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AIE Ashoka India Equity Investment Trust Plc

0.50 (0.21%)
01 Dec 2023 - Closed
Delayed by 15 minutes
Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ashoka India Equity Investment Trust Plc LSE:AIE London Ordinary Share GB00BF50VS41 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.50 0.21% 234.00 173,709 16:35:00
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
234.00 236.00 235.00 234.00 235.00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty 34.58M 0.2855 8.23 284.6M
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
16:35:00 UT 136 234.00 GBX

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Posted at 02/12/2023 08:20 by Ashoka India Equity Inve... Daily Update
Ashoka India Equity Investment Trust Plc is listed in the Trust,ex Ed,religious,charty sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker AIE. The last closing price for Ashoka India Equity Inve... was 233.50p.
Ashoka India Equity Inve... currently has 121,104,947 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Ashoka India Equity Inve... is £284,596,625.
Ashoka India Equity Inve... has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 8.23.
This morning AIE shares opened at 235p
Posted at 21/7/2015 13:31 by picobird
Found some info:

"When a takeover bid or scheme is announced, things can move quickly. The price offered may increase, or the period for accepting the takeover bid may be extended.
The share price can be a good indicator of whether the market thinks the bid or scheme will succeed. Generally, when the bid or scheme is first announced, the price of shares in the company rises to around the level of the offer price. If the market expects a better offer to emerge, share prices can sometimes be higher than the offer price. On the other hand, if the market thinks the offer is unlikely to succeed, the share price may be less than the offer price".

I think the BOD realise that the institutions will accept a low offer without 'rocking the boat'. On the other hand it could be worth 'kicking up a stink' in order to impress the boss.
Posted at 13/7/2015 09:48 by jadeticl3
Perhaps the BOD, who clearly want a sale at any price, circulated all companies rumoured to "have any interest in buying AIE" to ask them to make an offer. Then only Keystone Cops came up with anything at the auction, and, as the reserve price was the existing share price, their offer was accepted!

It is a very low offer, but if you are very keen to sell you accept low offers. If you are not keen to sell you send someone who makes an unsolicited, low offer packing with a flea in his ear.

I was confident of a higher offer, but am beginning to have doubts. Pity this is not getting more publicity.
Posted at 23/6/2015 10:18 by fvr2
RNS Number : 8850Q
Anite PLC
23 June 2015
Rules 8.1 and 8.2 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

(a) Full name of discloser: ANITE PLC
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(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a): N/A
The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s),
settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
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(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates: ANITE PLC
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
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(d) Is the discloser the offeror or the offeree? OFFEREE
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(e) Date position held: 22 June 2015
The latest practicable date prior to the disclosure
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(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect NO
of any other party to the offer?
If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"
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If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.
(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates

Class of relevant security:
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Interests Short positions
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Number % Number %
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(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled: - - - -
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(2) Cash-settled derivatives: - - - -
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(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell: - - - -
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- - - -
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All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.
Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).
Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).
(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists: -
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: -


Details of any interests, short positions and rights to subscribe (including directors' and
other employee options) of any person acting in concert with the party to the offer making
the disclosure:
Numbers of % of Anite Shares
Directors Holdings Anite Shares in Issue
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
Clay Brendish 319,472 0.11%
Humphrey 1,891,889 0.63%
Richard Amos 507,556 0.17%
Patrick De Smedt 19,969 0.01%
David Hurst-Brown 230,000 0.08%
Nigel Clifford 41,166 0.01%
Paul Taylor 27,250 0.01%

Numbers of % of Anite Shares
Senior Employee Holdings Anite Shares in Issue
-------------------------------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
John Michael
Bonin 941,814 0.31%
Petri Toljamo 0 -
Neil Bass 323,135 0.11%

SAYE Options Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
Humphrey 10,439 59.1p 01-Sep-16 01-Mar-17
Humphrey 33,760 71.8p 01-Oct-19 01-Apr-20
Richard Amos 25,069 71.8p 01-Oct-17 01-Apr-18
Neil Bass 10,439 59.1p 01-Sep-16 01-Mar-17
Neil Bass 33,760 71.8p 01-Oct-19 01-Apr-20

LTIP Options Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
Humphrey 938,855 0.00 06-Oct-17 05-Oct-24
Richard Amos 625,900 0.00 06-Oct-17 05-Oct-24

Executive Option Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
Humphrey 20,134 0.00 04-Jul-14 29-Jun-16

SMP Options Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
Humphrey 3,207,818 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Humphrey 90,370 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Humphrey 951,954 0.00 08-Jul-16 07-Jul-23
Richard Amos 1,276,229 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Richard Amos 35,953 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Richard Amos 233,960 0.00 30-Jun-14 29-Jun-21
Richard Amos 11,793 0.00 04-Jul-14 29-Jun-21
Richard Amos 423,091 0.00 08-Jul-16 07-Jul-23

