Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Kuju Plc LSE:KUJ London Ordinary Share GB0031583932 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 24.60p 0.00p 0.00p - - - 0.00 05:00:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Unknown - - - - 3.88

Kuju Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
24/1/2007
13:31
Looking more and more like a shame - this RNS is just kicking us poor shareholders when we're down : Kuju PLC 24 January 2007 For immediate release 24 January 2007 Kuju plc ('Kuju' or 'the Company') Kuju confirms a new project for Brighton Studio with Sega Publishing Europe Limited Kuju, one of Europe's leading independent game developers, today announces a new project for Kuju's Brighton studio. This project is being published and funded by Sega Publishing Europe Limited. For further information please contact: Jonathan Newth, CEO Tel: 01483 414 344 END
hamsterwheel
16/1/2007
12:56
Yes - a "done deal" shame really...
mikeatwork22
15/1/2007
10:15
Investors Chronicle suggests investors Accept the offer.
hamsterwheel
09/1/2007
09:18
Offer Update - Kuju plc RNS Number:1918P S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP 09 January 2007 For immediate release 9 January 2007 Not for release, publication or distribution in or into the Republic of Ireland, the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER by S.P. ANGEL CORPORATE FINANCE LLP on behalf of CATALIS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES LIMITED (a wholly-owned subsidiary of CATALIS N.V.) for KUJU PLC LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCES OFFER UNCONDITIONAL TO ACCEPTANCES EXTENSION OF OFFER On 18 December 2006, S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP made a recommended cash offer (the 'Offer') on behalf of Catalis Development Services Limited ('CDS' or the 'Offeror'), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Catalis N.V. ('Catalis '), for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Kuju Plc ('Kuju') not already owned by Catalis. At 18 December 2006, Catalis held 2,087,830 Kuju Shares, representing approximately 13.2 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital. The directors of CDS and Catalis are pleased to announce that the Offer has been declared unconditional as to acceptances. As at 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 8 January 2007, the first closing date of the Offer, valid acceptances of the Offer had been received in respect of a total of 9,215,717 Kuju Shares, representing approximately 67.3 per cent. of the Kuju Shares to which the Offer relates ('Offer Shares') and representing approximately 58.4 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital. In addition, acceptances of the Offer have been received in respect of a further 586,275 Kuju Shares, representing approximately 4.3 per cent. of the Offer Shares and representing approximately 3.7 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital, which require further action to be taken before they can be counted as valid acceptances. On 18 December 2006, the directors of CDS and Catalis announced that they had received irrevocable undertakings to accept the Offer in respect of 8,614,437 Kuju Shares, representing approximately 63.0 per cent. of the Offer Shares and approximately 54.6 per cent. of the existing issued ordinary share capital of Kuju. Valid acceptances have been received in respect of 8,159,892 of those Kuju Shares, representing approximately 59.6 per cent. of the Offer Shares and representing approximately 51.7 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital. In addition, acceptances of the Offer have been received in respect of the balance of irrevocable undertakings, being 454,545 Kuju Shares, representing approximately 3.3 per cent. of the Offer Shares and representing approximately 2.9 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital, which require further action to be taken before they can be counted as valid acceptances. In the period from 18 December 2006 (being the date on which the Offer was made) to 8 January 2007 (inclusive), S.P. Angel & Co Limited, acting on behalf of CDS, has purchased in the market a total of 1,680,000 Kuju Shares representing approximately 12.3 per cent. of the Offer Shares and representing approximately 10.7 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital. Accordingly, as at 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 8 January 2007, CDS has acquired or received valid acceptances under the Offer in respect of a total of 10,895,717 Offer Shares, representing approximately 79.6 per cent. of the Offer Shares and representing approximately 69.1 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital. As at 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 8 January 2007, CDS and Catalis therefore own, have acquired or have received valid acceptances under the Offer in respect of a total of 12,983,547 Kuju Shares, representing approximately 82.3 per cent. of Kuju's existing issued ordinary share capital. The directors of CDS and Catalis announce that the Offer has been extended for a period of 21 days and will therefore remain open for acceptance until 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 29 January 2007. Kuju Shareholders who have not yet accepted the Offer and who hold Kuju Shares in certificated form are urged to complete, sign and return the Form(s) of Acceptance by hand (during normal business hours) or by post as soon as possible but no later than 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 29 January 2007, to the receiving agents to the Offer, Capita Registrars at Capita Registrars, Corporate Actions, PO Box 166, The Registry, 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4TH. Additional Forms of Acceptance are available from Capita Registrars, by telephoning 0870 162 3121, or if calling from outside the UK, on +44 20 8639 2157. If you hold your Kuju Shares in uncertificated form (that is, in CREST) you are urged to accept the Offer by TTE instructions as soon as possible and, in any event, so as to be settled not later than 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 29 January 2007. All terms defined in the Offer Document have the same meaning in this announcement, unless the context requires otherwise. Save as disclosed above, no Kuju Shares have been acquired or agreed to be acquired by or