Sep 07

General Information:
The Sable Mining Company is a London-based firm that specialises in mining coal deposits and iron ore deposits in underdeveloped areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The firm also invests in other natural resource deposits that the firm believes adds long-term value to the company’s holdings.

Current Holdings:
The Sable Mining Company currently holds majority interests in several coal and iron ore mines in Lubu, Springbok Flats, and other towns in sub-Saharan Africa.

The firm also is in the process of acquiring several mining permits in Bagla Hills, Mount Kakoulima and in Liberia.

Business Strategy:
The Sable Mining Company strives to locate and develop major sources of natural resources as soon as the source shows signs of profitability.

To achieve this goal, The Sable Mining Company looks for potentially profitable sources of natural resources in underdeveloped areas that have the potential to attract significant foreign capital investment or sustainable rapid growth.

Moreover, the firm also looks for opportunities to acquire permits that allow the firm to look for untapped deposits of coal or iron ore. The firm acquires these permits because they hope they can find important sources of coal or iron ore that could be developed into a sustainable asset over the long haul.

Other Important Details:
AIM Stock Symbol: SBLM.

Board of Directors:
Director: Phil Edmonds.
CEO: Andrew Groves.
Director of Finance: Andrew Burns.
Executive Director: Jeremy Sanford.

Financial Data for 2010:
Expenses: -£1,672,000.
Net Operations Income: -£2,426,000.
Total Income Loss: -£34,988,000.
Retained Earnings: -£43,198,000.
Total Equity: +£32,446,000.

Please note: All financial data have been rounded off to the nearest £1,000 for simplicity.

Contact Information:
Mailing address:
18 Park Street
London, W1K2HQ.

Phone Number: 020 7236 1177.
Fax Number: 020 7236 1188.
Email address:

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Aug 21

Basic Background Information:
The ICB Financial Group is also known to industry insiders as the ICB Banking Group or as the International Commercial Bank. It is a Switzerland-based financial services provider that offers consumers and corporations a wide variety of banking services. The firm operates branches in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Business Strategy:
The ICB Financial Group strives to provide basic and intermediate banking services to previously under-served areas and developing countries.

The aim of these services is to create long-term banking relationships with customers who could potentially access the firm’s credit and mortgage services. As a result, the firm strives to build high-quality customer relationships by providing value-added deposit services, access to basic banking services, access to micro loans and access to great customer service.

Current Business Locations:
The ICB Financial Group conducts business in many places around the world. Here is a brief listing of the firm’s most popular branch locations.

–ICB Limited, Ghana.
–ICB Bank Lao Limited.
–ICB Bank Serene Leone.
–ICB Bank Zambia, Limited.

Other Important Details:
London Stock Exchange AIM symbol: ICB.
Total Assets: £875,000,000 as of February 2011.
Value of 2010 Deposits: £835,000,000.
Net Interest Income for 2010: £42,300,000.

Shareholders’ Equity: £1,235,000 as of February 2011.
Value of Outstanding Loans: £675,000,000 as of February 2011.
Net 2010 Operating Profit: £5,230,000.

(Please remember that the above data were rounded off to the nearest £1,000 for convenience.)

Principal Officers:
Chairman: Michael Robert Hanlon.
CFO: Muniandy R Krishnan.

Managing Director of Consumer Banking: Al Alagappan.

Contact Information:
UK Mailing Address:
CREST Depositary Interests
Euroclear UK & Ireland Limited
33 Cannon Street
London EC4M 5SB, United Kingdom.

Telephone Numbers:
C/O ShareCommService AG
Europastrasse 29
CH-8152 Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Tel: +044 809 5858
Fax: +044 809 5859.


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Nov 22

Gasol Plc is an energy resource development company operating in west Africa, primarily focusing on natural gas.  Gasol’s main goal is to form alliances with other corporations to create a supply chain for production and transport to market of liquefied natural gas (LNG), allowing for development of “stranded” natural gas assets that are isolated from existing pipelines.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been refined and compressed to turn it from a gas to a liquid.  As a liquid, it can be transported more economically, and can be carried by ships or other means to natural gas pipelines.  There it is reconstituted into gas and distributed to markets.

Gasol was incorporated in 2005 in England and Wales, and has traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange since 2008.

Strategic Alliances

Since 2005, Gasol has concentrated on building alliances along the LNG supply chain, from gas gathering, processing into LNG, and transporting and regassifying the LNG at entry points into high-value markets in Europe, North America, and Asia.

To this end, Gasol has formed strategic alliances with several companies already established in the energy sector in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, and is pursuing further opportunities in other Gulf of Guinea countries.  Current partners include:

  • Afren Plc — Gasol’s upstream partner in the supply chain.  Gasol holds exclusive right of first refusal to buy and market their natural gas production.
  • Teekay Corporation — Partner for developing floating LNG production facilities, pipelines, and other infrastructure and transport solutions.
  • E.ON Ruhrgas AG — Partner in Nigeria.
  • Electricite de France — Partner in Gulf of Guinea countries other than Nigeria.

Recent Developments

In June 2010 Gasol Plc completed a strategic review of its current and future goals.  The review concluded that the company will continue to pursue its current supply-chain-focused strategy which emphasizes transport of natural gas to markets outside of Africa, but will add a second strategic track that will concentrate on using natural gas resources for electrical generation within Africa.  The company finds that the two parallel strategies are complimentary and by adding the latter track, will potentially net more and faster income to the company.

Shares of Gasol Plc (GAS) are listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market and were at 1.02 p as of 18 November 2010.

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