Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting Plc LSE:AFM London Ordinary Share GB00BF16C058 ORD 0.075P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 196.00p 192.00p 200.00p 196.00p 196.00p 196.00p 13,404 07:30:26
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 76.0 12.5 9.1 21.7 203

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Wills and Co was the one that called.
Who's your broker, dave?
That all adds up to one helluva lot of potential profit taking before this share goes anywhere, methinks. My broker came up with a strong 'buy' rec this morning. I suspect he might well have acquired a goodly slug of the Fiske placing!
Moved cash elsewhere now. I sense more dilution on its way. Not sure why, but anything said is always about acquisitions.
Director buying at 13.75p. "The Company was informed yesterday by Sir William Wells, Chairman, that on 21 September and 9 October 2007 he acquired a total of 100,000 ordinary shares of 0.5p in the Company at an average price of 13.75p through a company of which he is the beneficial owner. As a result of this transaction, Sir William now owns 954,701 shares in the Company, or 1.07% of the issued share capital."
My chart shows action as well. Snapshot below. I don't normally go for AIM stocks' indications, as they are so illiquid, but this one has all the indications of a rise.
Looks like we're on the way back up. I'm buying a little more at these levels. Check out yesterday's volume.
ARC FUND MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC INTERIM REPORT FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2007 Arc Fund Management Holdings plc ("Arc" or "the Company"; AIM: AFM), the niche investment management boutique and corporate finance house, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended June 30 2007. Highlights *Profit before tax rises 458 per cent to #324,000 (2006: #58,000) *Group turnover up 160 per cent at #1.625m (2006: #623,000) *Basic earnings per share up 211 per cent at 0.28p (2006: 0.09p) *Completed integration of the Nvesta acquisition - renamed Arc Capital & Income: broadens product range *Successful placing for working capital and future acquisitions completed *Funds under management continue to increase as new products launched *Acquisition post period end of Throgmorton Asset Management to create wealth management division Sir William Wells, Chairman, commented: "Arc Equities continues to be an important source of revenue for the Group. Arc Capital & Income is now contributing profits to the Group and we believe the recent turmoil in the capital markets will have, if anything, a positive impact on the business of both these divisions. "The enlargement of the Group is important to its future development as it will generate both cost efficiencies and more reliable and higher quality earnings. The successful integration of Nvesta broadens the Arc product range and it has been followed by the acquisition of Throgmorton Asset Management Limited, which will spearhead the Group's development of a wealth management division. We are actively seeking suitable businesses that would complement the Arc model. "I look forward to the next few months with some confidence in the knowledge that this period will be vital in building the foundations for the development of a strong and profitable business".
Looks like the latter... ______________ Arc Fund Management Holdings PLC 04 September 2007 For Immediate Release 4 September 2007 ARC FUND MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC ACQUIRES THROGMORTON ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED ("TAM") Arc Fund Management Holdings plc ("Arc" or "the Company"; AIM: AFM), the niche investment management boutique, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Throgmorton Asset Management Limited ("TAM"). The purchase of the entire issued share capital of TAM, an independent financial advisory company based in Leicester, was completed today for consideration amounting to £1,605,000, being £1,200,000 in cash and £405,000 in shares (through the issue of 3,000,000 new Ordinary Shares of 0.5p), together with deferred consideration, payable subject to the achievement of certain performance targets by TAM over the period to December 2008, amounting to a maximum of £1,110,000. TAM has estimated funds under advice of £150m and its normalised earnings for the year to 31 December 2006 amounted to £210,000 on turnover of £1.57 million and, at that date, showed net assets of £168,250. The transaction is earnings enhancing for Arc and represents the first step in the development of the Group's wealth management division. As a result of the transaction Arc will have £275m of funds under management. In addition, it is intended that, following the acquisition, one of the directors of TAM will be appointed to the Board of Arc and the Company hopes to complete this shortly. A total of 9,000,000 new Ordinary Shares, ranking pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares of the Company, were issued today, 3,000,000 as part of the initial consideration referred to above and 6,000,000 in connection with the deferred consideration to be held in trust. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the 9,000,000 Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, and trading is expected to commence on 7 September 2007. Christopher Rowe, Arc's CEO, commented "This acquisition lays the foundations of Arc's wealth management division. The establishment of this division is a significant step in the development of the Group and we will go on to grow it both organically and by acquisition. For the Group, the purchase of TAM is earnings enhancing and improves the quality of our earnings and increases funds under management. In addition, our existing client base will have access to a wider range of services as well as Arc's range of investment products becoming available to TAM's clients."
