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Overseas childhood, Mod Langs Uni, 25+ years M East banking, now shuttling between UK, US and Spain, trying to earn a more or less honest crust investing.

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Hi all,Shipoffrogs wrote ... I think Purplebricks' biggest strength is that it's currently the cheapest route to a listing on the property platforms. If individuals could, in the future, list it falls between a rock and a hard place. Platforms are about bringing buyers and sellers together with lower frictional costs than in the past - I'm sure it's a process that is still evolving.…

Hi all, Re £ Purplebricks, I'm not clear how expansion in the US would actually work ! They do things differently over there - with a requirement that you tie to a specific broker and with (from a UK perspective) eye-watering commissions - 5 to 6% is not uncommon. With that much money at stake, I'd have thought a domestic US wannabe internet-savvy estate agent…

Hi bestace, Q1 just reported was £ 120M, annualised = £500M, which means new capacity is already down to 6 x sales from the 10x in last Financial Year. If they continue at this rate, they'll be at (new) capacity quicker than you might think.... ATB

Hi all, As I read the RNS, the capex will covered from cashflow and the share offering is to maintain liquidity for future investments. "To enable the Group to be able to maintain a strong cash position that will enable it to take advantage of investment opportunities as they arise, approximately GBP50 million will be raised through the Placing of New Ordinary Shares and the…

Hi tournesol,From today's FT, the maker of upmarket mixers for alcoholic drinks, is to shift its strategy away from the tonic water that helped it more than double its profits last year to focus instead on products for the much larger dark spirits category.Tonics were the company’s best-selling and fastest-growing category last year in the UK, where Fever-Tree generates nearly half its revenues, spurred…

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