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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Contango Holdings Plc LSE:CGO London Ordinary Share GB00BF0F5X78 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.25 -3.94% 6.10 6.00 6.20 6.35 5.95 6.35 3,943,941 15:58:20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
0.0 -0.3 -0.6 - 19

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16/1/2008
08:49
biggest riser ... on a weak day for the markets
andrbea
16/1/2008
08:26
Long term winner. Acquisitions already being lined up I gather.
bustedflush1
15/1/2008
11:01
Basic background on Conchango: Conchango was established in 1991 to deliver business and consumer solutions through the effective and innovative use of technology. Conchango helps organisations look at new ways to improve the way they interact with customers and suppliers, through the use of customer-centred techniques. Clients also look to Conchango to support them in future technology investment decisions and build enterprise applications across a variety of media and technology platforms. Conchango's skillset and approach is an integrated one that puts the skills of consumer knowledge, brand understanding alongside deep technology development and systems integration skills. The results are applications, websites, intranets, kiosks and mobile applications that are useful, usable, robust and accessible, first time out. Conchango's approach is to focus on initiatives that deliver the greatest tangible improvement for their clients' businesses. This is achieved by adopting the Scrum approach to agile programming, whereby development teams deliver bite-sized chunks of complex projects in 30-day "sprints". Conchango has worked hard to integrate the disciplines of user-centred design (UCD) and Agile development methodologies that have traditionally not blended well. Having worked in both these approaches for several years now, Conchango has a mature model that enables agile projects to leverage the best of UCD and branding. Conchango won the Information Management Award and received the Microsoft Certified Partner Award for best business intelligence solutions. Conchango has also won awards for Best Websites for Virgin Atlantic and Nectar.com. Conchango's main market areas are Retail, Financial Services and Media. Customers include: Boots, Bristol & West, Capital One, Chevron, Financial Times, HMV, Lloyd's, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Mobile. Its strategic partners include Microsoft, BEA, Fast and Ab Initio. Headquartered in the UK, Conchango has offices in London, Surrey, India and New York.
bustedflush1
15/1/2008
10:41
http://whitepapers.zdnet.com/casestudy.aspx?docid=336346
andrbea
15/1/2008
10:33
From last weeks Shares magazine: Conchango spins its web wider Published date:Thursday, January 10, 2008 SHARES RATING Conchango 1 (low)-5 (high) Management: 4 Market: 4 Product: 4 Financial strength: 3 TOTAL SCORE: 15/20 IT consultancy firm Conchango is set to join Aim next week following a reverse into Plus-listed investment cash shell Harrier Group. After flotation it intends to pursue an acquisition strategy and believes the Aim listing will help its progress. 'One of the main reasons for getting on to Aim is it gives us currency with which to make acquisitions, and gives us the flexibility to deal using cash or shares,' says joint managing director, Richard Thwaite. The company already has its eyes on a number of targets although he says the first acquisition it makes is most likely to be a cash-based purchase. It is not raising any money on flotation but Thwaite admits that his ambitious growth plans for the company mean this is not ruled out in the future, but he wants to establish the company on the stock market first. It has no intention, however, of adding other sectors to its consultancy offerings. Conchango focuses on retail, media and entertainment, financial services and energy and natural resources, and already boasts blue chip clients, including Vodafone (VOD), BP (BP.), Tesco (TSCO) and Barclays (BARC). Thwaite says its important that the company is well known for its expertise in these areas and that despite fears about an economic slowdown its markets remain robust. 'The great thing is that we are working in the most exciting part of technology as the web is getting bigger and bigger,' he says, adding that clients constantly need to update their web offerings. Its wide range of customers also protect it from individual client company and sector recession it says. Conchango was formed in 1991 and employs over 300 staff. It is profitable and generated revenues of £30 million in 2006, up 50% on the previous year. Thwaite will own 34.1% of shares after the flotation, as will fellow managing director Michael Altendorf. It is expected to have a market capitalisation of around £35 million on flotation.
bustedflush1
15/1/2008
10:19
Thanks for the new thread.
garth
15/1/2008
09:58
http://www.itweek.co.uk/itweek/news/2206466/conchango-float-growth
bustedflush1
15/1/2008
09:25
Rome wasn't built in a day. Bottom line is we are all now shareholders in a very high growth company that should do well now the digital age is here to stay. 2004-2006 revenue +106% 2004-2006 pre tax profit +260%
bustedflush1
15/1/2008
08:53
wide spread (3p) and thinly traded so far early days of course
andrbea
15/1/2008
08:21
13.01.2008 Conchango heads for Aim with 'aggressive' growth plan Publication date: 09 January 2008 12:02 AM Author: Mike Exon Digital media specialist Conchango is to be listed on the Alternative Investment Market later this month, following its reverse takeover of the cash shell investment company Harrier Group. The deal leaves Conchango joint managing directors Richard Thwaite and Mike Altendorf with just under 70 per cent ownership of the consultancy. Thwaite explains that following the listing, the consultancy will seek to grow 'aggressively' via acquisition and organic expansion. 1Richard Thwaite 2Mike Altendorf'We have already begun identifying opportunities, which should provide long-term return for shareholders,' says Thwaite. 'We are currently talking to several people. Over the past few months we have had a number of groups approach us to become part of Conchango. However, the deal sizes we are looking at are up in the £1m-and-above range, and there are some companies out there that simply aren't big enough for us.' Thwaite says opportunities in design-led areas have been identified for the group to expand into, and also that skillsets in and around marketing and search engine optimisation for the Web might be interesting areas for acquisition. 'There is a certain amount of cautiousness being talked about in the market at the moment, but we are not seeing it yet, and we are talking to lots of large organisations that see the Web as their ideal route to market,' he adds. 'We achieved record profits in 2006 and while we could continue on our current trajectory and grow at a significant pace, we are incredibly ambitious and wish to become an even larger organisation able to offer more services to a wider customer base,' he says. Conchango will continue to help organisations in the retail, financial services and entertainment sectors, adds Thwaite. The consultancy's flotation is due to take place on 15 January.
bustedflush1
15/1/2008
07:39
floats today (Jan 15) after a RTO into harrier (hrr) website: http://www.conchango.com/Web/Public/Content/Home.aspx
andrbea
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