan agreements between CEO Dr Pu and the company.
Published 788 days ago
Yesterday we outed Mr John Molyneux as the WH Ireland stockbroker who had mugged 75 year old pensioners by sticking the cash from discretionary accounts into penny stocks – usually WH Ireland corporate clients doing a fund raise – which had nearly all cratered. I can reveal that Mr Molyneux has now decided all of a sudden that at 68 it is a good time to retire. With immediate effect. But if he and AIM listed WH Ireland (WHI) think this scandal is over they are mistaken. It is just beginning.
Published 788 days ago
On Sunday I discussed how AIM listed stockbroker WH Ireland (WHI) ripped off a 78 year old pensioner for more than £500,000 but has only compensated him for £150,000. A WH Ireland spinmeister says that the actual loss for the poor defrauded pensioners was only £329,750. But the PR operative was less forthcoming when questioned about a swarm of other scandals.
Published 791 days ago
The Mail on Sunday carries a horrific story about a 78 year old man who has seen his life savings disappear thanks to WH Ireland (WHI) the AIM listed stockbroker. Reading this I conclude that only a total lunatic would entrust WH Ireland with his or her cash. With the stockmarket now clearly in bear territory WH Ireland would be unlikely to prosper even without this scandal and at 125p the shares are a stonking sell – second only in this sector to those of the POS Daniel Stewart (DAN).
Published 797 days ago
Anyone following the saga of AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) will know that the company has had a few difficulties in reporting share issues – see HERE for an example. Yesterday Tern released this RNS which announced the issue and allotment of 641,463 shares as a result of the exercise of 52,823 warrants at 3p a share, and 588,640 warrants which were exercisable at 0.02p per share. The problem is that I can’t find where those 0.02p warrants came from.
Published 805 days ago
Phew - what a ride! One moment share of Tern plc (TERN) are drifting at around 6.5p a share and then in the blink of an eye they have rocketed to 15.75p, having peaked at a whopping 27p. Ahead of Wednesday’s interims which showed a balance sheet of just £1.2 million, the Tern rocket had ascended to about 15p a share to value the company at around £7 million. They slipped a little on release of the RNS before a paid-for interview with company chairman Angus Forrest on Proactive Investors ignited the booster rockets and off we went again, up into the clear blue skies above, notching up a peak of 27p (market cap £12.3 million), and a four-fold re-rating. Post-excitement slippage then saw the shares close a wild week at 15.75p, a market cap of £7.2 million. What was all the excitement about?
Published 814 days ago
We had rather missed the comedy show that was Rangers FC (RFC ) as a listed company since it was booted off the AIM Casino on April 2nd 2015. But the club has now taken a step to regaining a listing on ISDX, the market formerly known as Plus. Good news for comedy fans everywhere. Rangers listed and the trial of Craig Whyte of Rangers and Worthington infamy, an autumn of hilarity awaits.
Published 854 days ago
Friday saw a barrage of RNSs from Rurelec (RUR) – five in all. 2014 results were not a pretty sight, with the main event having been the compensation the company finally received after Bolivia nationalised some of its assets. I’ll spare you the details other than to say that the final figure received - $31.5m - was rather less than total of $41m awarded by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which was itself a massive haircut for the company. Having covered a previous RNS from May which was splattered from top to bottom with Red Flags, it comes as little surprise that Friday’s news was hardly awe-inspiring, with the shares closing off by 11% .
Published 859 days ago
Earlier today I revealed in yet another scoop that POS China AIM listed company Auhua (ACE) was planning a placing at just 4p when its shares were trading at 13-15p. The discount told you everything. Broker WH Ireland knows this is just a shite investment and the only folks who will support it are flippers. And now Auhua has fessed up - the Sheriff was right. Yet again. Auhua states:
Published 859 days ago
Daniel Stewart (DAN) has today been forced to say that it knows of no reason for the increase in its share price and to warn that it's bailout £1 million funding will be at a discount to the current share price. Daniel Stewart lies. The reason the shares are heading to more luducrous levels is that Rob Terry, the fraudster and insider dealer of Quindell (QPP) and The Innovation Group (TIG) infamy is ramping the shares and here is the email that proves it.
Published 859 days ago
Chinese AIM play Auhua Clean Energy (ACE) shares now trade at 14p. The company promised in December that it would release its annual results for calendar 2014 in April. It is now June and still no results.
