Regulatory News

AIM Rule 17 Schedule 2(g) Update

15 October 2021

Equals (AIM:EQLS), the fintech payments group focused on the SME marketplace, announces the following information relating to directors' disclosure under Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Richard Cooper, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, has been a director of a private company, Sonco UK Bidco Limited since 28 January 2019. Sonco Bidco Limited is the immediate holding company of Coastbright Limited, the owner of Palace Gate Casino.

On 13 October 2021, Sonco UK Bidco Limited was placed into administration. The most recently available filings indicate that the administration proceedings remain ongoing.


For more information, please contact:

Equals Group plc


Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO

Richard Cooper, CFO

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308


Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Advisor / Broker)


Emma Gabriel / Bobbie Hilliam / Georgina McCooke

Alex Aylen (Sales)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150



Buchanan (Financial Communications)


Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Whitmore / Toto Berger

[email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000



Notes to Editors:

Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by a highly personalised service for the payment needs of SMEs whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014 and currently employs around 250 staff across sites in London and Chester.  For more information, please visit