https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk Proactiveinvestors RSS feed en Sun, 21 Oct 2018 19:21:25 +0100 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company confirms BRICKLIVE TOURING to launch in zoos and safari parks ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10906/live-company-confirms-bricklive-touring-to-launch-in-zoos-and-safari-parks-10906.html Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:38:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10906/live-company-confirms-bricklive-touring-to-launch-in-zoos-and-safari-parks-10906.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company to kick off Great Brick Safari tour of USA and Europe later this month ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207352/live-company-to-kick-off-great-brick-safari-tour-of-usa-and-europe-later-this-month-207352.html Live Company Group Plc’s (LON:LVCG) latest acquisition, Bright Bricks, is to take its life-size LEGO animals on a tour of zoos in Europe and the USA later this month.

The Great Brick Safari, which will feature 70 LEGO animals, including an African elephant and a Bengal tiger, will be at Twycross Zoo near Birmingham until the start of January.

READ: Live Company acquires Bright Bricks

Bright Bricks, the world’s largest independent LEGO brick building company, has contracted with eight additional zoos and parks, including a major zoo in Europe and the USA.

The plan is to form more partnerships with other venues around the world, while Live said it was in talks to take a new show back to Marwell Zoo, where it all began last year.

The Bright Bricks shows will be incorporated into the group’s BRICKLIVE TOURING division. That arm of the company also includes the BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise shows, which recently kicked off a three-year tour of China.

“We are pleased to be confirming the launch of our touring concept in zoos and parks in the US and Europe, which was one of our strategies for the recent acquisition of Bright Bricks,” said executive chairman David Ciclitira.

“Combining the Great Brick Safari package with the success of BRICKLIVE ANIMAL PARADISE enables BRICKLIVE TOURING to strengthen and in turn ensure the capacity for an additional range of concepts, strengthening the group as a global children's entertainment and education brand.”

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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:06:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/207352/live-company-to-kick-off-great-brick-safari-tour-of-usa-and-europe-later-this-month-207352.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE TOURING: zoos and safari parks expansion ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181018070010_13833144/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:00:10 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181018070010_13833144/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Completion of Acquisition ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181017152332_13832815/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:23:32 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181017152332_13832815/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company acquires world’s largest Lego statue maker Bright Bricks ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/206491/live-company-acquires-worlds-largest-lego-statue-maker-bright-bricks-206491.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) has agreed to acquire bespoke Lego statue maker Bright Bricks Holdings Limited for £8.5mln, to be part-financed by a share placing.

The media firm said it would aim to raise £3mln through the placing of around 4.6mln new shares at a price of 65p each, a 6.5% discount to the last close price of 69.5p.

The proceeds would be used toward the acquisition, as well as for additional working capital, the group said.

The rest of the acquisition would be funded by £2.2mln in cash, 8.4mln new shares and a £0.8mln deferred consideration to be paid on the first anniversary of completion.

Bright Bricks is a UK-based firm which constructs custom Lego brick statues and models for touring events. It is the largest builder of Lego models in the world with 60% of the global market share.

Live Company added that Simon Horgan from Bright Bricks had been appointed as executive director, while Trudy Norris-Grey, Bryan Lawrie, Andy Smith had been appointed as non-executive director, chief financial officer, and part-time chief strategic officer respectively.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said the acquisition was the final goal of a three-goal strategy over the year that had also included the consolidation of its BRICKLIVE brand in Asia and the establishment of BRICKLIVE in the US.

He added that with the combination of businesses, Live Company will be “one of the most significant brick-based companies in the world”.

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Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:25:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/206491/live-company-acquires-worlds-largest-lego-statue-maker-bright-bricks-206491.html
<![CDATA[Media files - Live Company to acquire leading brick model building company Bright Bricks ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10752/live-company-to-acquire-leading-brick-model-building-company-bright-bricks-10752.html Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:56:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10752/live-company-to-acquire-leading-brick-model-building-company-bright-bricks-10752.html <![CDATA[RNS press release - Acquisition of Bright Bricks and Placing ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181005133001_13818687/ Fri, 05 Oct 2018 13:30:01 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181005133001_13818687/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group swings to first-half profit as revenues jump ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205953/live-company-group-swings-to-first-half-profit-as-revenues-jump-205953.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) swung to a first-half profit as the events and entertainment company delivered a 47% jump in revenues.