PSP Options Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
Humphrey 228,042 0.00 18-Aug-11 17-Aug-18
Humphrey 304,794 0.00 23-Dec-11 22-Dec-18
Humphrey 830,350 0.00 10-Jul-12 09-Jul-19
Humphrey 861,111 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Humphrey 24,259 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Humphrey 297,686 0.00 30-Jun-14 29-Jun-21
Humphrey 15,005 0.00 04-Jul-14 29-Jun-21
Humphrey 286,697 0.00 04-Jul-15 03-Jul-22
Humphrey 288,246 0.00 08-Jul-16 07-Jul-23
Richard Amos 513,889 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Richard Amos 14,477 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Richard Amos 187,168 0.00 30-Jun-14 29-Jun-21
Richard Amos 9,434 0.00 04-Jul-14 29-Jun-21
Richard Amos 191,131 0.00 04-Jul-15 03-Jul-22
Richard Amos 192,164 0.00 08-Jul-16 07-Jul-23

MIP Options Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
John Michael
Bonin 100,000 0.00 04-Jul-15 03-Jul-22
John Michael
Bonin 450,000 0.00 04-Jul-17 03-Jul-24
Petri Toljamo 257,334 0.00 08-Jul-16 07-Jul-23
Petri Toljamo 384,694 0.00 04-Jul-14 03-Jul-24
Neil Bass 100,000 0.00 06-Jul-12 05-Jul-19
Neil Bass 250,000 0.00 07-Jul-13 06-Jul-20
Neil Bass 25,000 0.00 30-Jun-14 29-Jun-21
Neil Bass 50,000 0.00 04-Jul-15 03-Jul-22
Neil Bass 105,306 0.00 08-Jul-16 07-Jul-23
Neil Bass 117,305 0.00 04-Jul-17 03-Jul-24

MMP Options Quantity Price (p/share) Vesting date Expiry Date
-------------------- ---------- ---------------- ------------- ------------------
John Michael
Bonin 1,275,000 0.00 11-Jul-16 10-Jul-23

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).
Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).
(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal
or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain
from dealing entered into by the party to the offer making the disclosure or any person acting
in concert with it:
Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such
agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"


(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the party
to the offer making the disclosure, or any person acting in concert with it, and any other
person relating to:
(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or
(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which
any derivative is referenced:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"


(c) Attachments
Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) NO
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Supplemental Form 8 (SBL) NO
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Date of disclosure: 22 June 2015
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Contact name: Neil Bass
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Telephone number: +44 (0)1252 775268
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Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.
The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at
This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
Posted at 20/6/2015 10:31 by irenekent
As I understand it the options bestow the right to buy a specific number of shares at a specific price by a specific date. After that date the right expires. Sometimes there is a start date in the future as well as an expiry date. The value at which the options vest is generally higher than the price prevailing at the time of grant but as these may have to be held for a number of years before becoming exercisable, generally there is profit to be made if the share price has risen above the exercise price. The company can either buy back shares as treasury shares (with company money) or issue new shares which of course is dilutive to existing shareholders which includes those exercising the options if they are already shareholders. There is usually a clause that says that in the event of a takeover the options will exercise immediately.

Taking pico's info on the options held by Messres. Humphrey and Amos we arrive at £15.25m worth of shares (12.1m shares) added to the total number of shares in issue and I believe there are other options waiting to cashed in. Are they going to buy these shares in using cash held, or just create them. Either way I guess we lose. How many shares are currently held in treasury I wonder - if any?

The main question is what happens to the cash held on the balance sheet. We need an answer.
Posted at 11/6/2015 07:40 by picobird
mbmiah - hello
The IC had a 2 page analysis by one of their top guys a couple of weeks ago. He mentioned some big names including Rhode & Schwarz as interested parties. They are a German test & measurement company.
Also the Motley Fool did a story which included SPT as one of a likely threesome to double in price. Hence that would pull in interested parties.
Other than that the AIE price is looking very bullish with plenty of bulls around.
Looks like the long term shareholders need the BOD to filter out the 'rubbish' predators. Hopefully AIE can continue as an independent company but we have to question whether this bull run is set to continue in the market in general. Have we had seven years on the trot in the past, probably not.
A good run for AIE up to the AGM is necessary & in the weeks following re their share price
R & S is a Family run business which is a bit odd nowadays, but it seems to be 100% German.p

