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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Syncona Limited LSE:SYNC London Ordinary Share GG00B8P59C08 ORD NPV
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.80 -2.66% 175.60 175.20 176.80 180.00 175.40 175.40 309,813 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 25.4 15.5 2.3 75.0 1,175

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26/1/2023
09:56
Having a small nibble here, the share price is dire..
chc15
20/11/2022
21:43
I agree that it was an ambitious statement, but not one they had to make and at this stage unlikely to move the dial much on the share price. They are however serious people who know their sector well, with excellent contacts to enable early access to good science, and it was intriguing that they made it at all. I think they have learned a lot since launch, but still delivered a portfolio IRR of 26% to date, and stepping up the number of company launches with additional recruitment should give a boost. Despite some excellent exits NASDAQ has not been a happy place for their quoted companies, hence what reads as a shift to holding privately to exit with 'like minded' investors. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as Gyroscope had the float badly handled and pulled, but despite that soon after got a nice bid from Novartis. That was their second retinal area sale and they are back in with another new retinal venture. At the end of the day I am there on the basis that anywhere below nav they look on the cheap side, and if they get somewhere close to their target I will be well rewarded. Incidentally, if my use of the compound calculator is correct, it would take a 15% compound return to get to £5 billion over the 10 years. Yes, they have the drag of the capital pool to contend with, but given the portfolio IRR they have achieved to date it's not out of the question.
tiger blue
20/11/2022
20:59
So was I, so I watched the webcast and have to say that no real guidance was given beyond that the sector itself has tremendous opportunities, and that SYNC is upping its game a tad by taking on more staff. I was hoping that in Q&A at the end one of the analysts would ask the (obvious) question, but none did. They are not upping the amount they invest pa, at least for the time being, and they are intent on keeping a big cash balance - which is sensible but a big drag on returns. Of course, it could be that they are supremely confident one of their current port cos is going to go to the moon, and the beauty of bio investing is that success can bring huge value add. Hmmm...
rambutan2
20/11/2022
10:34
The NAV per share has approx. doubled in the last decade and is up c. 27% over the last 5 years, any particular reason why the next 10 years is going to show, frankly, staggering comparative outperformance? Genuinely interested!
lomax99
17/11/2022
10:19
Just listened in on the results presentation, very ambitious targets to grow nav to £5bn over next 10 years from current £1.2bn. Biotech has been and remains a horrible sector for momentum at the moment, but as a tuckaway these look cheap and sentiment alone has been a big driver of the share price. This touched 300p when assets were 215-220p, assets now 203p and shares 175p - with that discount and their ability to incubate companies from interesting science to product development/sale I have added another 25k today.
tiger blue
16/11/2022
18:35
Lol anyway back to sync..drop on no news?
chc15
16/11/2022
15:53
Bought CURY ( LSE) today , excellent value & growth stocks
blackhorse23
16/11/2022
14:22
Down 8%, any ideas why..
chc15
16/8/2022
09:54
Slight nav rise, seems ok..
chc15
16/6/2022
15:06
Finals out, all in all, quite good:

The second half of CY2021 was marked by significant volatility across equity markets globally. This uncertainty has carried on into 2022, compounded by concerns around inflation, interest rates and Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing humanitarian crisis. This has impacted investor sentiment towards risk assets. We have seen a macro rotation away from growth stocks, impacting both valuations and financings of biotech companies, especially smaller, earlier stage companies. As market volatility has increased, the Syncona team continues to carefully review the requirements of each of our portfolio companies and our capital pool to ensure that our Company is well positioned to navigate continuing challenging markets. Our balance sheet provides us with a strategic advantage, and the team's expertise and rigorous approach to risk management means we continue to take a disciplined approach to capital allocation across a well-funded portfolio and exciting pipeline.