Published 907 days ago
AIM-listed housebuilder Mar City plc (MAR) sprung to prominence in February with, having in January reported “profit before tax for the year to 31 December 2014 in line with market expectations”, it announcing that the results would now actually “be substantially below market expectations” as well as a proposed related-party property transaction which looks of questionable fit to the company - see HERE. The fiasco has since worsened further…
Published 908 days ago
Another day, another smokescreen from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). As with all of this month’s announcements from the company, what it hasn’t said is more important than what it has. Quite how long UK Oil & Gas’ Nomad, WH Ireland, will allow the excessive over-promotion of Horse Hill to go unfettered is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime here’s what the spinners hope you are too stupid to figure out for yourself.
Published 936 days ago
Today’s results from Rangers International Football Club plc (RFC) show that a new board has significant challenges ahead and raises further questions of the previous regime…
Published 937 days ago
This morning Tern plc (TERN) announced a further up to £400,000 investment into its 75% beneficially owned Cryptosoft Ltd subsidiary. This is in addition to the £300,00 previously announced last year. How does that leave Tern’s cash pile looking?
Published 944 days ago
You may not remember Vyke PLC. It disappeared in 2011 from the AIM Casino and went bust shortly thereafter. But it raised millions of pounds from investors thanks largely to the efforts of disgraced crony capitalists Daniel Stewart – and yes Paul Shackleton of Naibu infamy was involved as his name appears on RNS releases – and it was a fraud. The FCA was alerted but did it do anything? Was Daniel Stewart censured and if not why not? At this stage I pass onto a reader who recounts his experiences:
Published 946 days ago
ZAI Corporate Finance & Big Ray Zimmerman are squarely in the frame regarding the fraud Naibu (NBU) but in my view it is former advisor Daniel Stewart and its then lead Qualifying Executive (QE) Mr Paul Shackleton who are most culpable and I have today written to the FCA and AIM Regulation asking that both be investigated and punished most severely for their role in allowing the continuation of a fraud that has cost investors millions of pounds.
Published 950 days ago
All will be revealed in due course but this is going to raise money for Woodlarks, will be a lot of fun at UK Investor Show and I ask for your help. Simply nominate your top nine stockmarket knaves or buffoons of the past 12 months – all must be from different companies or organisations. For starters here is mine:
Published 960 days ago
I am delighted to see that 85% of shareholders in rangers FC (RFC) voted at the EGM to boot out the Ashley patsies and vote on the Dave King slate as directors. But there remain a series of questions about the club’s future on AIM and also about the behaviour of disgraced advisers WH Ireland and Newgate Communications.
Published 974 days ago
On Friday after hours Tern plc (TERN) issued the following RNS which appears to show that 0 + 700,000 = 1,000,000. Give me strength. Has crony capitalist Angus Forrest borrowed Rob Terry’s calculator? The RNS reads:
Published 977 days ago
The statement today from Naibu (NBU) is comedy. This is such a slam dunk fraud I cannot see why we bother pretending otherwise. The tragedy is that with the shares still suspended investors face a 100% wipe-out. I turn to the statement and also to the roll of shame and how this MUST BE CAREER ENDING for some folks if AIM Regulation is to retain any credibility. Are you reading Marcus Stuttard, the phoney “Sheriff of AIM”? The Real Sheriff has a message for you too. Let’s start with the statement which comes after a suspension on January 9 as the NEDS sough clarification of Naibu’s financial position.
Published 985 days ago
Tern (TERN) has today issued an omnishambles of a misleading results statement. I shall turn to that later. But before then let’s look at yesterday’s omnishambles RNS from crony capitalist Angus Forrest. A clarification of a clarification of a clarification is still needed.
Published 985 days ago
The almost universally detested board of AIM Casino listed Rangers FC (RFC) had a cunning plan to deny shareholders democracy at the forthcoming EGM: hold it in London. While 2,000 might have attended the last bun fight in Glasgow, the tossers who advice the Mike Ashley Minion led board reckoned a venue holding 500 down South would do. Oh no. As we predicted at the weekend: Problemo.
Published 986 days ago
Yesterday I highlighted HERE a glaring (being charitable) error in the Clarification RNS issued by Tern plc (TERN) in that chairman Angus Forrest was ‘reconfirming’ that £30,000 of convertible debt remained to be converted at 2.016p per share when, in fact, these loan notes had actually expired and should have been repaid by the company on 1 Jan 2015. But there is more.
