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Saturday 25 March 2017 The one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares


21 April 2016, 16:19 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The London Stockmarket is rigged & devoid of moral compass: ref Falcon & Greka

The market is bent and no-one cares. Well I do and will be raising a number of issues at the AGM of the London Stock Exchange next week and hope you will join myself and Lucian there. In this podcast I cover moral choices about who you do business with and some nasty shocks in store for certain folks at www.UKInvestorshow.com then look at how markets are rigged and bent, leaving all involved just fealing sordid. I look at both Greka Drilling (GDL) and Falcon Acquisitions (FAL) as case studies.

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21 April 2016, 16:15 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jim Mellon & the EU: Piss off but we'll have your cash

My old pal Jim Mellon is an ardent Europsceptic who campaigns for Brexit although, as a resident of the Isle of Man, he cannot actually vote himself in the great referendum. But all power to his elbow and I am sure that his offshore donations will be put to good use. But there is surely some irony in today's announcement from SalvaRx (SALV) where Jim is the largest shareholder and chairman.

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21 April 2016, 14:14 | By Lucian Miers |

Watchstone Group, Thoughts on a Daft Proposal from Edi Truell’s Tantalum Corporation

I was amused to see my suspicions confirmed today by the Telegraph (TW Note only 24 hours after me in bearcast) that the “draft proposal” received by Watchstone Group PLC (WTG) did indeed emanate from Edi Truell and Tantalum, his telematics vehicle. I shorted some Watchstone at 230p as, all things being equal, the shares should revert to where they were before the announcement once it is confirmed that the blundering Truell has nothing to offer.

21 April 2016, 13:20 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tern broker buy note, I don't agree but it will annoy Nigel

I really am not sure that I believe a word of it or even understand half of it but in the interests of balance here is a note out today from the house broker to Tern (TERN), Peterhouse. The house broker is, shall we say, not always regarded as impartial. But at least its enthusiasm will annoy Nigel Somerville.

21 April 2016, 11:59 | By Steve Moore |

Torotrak – “Trading Statement” announcement is actually ‘commercialisation delay’

Emissions reduction and fuel efficiency technology company Torotrak (TRK) has released a “Trading Statement” commencing that “the group has made good progress in executing the three year strategy to commercialise its technologies… During the last 12 months there has been a significant increase in interest from potential licensees and OEM customers in gaining access to the group's KERS technology in off-highway and V-Charge in passenger cars”. The shares are though currently more than 6.5% lower, at 5p, in response. Hmmm…

21 April 2016, 11:49 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Reader Poll: Will Tom Winnifrith get into Stock Exchange AGM next week & if not why?

Tom has been assured by the London Stock Exchange that a share certificate and a passport will get him into the LSE AGM this year. But the same folks lied to him in 2015 so will he get in and if not why not? Vote now in our reader poll:

21 April 2016, 11:45 | By HotStockRockets |

Jubilee Platinum Operations update - buy

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has announced “increased throughput capacity together with operational control of the ASA project” and updated on “satisfactory” progress across its chrome processing development and operations.

21 April 2016, 10:59 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Want to join Tom Winnifrith & Lucian Miers as we storm London Stock Exchange AGM 27 April?

The complacent and overpaid useless bastards who run the London Stock Exchange (LSE) hold an AGM at the Bankers Hall on Cornhill in the City at 10 AM on 27 April. I shall be there with a share certificate and passport and so cannot be denied access. Last year the press office lied to me and blocked my entry.

21 April 2016, 10:09 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Petropavlovsk - very good news from IRC - BUY (target 19p)

Petropavlovsk(POG) has highlighted an announcement from Hong Kong-listed associate company IRC that waivers in respect of IRC's project finance facility with ICBC have been conditionally granted – including for obligations for Petropavlovsk to comply with certain financial covenants.

21 April 2016, 08:16 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Avanti Communications - a new way to hit forecasts: Bongo Bongo land accounting

You were probably wondering what deal Avanti Communications (AVN) was going to do this year to increase its sales after last year's creation of revenue when it was the only person paying money - the deal the FRC is looking at HERE. And you were also wondering how it was going to raise some cash. Natch it would not be by actually selling oodles more capacity on its satellites would it?

21 April 2016, 08:15 | By Gary Newman |

Ophir Energy offers good value and is cash rich

Currently I am wary of a lot of oil and gas producers, given some of the recent rises that we’ve seen, but there are still a few out there that seem to offer decent value.