Syncona ended the year with net assets of GBP1,309.8 million or 194.4p per share, a 0.3 per cent return in the year (31 March 2021: net assets of GBP1,300.3 million, NAV per share of 193.9p, 4.4 per cent return), despite the wider market backdrop for life science companies, which saw the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index decline 12 per cent during the period. The significant NAV uplift achieved through the sale of Gyroscope to Novartis and multiple successful private financings offset the decline in share prices of our three listed companies, Autolus, Freeline and Achilles. We recognise that the performance of these listed companies has been disappointing for our shareholders. Our team have worked closely with portfolio company management teams to support them as they continue to execute their development plans. Similarly, the challenging market conditions have also impacted Syncona's share price performance in the financial year, which has been disappointing. Whilst the market environment for early stage biotech companies continues to be challenging, our listed companies are funded to deliver clinical data which represent key milestones for their businesses, and we believe Syncona is well positioned to deliver growth over the long term.

https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/syncona-SYNC/share-news/Syncona-Limited-Final-Results/88377324

rambutan2
06/6/2022
08:39
Nice rise, must be a big buyer in mkt..
chc15
28/4/2022
19:24
And to balance things out:

Syncona Ltd, a leading healthcare company focused on founding, building and funding global leaders in life science, today announces that it has committed GBP15 million in an oversubscribed GBP75.5 million Series B financing in OMass Therapeutics ("OMass"), a biotechnology company that identifies medicines against highly validated target ecosystems. Syncona was a co-investor in this financing round, which was led by new investors GV, Northpond and Sanofi Ventures. Existing investors Oxford Science Enterprises and Oxford University also joined the round.

OMass, an Oxford University spin out, is developing small molecule drugs to treat rare diseases and immunological conditions. The company has a unique approach to the way it finds new medicines. It uses its proprietary drug discovery platform, OdyssION(TM), to more accurately interrogate the target and how it interacts with its native ecosystem. These observations provide potentially critical information that can increase the chances of finding highly effective small molecule medicines that will be successful in clinical trials.

This latest financing brings the total amount that OMass has raised to GBP119 million. These proceeds will be used to advance OMass' small molecule portfolio towards clinical trials. This includes progressing the development of small molecule drugs to treat Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other inflammatory and rare diseases.

Following the Series B financing, Syncona has revalued its existing investment which has resulted in a 32% uplift in the value of its stake in OMass. Including the drawdown of the first tranche of Syncona's Series B investment of GBP15 million, Syncona's holding value of OMass is now GBP44 million. On drawdown of the full Series B financing, Syncona's ownership stake in OMass will be 31 per cent.

Edward Hodgkin, Chair of OMass and Partner at Syncona said: "We are pleased with this financing round which will support OMass as it looks to progress its pipeline of small molecule drugs. The strength of this global group of top tier life science investors reflects confidence in the company's technology and supports our ambition to build a sustainable therapeutics business that has the potential to develop novel drugs in areas of high unmet medical need . This financing represents a further validation of the ability of Syncona's portfolio companies to attract high quality syndicates, to fund them over the long-term."

https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/syncona-SYNC/share-news/Syncona-Limited-Syncona-invests-in-GBP75-5-million/87933959

rambutan2
28/4/2022
19:22
Noted, from endpt.com today:

Last Friday, SwanBio Therapeutics laid off about one-quarter of its 60-person workforce, a person with knowledge of the matter told Endpoints News.

The gene therapy biotech was unable to secure an additional round of financing in the first quarter after investors backed out of the round, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. It’s been 24 months since the Philadelphia-area biotech disclosed it had expanded its Series A to bring total financing to $77 million.

So, like dozens of other biotechs in recent months, SwanBio convened a hybrid meeting on April 22 to let the affected employees know.

Just three days prior, the startup said it would be the first to test an AAV gene therapy for patients with adrenomyeloneuropathy. A Phase I/II clinical trial is slated for the second half of this year, the biotech said April 19. The investigational therapy, dubbed SBT101, has received fast track and orphan drug designations from the FDA in recent months.