Wow. Nasty fall. Bad news leaked, or a discounted deal ready to go thru'? Anyone with any ideas?
I see another 2 x 10k buy this afternoon.
certainly looks positive! "adequate cash resources to do this"
the daddy
I wonder how close that last paragraph (previous post) is to becoming a reality? It says that they have been made aware of opportunities that fit the bill. If that is the case I would expect some action sooner rather than later. A good medium term tip, this one, I reckon. Just my opinion.
Announcement showing £500k profit for last year and bullish for this coming year... _________________ ARC FUND MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC ("ARC" OR THE "COMPANY") ANNUAL AUDITED RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO 31 DECEMBER 2006 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RESULTS • Group turnover increased by 99% to £2.69m from £1.35m (2005). • Profit on ordinary activities before taxation increased by 26.7% to £511,683 from £403,792 (2005). • Diluted earning per share increased by 21.2% to 0.57p from 0.47p (2005). • Net Current Assets increased by 95.5% to £1.31m from £0.67m (2005). • Post year end activity has included the following:- o The completion of the purchase of structured product provider Nvesta plc for £410,000, payable in cash. o The placement on 21 February 2007 of 750,000 new ordinary shares of 0.5p at 20p per share with an investor. o The placement on 20 March 2007 of 18m new ordinary shares of 0.5p at 12p per share raising £2.16m gross. • Funds under management stand at £137m. Christopher Rowe, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are seeking to grow our business by acquisition. Our next target is to build or acquire a wealth management division. We have been made aware of a number of opportunities that would fit with our business strategy and we have adequate cash resources at this point in time to bring our plans to fruition should the right opportunity arise." 25 June 2007
the daddy
Acquisition in the pipeline...? £2m cash... what's that for...? Could be fully valued now, as can't see any reason to be worth more, but do wonder about that cash. Could buy lots of clients from a small firm deal.
Over £2m cash comes in and not the slightest movement of price. I suppose as the raising was at 12p the good news was already built in. In fact, I'm suprise the price didn't drop on the news of a 12p placing!
A little bit of interest... something in the making, I wonder? 20p mid now.
looks like they believe they can turn it around quite easily. I like it!!
the daddy
Deal was done at 20p per share. Current price 19p mid. £11.7m MCap. Doing some homework it looks like the client base has now been raised by some 15k clients, apparently. The £140m now under management doesn't include the revenues from stock sales via Arc Equities Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary. Overheads at Arc look trim. Nvesta had slight loss last year on small turnover of £1.3m. Could £2m profit be out the question...? If u take out a chunk of the admin costs for nvesta, which will obviously be trimmed now, add in Arc's own growth and forward movement, add in some healthy margins on the stock sales... Maybe. imo.
ARC FUND MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC ACQUIRES NVESTA PLC Arc Fund Management Holdings plc ("Arc" or "the Company"; AIM: AFM), which specialises in tax efficient investment products, has completed the acquisition of Nvesta plc (Nvesta), the UK structured product provider, for a total consideration of £410,000 payable in cash on completion. With immediate effect, all of the assets and liabilities of Nvesta have been acquired by Arc. Nvesta has estimated funds under management of £120m and its audited accounts for the 15 months ended 30 September 2005 showed a loss of £112,000 on turnover of £1.2 million and, at that date, showed net assets of £598,549. No audited accounts have been prepared since that date and Nvesta has written no new business since May 2006. To assist in providing working capital for this acquisition, Arc has placed 750,000 new ordinary shares of 0.5p at a price of 20p per share (the "Shares"). These Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in issue. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, and trading is expected to commence on 28th February 2007. As a result of the transaction Arc will have £140m of funds under management.
What do people think of the recent acquisition?
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