on behalf of CDS or any person acting in concert with CDS during the Offer Period and neither CDS nor any person acting in concert with CDS has the benefit of any irrevocable commitment or letter of intent in respect of any Kuju Shares or has any interest in any Kuju Shares, or any short position (whether conditional or absolute and whether in the money or otherwise and including any short position under a derivative), any agreement to sell, any delivery obligation, any right to require another person to purchase or take delivery in respect of any Kuju Shares, any right to subscribe for any Kuju Shares or any stock borrowing or lending arrangement in respect of any Kuju Shares. Enquiries Catalis Group Robert Kaess +49 89 2111 280 S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Financial adviser to Catalis Development Services Limited and Catalis N.V.) David Facey +44 (0)20 7647 9641 Kuju plc Jonathan Newth Chief Executive Officer +44 (0)1483 414 344 Noble & Company Limited (Financial adviser and broker to Kuju plc) Nick Naylor Nick Athanas +44 (0)20 7763 2200 Further Information The CDS Directors accept responsibility for the information contained in this announcement. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the CDS Directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case) the information contained in this Announcement is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information. This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or solicitation of any offer to sell or an invitation to purchase any securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, pursuant to the Offer or otherwise. The Offer is being made solely by the Offer Document and (in respect of certificated Kuju Shares) the Form of Acceptance, which together contain the full terms and conditions of the Offer, including details of how the Offer may be accepted. The availability of the Offer to Kuju Shareholders who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the relevant jurisdictions in which they are located. In particular, the Offer has not be made directly or indirectly in or into a Restricted Jurisdiction. Persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe any applicable legal or regulatory requirements. Unless determined by CDS and permitted by applicable law and regulation, the Offer has not been, and will not be, made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by the use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone or e-mail) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or by any facilities of a national securities exchange of, a Restricted Jurisdiction and the Offer is not capable of acceptance by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility or from within a Restricted Jurisdiction. Accordingly, copies of this announcement and any other documents related to the Offer are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction, and persons receiving such documents (including, without limitation, custodians, nominees and trustees) must not mail or otherwise distribute or send such documents in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction as doing so may invalidate any purported acceptance of the Offer. S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP, an appointed representative of S.P. Angel & Co. Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively as financial adviser to CDS and Catalis and no one else in connection with the Offer and this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than CDS and Catalis for providing the protections afforded to clients of S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP nor for providing advice in connection with the Offer or this announcement or any matter referred to in this announcement. Noble & Company Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively as financial adviser to Kuju and no one else in connection with the Offer and this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Kuju for providing the protections afforded to customers of Noble & Company Limited nor for providing advice in connection with the Offer or this announcement or any matter referred to in this announcement. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END OUPSSDSMUSWSELF
hamsterwheel
09/1/2007
08:15
saintloup - incorrect. Only when acceptances get to 90% can the buyer make all the remaining shareholders sell.
hamsterwheel
09/1/2007
04:00
If more than 75% of the shares vote to accept the offer, it'll go through, and al shareholders, irrespective of how they voted, will have their shares bought at 25p.
saintloup
08/1/2007
13:31
Mike, I'd give iDealing a huge kick if I were you. This is the message my broker sent me on December 21st : "Kuju Plc Your holding of Kuju Plc is subject to a Recommended Cash Offer by Catalis Development Services Limited. For every share held you are being offered 25p in cash. It is most important that you email corporateinfo@fastrade.co.uk (Please do not press 'Reply' to this message) by the 2nd of January 2007 to let us know whether you wish to accept the offer. If you do not respond to this exact address we cannot take any responsibility if your instruction is missed. If we do not hear from you by the 2nd of January we will take no action on your account. In the mean-time, if you require any further information or assistance please do not hesitate to let us know." As 2nd Jan has now passed, you might have missed the chance to accept the offer. I'd give them a rollocking.
hamsterwheel
08/1/2007
13:24
Mine are held in a nominee acc. and I was informed end of last year like saintloup.
empy100
08/1/2007
12:17
I did contact iDealing and they assured me when they hear somthing I will [could it be because its a nominee account?] Someone just bought at 25.75p (admittedly not many), but, do they realise that the max they will get is 25p ? OR IS IT ? Think I'll have to re-read the announcements (and between the lines).
mikeatwork22
02/1/2007
15:40
I hold this in my SIPP, and I got called by Barclays just before Christmas asking me how I wanted to respond to the bid. I've rejected it because I think it substantially undervalues the company. The Rail Simulator project has the potential to do really well, and I don't think that's adequately factored into the offer price. But I suspect the bid will succeed. Since I bought at 10p in May I won't be too unhappy.
