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Babcock International Group
Industrial Support Services

Babcock announced a robust set of prelims proving that even during turbulent economic times its business is resilient and extremely cash generative. With the prospect of the completion of the VT Group acquisition scheduled for early July, Babcock is set to become the leading support service company supporting the UK Marine, Defence and Nuclear sectors with potential to take this offering to the international markets. With a healthy order book equating to over four years of current revenues and an increasing focus on outsourcing in the markets it serves, Babcock is well placed to consistently deliver.

Bailador Tech Investments
Investment Companies

Ballard Power Systems
Alternative Energy

Ballard Power Systems’ Fuel Cell Products businesses provide clean energy products, primarily fuel cells, that reduce customer costs and risk. Ballard’s Technology Solutions business helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programmes.

Banca Sistema
Financials

Bastei Lübbe is a book publisher of fiction and non-fiction. It publishes books and novellas (80% sales) in numerous formats such as eBooks, audio books and apps. It owns the German-language rights for many bestselling authors including Dan Brown, Ken Follett and Jeff Kinney.

Bankers Petroleum
Oil & Gas

Barratt Developments
Property

Barratt Developments is the UK’s biggest housebuilder by volume and also undertakes commercial development. The group’s products range from first-time buyer homes to luxury apartments and large family houses.

Basler
General Industrials

Basler is one of the three largest manufacturers of digital cameras for industrial applications globally, with more than 80% of its revenues derived from exports. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in the Hamburg area.

Bavarian Nordic
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Bavarian Nordic is a Danish biotech focused on developing and manufacturing novel cancer immunotherapies and vaccines for infectious diseases. Its lead products are Prostvac (prostate cancer) partnered with Bristol Myers Squibb and Imvamune (smallpox).

BB Biotech
Investment Companies

BION is a Switzerland-domiciled investment company, targeting attractive long-term returns from predominantly mid-/large-cap biotech companies with established product portfolios (sales and earnings) and promising pipeline candidates. It is benchmarked against the NASDAQ Biotech Index, but is managed bottom-up with a concentrated 20-35 stock portfolio.

BBA Aviation
Industrial Support Services

BBA Aviation is a global aviation support and aftermarket service provider consisting of two divisions: Flight Support, which delivers refuelling, ground handling and other services to the business, general and commercial aviation markets; and Aftermarket Services and Systems, which services, manufactures and supports engines and aerospace components, sub-systems and systems.

Be Heard
Media

Beazley
Financials

Beazley is an international insurer/reinsurer group, tax resident in the Republic of Ireland. It underwrites a broad range of business with an above-average casualty share. It underwrites through Lloyd’s and Beazley Insurance Company in the US.

Bellway
Construction & Building Materials

Bellway is a nationwide housebuilding company based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Over 50% of sales are in the south of England with 20% of sales in London. Bellway specialises in entry to mid-level housing units.

Benitec Biopharma
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Benitec is an Australian biotech company focused on the development of products based on its proprietary DNA-directed RNA interference (ddRNAi) technology. This induces the cell to produce the siRNA (rather than introducing synthetic siRNA) and therefore produces longer gene silencing and requires lower doses in comparison with siRNA technologies.

bet-at-home
Travel & Leisure

Founded in 1999, bet-at-home is an online sports betting and gaming company with c 290 employees. It is licensed in Malta and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany. bet-at-home has been part of Betclic Everest since 2009; it is a privately owned French online gaming and sports betting group and owns 56.2%.

Bezant Resources
Mining

BZT is developing a low-cost development rationale for Platinum in Columbia, as well as working on its Gold-Copper Mankayan project in the Philippines.

Billington Holdings
Construction & Building Materials

Billington Holdings PLC produces building materials, offers construction services, and produces earth moving equipment. The company manufactures structural steel and underground tunnelling and road heading machinery, and constructs and rehabilitates schools and town centres.

BioInvent
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BioInvent is a human therapeutic antibody company based in southern Sweden. It has a lead product, BI-505 in Phase I for multiple myeloma.

