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Seraphine – recommended offer by the robber barons of Mayfair Equity Partners, another London Stock Exchange covid-era disgrace

By Steve Moore & Tom Winnifrith | Friday 20 January 2023


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


An announcement from maternity and nursing wear group Seraphine (BUMP) that its “independent directors are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by… a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of funds managed by Mayfair Equity Partners LLP”. It states this including with that the 30p per share, £15.3 million, offer “represents a premium of approximately… 206 per cent to the closing price per Seraphine share of 9.8 pence on 19 January 2023”. However, the group only listed in July 2021… at 295p per share! And that was with a controlling shareholder… Mayfair Equity Partners!
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