Small cap Archive

Mar 20, 2014
Watching growth markets – those second boards, junior markets, alternative stock exchanges and other trading platforms for small and micro-cap companies – is like listening to indie music stations instead of Top 40 radio: new names with big dreams and always a whiff of risk. Even new industries: l...
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Mar 19, 2014
As many companies know through painful experience, a lack of research coverage is a serious impediment to attracting new investors. Without it, investors may view a business as unvetted or too difficult to value. And life for the under-followed hasn’t become any easier in recent years: the financial crisis prompted brokers to ...
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Oct 26, 2012
Q: How do I get analysts to cover my small-cap firm? A: The good news for smaller issuers is that, while they may struggle to attract attention from the major global investment banks, there are twice as many smaller, independent investment advisers and equity research firms following fast-moving stocks, issuing their research and advice to paying subscribers. These analysts and research firms have a hungry database of investors to feed new i...
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Nov 01, 1999
Howard Robinson has had his fill of the City. The chairman of S Lyles, a UK-based carpet manufacturing group, is in the process of finalizing a deal that will allow him and his fellow directors to take the 87-year old company private, away from the ravages of the stock market. The deal will value his company at around £3.6 mn – a slight premium to its current stock market capitalization – on the basis of a turnover last year of £18.6 mn and pre-tax profits of ...
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