The portfolio includes early stage to mature businesses and has exposure to five main sectors - Energy & Renewables, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Pharma & Biotech, IT & Communications and Chemicals & Materials. To date, fourteen of the portfolio companies IP Group has backed have listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and one on PLUS Markets.
Founded in 2001, IP Group listed on AIM in October 2003 and moved to the Official List in June 2006. The Group now has long-term partnerships with twelve universities including those under its commercialisation agreement with Fusion IP plc.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ipgroupplc.com
About The North East Technology Fund
The North East Technology Fund is a £25m venture capital fund dedicated to investing in technology businesses with outstanding potential which are based in, or are willing to relocate to, the North East of England. The Fund is managed by IP Group plc and is backed by the European Investment Bank and European Regional Development Funds. It is able to co-invest with other institutional, private or corporate investors and at all stages of the business cycle from early stage to mature businesses. Its investment range is from £50,000 to £1.25m.
For more information, please visit http://www.thenortheasttechnologyfund.com.
About Finance for Business North East
Finance for Business North East is a £125m publicly-backed venture capital fund. It will support up to 850 small and medium-sized companies in North East England over the next five years, with the aim of creating more than 5,000 jobs.
The European Investment Bank is committing £62.5m into t
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