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IDOX Plc | Published on 17/08/2017
Idox has announced the £5.0m acquisition of Halarose Holdings Ltd (“Halarose”), a supplier of Electoral back office Management Software and Services (“EMSS”) to UK local government.
StatPro Group Plc | Published on 10/08/2017
StatPro has announced that a Singapore-based asset manager (and existing client) has signed a $1m, two and a half year contract extension and consulting agreement to migrate from StatPro Seven to the Revolution platform.
StatPro Group Plc | Published on 02/08/2017
StatPro’s FY 2017E interim results reflect solid growth and the expected currency tailwind.
Forterra plc | Published on 01/08/2017
Strong demand in the newbuild housing market helped towards a good first half result, in terms of meeting our FY 17 EBITDA and another strong cash performance.
Forterra plc | Published on 28/07/2017
Brick and concrete products manufacturer Forterra has broadened its end markets and added to the group's growth prospects with what we see as the opportunistic £20m acquisition of the trade and assets of Bison Manufacturing…
Photo-Me International PLC | Published on 27/07/2017
Photo-Me is something of a paradox – although it is a £600m market cap business, it still operates as if it were a nascent entrepreneurial business. It is risk averse and yet highly innovative. This…
Crossrider Plc | Published on 24/07/2017
Crossrider’s update for the first half of FY 2017E says that trading has been in line with management expectations and strikes an upbeat tone on future performance.
Amino Technologies plc | Published on 11/07/2017
Amino has reported H1 17A results ahead of management’s expectations, and a closing net cash position (£13.1m) confirmed as having more than doubled over FY 16A.
SDX Energy | Published on 06/07/2017
SDX Energy released an operations update yesterday morning, containing two important elements.
Gamma Communications plc | Published on 04/07/2017
Gamma has this morning published a trading update covering H1 2017 (six months to June).
Monitise Plc | Published on 27/06/2017
On 13 June 2017, Fiserv, Inc. announced its firm intention to make a recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Monitise plc.
K3 Business Technology Group Plc | Published on 21/06/2017
K3 recently announced a Placing and Open Offer at 140p to raise £8.5 million before expenses.
EU Supply plc | Published on 19/06/2017
EU Supply, the e-procurement software provider, has announced a 3-year single-source framework agreement with an existing customer, for support and maintenance renewals and customer-paid enhancements.
Sopheon plc | Published on 08/06/2017
Sopheon’s AGM statement notes that, during 2017, it has continued to advance its Accolade software platform, launching version 11.1 in February.
Distil plc | Published on 07/06/2017
Distil has had another strong year of sales and volume progression, which has culminated in the company delivering a maiden profit from its owned brands.
Bango Plc | Published on 06/06/2017
Bango has announced what is, in our view, a significant Direct Carrier Billing (“DCB”) launch with Amazon in Japan.
Amino Technologies plc | Published on 06/06/2017
Amino has this morning published a positive trading update for the six months to 31 May 2017.
IDOX Plc | Published on 06/06/2017
Idox has reported H1 2017A results in line with the May trading update.
SDX Energy | Published on 31/05/2017
SDX Energy has announced the initial results of the testing at the SD-1X gas discovery in the South Disouq licence where it has a 55% operated working interest.
Amino is an IPTV innovator offering a range of devices, software, content and home monitoring solutions for the connected home. In 2015, it acquired a provider of broadcast hybrid TV and connected home solutions and a cloud TV platform provider. During 2016, Amino extended its portfolio to offer hybrid TV devices and cloud based service delivery solutions to a wider addressable market including cable TV and mobile operators.
Bango’s key product is the Bango Payment Platform (BPP). This is a unique software architecture that allows mobile users to make one-click payments to app stores via their mobile phone bill. The suite is enhanced with the Bango Boost, Bango Dashboard and Bango Grid analytics applications and the Bango 24/7 and Bango Care monitoring and customer service products.
Crossrider utilises its proprietary marketing technology platforms to prospect, optimise and monetise mobile and web media. It has a new management team and a new strategy which is evolving Crossrider’s business model from that of an ad-tech business to one of an online distribution and product hub.
