If so, it will be third time lucky. Cupid has raised pounds 4.6m through two rights issues in less than two years under a succession of managements - the latest, Richard Shaw, left last month clutching pounds 50,000 after just a year in the job.
On the financial front, Cupid is hardly a great beauty. It has debts of pounds 3.5m, net assets of less than pounds 900,000 and is likely to have lost pounds 3m in the year to 31 March.
Mr Johnson and Mr Osmond may turn out to be astute businessmen, but they are leaving little to chance. They are paying just a seventh of the market price for their shares - a comfortable cushion should Cupid's latest marriage go the same way as the others.Reuse content