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Aquiline (AQI.to): The Canadian pissing contest continues

Here’s a follow up to last week’s post on Aquiline (AQI.to) as we shed a further tear and pity poor, hard done by Aquiline (AQI.to) being used as a football by competing Canadian houses.

Well, not really. Pity is a real exaggeration as AQI’s management are fully responsible for the current low cash “somebody please buy us” situation. However what is clear is that there are two factions playing financial games with AQI’s stock right now.

  • In the red corner we have a whole buncha suits that want to drive AQI’s stock price down because they know the comapny needs to raise capital soon and they want to get in cheap (put simply they’d like to see AQI raise $10m by selling 6.66m shares at $1.50)
  • In the blue corner we have those already bought in that want to see their holding rise in value and don’t want to see the company dilute too heavily on the next financing round (put simply they’d like to see AQI raise $10m by selling 4m shares at $2.50).
What these two bickering parties have in common, of course, is that they want AQI to go up in value AFTER the next round of financing. That’s when this humble corner of cyberspace will be looking more closely at AQI as an investment, by the way, but until then it’s fun to watch the boyz and their games (fun for a wonk like me, anyway).

The latest round comes from the blue corner today. Cormark published a report on AQI that I’ve had chance to read. I generally agree with their take on the company and consider it a good report. I don’t know where the devil you, kind and gentle reader, can get a copy of this member’s only analysis. Not a clue.

Oh, by the way my e-mail address is otto.rock1 (AT) gmail (DOT) com if you ever feel like dropping me a line…about anything at all.

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