News And Announcements
JKX Oil and Gas reported that testing at IG142, a new well drilled in the Ignativske field in Ukraine, significantly exceeded expectations on Friday.
Beter Bed Holding announced on Friday that it had reached agreement with its banks and major shareholders to facilitate its exit of German mattress discounter Matratzen Concord.
Symphony Environmental Technologies announced an equity subscription for 15,456,900 new ordinary shares by Vincel Investment Holdings on Friday, at a price of 12. 5p each, making for gross proceeds of £1. 93m.
PepsiCo has agreed to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Foods Group for $1. 7bn.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the award of the East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio, it announced on Friday, as part of its remit to look into the award of rail franchises as part of its mergers work.
Homebase is said to be close to buying Bathstore after the specialist bathroom retailer collapsed into administration.
South America-focused oil and gas producer and explorer Amerisur Resources announced a strategic review on Friday, which could include a sale of the company.
AIM-listed diamond mining company BlueRock Diamonds said on Friday that it has sold a 12. 2 carat diamond for $105,000 - $8,584 per carat - in the July tender.
South America-focussed oil and gas producer and explorer Amerisur Resources announced on Friday that, following the receipt of interest in the company and its assets from other industry participants, and in light of the “high level” of recent activity in the Colombian exploration and production sector, it had decided to conduct a formal review of the strategic options available to the company to maximise value for shareholders.
Central and eastern Europe-focussed office real estate investor Globalworth Real Estate confirmed the closing of the acquisition of two “high quality” office buildings in Poland on Friday.
Motif Bio has received a deficiency notice from Nasdaq, indicating that based upon a review of its market value of listed securities (MVLS) for the last 30 consecutive business days, the company no longer met the minimum standard for continued listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
SolGold updated the market on the work programme and recent drilling at its Cascabel Project in Northern Ecuador on Friday, reporting that large additional tonnage was targeted to be brought into the indicated category at the Alpala Deposit, due to an additional 68,354 metres of drilling now completed since the release of the second mineral resource update.
Midatech Pharma announced positive results from a first-in-human study of its ‘MTX102’ immuno-tolerising vaccine product candidate in diabetes on Friday.
AIM-listed ground engineering contractor Van Elle saw its shares slump as it issued a profit warning and highlighted ongoing uncertainty in markets.
John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) announced the acquisition of Yorkshire Hydropower Holdings (YHHL) for a total consideration, including working capital, of £4. 3m on Friday.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell its Australian operations to Japan's Asahi Group for an enterprise value of A$16bn (£9bn) to pay off debt.
Aston Martin Lagonda's biggest shareholder has offered to buy a further 3% stake in the luxury car maker.
Big Yellow Group reported a slowdown in revenue growth during the first quarter of its new financial year, though a strong occupancy performance largely helped the company overcome the effects of Brexit uncertainty.
Acacia Mining has agreed to be bought by Barrick Gold in a deal that values the UK gold miner at about £951m and concludes two months of fractious talks between the companies.
ITV and the BBC have agreed to launch the ‘BritBox’ streaming service in the UK in the fourth quarter of the year, it was revealed on Friday.