The group posted an operating profit from continuing operations of £503,000 for the six months to June 30, compared to a loss of £391,000 last year.

“Having only created Live Company Group at the end of last year, we have achieved a great deal,” said chairman David Ciclitira.

“2018 was always going to be a year of investment, and I am pleased that we have recorded a profit, whilst managing to expand internationally.

“I believe that this is a good base for our full-year results and we look forward to the growth in the second half of this year.”

Following the company’s high profile show in New York in February, it decided to launch the BRICKLIVE Lego exhibition across the US and to discontinue the LEGO LIVE brand. The firm’s subsidiary, Parallel Live Group Limited, has signed a joint venture agreement with US-based firm Three Six Zero to promote BRICKLIVE events in North America.

READ: Live Company subsidiary enters joint venture to expand BRICKLIVE in North America

In China, a three-year, 20-city tour of the BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise show started in August and is expected to attract a million visitors. The show features more than 60 animal models built from LEGO as well as an array of digital educational experiences.

“The recent announcements relating to both China and BRICKLIVE's launch of the joint venture in America are an indication of the exciting times we have ahead, both for the rest of 2018 and into 2019,” said Ciclitira.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:44:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205953/live-company-group-swings-to-first-half-profit-as-revenues-jump-205953.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Half-year Report ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180928070009_13808027/ Fri, 28 Sep 2018 07:00:09 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180928070009_13808027/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company considering equity raise to support potential acquisition ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205727/live-company-considering-equity-raise-to-support-potential-acquisition-205727.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) is considering an equity fundraising to finance the potential acquisition of a “complementary business” and to “accelerate organic growth”, the firm said on Wednesday.

The live events and entertainment company said it is in talks with certain institutional and other investors with regard to a potential fundraising, which is expected to be carried out at a modest discount to the recent prevailing market price.

READ: Live Company shares lifted as subsidiary inks content agreement with digital education firm ImmersiveMinds Limited

“A further announcement will be made in due course as appropriate,” it said.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:15:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205727/live-company-considering-equity-raise-to-support-potential-acquisition-205727.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Statement re potential acquisition and placing ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180926075623_13804992/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:56:23 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180926075623_13804992/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company partners up with ImmersiveMinds to develop education content ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10584/live-company-partners-up-with-immersiveminds-to-develop-education-content-10584.html Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:31:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10584/live-company-partners-up-with-immersiveminds-to-develop-education-content-10584.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company shares lifted as subsidiary inks content agreement with digital education firm ImmersiveMinds Limited ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205615/live-company-shares-lifted-as-subsidiary-inks-content-agreement-with-digital-education-firm-immersiveminds-limited-205615.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) shares rose in early trading Tuesday after its subsidiary, Bricklive Education Limited (BLE), secured a content agreement with digital education firm ImmersiveMinds Limited.

The media group said BLE would work closely with ImmersiveMinds to develop and enhance educational content for its BRICKLIVE shows globally, starting with the BRICKLIVE Dallas event at the end of January 2019 where ImmersiveMinds will run the ‘Coding Corner’ of the show.

READ: Live Company chief executive: “real possibility” of BRICKLIVE touring 20 US cities by 2020

The Dallas show is the first BRICKLIVE event in the US market and follows Live Company’s Animal Paradise exhibition, which is backed by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and is scheduled to tour 20 cities in China over the next three years.

ImmersiveMinds’ founder, Stephen Reid, who has worked in digital education for 18 years and represented organisations such as Microsoft and the BBC, will become a director of BLE and receive a 20% shareholding in the subsidiary in return for his services.

Andrew Smith, managing director of Live Company, said that combining education with the digital age would “further increase the demographic of BRICKLIVE, especially as we move into new markets in American and globally”.

Smith added that the company’s future plans included the creation of education programmes and lesson plans that will be integrated into BRICKLIVE shows.

Shares were up 2.5% at 80.5p.

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:24:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/205615/live-company-shares-lifted-as-subsidiary-inks-content-agreement-with-digital-education-firm-immersiveminds-limited-205615.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - BL Education agreement with ImmersiveMinds ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180925070430_13802968/ Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:04:30 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180925070430_13802968/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company chief executive: “real possibility” of BRICKLIVE touring 20 US cities by 2020 ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204958/live-company-chief-executive-real-possibility-of-bricklive-touring-20-us-cities-by-2020-204958.html LEGO events organiser Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) believes it can have BRICKLIVE events touring 20 US cities by the end of 2020 having this week signed a deal with US entertainment giant Live Nation Entertainment.