BioLineRx
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BioLineRx is an Israel-based biotech company focused on the in-licensing and early development of therapeutics. It has a pipeline with six clinical and four preclinical candidates for a variety of indications.

Biondvax Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Biondvax is developing a potentially universal influenza vaccine and the lead candidate M-001 could be positioned as a primer for seasonal or pandemic vaccines or as a standalone influenza vaccine. So far M-001 has been tested in two Phase I/II and three Phase II trials and consistently demonstrated immunogenicity to multiple virus strains.

Bionor Pharma
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Bionor Pharma is a Norwegian biotechnology company focused on developing peptide vaccines for infectious diseases. The lead product, Vacc-4x, is currently in Phase II development for the treatment of HIV.

Biotech Growth Trust (The)
Investment Companies

The Biotech Growth Trust seeks capital appreciation through investing in the worldwide biotechnology industry, mainly in emerging biotechnology companies. Performance is measured against its benchmark index, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (sterling adjusted).

Biotron
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust
Investment Companies

BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. The Company’s objective is the achievement of capital growth, primarily through investment in a focused portfolio constructed from a combination of the securities of large, mid and small capitalization European companies, together with some investment in the developing markets of Europe. The Company invests in any country included in the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE), World Europe ex UK Index, as well as in developing countries. The Company also has the flexibility to invest up to 20% of the portfolio in debt securities, such as convertible bonds and corporate bonds. BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is the investment manager of the Company.

BlackRock Latin American Inv. Trust
Investment Companies

The BlackRock Latin American Trust seeks long-term capital growth and an attractive total return primarily through investing in quoted Latin American Securities. The trust was launched in 1990 and management as transferred to BlackRock on 31 March 2006 following a tender process. The manager follows a mainly bottom-up approach that is flexible but seeks growth at a reasonable price. The trust has an indefinite life subject to a biannual continuation vote. The benchmark is the MSCI Emerging Markets Latin America index.

Blancco Technology Group
Technology

Blancco Technology Group develops and sells data erasure and mobile diagnostics software. It is headquartered in the US and has sales offices in 15 countries around the world.

Bloomsbury Publishing
Media

Blue Star Capital
Aerospace & Defence

Blue Star Capital invests primarily in unquoted homeland security companies with significant dual-use commercial market opportunities.

blur Group
Technology

blur Group is an international e-commerce company providing a better way for business to buy or sell services. More than 50,000 businesses have used blur including companies like Amazon, eBay, Regus, Caterpillar, Argos, Danone and GE.

Boeing
Aerospace & Defence

BAE Systems is a global defence company with activities spanning production and support across air, land, sea and security markets. The group has operations in the UK, US, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Australia and now India.

boohoo.com
Consumer Support Services

Boomerang Plus
Media

Boomerang Plus is engaged in independent television production along with investments in a number of UK subsidiary companies.

Bowleven
Oil & Gas

Bowleven is an AIM-listed, Africa-focused E&P with assets in Cameroon. Its main asset is its 20% net interest in the Etinde development, which holds 290mmboe of 2C contingent resource.

Braemar Shipping Services
Industrial Support Services

Braemar Shipping Services is a leading global shipping services group with interests ranging from shipbroking to the supply of specialist technical and logistics support to various parties involved in transporting goods by sea and in the energy sector.

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Bridge Energy
Oil & Gas

Bridge Energy is a petroleum exploration and production company with activities in Norway and the UK. It has offices in Oslo and Aberdeen.

British Land
Property

British Land is the UK's largest owner of prime London offices and out-of-town retail properties.

British Portfolio Trust
Investment Companies

The company seeks to provide shareholders with growth in capital and income over the long term through investing principally in UK-listed equities. Such equities will consist mainly of the shares in FTSE 100 companies, but will also include medium-sized and smaller companies.

Brunner Investment Trust (The)
Investment Companies

The Brunner Investment Trust aims to provide growth in capital value and dividends over the long term through investing in a portfolio of UK and international securities. Since 25 March 2008, the benchmark has been a composite of 50% FTSE All-Share and 50% FTSE World Index (ex UK £).