21 April 2016, 08:13 | By Malcolm Stacey |

Royal Mail Could Deliver, Thanks to Automation and the On-line Shopping Bug.

Hello Share Springers. I sold my shares in Royal Mail (RMG) ages ago, but my wife hung onto hers. I think so anyway, as I only usually look at my own portfolio. The reason I sold was because I feared competition from a hoard of other companies which seemed happy to cash in on a booming parcel trade. Obviously, the surge in internet shopping is making that little market much more attractive.

20 April 2016, 15:46 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Worthington Acid Trip - you just could not make this up - who goes bust first in the Scandi threesome?

Did someone drop some acid into my milk just now because I really feel that I'm on a quite amazing trip. Aceeeeeeed! Its Worthington (WRN) panto time.

20 April 2016, 15:31 | By Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore |

Action Hotels 2015 Results - Buy

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the 2015 calendar year – with it“pleased” with “another year of growth… as we continue to execute and deliver our pipeline of three and four star hotels across the Gulf Cooperation Council and Australia into our profitable operating portfolio”.

20 April 2016, 15:06 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 20 April - Dealing with Oakley's latest deposit

You may say that Oakley's latest deposit and Teather's Financial (TEA) have a lot in common. I cover both in this podcast apologising and dishing out blame for the latter at least. I also cover 88 Energy (88E) and Great Western Mining (GWMO) which is also a total piece of Turkish. I look at Tertiary Minerals (TYM) and also cover PGC Entertainment (PGCE).

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20 April 2016, 12:36 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Onzima Ventures & Nigel Theobald: its chicken and egg

Onzima Ventures (ONZ) the "investment company " run by Globo disgraced Gavin Burnell spends most of its efforts doing spivvy short term trades in small AIM casino stocks - its only real long term investment is a 49% stake in a private company N4 Pharma Ltd. Is that the chicken or the egg?

20 April 2016, 11:51 | By Steve Moore |

Strat Aero – another fundraising = natch, shares a top faller again

Despite claiming that a gross £400,000 of funds raised last week “will help us deliver on our objective to establish Strat Aero (AERO) as the go-to-provider of UAV enabled technology to the commercial, educational and military sectors”I noted continuing concerns on funding as the shares slid from approaching 2p to 1.5p. Today the company “is pleased to announce… it has raised a further £477,250 (before expenses) by way of an additional placing”. Hmmm…

20 April 2016, 09:22 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Corero appoints new nomad & broker - that means placing imminent: sell

Corero (CNS) had, in Finncap, an existing Nomad and broker who the City thinks are acceptable although I regard them as complete & utter bastards. But I am even more scathing about Quindell's pals at Cenkos and today Corero (CNS) has appointed those mothers as its new Nomad and broker, 24 hours ahead of its results.

20 April 2016, 08:38 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

88 Energy shares suspended in Oz its Placing ahoy (as we said)

In the land where most people are descended from convicts and where culture is something that grows on top of yogurt (I refer to Australia not the slums around Liverpool), shares in 88 Energy (88E) have been suspended as it is placing ahoy. Whatever next? Rolf Harris again denying the's a nonce?

20 April 2016, 08:16 | By HotStockRockets |

Wishbone shares jump 20% - TW Trust buys more, what's new pussycat?

We guess everyone is hearing the same sort of gossip. The word on the street is that Wishbone Gold (WSBN) is making good progress on securing the debt facilities needed to start trading in gold bullion. and that should lead to a massive ramp up in profits very quickly indeed. As such any RNS confirming debt is in place will see the shares race ahead. Bring it on.

25 March 2017, 12:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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19 March 2017, 15:24 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Contest Sponsored by the FRAUD Cloudtag (again)

It has only just dawned on me that in exactly two weeks time, at 4.30 PM I shall be cracking open the ouzo to celebrate the fact that no Nomad on AIM is so desperate for cash and morally bankrupt that it will act for the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And there will thus be an RNS issued to say that it will be slung off the Casino. As that day looms, how will the Bulletin Board Morons spin that as good news? Happy hunting on Cloudtag threads - and others - as we ask you to nominate the most moronic BB posts or tweets in the comments section below. The deadline is midnight Sunday 19th March and, yes, Wildes our pet in-house loon - can nominate his own posts if he wishes.

