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Circle Property collects over 90% of rents in first quarter of 2020

Circle Property PLC (LON:CRC) said it has collected 91% of rents in the quarter to March 2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a trading update, the property firm focused on regional offices said current rent collection for the June 2020 quarter currently stands at 77%, but with agreed monthly payments that figure has increased to 91% of rent due. WATCH: Regional offices holding up in lockdown says Circle Property CEO[hhmc] The company also said it is in “constant and constructive dialogue” with its tenants and anticipates its rent collection numbers will “continue to increase”. Circle also said it has remained active across its portfolio in the period, completing a new letting in Northampton to a consulting firm on a 10-year lease at £34,000 per year. Meanwhile, the firm said tenant interest at its newest asset, Concorde Park in Maidenhead, “continues to build pleasingly” with vacancies at the site falling to 33% from 63% since last August. “Whilst letting activi..

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Upland Resources slides after tapping the market

Upland Resources Limited (LON:UPL) was down 15% at 0.875p after tapping the market to fund its activities in Tunisia and South East Asia. The company has raised £470,000 via a share placing and subscription at 0.7p a pop. As is becoming increasingly common in share issues in London – picking up a practice from North America – the share issue was accompanied by the issue of warrants, with one warrant attached to every two newly-issued shares. The warrants are exercisable at 1.3p. 10.00am: MITIE big share price fall Mitie Group PLC (LON:MTO) shares, down 45% at 46.7p, were the biggest fallers on Tuesday after the companys rights issue and acquisition of Interserves facilities management business. Just over 805mln new shares were admitted from the £201mln rights issue to fund the £271mln cash-and-shares acquisition. The rights issue will dilute earnings per share by an estimated 51% in the 2021 financial year and 62% in 2022, said broker Liberum in a note on Tuesday, but will signifi..

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Frontier IP says portfolio firm AquaInSilico wins grant to commercialise wastewater treatment software

Frontier IP Group PLC (LON:FIPP) said its portfolio firm AquaInSilico has won a €60,000 EIT RawMaterials grant to develop its software designed to optimise wastewater treatment. The IP investor said the grant from the EUs European Institute of Innovation and Technology will allow AquaInSilico to build on its collaboration with a leading European environmental, water and waste management group to commercialise its software tools. READ: Frontier IP higher as it highlights commercial and technical progress at portfolio company Pulsiv Solar[hhmc] The groups technology is designed to remove phosphorus from wastewater in a more environmentally friendly and effective way than existing methods, with the recovered phosphorus then sold for use in fertilisers. "AquaInSilico has been making good progress in collaboration with its industry partners, progress reflected and validated by theRead More – Source [contf] [contfnew] Proactiveinvestors [contfnewc] [contfnewc]