Overview & AIM Rule 26
Sopheon (LSE: SPE) provides complete Innovation Management software and services to help customers achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade and Acclaim offerings deliver unique, fully integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and product development life cycle. Sopheon has operating bases in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands, with distribution, implementation and support channels worldwide.
To view the company's latest annual report, interim report, Memorandum & Articles of Association and most recent admission document, click here. The most recent admission document is the Final Offer Document in 2001.
For all announcements made by the company in the previous 12 months and Sopheon’s financial releases from the past year, click here.
To view details regarding the company's registered office, nominated adviser, principal bankers, solicitors, auditors, and other key advisers, click here.
Financial information is published on the company’s website in accordance with legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial information, which may vary from legislation in other jurisdictions. The maintenance and integrity of the group's website is the responsibility of the directors. The directors' responsibility also extends to the ongoing integrity of the financial information contained therein.
Sopheon plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
Sopheon’s leadership in innovation management was highlighted in the comprehensive MarketsandMarkets™ report on the Innovation Management Market. Sopheon was listed in the “Stars” category, the highest recognition. Sopheon was described as one of the leading players in the innovation management market thanks to the company’s robust and wide range of products and solutions in the innovation management category. Sopheon is in a select ranking alongside other leaders, such as Accenture, SAP and KPMG.
Sopheon is proud to be named the winner in our peer group of Megabuyte’s Quoted25 award for Enterprise Software! The award is part of the annual Megabuyte 100 award series, which collectively identifies the UK’s 100 best-performing technology companies.
About Sopheon shares
Sopheon has one class of shares, ordinary 20p shares, and has 10,693,079 shares in issue. So far, as the company is aware, 68.1% of its securities are not in public hands as defined by the AIM rules. The company is not aware of any restrictions on the transfer of its securities.
Shareholders with a significant interest in Sopheon shares are:
Rivomore Limited 19.4%
B.K. Mence (director) 17.8%
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Limited 12.4%
Chelverton Asset Management Limited 7.0%
S.A. Silcock (director) 2.6%
Exchanges & Ticker Symbols
London Stock Exchange: SPE
Listed Securities: Ordinary Shares of 20p each
The above information is provided in accordance with AIM Rule 26 and was last updated on December 22, 2023.
Warning to shareholders – boiler room scams
In recent years, many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas based “brokers” who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high-risk shares in US or UK investments. These operations are commonly known as “boiler rooms.” These “brokers” can be very persistent and extremely persuasive. Five thousand people contact the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) about share fraud each year, with victims losing an average of £20,000.
It is not just the novice investors that has been duped in this way; many of the victims had been successfully investing for several years. Shareholders are advised to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount or offers of free company reports.
Keep in mind that firms authorised by the FCA are unlikely to contact you out of the blue with an offer to buy or sell shares. If you are called, do not get into a conversation, note the name of the person and firm contacting you and then end the call.
Check the Financial Services Register from www.fca.org.uk to see if the person and firm contacting you is authorised by the FCA. Beware of fraudsters claiming to be from an authorised firm, copying its website or giving you false contact details. Use the firm’s contact details listed on the Register if you want to call it back. Call the FCA on 0800 111 6768 if the firm does not have contact details on the Register or you are told they are out of date.
Search the list of unauthorised firms to avoid at https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart/share-bond-boiler-room-scams. Consider that if you buy or sell shares from an unauthorised firm you will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service or Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Think about getting independent financial and professional advice before you hand over any money. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If you are approached by fraudsters please tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form at https://www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart/share-bond-boiler-room-scams, where you can find out more about investment scams. You can also call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you have already paid money to share fraudsters you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.