21 March 2017, 14:26 | By Tom Winnifrith |

A One Off: Meet and talk 1-2-1 with Nigel Wray, the man dubbed Britain's Buffett only at UK Investor on April 1

Normally Nigel Wray turns up at UK Investor, talks and leaves. This year - our 15th anniversary party - is different. He will be there from start to finish and when not on stage that opens up a unique opportunity for those attending on April 1. For more than 40 years, Nigel , the man dubbed Britain's Buffett, has been a stockmarket legend for his ability to generate stellar returns not by wild gambling on mining punts or biotech start ups but by rigid value investing. Like the Original Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Wray is a bottom up value investor who buys and holds. Would you like to know what he thinks is the cheapest share in London? Would you like a one to one chat with Nigel?

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19 March 2017, 10:26 | By Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater |

Notes from Underground: The Teddy Bears picnic

ShareProphets readership increases every week - we can tell because we're a registration site and if you unsubscribe, you are kicked off the site. We don't have a dead subscription list like other, lesser, sites.

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19 March 2017, 11:02 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

19 March 2017, 11:57 | By Cynical Bear |

Milestone Group: Shocking ramptastic RNS’s with just one purpose – placing anyone?

Tom and I have been pretty consistent in our criticism of lifestyle company, Milestone Group (MSG), and although it was touched upon in Friday’s Bearcast (HERE), I thought the ridiculous recent RNS’s required a bit more of a kicking. It is an appalling effort with one sole purpose, to try to seduce new mug punters into supporting this useless company.

20 March 2017, 08:18 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How the Weak Oil Price Threatens the Footsie's Perky Progress

Hello Share Twirlers. Though the Footsie has been striding ahead, it would have done far better if the oil price had behaved itself. We are not just talking oil shares, but the whole of the share economy. A weak oil price has a negative effect all round.

19 March 2017, 13:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Precious Metals Video Update: Short-Term Upside But How Much?

In this video Jordan Roy-Byrne of Palisade discusses the short-term upside potential in gold stocks and the key resistance levels. It would be a good sign for miners if they can test their February highs. Otherwise, the sector would remain in a trading range.

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19 March 2017, 13:14 | By Gary Newman |

Is it worth giving Chariot another chance?

Chariot Oil and Gas (CHAR) has begun to get my attention again recently as it has plenty going on operationally during the next year or so, and could well become a popular share to be in once again.

19 March 2017, 14:19 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Stuttard’s Septic Seven – March update (or is that down-date?)

Marcus Stuttard, as head of AIM, completely trusts and supports the regulatory framework of the world’s most successful growth market. As such, and ever keen to help, ShareProphets put together a beautifully diversified portfolio of AIM-listed stocks for him, so that he could demonstrate his faith in the system he oversees by investing in stocks which we have Red Flagged. How better than to put his money where his mouth is to show us that there is nothing wrong. Last time I revisited the portfolio it was down by some 23%. If that had Mr Stuttard feeling a bit queasy, he had better look away now….

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19 March 2017, 15:23 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Theresa May forgets the wise words of Ronald Reagan at her peril

In today's podcast I look at Peak Club - the mad debt binge at Soho House and what it tells us about asset bubbles and more. Then I cover Theresa May's misguided proposals on executive pay before finally covering the latest boardroom antics at Bowleven (BLVN) , putting it up for sale.

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19 March 2017, 15:13 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

Servision – AIM Rule 26 webpage almost a year out of date, and where is Cascade TR-1?

AIM-listed Servision (SEV) still looks to be a story too good to be true. With the company scraping by on boardroom emergency loans and running out of cash, along comes Cascade which agrees to pump in boat-loads of cash at more than 400% of the prevailing share price. We have been told that the first tranche of shares has now been issued (and, indeed, admitted to trading on the Casino), and the cash received. But we’ve not had a TR-1. And why is the company’s AIM Rule 26 major shareholdings web-page almost a year out of date?

19 March 2017, 15:20 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Jason Drummond's Gametech: Heading for administration but is it all what it seems?

Four days before Christmas I revealed that after Teathers Financial (TEA), the next venture of Jason Drummond, Gametech, was planning a listing on NEX Markets c/o London's worst financial adviser/Nomad Mr Roland "Fatty" Cornish. Wind forward and the Court filing below suggests that it is on the brink of bankruptcy. But is all it seems?

