19 October - Avacta, Custodian REIT, Non-Standard Finance, Savannah Res and Xpediator

edited October 10 in Shares Events
Looking for new investment ideas and want to meet senior directors of listed UK companies?  Come along and join Shares and AJ Bell on Thursday 19 October 2017 at their evening event in London and meet Avacta (AVCT), Custodian REIT (CREI), Non-Standard Finance (NSF), Savannah Resources (SAV) and Xpediator (XPD).
 
 
 
During the event and afterwards over drinks, investors will have the chance to listen to presentations from each of the companies and talk directly to the company directors about their plans and vision for their businesses.
 
 
Avacta (AVCT) - 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 (CREI)  -  Custodian REIT plc is a UK real estate investment trust, which listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange on 26 March 2014.  Its portfolio comprises properties predominantly let to institutional grade tenants on long leases throughout the UK and is characterised by properties with individual property values of less than £10 million at acquisition. 
 
The Company offers investors the opportunity to access a diversified portfolio of UK commercial real estate through a closed-ended fund.  By targeting sub £10 million lot size, regional properties, the Company intends to provide investors with an attractive level of income with the potential for capital growth.
 
 
Non-Standard Finance (NSF) -  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.
 
 
Savannah Resources (SAV) - AIM listed Savannah Resources Plc 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:
 
• Blocks 4 and 5 in the copper-rich,Semail Ophiolite Belt, Oman which is currently awaiting a mining licence with production expected in H2 2018 
 
• Jangamo / Mutamba Heavy Mineral Sands Project, Mozambique is being developed in partnership with mining major Rio Tinto with a view to building a dry mining operation. Recently commenced phase one of a pre-feasibility study.
 
• Mina Do Barroso Lithium Project, Portugal is an opportunity to become the first lithium producer in Europe via fast-paced development strategy
 
• Somero and Eräjärvi, Finland has early stage development potential over two highly prospective lithium projects
 
 
Xpediator Plc (XPD) - Listed on AIM during August 2017, Xpediator is a leading provider of freight management services across the UK and Europe. The original business, trading as "Delamode", was established in 1988 by Stephen Blyth (the Group's Chief Executive Officer), providing freight forwarding services in the UK. The Group has since evolved into an integrated freight management business operating in the supply chain logistics and fulfilment sector across the UK and Europe with a particular focus on, and expertise in, Central and Eastern European ("CEE") countries.linking Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Baltics with Western Europe, together with logistics and warehousing capabilities in the UK and Romania.
 
 
 
Places at this event are very limited, so register nowfor your free ticket.

 

Who Should Attend?

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. 

Date:

Thursday 19 October 2017

Venue:

Novotel Tower Bridge, London EC3N 2NR, 10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NR

Event Timings:
18.00 
Registration and coffee
18.30 
Presentations
• 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)
20.30 
Drinks reception and canapés
21.30 
Close
Avacta (AVCT)
Avacta (AVCT) 

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 (CREI)
Custodian REIT (CREI) 

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.

Non-Standard Finance (NSF)
Non-Standard Finance (NSF) 

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.
 
 
Savannah Resources (SAV)
Savannah Resources (SAV) 

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 (XPD)
Xpediator (XPD) 

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.

 

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