Bulletproof Group
Technology

Burst Media
Media

Burst is a global provider of media, technology and professional services to online advertisers, publishers and ad networks.

Bushveld Minerals
Mining

Bushveld Minerals is an AIM-listed junior diversified commodity explorer in South Africa. Other than the Vametco deal, projects include an iron-titanium-vanadium deposit on the Bushveld complex’s northern limb as well as tin and coal assets.

Byotrol
Basic Industries

Byotrol has developed and controls patents for a unique technology to facilitate the safe eradication of harmful microbes. These include several high-profile infections, such as MRSA and swine flu.

BAE Systems
Aerospace & Defence

BAE Systems is a global defence company with activities spanning production and support across air, land, sea and security markets. The group has operations in the UK, US, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Australia and now India.

Balda
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Banca IFIS
Financials

Banca IFIS’s core business is financing Italian SME trade receivables and non-performing loans. There are modest operations in Romania, Hungary and Poland. The Italian government bond portfolio is now under 10% of group profits.

Bankers Investment Trust (The)
Investment Companies

The Bankers Investment Trust aims to maximise total returns to shareholders by means of a broadly diversified portfolio of international equities.

Baobab Resources
Mining

Baobab Resources is focused on developing its Tete iron-vanadium-titanium open-pit project in central-western Mozambique, currently at the pre-feasibility stage of development.

Basilea Pharmaceutica
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Basilea is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company focused on anti-infectives and oncology. Its lead products are Cresemba, antifungal that is approved in the US and Europe and Zevtera, an anti-MRSA broad-spectrum antibiotic, approved in Europe for pneumonia.

Bastei Lübbe
Media

Bastei Lübbe is a book publisher of fiction and non-fiction. It publishes books and novellas (80% sales) in numerous formats such as eBooks, audio books and apps. It owns the German-language rights for many bestselling authors including Dan Brown, Ken Follett and Jeff Kinney.

BayWa
General Industrials

BayWa is wholesaler and retailer of industrial and agricultural goods. The majority of revenues come from the trade of agricultural equipment and produce. It is a trader of oil and lubricants in Germany and Austria and is also building an international renewable energy business focused on wind farms and photovoltaic and biogas plants.

BB Healthcare Trust
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BE Aerospace
Aerospace & Defence

B/E Aerospace is a global manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interiors for commercial aerospace and bizjets. It is also a global distributor of aerospace fasteners and serves virtually all of the world's airlines, manufacturers and leasing companies through direct sales and customer support organisations.

Bear Creek Mining
Mining

Bellus Health
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Bellus Health is a Canadian drug development company whose lead candidate, Kiacta, is in a pivotal Phase III trial for amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis and is being studied in sarcoidosis.

Bellzone Mining
Mining

Bellzone Mining is focused on the development of its Kalia iron ore deposit in Guinea, West Africa. It currently has an attributable JORC resource of 3.74bt at 22.93% Fe. The company is also fastracking development of the Forécariah project. Bellzone was founded in November 2007 and listed on AIM in April last year.

Berentzen Gruppe AG
Food & Drink

Beta Systems Software
Technology

Big Yellow
Property

Big Yellow is the UK’s leading self-storage group. It operates from 59 stores, 52 in London and the south and has another 11 stores in development. The fully built portfolio will comprise approximately 4.4m sq ft of flexible storage space.

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is a development-stage US pharmaceutical company, focused on the development of enzyme inhibitors to treat inflammatory disorders, infectious diseases and cancer. A partner is being sought for BCX4208, a Phase III-ready compound to treat gout.

BioLight Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Based in Israel, BioLight is an emerging ophthalmic company focused on the development and commercialisation of products and product candidates that address ocular conditions. Lead products IOPtiMate and VS-101 are directed towards the treatment of glaucoma.

Biome Technologies
Engineering

Biome's main activity is bioplastics, developing and supplying natural rather than oil-based resins that are biodegradable and from sustainable sources, for use in producing plastics. A radio frequency application operation is also part of the group.

