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BATM Advanced Communications Ltd (LON:BVC) shares jumped to 19-year highs on Wednesday after the real-time technologies company hiked its full-year revenue and earnings expectations.

Blue Star Capital PLC (LON:BLU) said its investee company, Guild Esports PLC, has announced its global launch and an association with David Beckham as it looks to develop a talent pipeline in the UK. Beckham and Blue Star have both taken part in a £25mln fundraising by Guild.

ReNeuron Group PLC (LON:RENE) has signed a research evaluation agreement with an unnamed “major biotechnology company” with the pair set to collaborate on a technology that can deliver gene-silencing therapeutics.

Westminster Group PLC (LON:WSG), the security and managed services specialist, has started a new project to introduce specialist ‘unattended retail’ vending machines that will dispense masks and facial coverings in the UK.

Rosslyn Data Technologies PLC (LON:RDT) said it has secured renewals for a number of client contracts with extended durations that it says will underpin its current annual recurring revenue (ARR) expectations in future periods.

Advanced Material Development subsidiary CoM3D has completed a £1mln funding round to continue developing nanomaterial technology at the University of Texas at Austin.

World High Life PLC (LON:LIFE) (OTCQB:WRHLF) has appointed international hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) executive Ross Westbrook as an advisor for North American growth and operations.

Eden Research PLC (LON:EDEN) has been granted two important patents for its technology in the USA. The AIM-quoted company focused on sustainable biopesticides, said it has secured patents for its Sustaine encapsulation technology and compositions for insecticide products from the US Patent Office.

ANGLE PLC (LON:AGL) has hailed “major progress” in its latest results as it targeted regulatory submission for its Parsortix system to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the third quarter of 2020.

Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC (LON:NFC) said it expects to deliver “modest growth” in both in revenues and profitability in the first half of its financial year.

Directa Plus PLC (LON:DCTA) has supplied Gipave, the company’s proprietary asphalt super-modifier containing graphene nanoplatelets, for use in a road trial in Dartford, Kent that started this month

Savannah Resources PLC (LON:SAV) chairman Matthew King said the company is making “excellent progress” towards securing a long-term offtake for its spodumene concentrate.

San Leon Energy PLC (LON:SLE) told investors it is in a strong position as the current environment presents challenges and also opportunities.

Strategic Minerals PLC (LON:SML) said it has repaid the outstanding A$1.8mln loan from former partner New Age Exploration (NAE) on its Redmoor tin and tungsten project in Cornwall.

Tim Livesey, chief executive of Oriole Resources PLC (LON:ORR), said he was “delighted” to see the advancement of exploration at the Pandora and Hesdaba prospects in Djibouti.

88 Energy Ltd (LON:88E) has extended the deadline before closing its takeover offer for Alaska exploration peer XCD Energy, to 7pm (Sydney time) on July 13 2020.

Vast Resources PLC (LON:VAST) confirmed that it has raised another £109,800 in a subscription on top of the £1.49mln placing completed earlier in the week.

Stobart Group Ltd (LON:STOB) confirmed that 56.4% of shares available to existing shareholders had been taken up in the open offer element of its £100mln fundraising. The remainder of the shares have been allocated to institutional investors who took part in the placing.

KR1 PLC (LON:KR1) said that it has been given an extra month to file its annual report and accounts due to logistical issues arising from COVID-19 restrictions. The company said it will publish these results as soon as possible, and by no later than 31 July 2020.

ADM Energy PLC (LON:ADME) has added a secondary listings for all its shares on the Quotation Board segment of the Open Market of the Berlin Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange, where trading began on Thursday morning.