20 March 2017, 08:26 | By Gary Newman |

Zinc Media looks expensive based on latest financials

Small AIM outfit Zinc Media (ZIN) released its interim results last week and trumpeted that it is continuing to move in the right direction, but I would question whether the turnaround is happening fast enough to make the shares attractive.

20 March 2017, 08:27 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Milestone Group – a lifestyle business for Deborah White: the hard data

I think Deborah White of Milestone Group (MSG) should be fired and then made to to a perp walk for her blatant breach of AIM rules with regard to non disclosure of price sensitive information. But there is another reason to hand Debs a p45 today...her stunning record of non delivery. It is worth chronicling just how bad it is.

20 March 2017, 11:14 | By Steve Moore |

CAP-XX – interims argue “excellent progress”, but financials look CrAP (XX)

Self-described “world leader in the design and manufacture of supercapacitors, which considerably extend the performance of batteries”, CAP-XX (CPX) has announced results including that it “has again made excellent progress over the six months to 31 December 2016 and beyond in building on and refining its strategy”. Sounds positive. What? The shares currently 16% lower, at 8.5p?!?…

20 March 2017, 09:52 | By Nigel Somerville, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM |

China FRAUD Aquatic Foods Q4 update: drowning in a sea of Red Flags

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty purveyor of all things fishy, Aquatic Foods (AFG), has updated on 2016 Q4 trading this morning. In a statement plastered with Red Flags it would appear that the company is nearing the final chapter of the China Norfolk playbook as we are warned that there has been a spot of bother getting cash out of China. Is it bye-bye to the dividend? 

25 March 2017, 12:10 | By Tom Winnifrith |

The March edition of the UK Investor Magazine is live - with why we fight fraud

The March edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring 7 share tips, company profiles, interview with Richard Poulden of PCGE, why we fight fraud & fake news on Channel 4, Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, a look at the banksters and much more.

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25 March 2017, 12:12 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week Sponsored by London South East

Well this is a company that will sponsor any old crap and let's face it, 95% of Bulletin Board Morons post on the LSE Asylum. As the countdown to the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) being booted off AIM next week accelerates you kind of sense which stock will be the focus of most entries. The competition rules are simple. Just nominate the daftest post on a BB or on twitter in the comments section below. Once again, our in-house semi-trained loon Wildes is allowed to nominate his own posts. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 26th March. Post away!

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith |

David Buik of Panmure - not sure if your tweet is shameful or just pointless

David Buik is one of those City grandees you are not allowed to criticise. It is like having a go at the late Queen Mum or beating baby seals to death. In that vein he sent out a wteet today which is wrong but I am not sure why exactly.

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23 March 2017, 14:29 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternoster Resources why cheap could be incredibly expensive

I comment on the hopeless response of smug MPs and the established media to yesterday's terror attack on my own website in a podcast HERE. On the markets I look at expectations management at Next (NXT), at how we know or knew about the balance sheet at Toople (TOOP) covered HERE by Cynical Bear or Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) heading for 0p and covered in detail by me earlier HERE. I look at Public Services Properties (PSPI ) and what its AIM casino departure says about RTOs and contingent liabilities - which reminds me again of New World Oil & Gas (NEW). Finally I have a detailed look at the strange world of Paternoster Resources (PRS), not a stock you have to own in any way. PS Cynical Bear is not me. Can you see any typos in his articles?

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24 March 2017, 15:37 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cannot finesse & trade fundamentals: ref Minoan & Wishbone

The Mrs (on maternity leave) is off galavanting somewhere. Eight days ahead of UK Investor, the busiest time of the year, I am babysitting. I am such a god damn frigging feminist. Anyhow I record this in terror lest Joshua wakes up. In today's podcast I explain why you cannot finesse a trade on a fundamental play and discuss Minoan (MIN) and Wishbone (WSBN) in that vein. I look at Digital Barriers (DGB) the latest triumph from Cloudtag (CTAG) moron in chief Liam Nichols. I discuss Tethys (RPL) which like Cloudtag is soon to leave the AIM Casino, Nyota (NYO) and London Capital (LCG).

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24 March 2017, 11:11 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Management Resource Solutions holds gun to head of poor shareholders

When running Broken Hill Resources (BHR) into the ground Murray D'Almeida threatened shareholders to vote for a crap deal at a GM or face wipe-out. Despite the infamous hairdresser sham placing, shareholders voted against Murray and his colleagues on the "screw you - we hate you so much" principle. Now with D'Almeida pulling strings at Management Resource Solutions (MRS) as a consultant - to avoid GM eviction shame see HERE - the same threat is being used.

