Since I last wrote about Iconic (ICON) it has had a further two convertible loan note conversions, one from Toxic Dave Sefton’s Linton Capital and one from European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund. Iconic now has 10.3 million shares in issue up from 4.7 million that remained after its 10,000 for 1 share consolidation on 25 August 2023.
As a perma bear of whisky curator and provider Artisanal Spirits (ART) today’s sales and lack of profits warning comes as no great surprise. It was just 12 weeks ago that the company reiterated its was comfortable with calendar 2023 consensus forecasts. Boy have things changed quickly.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Sure Valley, Riverfort Global & Pires Investments (PIRI) we are expanding the number and quality of speakers and are able to offer up more fun and games at Sharestock on 7 September 2024 - as you can see HERE. In this third episode of Altcast looking at small caps and AIM, Liam Bulmer of Riverfort and I discuss whether the market has bottomed and the small cap nuclear winter is over. Enjoy.
In today's Bearcast I look at Chill Brands (CHLL), MusicMagpie (MMAG), Vast Resources (VAST), Eurasia Mining (EUA) and the bent and corrupt world of paid for research, Supply@ME Capital (FRAUD) and Regtech Open (RTOP) asking when will the taxman pull the plug, Kefi Gold & Copper (KEFI) and Optibiotix (OPTI)
The interim accounts for the six months to June 30th showed that the fraud Supply@ME Capital (SYME) had net liabilities of £2,108,000 meaning that it was technically insolvent because liabilities exceeded assets. The ongoing business lost £2,376,000 in the six months, roughly around £400,000 per month. By the year end of 31 December 2023, in under a months’ time, Supply will be looking at a £4 million excess of liabilities over assets.
I start with the olive harvest here at the Greek Hovel and across Greece and the theft of olive branches. Then I look at Bidstack (BIDS), Ben's Creek (BEN), Upland Resources (UPL), see the tweet below, and Tintra (TNT) and the monstrous failing of AIM regulation (again)
This morning RegTech Open Project Plc (RTOP), as I suggested it should do in article yesterday, issued an RNS fessing up that just like Supply@ME Capital (SYME) it too hadn’t been paid monies requested from Alessandro Zamboni’s private group The Avantgarde Group (TAG). In Regtech’s case it was TAG subsidiary RegTech Italia srl that hasn’t paid up. It is now apparent that the TAG Group, which has still not filed its now way overdue 2022 accounts, is undergoing a major liquidity and financial crises of its own.
The chairman of ex Neil Woodford Howler Arix Bioscience is an old Etonian, Christ Church Oxford educated toff called Peregrine Moncrieff who is also based in the tax friendly Channel Islands And he has agreed a deal to sell Arix Bioscience to main market listed channel islands based RTW Biotech Opportunities Ltd (RTW). The deal stinks.