Bionomics
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Bionomics is an Australian biotech focused on CNS and oncology. BNC375 (preclinical) is partnered with Merck for Alzheimer's disease; BNC210 (Ph I) is in development for anxiety. A partnership is sought for cancer drug BNC105 (Ph II).

Biota Holdings
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Biota is an ASX-listed anti-infective drug development company. It originated and receives royalties on Relenza (zanamivir, GSK). Laninamivir, a second-generation product, is partnered with Daiichi Sankyo and being developed under a $231m US government contract.

Biotie Therapies Corp
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Biotie Therapies Corp is a Finnish/US biotech company with a focus on clinical programmes in CNS and inflammatory disease. Its lead project, nalmefene, for the treatment of alcohol dependency, is partnered with Lundbeck. UCB is a strategic partner.

Bitesize Briefing
Oil & Gas

BlackRock Hedge Selector
Investment Companies

BlackRock Hedge Selector is structured to issue a range of classes of feeder fund shares, each providing exposure to an investment fund managed by BlackRock. At present, only one class is in issue, which invests directly in the BlackRock UK Emerging Companies Hedge Fund. This fund's investment objective is to seek to maximise total returns by investing primarily in mid- and small-cap UK equities, while limiting correlation with the UK equity market.

Blackthorn Resources
Mining

Blackthorn Resources is an Australian exploration company with projects in Burkina Faso, Zambia and South Africa. By focusing on priority projects, the company aims to become a self-funding exploration and mining company.

blinkx
Technology

blinkx provides video search services on the internet. It is the world's largest video search engine.

Blue Cap
General Industrials

Bluebird Bio
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BNK Petroleum
Oil & Gas

BNK Petroleum is focused on the acquisition, exploration and production of large hydrocarbon reserves, predominately unconventional. Their strategic objective is to maximise the value of its US shale gas assets, while its European shale gas exploration strategy offers high-impact, large growth potential.

Bone Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

Booker Group
Food & Drink

Booker Group is the UK’s leading food wholesaler, supplying approximately 296,000 catering businesses and 72,000 independent retailers. It operates from 173 cash-and-carry branches throughout the United Kingdom and has a national delivery service.

Borussia Dortmund
Travel & Leisure

The group operates Borussia Dortmund, a leading German football club, runners-up in the 2015/16 Bundesliga and competing in this season’s UEFA Champions League (quarter-finalists in 2015/16 UEFA Europa League).

Brady
Technology

Brady provides a range of transaction and risk management software applications, which help producers, consumers, financial institutions and trading companies manage their commodity transactions in a single, integrated solution.

BrainJuicer
Media

BrainJuicer Group is a leading international online market research agency specialising in true hybrid quali-quant methodologies.

Brewin Dolphin
Financials

Brewin Dolphin is one of the largest independent private client investment managers in the UK and manages around £26bn. It provides a complete service for private investors, charities and pensions.

Brightside Group
Financials

Brightside Group's principal activities are insurance broking, the provision of premium finance and the supply of medical and other reports to the legal profession. It is also engaged in lead generation and the provision of software and web services.

British Polythene Industries
Basic Industries

British Polythene Industries (BPI) is one of the largest manufacturers of polythene film products in Europe. It is also Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene film.

Brulines
Industrial Support Services

Brulines' core business is the installation and maintenance of dispense monitoring equipment in tenanted/leased pubs, enabling the owner of the outlet to analyse in detail sales trends and the source of purchasing.

BTG
Pharmaceutical & healthcare

BTG is a UK-based specialist healthcare company with a direct commercial presence with its interventional medicine portfolio and in US acute care medicine. It also receives royalties from a number of licensing agreements.

Burberry
General Retailers

Burberry is an international luxury designer of womenswear, menswear, non-apparel and childrenswear, sold under the Burberry brand and sub-brands. Sales are through retail, wholesale, licensing and e-commerce channels.

Buru Energy
Oil & Gas

Brulines' core business is the installation and maintenance of dispense monitoring equipment in tenanted/leased pubs, enabling the owner of the outlet to analyse in detail sales trends and the source of purchasing.

BWIN
Travel & Leisure