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Alpha Growth piss poor and non IFRS compliant interims, does anyone at the FCA care about enforcing its own rules?

Alpha Growth (ALGW) published its piss poor results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 today which showed a loss before tax of £454,635.  The shares were off 7% at the time of writing this article which values the group at £11 million a multiple of almost 4 times net assets.  This looks high compared to say Legal & General (LGEN) which runs asset management and insurance operations with longevity exposure which trades at a multiple of just over 1 times net assets, has massive scale and pays dividends. Alpha is less likely to join the dividend list than, well, Cheryl Cole and you know what


Alpha Growth – accounts deadline confusion

Alpha Growth (ALGW) the Standard Listed sub scale asset manager and life insurance group does not employ a full time or even part time executive Chief Financial Officer which for a group that owns a regulated business in Bermuda and is in process of acquiring another regulated business in Guernsey is a serious deficiency. 


BREAKING DAMNING EXPOSE: Alpha Growth – the shambolic Prospectus is finally approved by the FCA but how and why? An essay in “not fit for purpose”.

Alpha Growth Plc (ALGW) has finally had FCA approval of its Prospectus for the Placing that occurred 10 months ago in February 2021. The FCA is supposed to ensure that any Prospectus issued complies with the rules but it is apparent from a quick read that the Prospectus has not been properly updated throughout the document as many of the references are considerably out of date. It looks like someone at the FCA just wanted to remove the Prospectus from his or her to do list prior to the Christmas holidays rather than subject the document to appropriate and proper scrutiny or perhaps it was simply signed off after a long Christmas lunch. I cite below some examples of where the document hasn’t been properly updated.


Alpha Growth – why still no Prospectus and will it get its 2nd interims published in time to avoid a suspension?

Almost seven months after its acquisition of Providence Life Assurance Company Limited which was announced on 11 February and completed on 23 March 2021, Alpha Growth (ALGW) still hasn’t managed to issue its Prospectus to permit the trading of the 187,500,000 placing shares issued on 15 March 2021 to fund the acquisition.  This hardly inspires confidence that the enlarged group has the appropriate financial reporting expertise and resources appropriate to run its business which now includes a Bermudian regulated business. 


Alpha Growth – where is the Prospectus?

I first commented about Alpha Growth (ALGW) on 8 April 2021 and the absence of a Prospectus in respect of its issue on 8 March 2021 via a placing of 187,500,000 shares at 2 pence per share.  The placing represented over 77.8% of existing ordinary share capital of Alpha prior to the placing.  The broker which organised the placing was Pello Capital which, as of Friday, is operating under restrictions imposed by the FCA, that is to say it cannot write any business at all other than allowing clients to transfer out cash and shares to other brokers.

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