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IP Group plc. (5/4/21). "Press Release: Portfolio Company Oxford Nanopore Technologies Raises £195m in New Investment".

Organisations Organisation IP Group plc (LSE: IPO)
  Group IP Group (Group)
  Organisation 2 Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.
  Group Oxford Nanopore (Group)
Products Product nanopore DNA sequencer
  Product 2 public equity
Index term Index term Oxford Nanopore–SEVERAL: investment, 202105 financing round £195m from new + existing investors
Person Person Smith, Greg (IP Group 201411 CFO)

IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) ("IP Group" or "the Group"), the developer of intellectual property-based businesses, notes that portfolio company Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd ("Oxford Nanopore") has raised £195 million in new capital including £125 million from new investors Temasek, Wellington Management, M&G Investments and Nikon with existing shareholders investing £70 million.

IP Group committed £18.7million to the round, being its full pre-emptive allocation. Following completion of the round, IP Group has a 14.5% undiluted beneficial stake in Oxford Nanopore, valued at £359 million.

For more information, please contact:

IP Group plc

Greg Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Liz Vaughan-Adams, Communications
+44 (0) 20 7444 0050
+44 (0) 20 7444 0062/+44 (0) 7979 853802

Charlotte Street Partners
David Gaffney
+44 (0) 7854 609998
Andrew Wilson
+44 (0) 7810 636995

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About IP Group

IP Group is a leading intellectual property commercialisation company which focuses on evolving great ideas, mainly from its partner universities, into world-changing businesses. The Group has pioneered a unique approach to developing these ideas and the resulting businesses by providing access to business building expertise, capital (through its 100%-owned FCA-authorised subsidiaries IP Capital and Parkwalk Advisors), networks, recruitment and business support. IP Group has a strong track record of success and its portfolio comprises holdings in early-stage to mature businesses across life sciences and technology. IP Group is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the code IPO.

Group holdings in portfolio companies reflect the undiluted beneficial equity interest excluding debt, unless otherwise explicitly stated.

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Record changed: 2021-05-21


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