The deal with Live Nation is only for one show initially, but David Ciclitira, Live Company’s chief executive, told Proactive, there is “a real possibility” for the combination to be as successful as its events in China.

READ: Live Company takes first step into US market as BRICKLIVE targets education and entertainment

“It [the US deal] is the most exciting thing we’ve done all year” he says.

Live Company’s Animal Paradise exhibition, which is backed by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is scheduled to tour 20 cities in China over the next three years.

Aimed at educating children about the need to protect and preserve the environment, BRICKLIVE launched its first Animal Paradise event at the Bird’s Nest stadium earlier this month.

 

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:10:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204958/live-company-chief-executive-real-possibility-of-bricklive-touring-20-us-cities-by-2020-204958.html
<![CDATA[Media files - North America deal Live Company's 'most exciting to date' - David Ciclitira ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10475/north-america-deal-live-company-s-most-exciting-to-date-david-ciclitira-10475.html Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:51:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10475/north-america-deal-live-company-s-most-exciting-to-date-david-ciclitira-10475.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company subsidiary enters joint venture to expand BRICKLIVE in North America ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204793/live-company-subsidiary-enters-joint-venture-to-expand-bricklive-in-north-america-204793.html Live Company Group Plc’s (LON:LVCG) subsidiary, Parallel Live Group Limited (PL), has signed a joint venture agreement with US-based firm Three Six Zero to promote BRICKLIVE events in North America.

Three Six Zero is a Los Angeles-based international management, intellectual property, and tech company which works with entertainment figures, tech companies, and brands across its ventures.

WATCH: North America deal Live Company's 'most exciting to date' - David Ciclitira

Media firm Live Company said the new entity, known as Parallel Three Six Zero Inc, had agreed on terms for an exclusive agreement with Live Nation Entertainment Inc. for the promotion of BRICKLIVE events throughout North America and Canada.

The agreement is initially for one show, to be held between 26-27 January 2019 at The Star in Frisco, Texas, however, the company said if successful it would allow for a minimum of two further shows to be staged.

The agreement follows the announcement of the BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise exhibition in China last week, which will begin in Beijing and is expected to tour twenty cities over the next three years.

David Ciclitira, chairman of Live Company, said he believed the venture would make the BRICKLIVE shows “one of the leading Kids brands in the USA”.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:34:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204793/live-company-subsidiary-enters-joint-venture-to-expand-bricklive-in-north-america-204793.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Bricklive JV agreement in USA and Canada ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180913070010_13788933/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:10 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180913070010_13788933/ <![CDATA[Media files - Proactive Investors reports from BRICKLIVE ANIMAL PARADISE in China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10417/proactive-investors-reports-from-bricklive-animal-paradise-in-china-10417.html Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:10:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10417/proactive-investors-reports-from-bricklive-animal-paradise-in-china-10417.html <![CDATA[RNS press release - Result of AGM ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180910110004_13784786/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:00:04 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180910110004_13784786/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group launches Bricklive Animal Paradise in China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204429/live-company-group-launches-bricklive-animal-paradise-in-china-204429.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) shares advanced as it detailed a new agreement in China in relation to a newly created exhibition, Bricklive Animal Paradise, which is due to tour twenty cities over the next three years.

The company, in partnership with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partner in China, aims to educate children in China about the need to protect and preserve the environment, endangered species and biodiversity.

It starts at ‘The Bird’s Nest’, the Beijing National Stadium, where it will exhibit life-sized statues depicting the ‘loved and endangered’ animals, modelled in natural habitats.

WATCH: Proactive Investors reports from BRICKLIVE ANIMAL PARADISE in China

"We at LVCG are delighted to be able to support the Foundation both financially and more importantly through the Bricklive Animal Paradise exhibition and its associated education initiatives,” said David Ciclitira, Live Company Group executive chairman.

“We hope to reach over a million visitors in China whom I am sure will be gaining their first understanding of the real danger these animals are in and the many ways in which we can make a difference through their lifetimes.

“At this point, I would like to point out that none of this would have been possible without the support of the Foundation and our local partner, SEEC Media."