Based in London, Distil plc is the owner of a number of premium spirit brands including the award-winning RedLeg Spiced Rum. Distil markets and sells its brands in a number of international markets including the UK, USA, Germany, Spain, Australia and Russia.
eg solutions provides Back Office optimisation software to a number of sectors including Financial Services, Infrastructure, Utilities and Local Government. Headquartered in the UK, the group is active on a multinational basis.
Elecosoft has evolved (organically and through acquisition) a comprehensive range of software products targeting those involved in building projects (architects, designers and contractors) and now migrating to also include the owners of the completed buildings. The product suite encompasses all relevant disciplines. It is based on core software for 3D visualisation of designs for the management of project stages and for cost estimation, as well as providing the common repository of information for other platforms which forms the basis of the digital asset.
EU-Supply is one of Europe's leading suppliers of electronic tender management and contract management solutions. The company is focused on procurement and contract management and related services.
Forbidden Technologies plc develops and sells cloud-based video services.
Forterra is the former UK operation, Hanson Building Products, part of the UK-US conglomerate. It is the UK’s second largest brick producer, selling principally to the UK new build housing and residential repair, maintenance & improvement (RMI) markets. It also manufactures concrete blocks and specialist clay and concrete products. It returned to the stock market in April 2016.
Gamma is a technology based provider of communications services to the UK business market. Its services include Cloud PBX, Inbound Call Control Services and SIP Trunking which are designed to meet the voice, data and mobility requirements of businesses. It also provides services such as business-grade broadband, Ethernet and mobile and data services and has a substantial voice service capability.
Greatland Gold plc is an exploration and development group with exploration licences in mainland Australia and Tasmania with a focus on gold.
Idox plc is a supplier of specialist document management collaboration solutions and services to the public sector and to highly regulated asset intensive industries around the world.
Instem sells software products to a variety of customer types involved in the early drug development segment of the healthcare market, and to other life sciences R&D organizations.
K3 is a leading global supplier of integrated business systems to retailers, manufacturers and distributors. It is a leading supplier of Microsoft’s business solutions. K3 develops its own tailored software for companies within the food, retail and manufacturing industries.
Monitise provides consumer-focussed mobile banking and payments services.
Mosman Oil and Gas is an oil exploration business focused on Australia and New Zealand.
Photo-Me operates around 50,000 instant-service vending machines, located in high-footfall retail sites (shopping centres, malls, sports venues and transport hubs). The group has a focus on three main areas – identification (photo booths), laundry and digital print kiosks. Innovation is rapid but tightly controlled and the group has a clear strategy for both product evolution and geographic expansion. Headquartered in the UK, revenues are currently concentrated in France, the UK and other Mainland Europe locations, with Asia Pacific (especially Japan) a major source of focus for expansion.
PROACTIS is the UK’s leading independent spend control software provider with over 800 customers. Its off-the-shelf software and managed services automate supplier interactions including procurement, purchasing and spend analysis.
SDX Energy was recently formed through the merger of Sea Dragon and Madison Petrogas and is an Egyptian management focused E & P player. The company has a strong balance sheet with net cash which the management will use to build up the business organically and through acquisition.
Sopheon is an international provider of software and services for product life cycle management. Its Accolade solution supports strategic roadmapping, idea development, product portfolio management and the creation, commercialisation and replacement of products. It enables users to synchronise product ideation, planning and innovation process execution.
StatPro provides cloud-based portfolio analysis and data solutions to the global investment management industry.
Tribal is a leading provider of software and related services to the education management market, supplying performance improvement and quality assurance solutions across universities, colleges and schools in the UK and internationally.
WANdisco provides enterprise-ready software solutions that enable globally distributed organisations to meet the challenges of secure storage, scalability and continuous availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented, active data replication technology, serving continuous availability requirements. The Company's products include Subversion & GIT Client and server software, and Enterprise Hadoop server software.
Following our previous publication “Exciting technology with considerable promise”, this note looks at some of the buzz surrounding the investment and development of both blockchain technology and bitcoin currency.
Blockchain technology is evolving the way that information can be stored, monitored and accessed securely.
This report describes the current state of the European e-tendering software marketplace. Electronic tendering (or e-tendering) is a process in which procurement administration is managed through a dedicated software system or online platform. Advantages are…
Mainstream banks have been berated for not lending enough but must juggle that demand with higher capital requirements and fluctuating funding costs. Bank of Ireland’s move to raise the differential over base rates for its…