Recent Deal Flow
Air CM Global
Air CM Global preIPO investment of £150,000 to seed AirCM’s aircraft management and charter business based in Malta.
Raised £3.5m at IPO and £2m placing in February 2017. The proceeds were used to fund the side track well on the Brockham license testing the Kimmeridge shales, to provide funding for Lidsey-2 and to acquire a 10% interest in the Holmwood oil field licence PL235.
Broker – AIM
Optiva has raised £3m to date, to be used as acquisition capital. Andalas is an Oil & Gas exploration company at the early stage of the value chain, earmarked to be guided on a high growth trajectory.
£7m raised to date
ARC Minerals, (formerly Ortac Resources) is engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and development of natural resource projects, located primarily in Africa.
NEX Exchange IPO to raise £4.2m. Proceeds used to accelerate its growth strategy, in particular through expanding its sales and marketing department, and by entering into new territories.
IPO of daVictus in 2016, with the intention of undertaking one or more acquisitions of businesses (either shares or assets) which operate in or own Australian, European and/or North American food and beverage eatery franchises in South East Asia and/or the Far East.
Appointed as sole broker in September 2015. Underwrote financing earlier this year (RNS on this). Recent funding to support the Lidsey 2 well.
Raised £11.1m for DekelOil in May 2016 for the acquisition of approximately 30.5% stake in CS DekelOil Siva Limited, the Company’s majority owned joint venture in the producing palm oil project at Ayenouan. Miton Investment Group cornerstone investor and now hold 16%
IPO of Dukemount Capital, a high yield Real Estate and Investment Services Company in the property sector.
Raised £2m for Edenville Energy in February 2017. Proceeds were used to complete the purchase of the wash plant, acquire mining equipment, build infrastructure, including weighbridge facilities and implementing systems for coal delivery to customers and provide working capital.
FastForward Innovations Limited invests in visionary entrepreneurs, developing innovative technologies that solve problems in their industries. They aim to bring investment opportunities – often reserved for the private market of venture capital firms – to the public market. With many high growth start-ups staying private for longer, access to these companies has been out of reach for the average investor. FastForward is uniquely poised to eliminate the barriers to investing in these start-ups and provide access to these opportunities of potential high returns
Broker – NASDAQ First North
Optiva Securities acted as broker for the IPO of Hard Rock China, which raised a total of $50m.
HRC World manages the various Hard Rock Cafés across China, and aims to become a leading restaurant and music entertainment operator in the region.
Raised £3.1m for TLOU in March 2017 to undertake additional field appraisal to expand Tlou’s independent gas Reserves and to finalise licencing requirements prior to development of the Lesedi CBM Project.
United Oil and Gas
Broker – Standard List
Optiva have raised over £8m in multiple placings. UOG is an independent oil & gas start-up, aiming to build a portfolio of high growth assets at all stages of the development cycle.
As Broker, Optiva has raised £12M to date, to fund exploration and drill programmes across multiple prospects.
Uplands Resources targets upstream assets in the oil and gas sector to deliver strong returns to shareholders.