saintloup
02/1/2007
13:05
Mike - tell iDealing ?
hamsterwheel
02/1/2007
13:04
I'm with iDealing, and I still have no corporate actions pending...as of 4 Jan 2007
mikeatwork22
22/12/2006
14:19
Is it just me, but almost £300k in profit for the 6 month period. That's a helluva improvement compared to previous results. Looks as though the business is being sold at a relatively modest multiple of current profits, around x7.5 times. Does that seem like full value? David
holidayfunds
21/12/2006
15:07
proper offer out now - my broker want to know if I'm accepting. think i will - seems a done deal
hammywheel
21/12/2006
12:54
Management must have an incling of the numbers - should they be published in the next couple of weeks? Is it a 'done deal'? If I sell now I'll get 24p from the market. If I wait for the offer to materialise its going to be 25p. I reckon the numbers will not be good - costs will have gone up dramatically, but, there is possibility of 'jam tomorrow'. Over 50% have committed to sell at 25p. Is that binding? Q) Is the buyer committed to buy?
mikeatwork22
18/12/2006
13:45
Just rather odd that, we're making decisions 18Dec, and we don't yet even have the 6 month numbers to end September. Given the level of development activity over the last 6-9 months AND the release of what seems to be a record number (for KUJU) of selling titles over the last few months, to be selling out now appears odd. But, yes, hard to see the incentive management have to sell out cheaply. David
holidayfunds
18/12/2006
13:39
Is 25p undervalued? What can you do, except to take the money 'gracefully'?
mikeatwork22
16/12/2006
01:28
Yes, I am hopeful that some of the other shareholders will be less-inclined to roll over quickly, until they have sight of the H1 financials. After all, I guess there may be other players out there interested in a small company like KUJU, which appears to have both an active game development program and a not-insignificant range of new titles now (potentially) generating additional royalty revenues. The timing here looks very odd to me. Are we saying the bidder here is offering 25pence, and really has no visibility on the latest numbers? Is that believable? Anyway, those 10pence warrants (and the actual shares) now look useful ;'0 David
holidayfunds
15/12/2006
20:45
isn't it the case that they can't make you sell unless they acquire over 90%? so if you don't like their offer sit tight.
goml
15/12/2006
12:31
David - I hadn't read all that ! I still think the offer document will have more detail. It in theory is a done deal, but with only 54.6% of shares committed to it, this is still not a certainty. Sure, the Directors and S&F have signed up, but they still need some other large holders to agree. Probably a done deal though.
hammywheel
15/12/2006
12:12
Hammy, I don't think they are planning for us to ever see the H1 figures; if you know differently, then do please let us know. Today's release only tells us this, and I don't see any mention that additional financials will be forthcoming any time soon... Quote form RNS: 7 Current trading and prospects On 1 September 2006, Kuju announced its final results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2006. For this period, Kuju generated turnover of #9.3 million and an operating loss of #1.1 million. Two one-off events, namely losses associated with a client, HIP Interactive Inc., going into receivership and the disposal of approximately 80 per cent. of the loss making division, Kuju Wireless Publishing Limited, incurred costs and write offs which contributed to the level of operating loss incurred by Kuju during that period. Since the year end, Kuju has signed a number of agreements with major publishers for new projects and the four console work-for-hire studios are in aggregate performing well. Kuju continues to invest in its Rail Simulator project; future returns from this project, which is currently behind schedule, are dependent on the success of the game when it is released into the market. The Kuju Board believes that both the general market conditions and opportunities for Kuju's personal computer and console studios are improving. However, the market remains volatile and completing publishing deals can take considerable time. End of RNS Quote My personal view is that it would be better for shareholders, and other potential players, to understand what the H1 financials look like. In practice, I don't think that is going to happen. David
holidayfunds
15/12/2006
11:05
David - there will be a formal offer document in due course that will provide the info you need to make your decision.
hammywheel
15/12/2006
11:01
Slightly confused on the timing of this RNS?? Maybe I'm missing the plot but, for us shareholders to make an informed decision, would it not be useful to have the H1 results to Sept 2006 to hand. As far as I know, KUJU management have not yet released these results (last year, the H1 numbers were released on 28 Dec). # I thought the normal practice was to release such Agreed Offers alongside the H1 results. As things stand, I don't really have the information to be able to know if around £4m is a fair value for KUJU or not. Given the range of deals concluded over the last few months and the large number of titles that have been released in the same period, I suspect that KUJU is worth considerably more. After all, it's not often that you see a £10-15m turnover company (must be by now) being sold for £4m. David
holidayfunds
15/12/2006
08:23
LEG about to take-off (0.06-0.07p) L2 - 3 v 1
need_love
15/12/2006
08:22
Smahing - always knew it was undervalued !
hammywheel
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