Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR) has highlighted “high levels” of growth in its licensing revenues across April and May. In a trading update, the AIM-listed firm said licensing revenue was up 80% over the five months to May 31, 2020, while revenues from its social division were 15% higher. Gaming Realms said the stronger performance had been underpinned by continued growth in new licensing partners such as new deals with 888casino.com, Sky Betting & Gaming in the UK and Draft Kings in the US state of New Jersey.
Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE) said its board has been encouraged by the performance of the business, which remains cash generative, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown period as it posted its full-year 2019 results. The consultant for energy procurement, utility cost optimisation and legislative compliance in the UK and Ireland believes it is well-positioned to respond effectively as activity levels continue to recover. The company said its corporate order book, which rose 9% to £57.5mln during 2019, had further increased to £60.1mln by the end of April. In a separate statement, Inspired Energy, also announced that its entire board had today purchased shares in the group. Among the purchasers, Mark Dickinson, the group's chief executive officer acquired 580,000 shares at 16.9p each, to take his holding to 1,269,655, or 0.18% of the issued share capital, while Paul Connor, its chief financial officer, acquired 440,000 shares also at 16.9p each, his first share purchases, for a stake of 0.06%.
Braveheart Investment Group PLC (LON:BRH) said things are starting to roll in the collaboration between Kirkstall, its investee company, and Animal Free Research UK. The non-animal medical research charity has awarded the first three projects that will use Kirkstall's Quasi Vivo system in research related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Imperial College London will be modelling early immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 in a fluidic system; the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences at Coventry University will investigate obesity, diabetes and COVID-19; and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will look into the susceptibility of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cigarette smoke airway epithelia to SARS-CoV-2.
Amur Minerals Corporation (LON:AMC) has said it is to hold an extraordinary general meeting on June 19, with the main item on the agenda a resolution to increase the amount of shares the company is allowed to issue. “The directors remain cognisant at all times of potential mergers, acquisitions or investments which would benefit the company's business,” Amur said in its official notice to the market. “Such potential transactions include acquiring interests in revenue-generating assets or financial instruments within the mining sector to provide the company with a reliable source of income going forward, or where the company will be able to add short to medium-term value.” The proposal is that the company be allowed to increase the amount of shares it can issue from 1bn to 2bn.
FastForward Innovations Ltd (LON:FFWD) said its portfolio firm, Juvenescence has formed a joint venture with biotech firm G3 Therapeutics, called Juvenomics, which will focus on developing medicines to combat ageing and age-related diseases. The company, which owns a 0.63% stake in Juvenescence, said Juvenomics is built on Juvenescence’s machine learning platforms in combination with G3’s proprietary, multi-omic biological dataset, consisting of trillions of proprietary datapoints collected in the GLOBAL Clinical Study of over 7,500 patients. Juvenomics has also appointed David Roblin, the former president of research & development at Summit Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:SMMT), head of anti-infectives at Bayer and head of research in Europe at Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE), as its chief operating offer.
Stockbroker Cenkos has described United Oil & Gas PLC’s (LON:UOG) Egyptian acquisition as “the gift that keeps on giving”. Cenkos analyst James McCormack, in a note, highlighted that it has transformed the company into a full-cycle E&P, by adding low-cost production. Moreover, the transaction was further boosted by expectation beating results of new drilling since the acquisition was first agreed in 2019.
Zoetic International PLC (LON:ZOE) said it has raised £350,000 by selling stock to an existing individual shareholder. Private investor John Story has increased his stake in the CBD specialist to 5.06% by acquiring 8.75mln share at 4p each. The proceeds will be used to fund the new US distribution contracts for its Chill range of cannabidiol products.
Circassia Group PLC (LON:CIR) said it has been provided access to a £5mln equity finance facility by the North Atlantic Small Companies Investment Trust (NASCIT) and noted stock market investor, Richard Griffiths. The facility will be available until November 30, and the new stock will be issued at “the lower of 24.6p and the price at which Circassia may issue any other new ordinary shares”. NASCIT will subscribe to 70% of the shares, Griffiths the remainder. Chairman Ian Johnson said he was “grateful” of the support from the company’s two key investors.
Iconic Labs PLC (LON:ICON), a multi-divisional new media and technology business, announced that it has received a notice of exercise from European High Growth Opportunities Securitization Fund in respect of the exercise of its conversion rights under its Convertible Bonds in respect of the first tranche drawn down under the Financing and Settlement Agreement for the aggregate principal amount of £50,000 resulting in the issue to the investor of 500,000,000 new ordinary shares.
Condor Gold PLC (LON:CNR) (TSX:COG) has announced that following an exercise of warrants with an exercise price of 25p per warrant, it is issuing 817,927 new ordinary shares with a nominal value of 20p each in the capital of the company and has received gross proceeds of £204,482.
Tiziana Life Sciences PLC (LON:TILS) (NASDAQ:TLSA), a US and UK biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human disease in oncology and immunology announced that it has allotted and issued 1,234,399 ordinary shares in respect of the exercise of 1,234,399 warrants at a price of 39p and 50p per share, yielding £578,700 in cash proceeds.
Directa Plus PLC (LON:DCTA) has said that it's annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 12.00pm (CEST) at ComoNExT - Science and Technology Park, Via Cavour 2, 22074 Lomazzo (Co), Italy. It noted that due to various governmental coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines, no shareholders will be able to attend.
ImmuPharma PLC (LON:IMM), the specialist drug discovery and development company has announced that its Annual General Meeting (AGM) confirmed for Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 10.30am, will now be held at 52 Grosvenor Garden, London SW1W 0AU. The group said the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance rules still apply, as set out in the announcement issued on May 21, ad any shareholders attempting to gain access to the AGM will be excluded from the meeting on the ground of public safety.
KRM22 PLC (LON:KRM) the technology and software investment company that focuses on risk management for capital markets has said its annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at the offices of Fieldfisher LLP at Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London EC4R 3TT on June 25, 2020, at 10.00am. In light of the government's ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, banning all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people, the company requests all shareholders to submit their Form of Proxy or use the CREST Proxy Voting Service and not to attend the meeting in person.
Westminster Group PLC (LON:WSG), a leading supplier of managed services and technology-based security solutions worldwide has confirmed that its AGM will be held at the company's offices Westminster House, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury Lane, Banbury, Oxon OX17 2BS on June 25, 2020, at 11.00am. It said votes may be submitted prior to the AGM by mail using the Form of Proxy or in the case of CREST members, by utilising the CREST electronic proxy appointment service. In order to comply with the UK government's coronavirus (COVID-19) measures, the AGM is being convened as a "Closed Meeting" with a quorum of two and other shareholders will not be permitted entry on the grounds of safety. In addition, the company said it also intends to hold an investor webinar on July 23, 2020, to present an update on its activities and trading. Details will be made available on the company's website nearer the date of the AGM.
W Resources PLC (LON:WRES), the tungsten, tin and gold mining company with assets in Spain and Portugal, has announced that it's annual general meeting (AGM) has been called for 11.00am on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 27/28 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8DH. In light of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, shareholders are requested not to attend the AGM and the company will be unable to allow entry to anyone seeking to attend the AGM in person. Shareholders should instead submit their proxy votes in respect of the resolutions as set out in the meeting notice, electronically or by post in advance. Shareholders are invited to submit questions to the company in writing, no later than Friday, June 26 to [email protected] with details of their name and shareholding and the company will endeavour to respond to the key themes of the questions following the AGM.
Touchstone Exploration Inc. (LON:TXP) (TSX:TXP), an oil and gas exploration and production company active in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, said it will be holding a live online interview and Q&A session with the company’s senior management team on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 7.00pm BST. To join the event: https://vtm.clickmeeting.com/txp; room ID: 229-863-978. Or to listen by telephone, call +44 (20) 7048-4146 and provide the Participant PIN: 262163878 followed by the # key. The webcast will be recorded and made available on ValueTheMarkets.com - http://www.valuethemarkets.com/ - after the event.
Quadrise PLC (LON:QFI) has announced that its chairman, Mike Kirk, and its CEO, Jason Miles will provide a live presentation at the Proactive Investor webinar on Thursday, June 4, 2020, from 6.00pm. Investors can register to attend via the link: https://bit.ly/2TENuZq. It said no new material information will be disclosed at the presentation and a copy of the company's updated presentation being provided will be available on the company’s website on the evening of June 4.
e-therapeutics PLC (LON:ETX) has announced that all resolutions as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting dated March 25, 2020, were duly passed by shareholders of the company at the meeting held on Tuesday.