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Unicorn AIM VCT AGM 2018

Yesterday I attended the AGM of Unicorn AIM VCT (UAV) which is of course a Venture Capital Trust. I am generally not wildly keen on AIM VCTs from past experience – they tend to buy shares in companies from IPOs and Placings when the prospects for the company are being puffed up by promoters, and then they have no ability to intervene when problems arise as do VCTs who invest in unlisted shares and with onerous shareholder agreements. Neither can they ...

Blancco (BLTG) 2017 AGM report

Blancco is an AIM listed software company that specialises in data erasure and mobile phone diagnostics. It transmogrified from a business named Regenersis which was into hardware repair and there were changes of management and restructuring when that happened. The meeting was chaired by Rob Woodward with about a dozen, mainly disgruntled, private shareholders present. The reason for their unhappiness is no doubt the substantial losses reported in the last three years (£4.3 million in the year ending June 2017) compounded by the ...

Dunelm 2017 AGM report

I attended the annual general meeting (AGM) of Dunelm, on November 21, 2017, as a proxy for Roger Lawson. Roger had raised the issue of inconveniently timed AGMs in a recent ShareSoc blog, and Dunelm's meeting adds to the impression that some companies arrange their AGMs to avoid private shareholders from attending. It is a pity, because Dunelm is a good company, and the directors were more than happy to... Click here for the complete AGM report if you are a full member ...

Abcam Plc AGM 2017

Yesterday I attended the Annual General Meeting of Abcam Plc at their office in Cambridge. 15 ordinary shareholders were present at the AGM along with the board (minus non-exec Mara Aspenall who was in the USA) and usual hangers-on. Some financial highlights from the results are as follows: Total revenue increased by 26% (10% on a constant exchange rate basis), EBITDA margin was 32.5% compared to 33.6% in 2016, profit before tax £51.9m compared with £45.4m and a full year dividend increase of... Click here ...

Crown Place VCT AGM 2017

I recently attended the Crown Place VCT AGM, which was held on Wednesday November 8th 2017 commencing at 11.00 at the City of London Club, 19 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DS. The link to the annual report for year ending June 30th 2017 can be found here: https://www.albion-ventures.co.uk/funds/CRWN The IMS for the three months ending September 30th 2017 was released just before the AGM; it reported a NAV of 31.71 pence per share, an increase of... Click here for the complete AGM report if you ...

Haynes Publishing Group AGM 2017

As per previous AGMs, the directors could not have been more welcoming to the various shareholders who were able to attend the Haynes Publishing Group AGM held yesterday (8th November 2017) at the fantastic Haynes International Motor Museum. (http://haynesmotormuseum.com/ - a charitable trust founded by John Haynes). After meeting and greeting some of the Board over coffee the formal business of the AGM commenced with Eddie Bell giving a brief overview of the last financial year noting the recent acquisitions of ...

Rosslyn Data Technologies AGM 2017

The 2017  Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT) AGM was held on Thursday 19th October 2017,  commencing 10:30, at Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2SW. There were just two ordinary private investors (myself and Roger Lawson) present for the entire meeting, although two other long-term shareholders turned up towards the end of Q&As. There was also a representative from one of the institutional shareholders, Kestrel Partners (who hold 13.35%), the Company Secretary and the full Board of Directors (minus the Chairman) http://www.rosslynanalytics.com/our-story/investors/board-members/ For those who ...

Redcentric plc AGM 2017

I attended the AGM on 4th September, held at the offices of Redcentric’s legal counsel, CMS. Approximately 5 individual shareholders were present, including campaign group members Bruce Noble and Arman Khan, as well as myself. All board members were in attendance. There was no presentation from the chair or CEO, but there was an extensive Q&A session before formal voting on the resolutions. I raised some questions concerning the disposal of fibre networks announced in September 2016, as part of Redcentric’s key USP was.... Click ...

Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust Plc AGM 2017

Today I attended the 129th Annual General Meeting of this company in their city of London offices with 30 or so mostly retired gentleman shareholders in attendance. The Chairman, Jamie Cayzer-Colvin was unfortunately unable to attend due to illness, and so the Senior Independent Director Mary Ann Sieghart took over Chair duties for the meeting. Some financial highlights from the results are as follows: NAV and share price up 20%, dividend up 3p to 18p giving a yield of 2.3% and the ...

Byotrol AGM REPORT 2017

On Thursday 28th September 2017 I attended the AGM of Byotrol plc at the London offices of finnCap, a venue that will be familiar to some ShareSoc members as it previously hosted many of its London Company Seminars. The company describes itself as ‘an expert developer of consumer and professional antimicrobial technologies and products’ and more details can be found on its website www.byotrol.co.uk . All four Directors were present, as was Company Secretary Denise Keenan, who welcomed us into to the... Click here ...
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