Ethernity Networks Ltd, Tirupati Graphite PLC, Arecor Therapeutics PLC and more…

Liberum took the red pen for big mining even though the broker believes 2022 could be the year of M&As in the industry

Anglo American has been downgraded to “hold”, while Rio Tinto and Antofagasta are now “for sale”.

Hercules Site Services PLC, a workforce supply company for the UK infrastructure sector with clients including Balfour Beatty and Kier, said it was considering listing in the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

The company hopes to raise £5.5million to ‘respond quickly to the significant demand it is experiencing’, which includes increasing its operations to provide labor in the northern section of the HS2 rail project .

Crossword Cybersecurity PLC (AIM:CCS) said its online software assurance platform, Rizikon Assurance, was to be made “freely available” to members of Britain’s technology trade association (techUK).

The tech commercialization company will offer Rizikon to techUK members so they can self-assess their cybersecurity alignment with the UK government’s Cyber ​​Essentials scheme.

Caledonia Mining Corporation PLC (AIM:CMCL, NYSE-A:CMCL) said chief operating officer Dana Roets has joined the board effective immediately.

Having served as COO since 2013, he will continue in that role after his appointment, the company said in a statement.

Supermarket Income REIT PLC (LSE:SUPR) plans to move to the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange.

The trust was listed on the specialist funds segment in July 2017 as the UK’s first REIT dedicated to investing in grocery properties, but said a switch to premium would make it eligible for the inclusion in the FTSE UK and FTSE EPRA NAREIT index series.

Guild Esports PLC (LSE:GILD, OTC:GULDF) has announced that it has signed a 10-year lease to establish its “Guild Academy” and headquarters in Shoreditch, London.

Scheduled to open in the second quarter, the building will house the company’s academy and “complement and support the world’s most comprehensive and innovative online training portal,” a statement said.

Ethernity Networks Ltd (AIM:ENET) has told investors it is expanding its business relationship in Asia, where it now has several new distribution agreements and collaboration with a Japanese original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of level 1.

The network technology group’s new distribution agreements relate to its FPGA system-on-chip (SoC) and system solutions. The mergers concern semiconductor distribution and trading companies and will cover the Taiwanese, South Korean and Japanese markets.

Open Orphan PLC (AIM:ORPH, OTC:OPORF) said researchers at its subsidiary hVIVO inoculated the first group of volunteers in its first controlled challenge study against human malaria.

The team will assess the standard of care of antimalarial treatments for plasmodium malaria.

Arecor Therapeutics PLC (AIM:AREC) said “momentum continues” in its portfolio of owned and partnered assets as it signaled the start of a US Phase I trial of its lead asset.

Investors have been informed that it has begun its clinical evaluation of AT247, an ultra-rapid insulin that will be delivered by continuous subcutaneous infusion via an insulin pump.

Tirupati Graphite PLC (LSE: TGR, OTCQX: TGRHF) said it had reached a major milestone with its new “transformational” technology for processing flake graphite.

The unique column flotation system (CFS) will “significantly improve the performance” of the company’s downstream primary graphite and specialty graphite production processes, Tirupati said in a statement.

Ilika PLC (AIM:IKA, OTCQX:ILIKF) said it continued to develop and advance its Stereax and Goliath product lines as the pioneer in solid-state battery technology ended its half with 27.7 million pounds of cash and cash equivalents.

The company opened its Stereax solid-state battery manufacturing plant in Chandlers Ford in December, enabling it to manufacture its micro-batteries designed to power medical devices and industrial wireless sensors (IIoT) in harsh environments.

Ora Banda Mining Ltd (ASX:OBM) took a significant step forward with its operational performance at the Davyhurst Gold Project in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region during the December 2021 quarter.

During the period, Ora led surface and underground mining operations in Riverina, Missouri and Golden Eagle; the Golden Eagle mine completing production as planned at the end of the quarter.

Altech Industries Germany GmbH (AIG), a German subsidiary 75% owned by Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX: ATC), has taken the option to purchase an industrial site of approximately 14 hectares in Saxony, Germany.

ATC intends to build a 10,000 ton per year high purity alumina (HPA) battery material coating plant on site.

The world’s first fully operational airport designed for urban air taxis will open in Coventry in April, the company behind Hyundai’s investment has announced.

UK-based Urban-Air Port said new funding from the Korean multinational’s Supernal arm will help support plans to develop another 200 “vertiports” for vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the world.

IXICO PLC has confirmed that an open label extension study in Huntington’s disease for which it provided neuroscience support will be completed in May. This will result in a £300,000 reduction in revenue. In the update, the group said its backlog stood at £12.6 million and added that it had a strong pipeline of potential new business.

Cloudbreak Discovery PLC has told investors that Kyle Hookey has stepped down as non-executive director of the company effective immediately, but will continue as a key adviser. Kyler Hardy, President and CEO, said, “Kyle has been a great asset to Cloudbreak as a director and will continue to play an integral advisory role to the company. In the coming months, we will be looking for a replacement director whose skills will enable Cloudbreak to continue its growth and the execution of its business plan.”

Bradda Head Lithium Ltd announced that its shares will be publicly traded on the US OTCQB market under the symbol BHLIF from the US market open today. Managing Director Charles FitzRoy said, “The company seeks to encourage the significant interest our Arizona projects have generated internationally with the start of trading of our shares on the OTCQB. The United States has significant interest in lithium as a commodity and we expect the visibility we are gaining to further broaden our shareholder base and increase shareholder demand in one of the major lithium markets. »

Versarien PLC has announced that it will hold an investor event on February 2, 2022 hosted by CEO Neill Ricketts at Versarien’s production facilities in Longhope, Gloucestershire. This will allow attendees to learn more about the company’s Cementene graphene-enhanced concrete, materials technology, and how the company can provide solutions for application partners to achieve Net Zero, while observing a practical demonstration of the use of Cementene. To attend, investors should apply via, with 40 tickets allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

4D pharma PLC has announced that it will host a virtual key opinion leader event to review previously disclosed positive topline results from Part A of its Phase I/II trial of MRx-4DP004 for the treatment of asthma and to discuss the asthma treatment landscape. The event will take place on January 27, 2022. The event will include presentations from 4D pharma management and Professor Chris Brightling of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), who was the principal investigator of the Phase I/II trial . A live webcast of the event will be available in the reports and presentations section of the 4D Pharma website.