Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom Live Company Group Plc https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom Live Company Group Plc RSS feed en Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:24:45 +0000 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) action@proactiveinvestors.com (Proactiveinvestors) <![CDATA[News - Live Company shares jump as it agrees to supply first LEGO dinosaur models to China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/216477/live-company-shares-jump-as-it-agrees-to-supply-first-lego-dinosaur-models-to-china-216477.html Live Company Group PLC (LON:LVCG) shares jumped in lunchtime trading Thursday after it agreed to supply its first LEGO dinosaur models to its joint venture (JV) in China.

The media group, which owns the BRICKLIVE brand, said it would provide six dinosaur-themed models to its JV, Brick Live Centre Education Development (Beijing) Co Ltd, which would then be exhibited in shopping malls, art exhibitions, and other venues across China.

READ: Live Company rises as it launches BRICKLIVE shows in Germany and Mexico

David Ciclitira, the executive chairman of Live Company, said exhibiting the models in high footfall areas would be an “excellent opportunity” to promote the group’s BRICKLIVE brand in the country.

He added that the models would also build on the success of BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise, an exhibition featuring LEGO statues of endangered species that is set to tour around 20 Chinese cities over the next three years.

BRICKLIVE primarily focuses around the exhibition of LEGO sculptures as well as large amounts of bricks that allow visitors to build their own creations, with shows having previously been held in the US and UK, as well as in China.

Shares were up 2.4% at 63p.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:02:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/216477/live-company-shares-jump-as-it-agrees-to-supply-first-lego-dinosaur-models-to-china-216477.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Supply of first dinosaur models to China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190314113004_14002521/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:30:04 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190314113004_14002521/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company chairman delighted with launch of BRICKLIVE in Germany ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/12544/live-company-chairman-delighted-with-launch-of-bricklive-in-germany-12544.html Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:29:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/12544/live-company-chairman-delighted-with-launch-of-bricklive-in-germany-12544.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company rises as it launches BRICKLIVE shows in Germany and Mexico ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/216171/live-company-rises-as-it-launches-bricklive-shows-in-germany-and-mexico-216171.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) shares rose in early deals on Monday after it announced the launch of new BRICKLIVE shows in Germany and Mexico.

The German event in Cologne, which began on 9 March and will run to the end of June, was “very well attended” on its opening weekend the media group said.

READ: Live Company climbs as it inks agreement with promoter to bring BRICKLIVE to Germany

The event is the first of three planned shows in Germany as part of an agreement with AWC, a leading exhibition promoter, announced in February.

Meanwhile, Live Company said the BRICKLIVE event in Mexico, to be held at the Parque Las Antenas in Mexico City, would begin on 12 April and be run with EXIM ENT, its partner for countries in Latin America.

“BRICKLIVE is becoming a recognised international brand and I'm excited to be working with our partners to deliver our shows globally", said David Ciclitira, Live Company’s executive chairman.

BRICKLIVE, which primarily focuses around the exhibition of LEGO sculptures as well as large amounts of bricks that allow visitors to build their own creations, held its first show in the US in late January at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

Shares were up 1.7% at 63.6p.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:42:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/216171/live-company-rises-as-it-launches-bricklive-shows-in-germany-and-mexico-216171.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Launch of BRICKLIVE Shows in Germany and Mexico ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190311070012_13996507/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:12 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190311070012_13996507/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group says strong pipeline in place for future sales as it invests in expansion ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/215807/live-company-group-says-strong-pipeline-in-place-for-future-sales-as-it-invests-in-expansion-215807.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) holds events that use LEGO bricks to both educate and entertain adults and children through its BRICKLIVE brand.

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

Since listing on AIM in December 2017, the company has been pursuing an aggressive strategy of expansion and brand building that has paid off for the share price.

What it owns:

Brick Live Group holds BRICKLIVE, an interactive event that allows people to learn, build and play with LEGO bricks.

Parallel Live is a joint venture with Three Six Zero to hold BRICKLIVE events in the US and Canada.  The joint venture has agreed terms with Live Nation Entertainment to launch events this year. The first was held in Dallas in January.

Bright Bricks, acquired by Live Company last October, is a professional LEGO brick building firm. It makes custom LEGO brick and toy brick creations for clients across the globe including Rolls-Royce, Google, BT, Land Rover, Warner Brothers, LEGO, General Electric, The National Gallery, Maersk and Lufthansa.

