SMALL CAPS NEWS
19 Jan
Trans-Siberian Gold edges past guidance on record Q4 production

In the three months leading to 31 December, miner Trans-Siberian Gold produced 12,244 ounces of gold to lift annual production just ahead of guidance.

19 Jan
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AFC Energy preps for commercial deployment

AIM-listed industrial fuel cell power company AFC Energy stressed the importance of improvements made to its fuel cell system throughout the fourth quarter of the calendar year as it began to build a "compelling case" for commercial deployment.

19 Jan
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Petro Matad raises $16m in share placing to fund drilling campaign

AIM-listed Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad has raised $16m through the placing of around 59. 2m shares at 6. 5p each.

19 Jan
Beximco buys stake in Bangladesh-based Nuvista for up to £18.3m

AIM-listed Beximco Pharmaceuticals has bought a majority stake in Bangladesh-based Nuvista Pharma, which specialises in hormones and steroid drugs, for up to £18. 2m.

19 Jan
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Fevertree shoots higher on bid speculation and broker 'buy' recommendation

Fevertree Drinks is in a "unique" position to capitalise on the 'premiumisation' or 'gin-naissance' trends in the drink industry, analysts believe, leading to rumours on Friday that the company may be a takeover target.

19 Jan
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EasyJet to take off on back of Air Berlin slots acquisition - Morgan Stanley

EasyJet looks ready to reap the benefits of its moves to expand its short-haul flight business, as its acquisition of recently collapsed carrier Air Berlin's operations at Tegel Airport set up the British firm to take the title of Germany's leading airline.

19 Jan
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United Oil and Gas confirms commercial discovery at Italian asset

United Oil & Gas has confirmed a "significant commercial discovery" from a well in the Selva gas field in northern Italy, with a production concession application to the Italian Ministry planned for submission before the end of first half of 2018.

19 Jan
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Bonmarche tumbles as sales drop over Christmas

Shares in Bonmarche tumbled on Friday as the womenswear retailer posted a drop in sales over the Christmas period amid a “challenging” clothing market.

18 Jan
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Ten Entertainment strikes it rich after expanding bowling offer

Ten-pin bowling company Ten Entertainment Group said profits would be at the top end of expectations after diversifying its sales offering helped shielded sales from losses suffered on other sectors of the leisure industry.

18 Jan
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Science in Sport signs partnership deal with Manchester United

AIM-listed group Science in Sport (SIS) inked a deal on Thursday that saw it become the official sports nutrition partner of football club Manchester United.

18 Jan
Air Partner profits rise above market expectations

Continued performance across all product lines, including strong results in its US and freight segments, led British aviation services firm Air Partner to a higher than expected annual profit.

18 Jan
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Safecharge transaction volume exceeds $1bn in December

Payments services group Safecharge generated record revenues and transaction processing volumes in the three months leading to 31 December, with the latter exceeding $1bn in December alone for the first time.

18 Jan
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Finsbury Food H1 sales rise thanks to diversification strategy

AIM-listed cake manufacturer Finsbury Food said on Thursday that it performed in line with management expectations in the six months to 30 December thanks to its diversification strategy.

18 Jan
CVS posts jump in H1 sales on strong Animed performance

Integrated veterinary services provider CVS posted a rise in first-half sales on Thursday thanks to strong growth at its online pharmacy and retail business, Animed Direct.

18 Jan
EU Supply wins contract with Norwegian airport operator

AIM-listed e-procurement software provider EU Supply has won a contract with Avinor, the Norwegian state-owned airport operator.

17 Jan
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South32 posts mixed second quarter production

Australian metals and mining company South32 upgraded annual production guidance for its South African manganese operations on Wednesday but left its projections unchanged for all other minerals after a mixed second quarter.

17 Jan
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Actual Experience revenues halved as group switches focus

UK-based analytics firm Actual Experience saw revenues halve last year after a decision to concentrate sales via its four channel partners, a strategy the group expects to see revenues rebound in 2018.

17 Jan
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Toople narrows losses on quadrupled broadband orders

Business broadband provider Toople saw revenues grow 34% in the year to 30 September 2017 thanks to a quadrupling of customer orders and improving margins.

17 Jan
Midwich sees FY adjusted profit 'comfortably ahead' of its expectations

AIM-listed Midwich said on Wednesday that it expects to report a jump in revenue for 2017 following good trading momentum in the second half, while adjusted pre-tax profit is seen "comfortably ahead" of the group's previous expectations.

17 Jan
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Utilitywise slides after further delays to full-year results

Energy and water consultancy company Utilitywise announced further delays to the release of its final results for the trading year ended 31 July 2017 after a second independent auditor had completed a review of the group's methodology for determining revenue recognition on its utility procurement contracts.