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14 May 2024
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Oakley Capital Investments announces new deal with vitroconnect

Oakley Capital Investments Limited (OCI) has announced that Oakley Capital Origin II has agreed to acquire vitroconnect, a leading broadband open access platform business in Germany. This will be the first platform investment made by Origin II. OCI’s indirect contribution to Origin II is anticipated to be up to £19 million, which relates to OCI’s share of […]

14 May 2024

Outperformance but still a down year for BlackRock Smaller Companies

BlackRock Smaller Companies (BRSC) announced its annual report for the 12 months to 29 February 2024. The company’s NAV total return was -3.6% while shares fell 0.8%, outperforming the benchmark Deutsche Numis Smaller Companies plus AIM (excluding Investment Companies) Index which was down 5.8% Commenting on the performance, investment manager Roland Arnold noted; “For the […]

14 May 2024

Asian Energy Impact Trust heads towards wind up

Asian Energy Impact Trust (AEIT) announced its annual results for the 12 month period to December 2023. The company’s NAV total return was -3.6%, after falling 49.2% the previous year. Shares fell a total of 84% following a long period of suspended trading after issues with the release of the company’s annual report, being readmitted […]

14 May 2024

QuotedData’s morning briefing 14 May 2024 – AEI, BSIF, AEET, AEWU

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 14 May 2024: abrdn Equity Income Trust (AEI) announced its interim results for the six months to 31 March 2024. During the period, the company delivered a NAV total return of 1.6% compared to the total return of the FTSE All-Share Index of 6.9%. The share price total return was -8.2%. […]

10 May 2024

QD view – Growth utilities

It would be fair to say that, traditionally, utility companies have not been viewed as the most exciting investments on the planet, with the sector consisting mostly of publicly owned or heavily regulated suppliers of basic amenities like water, gas and power. Nevertheless, as funds such as Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure (EGL) have demonstrated, […]

08 May 2024

Another strong year for 3IN as shares head toward premium

3i Infrastructure (3IN) announced its annual results for the period ended 31 March 2024. The company delivered a 11.4% NAV total return for the year, and a total shareholder return of 8.1%, marginally behind that of the benchmark index which returned 8.7% in the same period. Since the IPO, the company’s annualised total shareholder return […]

08 May 2024

HydrogenOne Capital Growth continues to see strong portfolio growth

HydrogenOne Capital Growth (HGEN) provided a Q1 2024 NAV and portfolio update. The company’s NAV per share grew 0.6% from  31 December 2023, and is up 3.6% since 31 March 2023.  Notable developments for the quarter included: Continued revenue growth from private portfolio companies, delivering an aggregate £81 million in total revenue in the 12 […]

08 May 2024

GCP Infrastructure delivers first step in capital allocation policy

GCP Infrastructure has released an investor report for the three month period to March 31. The company’s NAV fell 2% due predominately to a change in the March 2024 OBR inflation forecast. Power price forecasts also had a negative impact. Post period end, on 26 April 2024, the company also noted that it has disposed […]

08 May 2024

QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 May 2023 – IBT, WKP/CAL

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 8 May 2023: International Biotechnology Trust (IBT) announced its results for the six month period ended 29 February 2024. The company saw a 11.2% NAV total return per share, substantially outperforming the Reference Index which rose by 8.2%. Notable contributions came from Vera Therapeutics, an autoimmune company which is a top […]

07 May 2024

Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets announces proposed transaction with the Asia Dragon Trust

Ashoka WhiteOak Emerging Markets (AWEM) has announced a proposed transaction with the Asia Dragon Trust (DGN). The proposal is supported in principle by a majority of DGN shareholders, with the company highlighting the opportunity for Asia Dragon shareholders to join an outperforming investment trust, with market-leading structural features, zero management fee and an annual redemption facility. […]

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