Meanwhile, the Foundation chief executive H.E. Bernard Fautrier said: "The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is delighted to cooperate with LVCG and BLCET and the BRICKLIVE ANIMAL PARADISE exhibition to raise public awareness in China about the threatened disappearance of a large number of species."

Live Company Group shares gained 5.3p or 6.27% to trade at 89.8p.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:52:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/204429/live-company-group-launches-bricklive-animal-paradise-in-china-204429.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Prince Albert II Foundation partners with BL China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180907103001_13782991/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:30:01 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180907103001_13782991/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directorate Change ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180829155723_13771914/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:57:23 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180829155723_13771914/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Notice of AGM ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180815070004_13755669/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:04 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180815070004_13755669/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company Group delighted after hosting two shows simultaneously in Japan ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10112/live-company-group-delighted-after-hosting-two-shows-simultaneously-in-japan-10112.html Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:17:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/10112/live-company-group-delighted-after-hosting-two-shows-simultaneously-in-japan-10112.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group boosts Japanese market presence with two BRICKLIVE events ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/202812/live-company-group-boosts-japanese-market-presence-with-two-bricklive-events-202812.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) has simultaneously run two events of its BRICKLIVE brand to bolster its presence in the Japanese market.

The AIM-listed media firm said it had opened two events in the cities of Shizouka and Akihabara on Saturday, August 11 which had run until Monday and Tuesday respectively.

READ: Live Company to launch BRICKLIVE in Dominican Republic while bolstering brand in South Korea

The company added that both events had been “very well attended”, with chief executive David Ciclitira adding that the Japan arm of the BRICKLIVE brand was continuing to grow its number of shows across the current year.

The move follows a similar strategy in the neighbouring South Korean market, where the group said it will bolster its market through two new permanent BRICKLIVE centres at the Hilton Hotel Gyeongju and at the Hanwha Resort Guoje Belvedere.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:22:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/202812/live-company-group-boosts-japanese-market-presence-with-two-bricklive-events-202812.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE Japan Update ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180814070014_13753920/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:00:14 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180814070014_13753920/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company bolsters presence in Korea with launch of BRICKLIVE Lite ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9939/live-company-bolsters-presence-in-korea-with-launch-of-bricklive-lite-9939.html Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:03:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9939/live-company-bolsters-presence-in-korea-with-launch-of-bricklive-lite-9939.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company to launch BRICKLIVE in Dominican Republic while bolstering brand in South Korea ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201399/live-company-to-launch-bricklive-in-dominican-republic-while-bolstering-brand-in-south-korea-201399.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) said it is launching its BRICKLIVE brand in the Dominican Republic, while also bolstering its presence in South Korea.

The AIM-listed media group said the expansion was in partnership with Latin-American company EXIM-Entertainment Division and would debut in Santo Domingo at a 2,000 square metre space in the Sambil Santo Domingo’s shopping mall in October.

READ: Live Company’s BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise show to go on three-year tour of China

The firm also said it had secured the first three locations for its BRICKLIVE Lite shows in South Korea following the concept’s announcement in June.

BRICKLIVE Lite is an extension to the existing brand that consists of temporary and smaller events and exhibitions, with the first three locations being the Jeju Lottee Hotel, the Busan Lotte Hotel, and a show at the Munwha Broadcasting Corporation in Daegu.

Live Company said the BRICKLIVE Lite shows were designed to tap into a new market, while also saying it would bolster its Korean market offering with two new permanent BRICKLIVE centres at the Hilton Hotel Gyeongju and at the Hanwha Resort Guoje Belvedere.

David Ciclitira, chief executive of Live Company, said the growing relationship with the company’s Korean partner, HiBrick, continued to be “fundamental to the growth of the business” and that the launch in the Dominican Republic was part of a focus to expand the presence of the company internationally.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:26:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201399/live-company-to-launch-bricklive-in-dominican-republic-while-bolstering-brand-in-south-korea-201399.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE - Korea and Dominican Republic ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180724070015_13728412/ Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:00:15 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180724070015_13728412/ <![CDATA[Media files - Proactive Investors on location at BRICKLIVE Glasgow ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9931/proactive-investors-on-location-at-bricklive-glasgow-9931.html Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:42:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9931/proactive-investors-on-location-at-bricklive-glasgow-9931.html <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company announces three-year China tour for BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9900/live-company-announces-three-year-china-tour-for-bricklive-animal-paradise-9900.html Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:45:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9900/live-company-announces-three-year-china-tour-for-bricklive-animal-paradise-9900.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company’s BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise show to go on three-year tour of China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201120/live-companys-bricklive-animal-paradise-show-to-go-on-three-year-tour-of-china-201120.html Live Company Group Plc’s (LON:LVCG) BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise show will begin a three-year, twenty-city tour of China next month.

