SMALL CAPS
08 Nov
Oil mining
BowLeven narrows losses

Edinburgh-based oil and gas company Bowleven cut back on losses in its last financial year despite not having generated any revenue throughout the period.

08 Nov
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Vp acquires tool and equipment firm Brandon Hire Group

British equipment rental and services company Vp announced on Wednesday that it had acquired the entire issued share capital of Bristol-based firm Brandon Hire Group Holdings.

08 Nov
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AECI agrees to acquire agrochemicals firm Schirm from Imperial

AECI announced on Wednesday that, via a wholly owned subsidiary, it had reached an agreement with Imperial Chemical Logistics (ICL) to acquire 100% of the issued share capital in Schirm, itself a subsidiary of ICL for a cash consideration of €110. 5m.

08 Nov
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N4 Pharma upbeat on latest 'nuvec' study results

Specialist pharmaceutical company N4 Pharma announced the results of its latest study for its ‘nuvec’ silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) delivery system.

08 Nov
Astrazeneca
OptiBiotix reveals new, improved SlimBiome platform

Life sciences business OptiBiotix Health issued a product development and commercial update on its ‘SlimBiome’ product platform on Thursday, reporting that it was launching a new improved version of the platform following the announcement of the manufacturing and supply agreement with Knighton Foods on 1 November.

08 Nov
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Fulcrum's electricity assets unit gets crucial Ofgem licence

Multi-utility infrastructure and services provider Fulcrum Utility Services announced on Wednesday that its operating subsidiary Fulcrum Electricity Assets has been granted an independent distribution network operator (iDNO) licence by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets - Ofgem.

08 Nov
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Craneware starts year well, investors told

Investors in healthcare software and supporting services supplier Craneware were told on Wednesday that the company has experienced a “positive start” to trading in the first four months of the year, as they gathered for the annual general meeting.

08 Nov
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Duke Royalty enters advisory agreement with Partners Value Investments

Diversified royalty company Duke Royalty announced a new advisory agreement with Partners Value Investments on Wednesday.

08 Nov
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Stadium Group warns on profits as transition progresses slowly

Design-led technology supplier Stadium Group updated the market on its trading in Wednesday, reporting that “significant progress” was continuing to be made in transitioning from a purely electronic assemblies business to a design-led technology business.

08 Nov
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Paul Haworth joins GetBusy as CFO

GetBusy announced on Wednesday that Paul Haworth has joined the company as chief financial officer, initially in a non-board position.

08 Nov
Astrazeneca
ReNeuron makes solid progress with hRPC trials

Cell-based therapeutics developer ReNeuron Group updated the market on Wednesday on its ongoing Phase I/II clinical trial of its hRPC cell therapy candidate for the blindness-causing disease retinitis pigmentosa.

08 Nov
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Genedrive COO Allan Brown to leave

AIM-listed Genedrive has announced the departure of chief operating officer, Allan Brown, with immediate effect.

08 Nov
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Snoozebox appoints administrators

Snoozebox has appointed administrators after discussions with its primary lender failed to bear fruit.

08 Nov
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Ricardo orders rise on electric and hybrid vehicle projects

Ricardo has made a strong start to its financial year after an increase in orders connected with electric or hybrid vehicles.

08 Nov
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Bacanora sizzles after German lithium license approved

Mexico-focussed lithium exploration and development company Bacanora Minerals was granted a mining licence for its Zinnwald project in south Saxony, Germany, making it just a few steps removed from having its second lithium mine in operation.

08 Nov
Oil and gas drilling in India
LA-108 drill programme exceeds expectations for Victoria Oil and Gas

London-based gas utility company Victoria Oil and Gas successfully reached target depth of 2,865m measured depth (MD) at well LA-108 at its Logbaba project in Cameroon, encountering a net pay of 84. 5m in the process.

08 Nov
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Modern Water finalises first sales of wastewater technology in China

Purification and filtration specialist Modern Water secured the first sale of its proprietary all-membrane brine concentration (AMBC) technology on Tuesday to treat wastewater from a Chinese power station.

08 Nov
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Bob Foster back in CEO seat at Stratex

Stratex updated the market on its search for a CEO on Wednesday, given the board has been reviewing its composition and the future direction of the company in light of the outcome of the general meeting on 1 November and the termination of the proposed acquisition of Crusader Resources.

08 Nov
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Hilton Foods encouraged by trading after Seachill acquisition

Retail meat packer Hilton Foods said on Wednesday that it had made "significant strategic progress" in the last four months with the acquisition of Icelandic fish smokers Seachill and the finalisation of an agreement to build a new facility in New Zealand.

08 Nov
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Benchmark reveals development of disease-resistant shrimp

Aquaculture health, nutrition, breeding and genetics company Benchmark Holdings has developed specific pathogen resistant (SPR) shrimp, it announced on Wednesday, to address issues facing the Asian market - the largest and fastest growing market for shrimp.