Published 987 days ago
When Angus Forrest and his board at Tern (TERN) finally got around to addressing some of the issues raised here on ShareProphets regarding wrong filings to Companies House, shares apparently being issued at the wrong price, the non-disclosure of Tern’s beneficial ownership of Cryptosoft etc etc, we were treated to an RNS on 7 Jan 2015. But that clarification RNS – signed off by Angus Forrest and no doubt checked and verified by Nomad WH Ireland (employer of shamed Rangers advisor and China fraud specialist Paul Shackleton) - was, er, wrong.
Published 988 days ago
Rangers (RFC) has announced plans to hold an EGM to vote on a wholesale change of board. The plans are a disgrace, for the EGM is to be held in London at a venue that can hold only 500. Most Rangers shareholders live in Glasgow. This appears a deliberate attempt by Rangers and its shamed financial adviser Mr Paul Shackleton of WH Ireland to disenfranchise fans.
Published 988 days ago
I shall turn to the matter of the forthcoming Rangers FC (RFC) EGM later but the high-handed statement signed off by its adviser Mr Paul Shackleton of WH Ireland yesterday should be viewed in light of a shock revelation I serve up today about his own actions (or inactions) regarding AIM listed China fraud Naibu (NBU).
Published 990 days ago
Companies on AIM are meant to post price sensitive information via the Stock Exchange and under Rule 22 they also have a duty to ensure that it is accurate. But Rangers FC (RFC) is advised by China fraud specialist Mr Paul Shackleton of WH Ireland and so yesterday it posted such (mis) information on its own website only. It then withdrew even that release but luckily I have a screen grab for you below.
Published 991 days ago
Rangers FC (RFC) has still not shown a shred of evidence to demonstrate that in accepting loan proposals from Mike Ashley and rejecting other refinancings it acted in the best interests of ALL shareholders. The Ashley minions who run the Rangers board are clearly loathed by the vast majority of Rangers supporters (rightly so in view of the refusal to provide evidence) and businessman Dave King has stated today that their days are numbered.
Published 994 days ago
Earlier this week I asked if the Board of AIM listed Rangers FC could justify why it had rejected two refinancings in favour of a third proposal put forward by a major shareholder in the club Mr. Michael Ashley. The Board of Rangers FC (RFC) is dominated by business associates of Mr. Ashley. Can Rangers show paperwork to justify its decisions and therefore show that it did not breach Section 994 of the 2006 Companies Act? Rangers has not responded. And so today I have written to AIM Regulation Team asking it to investigate
Published 998 days ago
Rangers (RFC) has announced agreements with SportsDirect for the provision of a £5 million credit facility, with a further £5 million available “subject to due diligence by SportsDirect prior to drawn down”. However, with the company having admitted to “a number of options”, the deal now announced has been criticised as not being in the company’s best interests… We really question whether it breaches section 994 of the 2006 Companies Act. We shall be contacting AIM Regulation asking for a formal investigation. Since they are chocolate teapots, we will also be contacting the Scottish FA asking it to launch a formal probe as it appears a watchdog with some teeth.
Published 1000 days ago
In my last piece on Tern plc (TERN) I looked at the stake in the company bought by Hargreave Hale (HH), on behalf of unit trusts that it manages. Having concluded that there were breaches regarding disclosure rules, it turns out that one of them may have another – innocent – explanation which is entirely within the rules. But the implications are horrendous.
Published 1001 days ago
On 15 Dec 2014, Tern plc (TERN) put out an RNS announcing that it had a big new institutional shareholder in the form units trusts operated by Marlborough fund Managers, under the discretionary control of Hargreave Hale Ltd. It was a big holding: 8 million shares - 20% of the company all acquired in one go. Wow!
Published 1008 days ago
I’ve already scotched a few rumours and outright untruths about Tern plc (TERN) HERE, HERE HERE and HERE and Tom Winnifrith has added to the opprobium several times, in particular HERE. But in the wake of a ‘clarification’ RNS which appeared to seek to set the record straight, Tern’s company chairman, Mr Angus Forrest, is STILL misleading his investors by giving an overstated impression of Tern’s beneficial ownership of Cryptosoft. I would suggest that this amounts to Market Abuse. It is a disgrace. The FCA and AIM Regulation need to act now to stop this. It is an affront to all the regulatory systems in place to make sure that the market is told the full truth!
