Amiad Water Systems TICKER: AFS     EXCHANGE: AIM

Amiad is an Israeli-based, London listed producer and global supplier of water filters and filtration systems for the industrial, municipal and irrigation markets. The company was founded in 1962. Amiad is focused on the global requirement for clean water, and specializes in developing and marketing environmentally-friendly filtration solutions. Amiad has engineered its green technology to cope with extreme weather and geographical conditions, and also varying water sources and quality. It customizes filtration systems to meet individual customer needs, serving over 70 clients on every continent from Australia to Antarctica.


Everyone needs water
Published: Apr 21 2010

As a producer of water filters, global recession did impact irrigation demand

Yet improved efficiency and cost control meant margin and profit growth in 2009

Strategic acquisition close to conclusion

Well placed to benefit from human need to invest in the agrisector


Foreign buyers gorging on UK stocks

Document can be downloaded here: UK plc ‘going for a song’

Being a shareholder in a company that receives a juicy takeover offer is a marvellous feeling. Something that many fortunate investors have experienced over the past 3 years. Thanks to a spate of M&A bids by deep pocketed overseas buyers – partly triggered by the June 2016 Brexit result, which sent the £ tumbling and adversely affected the FTSE.

Consequently today, given this trend is unlikely to end anytime soon, we’ve highlighted 30 possible acquisition ideas in the attached research paper. Spilt equally between large and smallcap stocks – covering a broad selection of industries.

What’s more we believe most of these businesses are underpinned by strong fundamentals and substantial upside in the event of predatory interest.

According to Factset Mergerstat/BVR, the average bid premium paid for such deals between 2004-14 was 30% – with the figure trending upwards since the global financial crisis.

Happy investing. Published 27th August 2019