Infection points: Live Company in February announced a deal with AWC AG, a leading German exhibition promoter, to provide three BRICKLIVE shows in the country. AWC will organise three BRICKLIVE shows, including two at Odysseum in Cologne and one at Explorado in Duisburg, to take place over the next 12 months. An equity fundraising with certain existing investors to raise around £2.2mln will support the expansion of the BRICKLIVE Zoo shows following significant interest in the programme. Revenues for 2018 were broadly in line with expectations with strong order book and pipeline of opportunities from the start of 2019. The first BRICKLIVE show in the US at the Ford Centre in Fisco Texas was well received by visitors. BRICKLIVE events will be held in about 60 locations across the world this year including in the UK, China, Singapore and Malaysia. Last November the group landed a US$1.3mln lease agreement with a South Korean firm for its Mythical Beasts touring assets that will run until December 2021. The deal involves the lease of 50 models created and built by Bright Bricks. Blue Sky:

Live Company said there is a strong pipeline in place for future sales as it invests in content and producing five new BRICKLIVE Zoo touring assets over the next 14 months. The group expects the assets to generate £2mln in revenue and £1.6mln in gross profit in 2019.

The company is well-funded to support its planned expansion of BRICKLIVE Zoo following its £2.2mln share placing and subscription. 

“With the success of our Zoo touring assets at Marwell Zoo and Twycross Zoo in the UK, we have seen significant levels of interest from other zoos across the UK, Europe and the United States,” said chairman David Ciclitira.

“This funding will therefore allow the group to take advantage of these exciting opportunities and I'm personally delighted to be investing in the company at this time."

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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 06:22:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/215807/live-company-group-says-strong-pipeline-in-place-for-future-sales-as-it-invests-in-expansion-215807.html
<![CDATA[Media files - A year of consolidation and delivery for Live Company ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/12184/a-year-of-consolidation-and-delivery-for-live-company-12184.html Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:22:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/12184/a-year-of-consolidation-and-delivery-for-live-company-12184.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company climbs as it inks agreement with promoter to bring BRICKLIVE to Germany ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/214336/live-company-climbs-as-it-inks-agreement-with-promoter-to-bring-bricklive-to-germany-214336.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) shares surged in early deals Monday after it inked an agreement with AWC AG, a leading German exhibition promoter, to provide three BRICKLIVE shows in the country.

Under the agreement, AWC will organise three BRICKLIVE shows, including two at Odysseum in Cologne and one at Explorado in Duisburg, to take place over the next 12 months.

READ: Live Company holds first US BRICKLIVE show in Dallas

The Cologne shows consist of a BRICKLIVE interactive show and a Brickosauras touring show while Duisburg would host a BRICKLIVE Force touring show.

AWC will become the firm’s exclusive partner in Germany, subject to organising at least three BRICKLIVE shows per year, while also becoming Live Company’s non-exclusive partner for other European shows excluding the UK and Ireland and working with the group to bring its BRICKLIVE Zoo programme to Germany.

The two would also collaborate to develop concepts for future BRICKLIVE shows, including a Christmas show exclusively in Germany and potentially elsewhere in Europe, while AWC would provide logistical support such as model warehousing to allow greater access to central Europe.

The agreement itself is for four years with a one-year break clause, under which AWC will pay Live Company a licence fee for each BRICKLIVE show it organises while receiving a commission for each BRICKLIVE Zoo show delivered in Germany and further payments for additional services.

The partnership follows closely behind Live Company's first foray into the US market, with its first BRICKLIVE show in the country held in January.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said: “I am delighted to have AWC, a leading player in the exhibition sector, as our partner to deliver BRICKLIVE shows in Germany and potentially across Europe.”

Placing to fund BRICKLIVE Zoo expansion

In a separate release, Live Company announced an equity fundraising with certain existing investors to raise around £2.2mln.

The fundraise comprised the conditional placing of around 2.1mln new shares to raise £1.36mln and a conditional subscription of 1.3mln shares to raise £840,000, both at a placing price of 65p per share, a 4.8% premium to its last close price of 62p.

The company also said it would issue 1.25 warrants for every share in the fundraising which would provide the holder with the right to one new share on its exercise, exercisable for a two year period after the admission of the placing shares on 25 February at a price of 80p.

The money would be used to finance the expansion of the BRICKLIVE Zoo programme due to what the firm said was “significant interest” with seven shows already scheduled for 2019.

Revenues for 2018 were also “broadly in line” with expectations, the group said, with a “strong order book and pipeline of opportunities” from the start of 2019.

