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Optibiotix - major news out, folks not twigging this is Slimfast! - buy ahead of next news

By HotStockRockets | Sunday 17 January 2016

Disclosure: Financial Investigative Media Limited, which is not owned by Tom Winnifrith but by a trust for his dependants, owns shares in companies mentioned in this article. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Optibiotix (OPTI) last week announced a potentially massive deal with Slimfast. But no-one seems to have noticed as the deal anounced is with KSF Acquisition Ltd. Investors appear to be saying KSF who? 

The deal as announced by Optibiotix states:

"OptiBiotix has entered into a commercial agreement with KSF Acquisition UK Limited ('KSF). The agreement provides funding to assess the benefits of using Optibiotix's SlimBiome® weight management product alongside KSF's weight management dietary programme and provides KSF with an option to commercialise SlimBiome®. OptiBiotix's SlimBiome® contains ingredients clinically proven to reduce weight formulated by world experts to act at different parts of the body in three different ways to affect appetite, metabolism, and energy harvest.KSF's established brand with its scientifically proven weight management programme uses meal replacement products to support weight loss. "

Tests have shown that the Optibiotix microbe works for weight loss. Slimfast will now fund a further evaluation and on the basis of that can elect to add it to its products and its sales are vast. It is a major player in a market worth $622 billion in 2015. Just ponder the potential royalty stream for a minute or two.

The joy of Optibiotix is that this is just one of many products it has. We know that P&G has an option on another and the word on the street is that other deals are to be announced soon. We expect more big name news by the month end.

We tipped this at a 77p offer just after Christmas - the shares are now 76-77p. Given how the wider market has puked that is not bad going. But as investors wake up to just how big Slimfast could be and with more big ticket news imminent, the shares should start to race ahead soon. At up to 80p buy.

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  1. I think most people did immediately twig that it was they where the owners of Slimfast, indeed there was a short-lived spike but without any figures as to this deals (& others) commercial value sellers came in and OPTI tracked wider market fall. Risk-off is fast coming the name of the game.

  2. Bloody hell Whiney Froth ………….. its about the 75th time you have ramped this in the last year . Your last ramp was last week and the shares plunged from 82p to 76p right off the back of it . When they actually monitise something the punters might listen . At this stage its all Jam tomorrow .

  3. Cripes ………slimfast is slimming the SP alright . Down to 74 p at lunchtime . Heading in the direction of 40p zone at a slimming class near you ;-) Thats WR MATHS …….. thats what that is .

  4. Wildes yup off 2.6% on a bad day for markets. how are your LGO shares doing? Oh minus 15% did you say?

  5. Thats Whini Maths again …….. the FTSE was up (when I wrote above) and the oil price down . Oil price goes down ……… oil shares go down . Its a shame but that is life .
    Just for the record ….. I am not in LGO currently , still waiting on my 0.18p to buy entry or lower ., . It was so close the other day but has rallied again ;-)

  6. To be fair, Tom, most including me did twig. I am struggling with your $622bl figure for the global weight loss management market, because the data I can glean for global weight loss and weight management market is expected to reach $206.4 billion by 2019 from $148.1 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2014 to 2019.

    PS. Given you stance on ISDX and its apparent lack of regard for its own rules and your comments on the back of this, are you a seller of OPTI? I speculated you may be the seller? Apologies if I have got my hypospesis wrong.

    TW: OPTI is on AIm and no I am not a seller

  7. Ref OPTI ISDX….was referring to its duel listing and if this had a bearing on your opinion.

    Glad I’m wrong :-)

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