The show, which is expected to attract a million visitors over the duration of the tour, will feature more than 60 animal models built from LEGO as well as an array of digital educational experiences.

The first stop will be the National Stadium in Beijing, otherwise known as the Bird’s Nest stadium which was used throughout the 2008 Olympics.

READ: Live Group announces launch of BRICKLIVE Christmas show in Monaco

“This tour represents the culmination of everything we have worked and aimed for,” said Live Company executive chairman David Ciclitira.

“Coupled with the launch of the new contract in Korea at the end of June, the BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise tour demonstrates that we have truly captured the world's attention with BRICKLIVE.

“To be pairing this presence with the pressing issue of protecting endangered species is immensely rewarding.”

Live Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Brick Live International, has struck a deal worth US$3.1mln with the firm’s 49%-owned Chinese joint venture, BLC, to sub-licence the show to Decheng Holding.

WATCH: Live Company CEO discusses BRICKLIVE China tour

In return, BLC will receive a guaranteed percentage of sponsorship and ticket revenue.

The initial contract is for twenty shows over three years until September 2021 although Decheng has an option to extend the agreement for another three years on the same terms.

Shares were down 1.7% to 71.3p in late afternoon trading.

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:09:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/201120/live-companys-bricklive-animal-paradise-show-to-go-on-three-year-tour-of-china-201120.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise - China tour ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180719070005_13723327/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:05 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180719070005_13723327/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company takes first step into US market as BRICKLIVE targets education and entertainment ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200580/live-company-takes-first-step-into-us-market-as-bricklive-targets-education-and-entertainment-200580.html Chances are most people in the UK have held a LEGO brick at least once in their life, the colourful bricks are recognisable almost everywhere around the world, with ranges attracting adults and children alike.

It is this versatility that Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) is seeking to leverage, holding events around the world that use the power of LEGO bricks to both educate and entertain children.

These can range from large events that attract hundred, to smaller BRICKLIVE cafes that parents and children can enjoy while taking a break from shopping.

Since its listing on AIM last December, the company has been pursuing an aggressive strategy of expansion and brand building, with around 60 venues expected to hold BRICKLIVE events this year across the world including in the UK, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil.

And the strategy is paying off, with the company’s share price having risen almost since re-listing in its current form in December.

US venture begins in the Lone-Star state

The latest push in what has been a fast-paced year is a joint venture agreement with US-based entertainment firm Three Six Zero, which has steered the careers of pop stars such as Calvin Harris.

The venture, dubbed Parallel Live Group, will put on its first BRICKLIVE show in the US at The Star in Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys American football team, in January next year.
While the agreement is initially for the one show, the company said if successful it would allow for a minimum of two further shows to be staged.

“It’s the most exciting thing we’ve done all year” says Live Company’s executive chairman David Ciclitira, adding that the event will take BRICKLIVE to “a whole new level”.

The venture is already garnering interest from heavy hitters, with Parallel having already signed an agreement with Live Nation Entertainment, the largest entertainment group in the world, to promote the BRICKLIVE brand across the US and Canada.

’20 cities’ tour across China

Away from the US, Live Company is also making significant inroads into another huge market, China.

In early September the firm launched a new exhibition, BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise, at the ‘Brids Nest’ stadium in Beijing that aims to educate children about the need to protect and preserve the environment.

The exhibition contains life-sized statues, built from LEGO bricks, depicting endangered animal species in their natural habitats.

Far from being a one-off event, the Animal Paradise exhibition is scheduled to tour 20 cities in China over the next three years and is backed by The Price Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Ciclitira thinks that this ’20 cities’ strategy can be replicated in the US market, saying that he sees a similar BRICKLIVE tour across North America “by 2020”.

Beginning of chapter two

Looking ahead, Ciclitira says the first chapter of the company’s development is coming to an end, with building the brand one of the most critical aspects of the initial period.

“We have a scalable network, it’s all about the network, the brand, and the following” he says.

At 89.5p, Live Company carries a market cap of £49.2mln.

