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Aquis Stock Exchange Newsletter Q2 2023



July 17, 2023

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Q2 may have been quiet on the equity markets front, but things have still been hectic for us at Aquis Stock Exchange! Right off the back of our corporate rebrand in March, we threw a huge 10-year party in May at the Museum of London for all our stakeholders and had a jam-packed events calendar throughout the spring – including the annual Small Cap Awards and many other new initiatives such as our Aquis Women in Business panel discussion on funding options for young enterprises and our new Journey to IPO events to help companies navigate the process of listing.
In addition, we welcomed 2 new companies to our Growth Market, alongside a handful of exciting developments from our existing issuers.
More on all this below…
The Aquis group hosted its 10-year anniversary celebration at the Museum of London on 18th May. It was fantastic to see over 600 people – clients, partners, staff, friends and more – show up to celebrate this incredible milestone. We’ve come a long way in a decade from our original pan-European Equities trading venue to the addition of our technology licensing, Stock Exchange and dark pool trading offerings; but our overarching purpose and mission to democratise markets has remained the same.
With a keynote speech by City of London Policy Chairman Chris Hayward and some impassioned words from founder and CEO Alasdair Haynes, it was certainly a night to remember. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and has been part of our journey thus far. We’re just getting started!
To view a wider selection of photos of the event, click here.
PanGenomic Health Inc.
PanGenomicHealth Inc. joined ourAccess segment on the 12th of April with a £4.4m market cap via a fast-track dual list from the CSE. PanGenomic has developed a self-care digital platform to deliver personalised, evidence-based information about natural treatments to support mental health.
Vinanz Limited
Vinanz Limited joined the Access segment on the 21st of April with a £3.5m market cap having raised £755k. Vinanz aims to build out a fully-fledged Bitcoin mining company initially focusing on installing clusters of Bitcoin miners in multiple decentralised data facilities throughout the US and Canada.
Invinity Energy Systems announced that it has been awarded £11m of grant funding from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero under Phase 2 of the Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration ("LODES") Competition. The funding will be used to deploy a 30 MWh vanadium flow battery ("VFB"), the UK's largest flow battery and Invinity's largest delivery to date.
Ananda Developments provided a shareholder update, which included highlights of:
  • Preparation underway for the construction of a medical cannabis flower processing facility
  • MRX1,the first cannabidiol medical cannabis oil from MRX Medical launched last month (June 2023), with two medical cannabis clinics agreeing in principle to prescribe it
  • Genetic stabilisation successfully completed its first generation
  • MRX1 cannabidiol medical cannabis oil put on stability trials ahead of being used in two Randomised Controlled Trials
DXS International received NHS Accreditation for the NHS IM1Pairing Integration API which provides read and write access to GP patient data throughout the UK.
CEO David Immelman, called it “an exciting step forward”, adding that it could help the NHS achieve its new targets for controlled blood pressure, which in turn would save lives from strokes and heart attacks.
MBH Corporation acquired White Arches Caravans and White Arches Motorhomes in a further expansion of its leisure vertical business line. White Arches Caravans specialise in new and used caravans and is the region’s premier dealer for multiple brands such Sprite, Bailey and Coachman. White Arches Motorhomes is the region’s premier dealer several motorhome brands as VW Campers.
Equipmake Holdings signed a licensing agreement with Sona Comstar, a global automotive systems and components manufacturer headquartered in India. Equipmake will license certain products from its range of drive motors, inverter, and electric powertrain technology to Sona Comstar for applications in various vehicles in South East Asia.
Coinsilium Group Limited completed the acquisition of the Tokenomi Web3 advisory service. CEO Eddy Travia was “encouraged to see the growing level of activity in the wider Web3 venture space, and the steady stream of demand we are now witnessing for our Web3 advisory services, particularly in the SE Asia region…. We believe this acquisition has the potential to materially contribute to Coinsilium’s revenues as well as the Company’s cryptocurrency treasury holdings.”
Hydrogen Future Industries expects to shortly commence a third and final testing phase of an upgraded version of its 1 metre diameter wind turbine, with data gained from its performance used in the design of the larger diameter wind turbines.
HFI also established a facility in Birmingham, UK, where work is ongoing to incorporate the variable hydraulic drive and/or electro-magnetic clutch, which are part of the patents acquired and announced on 5 October 2022, to increase efficiency and lower the cost of energy production.
National Milk Records and Associated British Foods reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition to be made by ABF, pursuant to which ABAgri Limited (an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of ABF) will acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of NMR.
Under the terms of the Acquisition, each NMR Shareholder will be entitled to receive 215 pence in cash per NMR Share. The Acquisition values the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of NMR at approximately £48.0 million on a fully diluted basis and represents a premium of approximately 87.0% to the Closing Price of an NMR Share of 115.0 pence on 05 June 2023, being the Last Practicable Date.
SulNOx Group announced a successful shipping trial by Green Sea Guard B.V., an independent maritime organisation that helps engine operators monitor and understand the emissions profile of their engines. The trial recorded "remarkable" reductions in particulate matter of over 99% in tests of super yacht, MY Yalla.
20th April
The Global Gateway to US Investors, run in association with First Sentinel and OTC Markets, the event highlighted the opportunities for companies on Aquis to also join the OTC market, facilitating access to US investors.
26th April & 7th June
The Reverse Pitch events
: We sponsored and hosted the first two events of Pitchflix’ “Reverse Pitch” series. Founders had the unique opportunity to be pitched to by funds instead of having to pitch themselves. Aquis was actively involved, providing insights and expertise to founders exploring investment opportunities.
8th June
Journey to IPO: The second edition of this new Aquis initiative was a great success, continuing to guide companies through the process of going public. Panellists included broker Oberon Capital, accountant PKF Littlejohn, lawyer RWK Goodman and listed company One Health Group who all provided valuable guidance to companies seeking a listing.
13th June
Aquis Women in Business:
This panel discussion on funding options for young enterprises, which marked our first all-female hosted event, was a significant milestone for us. We were honoured to bring together a group of accomplished women from Memery Crystal, LGB & Co, Ananda Developments and Aquis, who shared their experiences and insights, empowering and inspiring professional women from across all areas of the industry.
15th June
Aquis was delighted to sponsor the Small Cap Awards for another year, which recognises outstanding achievements in the small-cap sector. We were thrilled for National Milk Records Plc who won the ‘Aquis Company of the Year’ award, celebrating their sustained growth and success.
15th June
We also sponsored the Rainmaker Awards in Manchester, which celebrate the best deals and teams from the past 12 months in the northwest.
Finally, we also attended SME XPO (April) and London Tech Week (June) where we had the opportunity to meet with innovative and promising companies, make some new connections and explore potential collaborations.
5th September
Modernising the IPO Process: Empowering Innovation & Technology with Aquis and ScribeStar: This event will showcase Scribestar’s platform which aims to modernise and streamline the IPO process and  will include a demo of the Scribestar product.
7th September
Capital Raising from Seed to Exit: Bonded Warehouse, No.1 Circle Square, Manchester - a showcase event of various sources of capital from seed to scale up and beyond.
2nd November
Corporate Governance Workshop: in association with the QCA, this workshop is designed to help companies improve their corporate governance practices and build trust with investors, ultimately leading to better business outcomes.
28th November
Aquis Showcase Day: This full day event will once again highlight companies quoted on the Aquis Stock Exchange through quick-fire pitches and live Q&As to an investor audience, with special guest speakers, audience interaction and the opportunity to hear direct from CEOs. Sponsored by Aquis Stock Exchange, Armstrong Teasdale and VSA Capital.
Keep an eye on our social media or get in contact if you are interested in attending future events.
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