|31 August 2016||Half-Year Report||▼|
|13 April 2016||Notice of Annual General Meeting||▼|
|13 Apr 2016||Final Audited Results 2015||▼|
|19 Dec 2015||Notice of General Meeting||▼|
|30 Sep 2015||Interim Results H1 2015||▼|
|29 May 2015||Notice of Annual General Meeting||▼|
|26 May 2015||Annual Report and Accounts 2014||▼|
|07 May 2015||Circular re: Placing and Notice of General Meeting||▼|
|07 May 2015||Final Results||▼|
|16 Sep 2014||Interim Results Presentation - H1 2014||▼|
|08 Jul 2014||Circular re: acquisition of Base 79 and related fundraising||▼|
|16 May 2014||Notice of Annual General Meeting||▼|
|16 May 2014||Annual Report and Accounts 2013 (Part 2)||▼|
|16 May 2014||Annual Report and Accounts 2013 (Part 1)||▼|
|16 Apr 2014||Final Results||▼|
|12 Nov 2013||Articles of Association||▼|
|11 Nov 2013||Admission Document||▼|
Last updated on 22/09/2016.
Number of shares in issue: 571,628,124
Registration number: 8754680
Country of incorporation: England
Percentage not in public hands: 65 per cent
Security Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the transfer of securities.
The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.Brave Bison Group plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
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Brave Bison simplifies the distribution and monetisation of online video through its software powered solutions. The Company brings together Content Owners, Creators, Brands and Publishers and helps them build and engage audiences online with optimal impact and efficiency.
As a Multi-Platform Network (MPN), Brave Bison enables clients to commercialise their content to audiences worldwide on some of the most popular online video platforms, such as YouTube, as well as publisher sites, and owned & operated channels.
With a network of 2,500+ Content Owners and 10,500+ Publishers, Brave Bison has the scale and expertise to enable Content Owners, Creators, Publishers and Brands to distribute the right video to the right audience in the right place at the right time, a term we call ‘Rightcasting’. With 13 offices in 11 countries, Brave Bison has both local knowledge and global reach.
The online video market continues to grow rapidly and internationalise and this is expected to accelerate in 2015/16. The $230 billion TV advertising market (Carat AdSpend Report, March 2015) faces challenges as audiences move to multiple online video platforms and devices. As a result, the online video market is growing rapidly and TV advertising budget is progressively shifting to online video. Nielsen and the IAB have publicly recommended Brands shift at least 15% of their TV budgets to digital media.
A recent report by ZenithOptimedia (Executive summary: Advertising Expenditure Forecasts March 2015) predicts global ad expenditure will reach $544 billion by the end of 2015. Within this global ad expenditure, it estimates that online video is growing faster than any other digital category or sub-category, growing 34% to $10.9 billion in 2014, and forecast to grow at an average of 29% a year to reach $23.3 billion in 2017.
YouTube no longer represents the only major video platform. Other social media platforms are growing and providing compelling destinations for audiences and Brands, such as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Online native video Creators are increasingly in demand from Brands as they continue to grow in influence and capture more mainstream media outlets. As young audiences watch increasing amounts of video online across a broad range of devices, they gravitate towards new online talent. Brands identify an opportunity to engage these young audiences more effectively.
Brave Bison was founded in May 2011 (then Rightster) with the vision of enabling media businesses to overcome the huge fragmentation in the online video market, allowing them to engage audiences and transact with optimal efficiency. The company grew rapidly and was admitted to AIM on 12 November 2013.
In 2013, Brave Bison made two investments: the acquisition of Preview Networks, a European distributor of film trailers and branded content, and the acquisition of certain of the assets of Sports Syndicator, a UK display advertising sales agency. Through these two deals, Brave Bison grew its geographic reach, range of capabilities and talent pool in content acquisition, media sales, publisher outreach and the paid placement of content on publisher sites.
In July 2014, Brave Bison acquired Viral Management Limited, bringing social video management skills, licensing capability and brand knowledge. Then, in August 2014, Brave Bison acquired Base79 Limited acquisition, bringing further YouTube capability, partnerships with influential Creators and Brand expertise.
On 17 November 2015, Ashley MacKenzie was appointed as CEO, Sir Robin Miller was appointed as the new chairman, Mark Cranmer joined the board as another NED and Richard Mansell joined as COO.
Brave Bison focuses on delivering content solutions and brand solutions through its three core capabilities:
The core software platform acts as an intelligent switchboard enabling our full range of customers to distribute, monetise and transact in an optimal environment.
The Company intends, so far as is practicable and appropriate for a company of its size and nature, to comply with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code, or in some cases and as a minimum with the provisions of the QCA Code. The Company has appointed two independent, Non-Executive Directors to bring an independent view to the Board and to provide a balance to the Executive Directors and non-independent Non-Executive Directors.
The Board is responsible for formulating, reviewing and approving the Group’s strategy, budgets and corporate actions. The Directors intend to hold meetings of the Board monthly and at other times as and when required. The Company has established Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Board with formally delegated duties and responsibilities. The Company has also established an AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committee.
The Audit Committee will have the primary responsibility of monitoring the quality of internal controls, overseeing the internal audit and risk management systems and ensuring that the financial performance of the Group is properly measured and reported on. It will receive and review reports from the Group’s management and external auditors relating to the interim and annual accounts and the accounting and internal control systems in use throughout the Group.
The Audit Committee will meet not less than twice in each financial year and will have unrestricted access to the Group’s external auditors. The Audit Committee is currently chaired by Mark Cranmer and also comprises Paul Marshall.
The Remuneration Committee will review the remuneration policy to ensure it is sufficient to attract, retain and motivate key management to deliver the strategy set by the Board. The Remuneration Committee will review the performance of the Executive Directors and make recommendations to the Board on matters relating to their remuneration and terms of service.
The Remuneration Committee will also make recommendations to the Board on proposals for the granting of share options and other equity incentives pursuant to any employee share option scheme or equity incentive plans in operation from time to time. The Remuneration Committee will meet not less than twice in each financial year. In exercising this role, the Directors shall have regard to the recommendations put forward in the QCA Code and, where appropriate, the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code. The Remuneration Committee is currently chaired by Sir Robin Miller and also comprises Mark Cranmer and Paul Marshall.
The Nomination Committee will review the selection process for appointment and re-appointment of directors to the Board and senior executive office. The Nomination Committee will make recommendations to the Board in relation to such appointments.
The Nomination Committee is currently chaired by Sir Robin Miller and also comprises Mark Cranmer.
The Company has also established an AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committee to ensure that the Company is complying with the AIM Rules. It will also assess the Company’s corporate governance obligations every year. The AIM Compliance and Corporate Governance Committee will be chaired by Sir Robin Miller and its other member is the Company Secretary.
The Board intends to comply, and to procure compliance, with Rule 21 of the AIM Rules relating to dealings in the Company’s securities by the Directors and other applicable employees. To this end, the Company has adopted a code for dealings in shares appropriate for a company whose shares are admitted to trading on AIM and will take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance by the Directors and any relevant employees. The form of this code is substantially the same as the model code contained in the Annex I to Chapter 9 of The Listing Rules of the FCA.
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Exchanges: Brave Bison Group plc is only listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: BBSN). Brave Bison Group plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers