News and Announcements

Origin Enterprises appoints new finance chief
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Agricultural services producer Origin Enterprises announced the appointment of TJ Kelly as its new chief financial officer on Wednesday.

Oncimmune enters collaboration with Roche subsidiary
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Immunodiagnostics group Oncimmune Holdings has signed a collaboration with Roche subsidiary Genentech, it announced on Wednesday, to characterise the autoantibody profiles of patients in clinical trials for rheumatological diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Fulcrum upbeat on improving trading post-lockdown
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Multi-utility infrastructure and services provider Fulcrum Utility Services updated the market on its trading on Wednesday, reporting that during the first quarter of the 2021 financial year, it saw an increase in activity month-on-month as lockdown restrictions eased.

Bigblu subsidiary wins Lincolnshire broadband tender
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Bigblu Broadband announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary Quickline Communications has won a competitive tender to provide fixed wireless access to premises across Lincolnshire that are unable to access fast and reliable internet connectivity.

Uniphar acquires Diligent Health Solutions in $27m deal
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Uniphar announced the acquisition of the US-based Diligent Health Solutions on Wednesday, in a deal worth up to $27m (21.21m).

China Yangtze, world's largest hydroelectric firm, to list in London
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - The world's largest hydropower company has kicked-off a bookbuilding exercise for the sale of Global Depositary Receipts representing 5% of its capital prior to the offering.

Hardide set to end year in line with expectations
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Surface coating technology company Hardide said on Wednesday that it was expecting to report revenues of 4.7m for the year ending 30 June, and an EBITDA loss of 0.5m.

Ilika signs agreement with UK Battery Industrialisation Centre
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Solid-state battery technology company Ilika announced the signing of a framework agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) on Wednesday, for the production of 'Goliath' solid-state pouch cells.

St James House upbeat on payments division improvements
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - St James House updated the market on its trading on Wednesday, reporting that its payments division saw non-card related sterling and euro activity holding steady through August.

Xeros narrows losses as licensees delay launch plans
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Clothing and fabrics technology company Xeros announced a 59.8% reduction in its adjusted EBITDA loss in its first half on Wednesday, to 3.0m, as it confirmed its licensees had delayed some market launch plans.

JP Morgan to shift €200bn from UK to Germany - report
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - JP Morgan will become one of Germany's biggest banks when it moves about €200bn (184bn) of assets from the UK to Frankfurt because of Brexit, Bloomberg reported.

Eurozone growth stalls as Covid-19 hits services - PMI
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Eurozone business activity stalled in September as manufacturing growth was offset by weaker demand for services caused by rising Covid-19 infections and social distancing measures.

Joules hails 'encouraging' Q1 performance as sales drop 18%
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Clothing retailer Joules reported an 18% decline in first-quarter group revenue on Wednesday but said this was an "encouraging" performance against a tough backdrop.

Blue Star Capital invests in French start-up Formation Esports
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Technology investment company Blue Star Capital has invested €0.125m (0.12m) in Formation Esports, it announced on Wednesday.

888 Holdings taps Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn for chairman
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Online gambling company 888 Holdings named Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn as chair designate on Wednesday, with immediate effect.

Hummingbird confirms advancement of Dugbe Gold Project
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Hummingbird Resources updated the market on the Dugbe Gold Project and the acquisition of ARX Resources by Pasofino Gold on Wednesday.

Vodafone to test suppliers on diversity and environment
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Vodafone said its suppliers would have to show their commitment to diversity, inclusion and the environment when tendering for new work as the telecoms company seeks to improve its social and environmental impact.

Platinum Equity not making offer for AA
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Platinum Equity said on Wednesday that talks with the board of roadside assistance company and insurer AA have ended "by mutual agreement" and that it does not plan to make an offer for the business.

Warpaint H1 losses widen as Covid-19 dents revenues
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Cosmetics company Warpaint London reported a widening of its losses in the first half as it took a hit from the pandemic, but declared an interim dividend thanks to "good cash control".

Relx appoints Paul Walker as next chair
Wed 23 Sep 2020
(Sharecast News) - Relx said on Wednesday that Paul Walker will succeed Sir Anthony Habgood as chair.

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