A SwanBio spokesperson declined to comment on the layoffs and financing, noting as a private company, the biotech is "intentional about how and when we disclose information."

rambutan2
19/4/2022
17:21
Another shocking day, i wonder how much money Sarsin and Waverton are losing here for their clients. I topped up today, but will be dumping on any profit..
chc15
08/4/2022
11:31
Had a small nibble here again, think it's been battered too much, we'll see.
chc15
05/4/2022
09:00
Bought some more this morning after Martin Murphy's purchase, which I see as quite significant. Sentiment has been horrible in biotech generally and SYNC, but the shares are demonstrably cheap given the discount to nav, which is not a comment one could have made during their previous range, as nav was never much above 225p even when the shares traded at 300p. There was a lot of hope and expectation built in then, now pessimism rules, so time to buy. Share trading volume has been picking up recently and Waverton and Sarasin appearing on the register is encouraging.
tiger blue
31/3/2022
10:47
Seems very strange - what is causing the downward pressure?
1seanshare
31/3/2022
10:16
Back to 2017 levels here, what's going on, tempted to buy and dump again.
chc15
09/3/2022
16:58
09/03/22 Robert Hutchinson (Non-Exec director) has just purchased 26000 shares @ £1.71 p/s

04/03/22 Sarasin & Partners have increased their holding from 5% to 6%

markr5
02/3/2022
18:30
Hi Tiger Blue, thank you very much for the info. I'll take a look at BB Healthcare and SONG soon. I have considered Caledonia, but i seem more inclined towards RIT Capital (RCP) if i had to choose right now, out of the two that i narrowed it down to, within the AIC 'Flexible' sector. That said, there doesn't seem much to choose between them; they have both performed very well indeed over the long term, and appear well balanced. I'm taking a look at HarbourVest Global Equity (HVPE) and NB Private Equity partners (NBPE) at present, in case the market takes another big tumble/continues on down for a while.
markr5
02/3/2022
17:17
Hi markr5, PE sector not my strong point, I have long term position in Caledonia but they only have PE alongside quoted stuff. I am primarily interested in inflation protection and inflation linked income and biggest holdings are in the CG Asset Mgmt Funds, Greencoat UK Wind, Smithson and BB Healthcare. I think healthcare is a great long term sector, BB traditionally trades at a small premium but currently 5% discount, the managers are excellent and their monthly factsheet has a great commentary - they were my go to for sensible views on Covid during the height of that. Only recent contrarian purchase was Hipgnosis Songs (SONG) which has gone to a nice discount and 5% yield after the Neil Young/Spotify spat, which actually increased his streaming elsewhere. Ongoing attempts to increase writers share of the pot would also help them if successful.
tiger blue
02/3/2022
16:05
Hi Tiger Blue, it looks like we may have bought at just the right time! Perhaps it was Peel Hunt (Thanks for this info) highlighting the discount that helped today's share price increase. It is reassuring to know that you have met with the company several times. I'm only a small private investor, and still learning, but I am drawn to the contrarian approach, in general.It's great to have some experienced company. Are there any others that are out of favour that you are considering at present? Although it appears to be a contradiction to the contrarian approach, I am contemplating researching the Private equity sector Investment trusts next, as i think they will continue to do well into the future (I'm looking for some long-term buy and holds for my SIPP).
markr5
02/3/2022
12:00
Thanks markr5, good to have some company on board. Peel Hunt have also highlighted the discount according to Citywire last night. I met the company about a dozen times when I was a broker (now retired) from when it launched originally as BACIT at 100p, so knew them very well. It usually pays long term unless you're buying duds to get involved when things are out of favour, after all if everyone is bullish there's no one left to convince! Fund managers usually also follow the herd, however much they like to state otherwise. Off topic but I remember two meetings with the venerable Bruce Stout who runs Murray International Trust. At the first the trust was trading expensively on a premium and we had over 20 people round the table. At the second we could only muster 3 people which was embarrassing, and the trust was on a big discount. That turned out to be very close to the low point, and there was a double uplift from the asset value rising and the discount narrowing.
tiger blue
01/3/2022
16:31
I've just bought in too as i consider this is good value and may be turning a corner. The chart does not say it will do though! If it breaks 160 then it may fall to 130. I've taken a risk though, as like you say Tiger Blue, it's not easy buying anything at the moment. Thank you for your post and your NAV assessment. It was very helpful
markr5
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