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<![CDATA[Media files - Live Company Group to launch BRICKLIVE Christmas show in Monaco ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9810/live-company-group-to-launch-bricklive-christmas-show-in-monaco-9810.html Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:53:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9810/live-company-group-to-launch-bricklive-christmas-show-in-monaco-9810.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company jumps as it announces launch of BRICKLIVE Christmas show in Monaco ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/200438/live-company-jumps-as-it-announces-launch-of-bricklive-christmas-show-in-monaco-200438.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) shares jumped in early morning trading Tuesday after saying its BRICKLIVE Christmas show will launch in Monaco in December this year.

The AIM-listed media group said its subsidiary, Brick Live International Limited (BLI), had signed a licence agreement with Grimaldi Forum Monaco (GFM) to stage and promote the BRICKLIVE Christmas show at the Grimaldi Forum in the principality between 22 December 2018 and 6 January 2019.

The firm added that BLI would provide content on loan to GFM and would be entitled to 50% of the show’s profits after costs.

The show itself will showcase highlights from 2018’s BRICKLIVE shows, with activities including an interactive build zone, a dance zone, a Monaco build map, and brick pits in addition to several professionally constructed Animal Paradise LEGO statues alongside Christmas themed builds.

Live Company added that it had staged a pop-up at the Grimaldi forum on 9 July to announce the launch of the Christmas event and showcase five life-size LEGO models.

The launch follows a previous BRICKLIVE Christmas show that took place in 2017 at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

David Ciclitira, chairman of Live Company, said: "Following the success of BRICKLIVE Christmas in the Saatchi Gallery, we are delighted we are progressing with this event, particularly in Monaco.  This is a partnership with The Grimaldi Forum and we hope that this will become a tradition for Monaco for a number of years.  Over the Christmas and New Year period many come to Monaco from Cote D'Azur and Italy, so this is a key date and market for us and is a great opportunity."

Live Company shares were up 7.6% at 56p.

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - Launch of BRICKLIVE Christmas in Monaco ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180710070003_13711293/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:03 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180710070003_13711293/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Replacement - Final Results ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180702132341_13701962/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:23:41 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180702132341_13701962/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE event dates confirmed for July 2018 ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180702070007_13700604/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 07:00:07 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180702070007_13700604/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company Group's David Ciclitira on profitability, dividends and deals ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9725/live-company-group-s-david-ciclitira-on-profitability-dividends-and-deals-9725.html Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:10:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9725/live-company-group-s-david-ciclitira-on-profitability-dividends-and-deals-9725.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group subsidiary secures licence agreement following year of expansion ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/199758/live-company-group-subsidiary-secures-licence-agreement-following-year-of-expansion-199758.html Live Company Group PLC (LON:LVCG) said its subsidiary, Bricklive Touring Limited, has signed a show licence agreement with Oracle Projects International Co. Limited and Live Digital, Inc. Limited to stage and promote its BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise shows.

The AIM-listed media group said the agreement would initially cover shows in South Korea and Macau, but had options for Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with additional licence fees.

WATCH: Live Company Group's David Ciclitira on profitability, dividends and deals

The company said the agreement is for an initial three-year term and may be extended for a further three years. Under the agreement, Bricklive Touring Limited would provide content on loan for the BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise shows in return for the payment of content and license fees totalling US$2.05mln for the initial three-year term.

The first location under the agreement will be the Busan International Film Festival, which will consist of a precursor to the BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise running from July 2018 to November 2018, and an experiential BRICKLIVE, featuring LEGO wizard and Knight Models, to run until February 2019.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said the new shows represented a “significant increase on what the BRICKLIVE brand has been to date”, adding that Oracle and Live Digital “really want the option to extend [the options in the agreement] and are very excited about the other markets in the contract” which have the potential to generate “significant additional licence fees” of around US$500,000 annually in Japan alone.

In a separate announcement, the group also unveiled its full-year results, in which it reported an operating loss of £391,000 compared to a £60,000 profit last year, mainly due to exceptional costs and write-downs relating to the reverse acquisition of Brick Live Group in December 2017.

Revenue for the group was reported at £1.92mln, up from £1.73mln the year before, although the company said this had been flattered by the inclusion of around £1.1mln of 2016 revenue derived from the sale of a 50% interest in Brick Live Far East Ltd.

