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09 Feb 2024
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Syncona’s Autolus announces strategic collaboration with BioNTech

Syncona’s (SYNC’s) portfolio company Autolus Therapeutics plc has announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with BioNTech SE, a next-generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases. The strategic collaboration is aimed at advancing both companies’ autologous CAR-T programmes towards commercialisation, pending regulatory authorisations. In connection with the strategic […]

09 Feb 2024
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QuotedData’s morning briefing 9 February 2024 – INOV, RTW, ADIG

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 9 February 2024: Schroders Capital Global Innovation Trust (INOV) has invested US$1.6m in Neurona Therapeutics through its Series E financing round, which raised US$120m. The fundraising was co-led by Viking Global Investors and Cormorant Asset Management with participation from new and existing investors including The Column Group, Passaic Capital Management, Lyfe […]

02 Feb 2024

Merck Mercuriadis no longer CEO of SONG’s manager but stays on as chair

In a statement issued today (2 February 2024) on Hipgnosis Songs Fund’s (SONG’s) website (click here to read), it has been announced that Merck Mercuriadis, founder of SONG’s the management company has stepped down from his role as its chief executive but will be staying on as the chair of the manager’s board. Ben Katovsky, […]

02 Feb 2024

Harmony Energy Income follows GRID in slashing dividend

Following a similar announcement from Gresham House Energy storage (GRID – click here to see our coverage of this from yesterday), Harmony Energy Income Trust (HEIT) has also issued a trading update ahead of the publication of its quarterly Net Asset Value update and audited annual results later this month. Like GRID, HEIT says that […]

02 Feb 2024

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure acquires four solar farms near Dublin

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) has acquired four newly-constructed solar farms located close to Dublin, Ireland for a total cost of €160m. The solar complex totals 199MW and was acquired from Statkraft Ireland Limited, which developed and constructed the projects under ORIT’s oversight. Following the acquisition, ORIT’s total capacity of operational renewable energy assets reaches […]

02 Feb 2024

Tuan Anh Le becomes lead manager for Vietnam Enterprise Investments

Vietnam Enterprise Investments Limited (VEIL) has announced that Mr. Tuan Anh Le (Tuan) has been appointed as the lead portfolio manager, stepping up from deputy manager, with effect from 1 February 2024. Tuan succeeds Mr. Dien Vu Huu (Dien) who is moving to a new role at Dragon Capital. Tuan joined Dragon Capital as a […]

02 Feb 2024

QuotedData’s morning briefing 2 February 2024 – AGA, GRID, HGT, BCPT, RGL, GCP, SHIP, GABI, VEIL, CGL

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 2 February 2024: On 1 February 2024, Apax XI Fund announced that it had closed the acquisition of WGSN, a consumer trend forecaster, from Ascential Plc. Apax Global Alpha (AGA), which is a limited partner in Apax XI, says that it has invested approximately €21.5m in WGSN on a look-through basis […]

26 Jan 2024

Smithson outperforms but hopes for greater absolute performance in the future

Smithson (SSON) has published its manager’s review for the year ended 31 December 2023, during which its net asset value per share (NAV) increased by 13.3% and its share price increased by 8.2%. In comparison, the MSCI World Small and Mid-Cap Index (‘SMID’), SSON’s reference index, increased by 9.1% during the same period. 2023 saw […]

19 Jan 2024

QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 January 2024 – ORIT, VNH, SYNC

In QuotedData’s morning briefing 19 January 2024: Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) has announced that it has terminated its option to acquire 175MW of ready-to-build solar projects in Spain. ORIT originally entered into a conditional acquisition agreement over the sites in 2020, but having reassessed the projects “on a risk-adjusted basis” and taking into account […]

12 Jan 2024

QD view – Should I stay or should I go?

Tuesday this week (9 January), saw the announcement that Ben Whitmore, a star investment manager at Jupiter focused on value equities, would be leaving to set up his own investment management firm. This is no small development for Jupiter as Ben is a popular manager responsible for a significant portion of the firm’s AUM (he […]

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