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Supergroup – New Highs Following Optimistic Interims

After you've bought a new car it's amazing how often you'll spot the exact same make and model on the streets. Obviously, roughly the same numbers were sharing the tarmac the day before, but that realisation often doesn't come until you're an owner of that same model yourself. Lately I'm finding the same case can be made for clothing. Since first investing in Supergroup back in 2012 I'm noticing a lot more of their leading brand, Superdry, being sported by the young and fashionable - in my little nook of Europe at least. Not content with just being a shareholder, I decided...

UK Merger & Acquisition Advisers Hope that Vodafone Sale Might Trigger Sustained Revival in Deal Activity

There’s a lot of talk about the dearth of Merger & Acquisition activity in the UK and overseas but this would appear to be a bit of an illusion since business confidence is still sufficiently robust to underpin near record figures for global transactions. According to Mergermarket, the first quarter of 2013 saw the value of deals total $406bn. While this was 10.3% down on the corresponding figure for 2012, the former was inflated by the multi-million dollar merger between mining group Xstrata and the commodity trading house, Glencore. By comparison, the biggest deal in the first quarter of this...

Norseman Gold Update

Following on from Friday's announcement that Kevin Maloney - Chairman of the Tulla Resources Group of companies - has now fronted up as Norseman Gold's Executive Chairman to the Board, Norseman has announced details of an A$20 million private placement, including the conversion of A$8 million of debt to equity. It's been a turbulent week on the Norseman share price front with shares trading in a wide band between highs of 3.6 pence and lows of 2.65 pence (ouch) - where it stands at the time of writing. A change of Chairman and a placement announcement will do that to a share,...

New Copper-Gold Opportunities for Herencia Resources

In a week or two that's been largely forgettable from a portfolio value point of view, Herencia Resources forced a smile from me yesterday when they announced a new copper and gold opportunity in Chile and an update to their Paguanta Project. Here's a little of the meat from the RNS on the new opportunity: Herencia has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), through one of its 100% owned Chilean subsidiaries, to potentially acquire a 51% controlling interest in an exciting new copper-gold opportunity in Chile. The project is located approximately 750 kilometres north of Santiago in Region III in Chile...

Stellar Diamonds Finds….Well….Yeah, Diamonds

Stellar Diamonds today announced "encouraging initial diamond recoveries from drill core samples of the Company's 100% owned Droujba kimberlite pipe in south east Guinea". Highlights from the sample included: 538 diamonds recovered from 291.62kg of Kimberlite 5 commercial sized diamonds larger than 0.85mm recovered Largest recovered diamond measures 5.60mm x 2.80mm x 1.80mm Majority of diamonds are classified as white, colourless and transparent Macro-diamond grade forecast to be undertaken You can read the full release over at the London Stock Exchange website. Here's why we got on board with Stellar initially. Today's good news just reinforces that decision. In the month and a bit since then, Stellar Diamonds has...

Berkeley Mineral Resources

Not quite the volatility this week as in the past few weeks but Berkeley Mineral Resources (BMR.L) is still attracting a lot of investor attention following on from Friday's interims (pdf file) and ahead of the much-anticipated confirmation of their Kabwe acquisition. Berkeley Mineral Resources in the news Berkeley Mineral has funding for Kabwe acquisition (26.11.2010) Mining and processing company Berekeley Mineral is on the look-out for more things to buy once it has completed the acquisition of the remaining tailings at Kabwe, Zambia...

Renesola and Another Dear John Letter

Readers of Investor Trader may remember my brief tryst with West China Cement which came to a premature end back in May of this year. Sadly, growth saw them forget their roots, pull their AIM listing and try to make it in the big city. In this case, the big city being Hong Kong. And as it turns out, the big city has been quite kind witnessing gains in WCC in excess of 20% in the month since they headed east. I was willing to take that one on the chin. Let bygones be bygones and all that. Until...

News, News, It’s All About the UK Investment News

Investing without the most up-to-date news is like eating a kebab without using your hands, it might be fun for a while, but it's gonna get messy! Now with a million and one investment news sources on the web, the beginner investor can get lost in a sea of analysis and opinion and fail to see the big picture. Don't get me wrong, there's a ton of places I go for my finance news, online, in the papers, on the box, but there's only one place I go every morning for my financial news overview, and that's straight to my inbox. ADVFN...