JUNE 2019

Upcoming Events for CEOs and CFOs of smaller companies: 

Benjamin Ball Associates Workshop: How to Prepare Your Equity Story - Wednesday 12th June

Impact Investment Network Workshop: Business as a Force for Good - Wednesday 18th June

QCA Annual Forum: Building Better Boards - Tuesday 11th June


Chapel Down Group (CDGP) increased 2018 sales by 10% to £13m. Turnover from wine and spirits and from Curious Drinks grew by similar percentages. However, a pre-tax profit of £253,000 to a loss of £850,000 as overheads were doubled to £5.57m. There is still £12.8m in the bank even though there was a cash outflow from operations and £8.37m of capital investment. There are 635 acres of vineyards that have been planted and a further 388 acres will be planted on the North Downs.

Wealth management firm AFH Financial (AFHP) increased interim revenues by 61% to £36.6m and underlying earnings per share were 49% higher to 14.9p a share. AFH continue to acquire IFA firms. Funds under management totalled £5.4bn and that is expected to nearly double within five years.

Coinsilium (COIN) reported near-trebled revenues of £1.68m in 2018, but a pre-tax profit of £121,000 was turned into a loss of £982,000. That is due to much higher overheads and a £973,000 impairment of current assets. There was £592,000 in the bank at the end of 2018. Most of the revenues came from advisory services to blockchain companies. That business has moved to Gibraltar.

Barkby Group (BARK) has secured a new six-year lease for the Rose and Crown Inn, near Swindon. This is the second lease from Arkell’s Brewery.

Good Energy (GOOD) will redeem the first Good Energy Bond, which was launched in 2013, before the end of June. The outstanding principal is £3.6m and the cash for repayment will come from the disposals of Newton Downs and Brynwhilach solar farms to the local communities. The cash helped to develop nearly 150MW of renewable generation projects.

Panther Minerals (PALM) has applied for an exploration licence for the Marrakai gold project in Northern Territory, Australia. Panther has also acquired additional ground surrounding the former Little Bear mine in Ontario, Canada.

Primorus Investors (PRIM) increased its NAV from £4.95m to £5.16m at the end of 2018. This has been achieved even though pre-IPO investments have had their flotations delayed by poor market conditions. There was £408,000 in cash in the balance sheet.


Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC(ARBN) is a UK incorporated holding company of a group primarily involved in banking and financial services. Arbuthnot has a history of over 184 years successfully serving its customers, with a long track record of profitability that has seen it adapt and grow in a continually changing world.


Daniel Thwaites (THW), founded in 1807, is an award winning pub, hotel and leisure company – as well as brewing some lovely beers in its small craft brewery along the way. Based in Lancashire and with a portfolio of around 250 tenanted pubs, a small and fast growing managed inns business and with lodges and spa hotels the length of the country, the business is focused on delivering superb hospitality in outstanding properties in great locations. Recently named AA Hotel Group of the Year 2016/17, the company has strong family links back to its founder and an ambition to continue to develop successfully, guided by his founding principles.

NEX Group
  Top 5 Traded by Value
  Security Name Ticker Trades Value (GBP) Volume  
  High Growth Capital plc HASH 163 2,275,231 152,927,649  
  Sativa Investments plc SATI 159 722,358 10,652,186  
  Shepherd Neame SHEP 42 449,756 44,632  
  Cadence Minerals plc KDNC 208 333,413 218,743,833  
  KR1 Plc KR1 54 216,736 2,250,805  
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  NEX Exchange Market Overview
  Market Monthly Volumes (trades) Month on Month Change Value Month on Month Value Change Most Active Security  
  Primary 2,151 34 14,968,229 (43,994) Cadence Minerals plc - 208  
  Secondary 48,494 (8,439) 309,854,917 (62,372,791) Sirius Minerals Plc - 8,536  
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  Forthcoming Announcements
  Issuer Event Date  
  Ananda Developments plc Annual General Meeting 10/06/2019  
  Panther Metals plc Annual General Meeting 14/06/2019  
  AfriAg Global plc Annual General Meeting 19/06/2019  
  Imperial X Plc Year End Date 30/06/2019  
  Altona Energy plc Year End Date 30/06/2019  
  EPE Special Opportunities Ltd Final Results 30/06/2019  
  Gledhow Investments plc Interim Results 30/06/2019  
  Tectonic Gold plc Year End Date 30/06/2019  
  MESH Holdings plc Interim Results 30/06/2019  
  Ganapati plc Final Results 30/06/2019  
  First Sentinel plc Interim Results 30/06/2019  
  Auxico Resources Canada Inc. Interim Results 30/06/2019  
  European Lithium Ltd Year End Date 30/06/2019  
  Dana Group International Investments Limited Year End Date 30/06/2019  
  Welney Plc Year End Date 30/06/2019  
  Western Selection PLC Year End Date 30/06/2019  

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Admission is simple and we fully support the transition to a public market environment. For the small and the ambitious, NEX Exchange is more than a source of capital – we are the platform for growth. And for investors, we offer simple access to a diverse range of dynamic companies. 

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