19 October - Avacta, Custodian REIT, Non-Standard Finance, Savannah Res and Xpediator
The evening is a perfect opportunity for existing shareholders or potential investors to hear from those that matter, the directors running the companies and fund managers managing their fund. Who better to explain the future potential and strategy.
Thursday 19 October 2017Venue:
Novotel Tower Bridge, London EC3N 2NR, 10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NREvent Timings:
Registration and coffee
• Alastair Smith, CEO - Avacta (AVCT)
• Richard Shepherd-Cross, MD - Custodian REIT (CREI)
• Peter Reynolds, Director, IR and Communications - Non-Standard Finance (NSF)
• David Archer, CEO - Savannah Resources (SAV)
• Stephen Blyth, CEO - Xpediator (XPD)
Drinks reception and canapés
Avacta’s focus is on its proprietary Affimer® platform technology, a novel engineered alternative to antibodies, that has wide application in diagnostics, therapeutics and research.
Antibodies dominate markets worth more than $75bn despite their shortcomings. Affimer technology, based on a small, robust protein, can be quickly generated to bind with high specificity and affinity to a wide range of targets, addressing many of the limitations of antibodies.
Avacta has a pre-clinical Affimer drug development programme with a focus on immuno-oncology as well as partnered development programmes. Avacta is commercialising non-therapeutic Affimer reagents through licensing to developers of research tools and diagnostics.
Custodian REIT aims to be the Real Estate Investment Trust of choice for private and institutional investors seeking high and stable dividends from well-diversified UK real estate.
Custodian REIT plc was launched as a main-market-listed, property investment company on the London Stock Exchange on 26 March 2014. The company was established with a seed portfolio of £95m and successful IPO, raising further 55m. Subsequent placings and considerable investment into UK regional real estate has seen the company grow to its current market capitalisation.
The £95m seed portfolio was sourced from an existing portfolio of 48 properties, held by clients of Mattioli Woods and managed by Custodian Capital for the previous 12 years.
Custodian Capital Limited is a subsidiary of Mattioli Woods plc. Custodian Capital is a property investment and management business, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Their core business is acting as fund manager to Custodian REIT plc.
NSF's businesses offer credit to the c.10 million UK adults not served by mainstream financial services businesses. Focused on branch-based lending, home credit and guaranteed loans, the Group’s goal is to deliver excellent customer outcomes and attractive returns for shareholders.
Formed in 2014, Non-Standard Finance has become a leading provider of unsecured credit to UK adults. Listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: NSF) , we have around 100 locations servicing over 144,000 customers to whom we have outstanding loans of approximately £202m in aggregate. Our sizeable infrastructure is supported by around 600 full-time staff and 986 self-employed agents.
AIM listed Savannah Resources Plc (AIM: SAV) is a multi-commodity development company focused on building cash generative and profitable mining operations.
The Company operates a strategic portfolio of assets, spanning near term production potential and longer term development opportunities:• BLOCK 4 and 5 COPPER BLOCKS, OMAN – Awaiting mining licence - Production expected in H2 2018 (Blocks 4 and 5)• Jangamo / Mutamba Heavy Mineral Sands Project, Mozambique - being developed in partnership with mining major Rio Tinto with a view to building a dry mining operation• MINA DO BARROSO, PORTUGAL - opportunity to become the first lithium producer in Europe via fast-paced development strategy• Somero and Eräjärvi, Finland – early stage development potential over two highly prospective lithium projects
Xpediator is the holding company for the Group, a well-established international provider of freight management services operating across the UK and Europe with a particular focus on, and expertise in, the CEE markets.
he Group currently employs over 600 people with its operational headquarters in Braintree, England, and country offices in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania and Serbia operating from 22 sites in total.
The Group has three main business areas which are managed autonomously on a day-to-day basis but directed centrally to cross-sell services to the Group’s customer base:
- Freight forwarding, trading under the Delamode brand.
- Logistics and warehousing, trading under the Delamode brand and EMT; and pallet distribution services, trading under the Pall-Ex brand.
- Transport services, trading under the Affinity brand.