John has been covering financial markets since before the FTSE 100 existed, starting out on the Industries and Commodities team at Dun & Bradstreet, before moving on to Datastream, where he was head of the news team for several years. After a succession of management roles at Thomson Reuters he returned to front-line journalism in 2006. Prior to joining Proactive Investors he was managing editor at Sharecast.
finnCap, the house broker, said discoverIE "remains a strong play on technological change, a clear and long-term structural growth driver"
"Revenue growth was 30% and operating profit was up on the prior year by 36%, driven by successful execution of our simple strategy but also supported by exceptionally good market conditions," said the CEO, Graeme Watt
The placing requires shareholder resolutions to be passed by the company's shareholders
"We will look to work with licensees to develop a route for full-rate production and commercialisation," said Ray Gibbs, the president of business development at Haydale
Molendotech director Professor Simon Jackson said: "This is an exciting opportunity for Molendotech and will allow us to develop our technology in the important food market where a rapid turn around of produce is required"
"I am excited to be joining the Seeing Machines team as they continue to develop world-leading technologies that significantly enhance transport safety," said Ryan Murphy, the new COO of Seeing Machines
Cursor Controls has been acquired from its shareholders being Cursor Controls' management team, who will continue in their roles, a number of former managers and Maven Capital Partners
"This is a unique opportunity for Lucyd to expand its eyeglass offerings into the large Brazilian market," said Tekcapital
Another profit warning from Crest Nicholson plus the previously buoyant East Anglia housing market joining London and the South-East in the doghouse is further evidence the sector has peaked
The hot summer was good for the Resort Theme Parks and bad for the Midway division, which is London-biased.
The dividend yield is appealing and most brokers reckon the dividend looks safe but few are advising their clients buy the shares at this price.
The last refresh saw a couple of Kurdistan-focused oil plays join the momentum-based virtual portfolio and that did not work out too well. Let's see if the luck of the Irish is any better.