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Chapel Down Group (CDGP) says that interim revenues were 26% higher at £4.09m with the fastest growth coming in the Curious Drinks business, although the wine operations increased revenues by 14% and still remain the core activities. Curious Drinks raised £1.74m during the period and that led to a notional gain on disposal of £467,000. The cash outflow from group operations reduced from £713,000 to £441,000.

Brewer Shepherd Neame (SHEP) reported record results for the year to June 2016. Revenues increased by 1% to £139.9m, while underlying pre-tax profit was 11% higher at £10.3m. The growth in revenues and profit came from the managed pubs business. The brewing division reported a lower profit due tot he loss of the Kingfisher brewing contract and higher costs of the water treatment plant. The final dividend is 3% higher at 22.05p a share, making a total for the year of 27.5p a share.

Crossword Cybersecurity (CCS) is starting to build up its revenues from products created in partnership with a number of UK universities. Distributors are being appointed for the cyber risk product Rizikon which is based on research by City University. In the six months to June 2016, revenues were £164,000 - eight times the previous twelve months. The loss was £403,000. There was £668,000 in the bank at the end of June 2016, which is slightly more than the panel for the cyber security seminar held at ICAP's headquarters last Wednesday.

Mewcahn Controls (MECP)is holding a general meeting to gain shareholder approval to buy back up to 200,000 shares - equivalent to 10% of the shares in issue. This is part of their investment following the termination of bid talk earlier in the year.

Ace Libery & Stone (ASLP) has acquired 1-5 Upper Market Square in Hanley for £9m. the tenants are Boots and National Westmister Bank. Prior to this deal, property holdings has grown 23% to £29.5m at the end of April 2016, while the NAV is £17.9m. The sale of Hume House for £3.55m - more than double the 2014 purchase price - should be completed by the end of 2016. Economic uncertainty has made it difficult to complete other deals. Management believes it can increase the size of the porfolio to £50m within the next year without the need for more cash shareholders.

Kryptonite1 (KR1) has made its first investment into an initial coin offering (ICO) of SingularDTV. It has invested £5,605 for 462,931 SNGLS tokens that provide a claim to a portion of revenues and IP to show content - there are no voting rights. The tokens can be traded on the Consensys blockchain platform. The idea behind the business is to enable people to directly reward creators of content so that less is taken in fees.





IRESSS integrates with ISDX for electronic trading - Earlier ISDX and IRESS announced a new data and trading integration for the IRESS Proquote Global trading platform with ISDX, enabling electronic trading between brokers and market makers.



DagangHalal helps facilitate and simplify Halal business transactions anywhere and anytime. DagangHalal operates, the world's first global e-marketplace to provide Halal verification. allows the rapidly growing community of Halal suppliers and consumers to deal with confidence, assuring them that the products and services being purchased are Halal. 




Healthperm resources is a healthcare recruitment business, which has been established to address the significant shortfalls in healthcare professionals in the UK and the UAE. The objective is to become a trusted provider of permanent experienced nurses and other healthcare professionals initially from the Phillipines into the UK and UAE.



Kryptonite1 is a blockchain technology company that invests in fast paced and expanding blockchain ecosystem. Its focus is on cryptographic asset, where web 3.0 companies release cryptographic tokens into the market place almost like a pre-IPO/IPO. The internet is being decentralised and Kryptonite1 is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this transition as this new technology emerges into the mainstream.


Market Stats September 2016


Top 5 Traded

Security Name   Ticker Trades Value (GBP) Volume  
Rare Earth Minerals plc   REM 792 1,684,243 221,405,985
Shepherd Neame   SHEP 56 645,452 49,704
Chapel Down Group plc   CDGP 76 393,904 718,806
EPE Special Opportunities   EO.P 39 389,169 239,813
Via Developments   VIA1 2 200,552 201,560

Top 5 Risers

Security Name   Increase %
Winlogic Plc   28.57%

EPE Special Opportunities
Convertible Loan Notes

Daniel Thwaites   10.69%
Queros Capital 8% Bond 2020   8.35%
Western Selection Plc   3.96%


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