Published 1009 days ago
Pressfit (PFIT) listed on the AIM Casino on August 1 2014. Its first profits warning came within three months. It was booted off the AIM Cesspit yesterday. It is Chinese. I name those responsible for this scandal - firms and individuals - and suggest that all concerned need steep fines and an immediate termination of their City careers and explain why.
Published 1018 days ago
On Tuesday I published an open letter to the FCA and to AIM Regulation lambasting them for their uselessness over the fiasco which took place at Digital Learning Marketplace plc in 2012 which had at the time involved two of Tern’s (TERN) current board as well as one of Tern’s current Brokers, and asking them to investigate recent events at Tern plc. You can read that open letter HERE The FCA has now responded – and the Market Abuse team is taking a look. Here is what they have to say for themselves:
Published 1019 days ago
Last Friday and Saturday I highlighted a series of, ahem, ‘inconsistencies’ in two RNSs issued by the company on 15 and 17 Sept 2014. It has taken until today, Weds, for Tern (TERN) to address this. But Angus Forrest and his crony capitalists are still just telling abject lies.
Published 1019 days ago
Yesterday, HERE, I showed that a piece of market data which was being totally misrepresented at loon central as the basis of the mother of all ramparoonies for Tern (TERN) was, in fact, incorrect. However, Tern and its advisers, rather than correct the market’s wrong perception, had seen fit to conduct a Placing on the back of the incredible rise in Tern’s shares. Well, it is now confirmed that the data upon which the ramp was based has been corrected.
Published 1021 days ago
I am horrified! Take careful note, anyone invested in Angus Forrest’s Tern plc (TERN) You see, reading through the bulletin boards for Tern on ADVFN and elsewhere, much ado has been made of an apparent valuation by an American outfit called Signal Hill, which published its “Q3 2014 Security & Risk Market Snapshot” pre Christmas. In that document, Cryptosoft was described as having an Enterprise Value of $75 million. Did that make Tern the most massively undervalued stock in history? No!!
Published 1022 days ago
In the light of my two articles regarding Tern’s (TERN) RNSs of 15 and 17 Sept 2014 HERE and HERE which pointed to incorrect information regarding share issues, conversion of debt and the acquisition of Cryptosoft it is clear that Tern and its hapless Nomad WH Ireland will have had to cobble together a response tomorrow if they are to pretend that they give a fart about AIM Rules . Ever helpful, ShareProphets can bring that RNS to you today…
Published 1023 days ago
On Friday I highlighted a number of inconsistencies in two RNS released by Tern plc (TERN)regarding the acquisition of Cryptosoft and issues of shares which you can read HERE. It gets worse.
Published 1024 days ago
Readers may remember my articles last year which raised serious issues over the insolvency of Digital Learning Marketplace plc (DLM) in 2012. Since DLM collapsed its former chairman, Mr Angus Forrest, has moved on to a company called Tern (TERN) plc, where he was elected to the board on a prospectus which claimed that DLM had been sold. It was not: it was insolvent, and was restructured to a cash shell and put through a CVA before returning to the AIM Cesspit where it remains today, now under the name of Alpha Returns Group plc (ARGP). I’ve been looking at some recent share issues by Tern.
Published 1071 days ago
Each year a sell-out dinner takes place attended by over 1300 AIM company directors, Nomads, brokers, accountants, lawyers, analysts, people from the financial PR and investor relations industries and the media. It is the largest AIM gathering in the City calendar, according to the AIM AWARDS website, http://www.aim-awards.co.uk . Lots of mutual back-slapping goes on as they ‘celebrate outstanding achievement on the world’s most successful growth market’.
Published 1082 days ago
Provider of exploration data and petroleum systems studies and evaluations, Getech Group (GTC) has announced results for a “challenging” year to 31st July 2014, though has “confidence that 2014-15 will be a very much better year”. The following updates after I previously suggested the shares have speculative recovery appeal.
Published 1097 days ago
Shares in recruitment software group Dillistone (DSG) have slipped back from more than 110p in July and in excess of 100p for most of last month to a current 96.5p. The company’s house broker, WH Ireland, has now updated and the following updates my view.
