Source - Alliance News

The following is a round-up of updates by London-listed companies, issued on Thursday and not separately reported by Alliance News:

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4Global PLC - London-based data, services and software for sporting events and the promotion of physical activity - Set to achieve 35% revenue growth in year ending March 31, in line with expectations. Adjusted earnings before interest and tax and adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to top expectations. Market consensus for adjusted Ebit is £316,000, while for adjusted Ebitda it is £325,000. ‘The company is also delighted to be awarded a contract to provide assistance with the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer. 4GLOBAL is providing support to manage the delivery of security operations for the entire event. This role will provide assurances that the correct planning has been undertaken to date, validating security strategies and testing operational plans,’ 4Global says. Pact is worth £130,000 and will be recognised in financial 2023. Adds: ‘The company is also pleased to report that it has won a number of licence contracts with both local authorities and operators for the use of 4GLOBAL’s Social Value Calculator. The SVC enables leisure providers to measure and provide evidence of the social value created from investment in sport and physical activity enabling clients to calculate and estimate of the monetary value arising from investment.’

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Nanoco Group PLC - Manchester-based quantum dots developer - Signs further pact with ‘important’ European electronics customer. Will deliver enhanced and scaled up version of its technology. Now expects revenue for year to July 31 to exceed £2.1 million from year earlier. ‘The revenue from this fourth work package with the customer will contribute to the group’s performance in the third quarter of FY22,’ Nanoco says.

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Ariana Resources PLC - exploration firm with interests in Turkey - Announces 2022 output guidance at joint venture Kiziltepe mine. Gold output of 25,000 ounces expected, 2.5 times larger than feasibility plan for this stage of mine life and up from 20,737 ounces in 2020.

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Zenith Energy Ltd - Calgary, Canada-based oil & gas company - Enters into $6.0 million unsecured convertible loan facility with consortium of lenders. Facility includes immediate $2.0 million drawdown. Each drawdown has repayment term of 15 months. Facility carries 9% yearly interest. Zenith issues lenders with 92.1 million share purchase warrants at price of £0.012 each.

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Altus Strategies PLC - Didcot, England-based mining royalty company - Reports ‘further significant gold intersections’ from drilling of Diba & Lakanfla gold project in Mali.

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Deepverge PLC - Dublin-based environmental and life science group - Buys engineering services company Glanaco Ltd for £1.1 million, £650,000 in shares and £430,000 in cash. Deepverge also secures mezzanine loan worth up to £25 million with Riverfort Global Opportunities PCC Ltd and YA II PN Ltd. Facility available for up to three years in form of 12-month mezzanine loan notes.

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S-Ventures PLC - AQSE-listed investment firm focused on health & wellness, organic food and wellbeing sectors - Revenue in 16 months to September 30 amounts £1.5 million. Pretax loss comes in at £1.0 million.

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Castillo Copper Ltd - Perth, Australia-based exploration company focused on copper across Australia and Zambia - Revenue in six months to December 31 totals $293,000, down from $497,000 a year prior. Pretax loss narrows to £781,670 from £1.1 million. ‘The main focus was to continue developing the core assets to ensure the strategic intent to transform Castillo Copper into a mid-tier copper group remained on track,’ Castillo says.

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Argo Group Ltd - London-based alternative investment manager - Revenue in 2021 rises to £4.4 million from £3.3 million. Pretax profit falls to £298,000 from £1.7 million. Company posts £600,000 loss on investment, swinging from £1.5 million gain in 2020.

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Serica Energy PLC - gas producer in UK North Sea - Production from Rhum field restarts, after replacement of faulty component at Rhum Subsea Control Module. ‘Production from the Bruce field has continued throughout these operations and Serica’s other producing fields (Erskine and Columbus) were not impacted by this Rhum issue,’ Serica says. During Rhum shutdown, net output has been in excess of 15,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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Guild Esports PLC - London-based esports company - Makes Razer its official gaming chair partner in two-year sponsorship pact. ‘The total contract value, which is confidential, is 80% payable in cash over two years and the balance is payable as value in kind, for which Razer will be providing state-of-the-art gaming chairs for Guild’s professional players and content creators globally, along with gaming chairs for the Guild Academy and Guild’s headquarters, which will open in London’s Shoreditch later this year,’ Guild says.

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