Gerd - hello
I know what you mean, I do not put links on myself but there is a way to stop ADVFN taking you to other sites. Press the green spot & login & then you should be able read the thread without any hassle. Do not under any circumstances press the red spot or you will be ejected 50 feet into the air - LOL.
ADVFN provide really good accurate info in their free section should you need to transfer company figures & ratios to a spreadsheet. Needed for fundamental analysis but not all punters trade on FA, only TA.
Posted at 09/6/2015 17:33 by picobird
Lot of stuff floating around concerning M & A and the two test companies - AIE & SPT.
This is why it is important for the market mechanics to correct the share price to a price nearer to where it should be.
In the case of AIE the market will correct prior to the AGM on 01/07/2015. I anticipate a further jump during that first week of July.
I would personally prefer the company to stay as a Small Cap but the long term shareholders need the share price to be at sensible levels before any M & A scenarios materialise, hopefully they will not.
Posted at 03/6/2015 10:54 by picobird
I know where you are coming from werty5.
At least we know sentiment has finally changed which is the important thing. The shares are still very cheap so a run up to 150p would seem reasonable (based on a forward P/E). We also need a decent price to be established by 01/07/2015 in case ST ( of IC ) is right about his M & A theories. That would be the decent time to start any negotiations & not before.
When we look at the share price two years ago & compare to the FTSE ( now that the markets have completed consolidation) we should be at 'x' pence (I dare not put a price in as it tempt's fate).
The fact is we have a long way to go to catch up in view of this company's fundamentals now. Not that fundamentals count for much with the way punters trade nowadays ( the exception being Warren B ).
Neither is there anything wrong with the way people trade using TA, it does at least complete within weeks rather than years (LOL).
A lull would seem to be on the cards (perhaps two days) but we need to make up the ground within a month, just in case the ST scenario takes effect. I have not held for many years for a predator to capitalise on an undervalued share price
Hopefully, AIE will remain a small cap. They have shown the industry that they are the best in their field of expertise, thanks to their BOD.
Other than that I am a very happy investor - blue skies at last.
Should anything happen to AIE, I will definitely be using TA tools in the future when dealing with other companies in a portfolio.

Volume increasing today. Like Blackjack that lull is a coming (LOL).
Just noticed that the MM's have dropped the price to get the sellers in so that they can get stock (MM's)
They probably think it's a good time for a lull as well & to consolidate before pushing on.
Wonder if we will get a red candlestick or doji today after the UT closing auction.

Green again today 104.75p. We don't mind green, but red ( once or twice ) makes the chart look normal - until we take off again (LOL).
Oh no, it's the Grexit - someone get the tarot cards out. The Greeks have wanted this for months !!
There is a trader who stands to make $21 mill if the S&P closes below $ 208.65 on Friday's close, he knows !
Posted at 19/3/2015 12:26 by picobird
Looked like a tree shake but turned out to be a drop in the share price to equal out buys & sells.
TBH although AIE is my best share ( on merit ), my holdings change on a weekly basis.
Tatsfield hit the spot regarding the share price
The share price looks 'ripe' for that bounce now.

FWIW, for anyway wanting to buy in, now might just be the right time.DYOR
Posted at 17/3/2015 13:33 by tatsfield
All the good news in the world has never had very much positive effect on Anite's share price Having been with the share since the £3 days and through the 14p days, I'd still show a healthy profit if I sold today. However, I really believe the company is special and should be seen as such in the market but they have the stage presence of "The Invisible Man"; if you know what they are doing, they look awesome but if you're the average investor who doesn't, you won't even notice them. Their only chance for increasing the share price is to predict immense profits and back it up with a huge dividend! Otherwise it's a penny here and a penny there on the share price with mountain high sticking points based more on numerological superstition and the significance of round numbers rather than company activity.
Posted at 13/2/2015 16:23 by picobird
Nothing in the IC?
Well I did a Google search & there was a mention of Anite (that I assumed) dated 13/02/2015.
Unfortunately I cannot get the mag where I live.

Shares News & Analysis - Investors Chronicle
13 February 2015. Moira O'Neill and the IC companies team pick the funds and dividend-paying shares that will help you survive a low growth, low interest rate.

- that was under Anite, so perhaps the search result excluded AIE.............

...........not done on purpose, IC must be living up to their chronic reputation.................LOL

Plenty more buys than sells again today.
What I forgot yesterday was that for every buy there is a sell.
However, presumably they will run out of sellers selling at these prices & with volume staying healthy (assumed) there will be a rise in the share price
rathlindri............... I assume you are waiting for a price fall to buy in again, just a guess ?

My take on the situation is that sometimes a price change suddenly occurs for no apparent reason, in both directions. I remember a drop of about 15p from 95 to 80 without any catalyst, it just happened.
With all these 'buys' going through, makes you wonder how the share price can remain under 90p.
The MM's love walking SPT up on tiny volumes, quite often with negative trades & then let it drop the next day.

I am not a clairvoyant , just trying to read the market.
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