Taking Stock

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Loss adjuster Pycraft & Arnold has set its sights on an AIM presence. It hopes to raise pounds 2m offering shares through adviser Grant Thornton and stockbroker Durlacher. Last year the company, with 29 offices and dealing with claims from pounds 300 to pounds 25m, made profits of pounds 900,000.

Mondas, the second-time around computer venture for Tim Simon, rose 10p to 67.5p. It has won contracts for its software product worth possibly more than pounds 500,000. The shares were floated in October at 75p. Mr Simon created Quotient, taken over for pounds 27.7m.

Nord Anglia Education rose 7p to 144.5p, following City meetings. The private school operator is expanding its nursery operations with two recent openings.