Shares were up 4.8% at 65p.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:53:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/214336/live-company-climbs-as-it-inks-agreement-with-promoter-to-bring-bricklive-to-germany-214336.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Placing and Subscription to raise £2.2 million ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190211071003_13964146/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:10:03 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190211071003_13964146/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Agreement with AWC ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190211070005_13964058/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:00:05 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190211070005_13964058/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company holds first US BRICKLIVE show in Dallas ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/213586/live-company-holds-first-us-bricklive-show-in-dallas-213586.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) has held its first BRICKLIVE show in the US at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

The show, which ran from 26 to 27 January, was “well received by visitors” with attendance in line with expectations, the media firm said, adding that it had received a good response from the media with FOX 4 News, ABC, and CBS attending the show.

READ: Live Company reveals new BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise location in China

The US show included 30 life-sized LEGO models from the Company's Animal Paradise Tour, as well as a Master Builder Workshop, Challenge Zone, Minecraft Education Zone and a Ninjago Tournament Zone among others.

Live Company added that it was is in early discussions regarding further BRICKLIVE shows in the US.

The firm also said it had launched another show, The Great Brick Safari, at RHS Wisley in Surrey on January 26, which features 40 LEGO models, and forms part of its BRICKLIVE Touring and Zoo assets.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said the company was “delighted” to launch the US show at the Ford Center, which is also home of the Dallas Cowboys American Football team, and that the company “look forward to exploring opportunities to deliver further shows in the US”.

The company formed a joint venture in the US in September between its subsidiary Parallel Live Group Limited, and US-based firm Three Six Zero, an international management, intellectual property, and tech company.

In November the JV signed an agreement with Live Nation Entertainment Inc for the exclusive promotion of BRICKLIVE events throughout North America and Canada.

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Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:46:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/213586/live-company-holds-first-us-bricklive-show-in-dallas-213586.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Bricklive Show, Dallas ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190130070004_13951132/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 07:00:04 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190130070004_13951132/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Change of Nominated Adviser ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190121070008_13940476/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:00:08 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190121070008_13940476/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directors' disclosures ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190118112011_13939840/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:20:11 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20190118112011_13939840/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company reveals new BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise location in China ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/210871/live-company-reveals-new-bricklive-animal-paradise-location-in-china-210871.html Live Company Group PLC (LON:LVCG) has unveiled a new location for its BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise touring show, Haikou City in China.

The media group said a press conference on 6 December at the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Government building in Beijing, announced that the Animal Paradise tour would visit Haikou during the Chinese New Year.

The press conference was attended by Live’s joint venture partner in China, BRICKLIVE Centre Education Technology (Beijing).

READ: Live Company shares rise as touring subsidiary clinches lease deal for Mythical Beasts models

David Ciclitira, executive chairman at Live Company, said: "I am delighted that, following its debut at the National Stadium in Beijing, BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise will now visit Haikou City in China. The BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise tour highlights the Company's ability to provide educational shows for all to enjoy and we are very excited to be touring in a new location."

The news follows a lease agreement signed at the end of November between Live Company’s touring subsidiary, Bricklive Touring Limited, and a South Korean firm for its Mythical Beasts touring assets in a deal paying US$1.3mln in cash up front.

Shares were down 3.1% at 61.5p.

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Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:19:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/210871/live-company-reveals-new-bricklive-animal-paradise-location-in-china-210871.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise announces Haikou City ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181210110755_13897614/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:07:55 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181210110755_13897614/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company announces lease agreement for Mythical Beasts models ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11391/live-company-announces-lease-agreement-for-mythical-beasts-models-11391.html Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:03:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11391/live-company-announces-lease-agreement-for-mythical-beasts-models-11391.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company shares rise as touring subsidiary clinches lease deal for Mythical Beasts models ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/210277/live-company-shares-rise-as-touring-subsidiary-clinches-lease-deal-for-mythical-beasts-models-210277.html Live Company Group Plc’s (LON:LVCG) shares were lifted in early trading Friday after its touring subsidiary, Bricklive Touring Limited (BTL), inked a lease agreement with a South Korean firm for its Mythical Beasts touring assets.

The media group, which runs events involving LEGO statues under its BRICKLIVE brand, said the agreement between BTL and AWC Asia would run until December 2021 and involve the lease of 50 models created and built by Bright Bricks, the world’s largest LEGO statue builder which was acquired by LVCG in October.

READ: Live Company Group unveils BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS touring show

In return for the lease, AWC will pay BLT a content and license fee of US$1.3mln in cash up front, with the tour scheduled to launch in South Korea at the end of January 2019.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said the deal was the “first example” of the opportunities offered by its acquisition of Bright Bricks, adding that the assets were “a complementary fit to our existing network”.

The news comes as the company prepares to launch its own tour, BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS, in April next year at the Marwell Zoo near Southampton.

Shares were up 1.5% at 68p.

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Fri, 30 Nov 2018 07:29:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/210277/live-company-shares-rise-as-touring-subsidiary-clinches-lease-deal-for-mythical-beasts-models-210277.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Mythical Beasts Lease Agreement in South Korea ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181130070003_13886093/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 07:00:03 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181130070003_13886093/ <![CDATA[RNS press release - Corporate Video ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181121073331_13875069/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:33:31 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181121073331_13875069/ <![CDATA[Media files - Live Company's David Ciclitira discusses launch of BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11222/live-company-s-david-ciclitira-discusses-launch-of-bricklive-brickosaurs-11222.html Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:11:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11222/live-company-s-david-ciclitira-discusses-launch-of-bricklive-brickosaurs-11222.html <![CDATA[News - Live Company Group unveils BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS touring show ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/209346/live-company-group-unveils-bricklive-brickosaurs-touring-show-209346.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) has announced the upcoming launch of BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS, a new LEGO brick touring show.

The media company, which operates the BRICKLIVE brand, said the show would make its debut at the Marwell Zoo near Southampton in April next year and would feature 50 LEGO dinosaur models constructed by LEGO statue builder Bright Bricks.

WATCH: Live Company's David Ciclitira discusses launch of BRICKLIVE BRICKOSAURS

Highlights in the roster include a life-size adolescent T-Rex alongside velociraptors, dimetrodons, and a Pteranodon.

Live Company, which acquired Bright Bricks, the world’s largest LEGO statue builder, for £8.5mln in October, said the BRICKOSAURS show would run at Marwell until September 2019, with a zoo in mainland Europe signed for the summer of 2020.

READ: Live Company acquires world’s largest Lego statue maker Bright Bricks

The new tour will be incorporated into Live Company’s BRICKLIVE TOURING brand and comes as the company prepares to launch its first show in the United States on 26 January.

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said producing a dinosaur themed tour had “always been a clear goal of the company” and that the signing of the two zoos demonstrated the potential of the new show.

He added that this “new injection of content” would allow the company to expand into new markets and venues.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:40:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/209346/live-company-group-unveils-bricklive-brickosaurs-touring-show-209346.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Launch of Bricklive Brickosaurs ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181116070004_13869356/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:00:04 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181116070004_13869356/ <![CDATA[News - Live Company inks agreement with Live Nation for BRICKLIVE events in North America ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/209249/live-company-inks-agreement-with-live-nation-for-bricklive-events-in-north-america-209249.html Live Company Group Plc (LON:LVCG) said it has received confirmation that the agreement between its US joint venture and Live Nation Entertainment Inc for the exclusive promotion of BRICKLIVE events throughout North America and Canada, had been signed.

The agreement, which initially covers a show at The Star stadium in Frisco, Texas, will, if successful, allow for a minimum of two further shows to be staged annually.

WATCH: BrickLive 'comes of age' with Live Company's LiveNation USA deal

David Ciclitira, executive chairman of Live Company, said that tickets for the event had already gone on sale with local promotions running throughout schools in Dallas and the local area, with statues from the firm’s BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise show and recently commissioned Dallas Cowboys statues to go on display this week to coincide with the Thanksgiving period.

The joint venture was formed in September between Live Company’s subsidiary, Parallel Live Group Limited, and US-based firm Three Six Zero, an international management, intellectual property, and tech company.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:31:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/209249/live-company-inks-agreement-with-live-nation-for-bricklive-events-in-north-america-209249.html
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Agreement with Live Nation signed ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181115070010_13867598/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:10 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181115070010_13867598/ <![CDATA[Media files - BrickLive 'comes of age' with Live Company's LiveNation USA deal ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11128/bricklive-comes-of-age-with-live-company-s-livenation-usa-deal-11128.html Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:28:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11128/bricklive-comes-of-age-with-live-company-s-livenation-usa-deal-11128.html <![CDATA[Media files - Proactive Investors at BRICKLIVE Birmingham ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11114/proactive-investors-at-bricklive-birmingham-11114.html Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:24:00 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/11114/proactive-investors-at-bricklive-birmingham-11114.html <![CDATA[RNS press release - Directorate/staff changes and Company Update ]]> https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181101070006_13850486/ Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:00:06 +0000 https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/rns/751/LSE20181101070006_13850486/ <![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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<![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/