Published 1158 days ago
Provider of business supplies and outsourced business services, office2office plc (OFF) is recommending a 51p per share takeover offer – noting that it offers “shareholders an attractive premium of 84.6% to the closing price on 20 August 2014” and “97.1% to the average closing price of approximately 25.88p for the six month period ending on 20 August 2014”. With this offer in mind, I take a look at the company now that story has changed for longer-term shareholders.
Published 1158 days ago
I first commented on recruitment software group Dillistone (DSG) on this website in June last year – concluding that the shares at 78.5p looked decent value for income seeking investors. I most recently updated in February – being more cautious with the shares having then reached 116.5p (see HERE). Currently at around 100p, the following updates with the company having updated on trading in June and more recently announced the signing of a contract with a ‘Fortune 50’, “major global corporation”.
Published 1159 days ago
Shares in the software and IT services business, specialising in multi-channel retail and manufacturing markets in the UK and Ireland, Sanderson Group (SND) have fallen from 74.5p following interim results in June. They now trade at 63.5p - back below their level of when I previously commented in March. Below I revisit this stock.
Published 1166 days ago
Specialist in the provision of data, studies and services to the oil, gas and mining exploration sectors, Getech (GTC) has updated of a “strong end to its financial year” and that it enters its new financial year “with confidence that we can deliver substantially improved performance”. The following reviews with the shares up to a current 53p today – I having previously been cautious at 74.5p HERE. Do I still think you should sell the shares or is it time to buy?
Published 1223 days ago
With thanks to Spandau Ballet, I open what I hope will be my final piece on the matter of Angus Forrest, Bruce Leith and Tern (TERN) – at what point do the non-exec and advisors realize that without regime change this company is uninvestable and will thus go bust? For shareholder’s sake one hopes that point is now.
Published 1228 days ago
Not that I wish to influence your vote in any way but surely you must now have enough reasons to consider voting for Angus Forrest of Tern (TERN) in the “lifetime Achievement for value Destruction” category in the AIM Cesspit awards. But maybe you think there are stronger candidates.
Published 1230 days ago
Earlier today one of the deputy Sheriffs of AIM, Comrade Somerville, flagged up massive issues with the CVA agreed by Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM), now Alpha Returns (ARGP) under the watch of Angus Forrest and Bruce Leith, the two men now running Tern PLC (TERN), into the ground. But Deputy Somerville misses out a couple of points which just add to the scandal which, in a just world, would mean Forrest & Leith swinging on a corporate noose this week.
Published 1230 days ago
I have already revealed enough in my first five articles in this series to get regulators crawling all over the mess that was Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) run by Angus Forrest and Bruce Leith. Tom Winnifrith has taken the matter further and it is now clear that Tern PLC (TERN) must sack both Forest & Leith without any delay. The fact that it has not and that its City Fat Cat advisors (WH Ireland and Peterhouse) will not step in just shows how the Cesspit that is AIM stinks. I now turn to the CVA where Forest & Leith committed corporate malfeasance and issued false RNS statements.
Published 1232 days ago
I have now twice demanded that Tern PLC (TERN) sack Angus Forrest and Bruce Leith because of statements made when they ran Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) - now Alpha Returns (ARGP) in 2012. But it gets far worse…
Published 1239 days ago
I outlined on Friday why Tern PLC (TERN) must fire its chairman Angus Forrest and his gopher sidekick Bruce Leith NOW. Quite simply they have been shown to have committed corporate malfeasance and to have lied to investors at the last POS company they were in charge of – what was then Digital Learning Marketplace (DLM) and is now Alpha Returns (ARGP). I have written – as you can see HERE - to the Nomad (John Wakefield at WH Ireland) and Non Exec, Laurence Read ( a totally honourable man) demanding that they fire the two crony capitalists at once. But it gets worse.
Published 1241 days ago
Nigel Somerville has earlier today (HERE) published the most extraordinary evidence of corporate malfeasance at what was Digital Learning and is now Alpha Returns (ARGP). The two directors exposed by Nigel now run Tern PLC (TERN), another sub scale investment company on the AIM Cesspit. I demand that they be fired NOW!
Published 1243 days ago
On 19th May shares in Minoan (MIN) traded at 16.375p on the AIM Cesspit. Then they started slipping and slipping and closed yesterday at 13.625p. Today a placing is announced at 12p. What do I conclude? That crony capitalists in the City are not content with buying stock at a discount but that they also engage in insider dealing. They break the law. Will the FCA do anything to stop the fuckers? What do you think?