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith & Darren Atwater |

Yet another Cloudtag Countdown clock - how long till the Fady Lady sings?

If no Nomad is prepared to act for the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG) then its shares, now suspended, will be booted off the AIM Casino. No AIM = no death spiral funding so it will - very soon - run out of, other people's cash, and will go bust. But the first step is being booted off AIM. And, inspired by liar Amit Ben Haim, we have a useful countdown clock until that ouzo moment. Enjoy.

25 March 2017, 12:13 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

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24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Malcolm Stacey |

How to Make Money on Full-Year Results - If You Dare

Hello Sharemates. As predicted on this glorious website some time ago, the share price of IQE (IQE) would fall on reporting day - and then recover. In the event when the figures were revealed on Tuesday, the shares fell by about 12%. This was not logical, as the results were rather perky, as I outlined at the time.

23 March 2017, 14:28 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Twitter Investment Genius Caption Contest

The fellow or lady from the Costa del Crime is yet to tweet but he (or she) has a cracking portfolio as you can see on his/her profile, headed up by the fraud Cloudatag (CTAG). In light of that I wonder if you would care to suggest a first tweet as our caption contest with a twist. Submit your entries in the comments section below. The deadline is midnight tonight, 23rd March

24 March 2017, 14:03 | By Steve Moore |

Flowgroup – energy supply business disposal & microCHP boiler production updates

Writing last month on Flowgroup (FLOW) I noted the shares down below 6p, having been 25p+ less than a year ago. Having fallen further, to sub 4p, they have currently recovered to 5p following a couple of recent announcements…

24 March 2017, 08:07 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Gametech Beer & Popcorn time: Drummond vs Skelhorn, the latter bites back with a vengeance

The demise of Gametech PLC the next venture of Jason Drummond after the Teather's (TEA) debacle looks clear - so much for a stockmarket float care of London's worst Nomad Roland "Fatty" Cornish. We revealed the Gametech was heading for tits up town HERE last week. Now Mr Drummond's apparent arch enemy Richard Skelhorn has bitten back with an official statement relating to that article:

24 March 2017, 11:10 | By Steve Moore |

Digital Barriers – trading warning (you were warned). Timberrrrrr…

Shares in surveillance technology company Digital Barriers (DGB) are currently more than 17.5% lower, at 25.5p, on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement. Trading warning ahoy! You were warned

24 March 2017, 11:09 | By HotStockRockets |

ECR Minerals - New Aussie Gold license, things are starting to bubble

With funds replenished by the recent placing the new management team at ECR Minerals (ECR) is - as predicted - not hanging around. The shares are well up on our share tip  at a 1.7p offer, at 1.9p-2.05p. If you can get stock at 1.9p you should do so - our target to sell remains 2.5p+ and we expect to be there soon. The newsflow is only just starting.

23 March 2017, 14:25 | By Steve Moore |

Solid State – full-year trading update, what does “broadly in line” mean here?

Specialist electronic equipment manufacturer and components distributor Solid State (SOLI) has made a “Trading Update” announcement – and the following reviews with the shares currently more than 10% lower, at around 450p, in response…

25 March 2017, 10:43 | By Tom Winnifrith |

Shore Cap on Amryt at 18.5p - target price increased from 35p to 88p!

Shore cap is House broker to Amryt Pharma (AMYT) so everything it writes cannot be said to be any way shape or form impartial. And since we own a shed load of the shares we are biased as hell too. Having said that this note is detailed and lifting the target price from 35p to 88p in light of recent news is pretty dramatic given that the shares were 18.5p on Friday when this "most excellent" research note came out.

25 March 2017, 12:07 | By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM |

Crown Ocean slams the management of Bowleven - makes very serious allegations

I have just noted that my old pal "thirsty" David Bick is doing the PR for hedge fund Crown Ocean in its battle to oust the shamed, discredited and unwanted board and management at Bowleven (BLVN). If you are in a scrap with utter scumbags having Bick on your side is no bad thing as he is the king of this form of trench warfare, gutter warfare. Team Crown issued a statement on Friday which is damning. You will remember that the management of Bowleven is still in place despite shareholders voting most of the bastards off the board and now they are trying to flog the company. Crown - quite correctly - smells a monstrous rat. It states:

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