www.expansys.com TICKER: XPS     EXCHANGE: L

Expansys is a leading online retailer of smartphones and other handheld devices such as tablet PCs, PDAs and satellite navigation systems with wireless connectivity. It currently serves both retail and corporate customers through its online retail store and direct sales division respectively. Labelling itself as 'the leading global online technology superstore', Expansys has a vast global reach to over 140 different countries.


Published: Jul 08 2010

Retailer of smartphones and handheld devices with wireless connectivity

Results show benefit of rationalisation

'Reverse takeover' via acquistion of two businesses transforms company

Board enhanced with experience of Bob Wigley and Peter Jones


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