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01 Dec
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CentralNic renegotiates terms on SK-NIC acquisition

Software developer CentralNic announced on Friday that after its August acquisition agreement with Slovakian domain registrar SK-NIC had lapsed, the structure of the deal had changed, with the firms entering into a new share purchase agreement (SPA) on 30 November.

01 Dec
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Diversified Gas & Oil acquires 550 Ohio wells

Appalachian Basin-focussed producer Diversified Gas & Oil announced the acquisition of 550 wells in Central Ohio from NGO Development Corporation on Friday.

01 Dec
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Lekoil confirms production increase at Otakikpo

Africa-focussed oil and gas exploration, development and production company Lekoil announced an increase in current production at the Otakikpo Marginal Field in the OML 11 licence area on Friday.

01 Dec
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China Medical System puts £3m into Destiny Pharma

Clinical stage biotechnology company Destiny Pharma announced on Friday that China Medical System Holdings has, through its wholly owned subsidiary CMS Medical Venture Investment, invested £3m in Destiny to accelerate the development of its pipeline of drug candidates.

01 Dec
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Petro Matad financing deal with Bergen terminated

Mongolia-focussed oil explorer Petro Matad announced on Friday that its amended and restated share purchase and convertible securities deed between itself and Bergen Global Opportunity Fund, dated 14 August, has been terminated by the parties by mutual consent.

01 Dec
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Premaitha Health CEO receives industry accolade

Molecular diagnostics group Premaitha Health confirmed on Friday that its CEO, Dr Stephen Little, has received Bionow's ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award in recognition of his "significant contribution to the biomedical sector”.

01 Dec
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Arrow Global finalises acquisition of Mars mortgage business

Credit management service Arrow Global Group finalised its acquisition of Mars Capital's UK and Irish mortgage servicing business on Friday.

01 Dec
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African Potash enters joint venture with SG

African Potash announced on Friday that, under a memorandum of understanding with the government of the Republic of Congo signed on 2 August, it has entered into a joint venture agreement with SG.

01 Dec
Rose Petroleum sells Mexican mill operation

AIM-quoted natural resources business Rose Petroleum has completed the disposal of its mineral processing mill operation in San Dieguito de Arriba in Mexico.

01 Dec
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Midwich Group acquires Sound Technology

Audio visual firm Midwich Group acquired the entire issued share capital of UK-based audio and lighting solutions company Sound Technology on Friday.

01 Dec
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SkinBioTherapeutics awarded Australian patent for SkinBiotix

Life sciences company SkinBioTherapeutics announced the granting of the first patent for its ‘SkinBiotix’ technology in Australia on Friday.

01 Dec
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AstraZeneca's Juhana Heinonen on the move to Faron

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Faron Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Dr Juhana Heinonen as its chief commercial officer on Friday, to join the firm in January.

01 Dec
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RM2 fails to secure forecast funding by end of November

Sustainable pallet developer RM2 International updated the market on its trading and financial position on Friday, reporting it had not yet been able to secure the funding required to confirm a 12-month production forecast for its Chinese manufacturing partner Zhenshi.

01 Dec
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Purplebricks to work with review website Feefo

Purplebricks said on Friday that it will work with review website Feefo to provide customers with more opportunities to review its service.

01 Dec
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Firestone Diamonds loses some sparkle as production estimates cut

Miner Firestone Diamonds warned that although it began commercial production in the summer, output was expected to be lower than its previous estimate of 2m carats per year to a rate of 800,000.

01 Dec
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Alliance Pharma to acquire anaesthetic gel from Smith and Nephew

Speciality pharmaceutical group Alliance Pharma has acquired the rights to Ametop from global medical technology business Smith & Nephew for a total consideration of $7. 5m.

01 Dec
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Victoria Oil and Gas expects test flows to begin at Cameroonian asset by mid-December

Fully integrated onshore gas producer Victoria Oil and Gas (VOG) has run liner and cemented its La-108 well in Cameroon with flow tests expected to follow by mid-December.

01 Dec
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James Halstead chairman resigns after 55 years in position

Commercial flooring company James Halstead held its annual general meeting on Friday, at which the group's chairman, Geoffrey Halstead, stood down from his role while updating investors on the first five months of the year's trading.

01 Dec
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TLA Worldwide appoints Richard Shamsi as CFO

AIM-listed athlete representation and sports marketing business, TLA Worldwide, has appointed Richard Shamsi as group chief financial officer with effect from 2 January 2018.