Ciclitira said: “The reality is those accounts are not really related to this particular company as we are now … they relate to the acquisition they don’t relate to the business we’re in now”.

He added: “The business is going to be profitable this year … we are investing in our sets, growth and the brand which is where the ultimate value of the company is going to come”.

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - Final Results ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180628070202_13696669/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:02:02 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180628070202_13696669/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise Contract ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180628070010_13696615/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:00:10 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180628070010_13696615/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Notice of Results ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180622070005_13689611/ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:05 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180622070005_13689611/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company Group renews and extends contract in South Korea ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9596/live-company-group-renews-and-extends-contract-in-south-korea-9596.html Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:22:00 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/9596/live-company-group-renews-and-extends-contract-in-south-korea-9596.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company extends South Korean BRICKLIVE contract ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198916/live-company-extends-south-korean-bricklive-contract-198916.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) said its subsidiary, Brick Live International Limited (BLI), has entered into a new licence and content lease with two South Korean companies.

The AIM-listed media group said the agreement with HiBrick Limited and Brick Live World Limited (BLW), extended contractual arrangements between BLI and the two organisations ensuring event output in South Korea until 31 December 2022.

WATCH: Live Company Group renews and extends contract in South Korea

Under the terms of the new agreement, HiBrick will retain exclusivity in South Korea provided a minimum number of BRICKLIVE centres (permanent) and BRICKLIVE Lite shows (temporary) are opened or staged each calendar year.

Live Company added that the new agreement waivers the previous exclusivity of other BRICKLIVE brand extensions within South Korea. 

The agreement also allows Hi Brick and BLI to work together to sublicense the brand, seeking additional partners to promote BRICKLIVE centres and BRICKLIVE Lite shows in the territory.

Both HiBrick and BLW are controlled by Reon Kim, a substantial shareholder in Live Company in relation to certain BRICKLIVE events in South Korea.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said: "Our relationship with our partner in Korea has been fundamental to the growth of the business. HiBrick's investment in the business has led to Mr Kim becoming the second largest shareholder in LVCG and so we are delighted that we are announcing an extension of his agreement.

He added: “HiBrick has also been fundamental to developing the educational elements of Bricklive in Asia which is expected to further evolve later this year through a new BL Group subsidiary called Bricklive Education.”

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<![CDATA[RNS press release - Renewal of Soth Korea contract ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180615070002_13680738/ Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:00:02 +0100 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20180615070002_13680738/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group launches BRICKLIVE ASEAN tour in Jakarta ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/198417/live-company-group-launches-bricklive-asean-tour-in-jakarta-198417.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) has launched its BRICKLIVE ASEAN tour in Jakarta, Indonesia, which will run across ten days from June 7.

The AIM-listed media group said the event was being run in partnership with Thai entertainment conglomerate, BEC-Tero Entertainment Public Company Limited, with event sponsorship from online retailer Tokopedia.

WATCH: Live Company sees "huge potential" for BRICKLIVE Kids in China

The company added that Tokopedia were using virtual reality to engage audiences using VR technology in the PIK Avenue mall. where the event is based, with LEGO-themed stands.

Additional sponsorship for the event came from CIMB Niaga, who have a digital lounge in the shopping centre featuring BRICKLIVE promotional content as well as promoting the shows across various channels.

Live Company said there were 12 other media partners for the shows including 90.4 Cosmopolitan FM, GOTOMALLS.com and merdeka.com.

The event showcases the launch of four newly commissioned LEGO models that represent locations of the ASEAN Tour: a Tuk Tuk (Bangkok), National Monument (Indonesia), Petronas Towers (Malaysia), and Merlion (Singapore).

In Jakarta, the event will occupy two floors of the PIK Avenue mall, with the first floor featuring a stage bearing the red and yellow BRICKLIVE colours, where dance competitions and other interactive activities will be hosted for the duration of the show.

The second floor of the event will host a LEGO retail shop in addition to several other BRICKLIVE features.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said: "To begin the ASEAN tour with such a strong ten-day show in the prestigious PIK Avenue demonstrates our belief in BRICKLIVE and our ambitions for the brand.

He added: “The event incorporates such an impressive variety of attractions, from dancing to VR, adding to the universal appeal of the BRICKLIVE offering. That we have been able to secure specially commissioned models as teasers of the ASEAN Tour locations to come is particularly exciting and we cannot wait to take the show around the region."

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