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CIP Merchant Capital Ltd
12 April 2021
 

12 April 2021

 

CIP MERCHANT CAPITAL LIMITED

("CIP" or the "Company")

 

Investment in Ixico plc

 

CIP is pleased to announce its investment in Ixico plc (AIM: IXI) ("Ixico"), the artificial intelligence data analytics company delivering insights in neuroscience, quoted on AIM. The Company has acquired, in aggregate, 1,784,500 ordinary shares of 1p each in Ixico, representing approximately 3.72 per cent. of Ixico's issued share capital, for a total consideration of approximately £1.2 million.

 

For its financial year ended 30 September 2020, Ixico achieved revenue of £9.53 million, gross profit of £6.35 million,  a profit on ordinary activities before taxation of £0.86 million and a net profit attributable to its equity holders of £0.95 million. As at 30 September 2020, Ixico had cash and cash equivalents of £7.95 million and net assets of £9.12 million. Currently, Ixico has a market capitalisation of approximately £33.82 million.

 

The CIP Board notes the contract update released by Ixico on 23 March 2021 in respect of the Huntingdon's disease phase III trial and open-label extension studies by its largest pharma customer and the subsequent adverse movement in its share price. The Company's Board believes that, regardless of such update's potential short term impact on Ixico's financial performance, Ixico nevertheless maintains a solid pipeline with a contracted order book underpinned by its advanced data analytics capability in neuroscience.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Merchant Capital Manager Limited (Investment Manager)

Wikus Van Schalkwyk

 

+ 44 1481 749363

Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

James Bellman / Matthew Chandler / Ritchie Balmer

+44 20 7409 3494

 

 

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