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16 Apr 2021

QD view – Money worries

This week I was fortunate to attend a seminar organised by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) on inflation. The speakers included Iain Pyle, who is the manager of Shires Income, which we have written about a few times, and Nalaka de Silva, manager of Aberdeen Diversified Income & Growth, who we had on the weekly show […]

15 Apr 2021
NB Distressed Debt's run-off continues

NB Distressed still in distress

NB Distressed still in distress – NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund has published results for the year end 31 December 2020. The fund is in wind-up mode and so the focus is on maximising proceeds from the portfolio and getting that back to investors. There are three principal share classes – ordinary shares (NBDD), extended life […]

15 Apr 2021

Electra sells Sentinel and updates on portfolio

Electra sells Sentinel and updates on portfolio – Electra Private Equity has sold Sentinel Performance Solutions Group (UK manufacturer of products to improve the performance of heating and closed water systems) to Aalberts N.V.. Aalberts is a global industrial technology group headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands and listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (www.aalberts.com). Sentinel Following […]

15 Apr 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 April 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 15 April 2021: Tufton Oceanic (SHIP) has acquired a Handysize Bulk Carrier for $14.3m. The vessel has a fixed rate time charter for eleven to thirteen months to a large maritime transport and logistics company. In addition, the Containership Swordfish has a new fixed rate time charter for fifteen to seventeen months from the […]

14 Apr 2021

Globalworth bid send shares soaring

Globalworth bid send shares soaring –  CPI Property Group S.A. and Aroundtown SA have announced the terms of a cash offer for Globalworth Real Estate Investments at €7 per share. The bidding vehicle is Zakiono Enterprises Limited. The offer values Globalworth at approximately €1,571m and represents a premium of approximately: 19.5% over the closing price […]

13 Apr 2021

North American Income Trust delivers healthy revenue despite COVID

North American Income Trust delivers healthy revenue despite COVID – North American Income Trust has published results for the year ended 31 January 2021. Over the period, the NAV total return was -5.7% and the return to shareholders -16.5%. This underperformed the -0.1% return in sterling terms from the Russell 1000 Value Index and the 12.6% […]

13 Apr 2021

US Solar launches fundraise

US Solar launches fundraise – US Solar Fund has launched a placing programme to be conducted over the next 12 months which includes an initial placing, offer for subscription and intermediaries offer which has launched today. A prospectus will be published shortly. The initial proceeds are expected to principally be used to fund two transactions: About […]

13 Apr 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 13 April 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 13 April 2021: Augmentum Fintech (AUGM) has sold its holding in Dext (formerly Receiptbank). The UK-headquartered digital bookkeeping platform is being acquired by Hg (HGT) for £10.5m. The investment was valued at cost (£7.5m) and made Augmentum an IRR of 30.5%. Separately, Augmentum has made a further follow on equity investment of €2m […]

09 Apr 2021

QD View – Go Green?

QD View – Go Green? Impax Environmental Markets is doing very well but is it too popular? It has been a short week and a quiet week in the investment companies market. Funds continue to report results for 2020, however, and the one that stood out for me this week was Impax Environmental Markets. Shareholders […]

09 Apr 2021

QuotedData’s morning briefing 9 April 2021

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 9 April 2021: Schroder UK Public Private says it has completed the sale of its shares in Kymab to Sanofi for approximately US$82m. There may be additional contingent payments of up to US$33m, subject to a deferred purchase price release and Kymab achieving certain development and regulatory milestones. Hibernia REIT says that it […]

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