About International Biotechnology Trust
International Biotechnology Trust plc (IBT) is an investment trust company listed on the London Stock Exchange which invests in companies within biotechnology sector.
International Biotechnology Trust Headquarter Location
London, England, WC2B 6ST,
Latest International Biotechnology Trust News
Aug 20, 2021
Message : Driven by strong fundamentals of the Biotech sector. Access to a broad spectrum of quoted and unquoted investments. Provides investors exposure to both growth and a competitive yield. Bottom up stock selection with diversification overlay. Scientifically and financially experienced Fund Managers with access to specialists at SV Health. Invested in some of the most innovative companies in the world. FACTSHEET - JULY 2021 Investment Manager Review In July 2021, the Trust's NAV per share returned -0.8% (GBP) while the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI) returned -0.9% (GBP). The FTSE All-Share Index returned 0.5% (GBP) and the S&P 500 Index returned 1.7% (GBP). IBT's share price returned 0.0% (GBP). Quoted Portfolio The main positive contributors to the NAV in the month were Biohaven, Horizon Therapeutics and Alnylam. Biohaven reported better than expected second quarterly margins and sales for their migraine drug Nurtec. Horizon Therapeutics announced faster than expected sales recovery and Alnylam shares moved higher on continued pipeline progress and a successful phase 3 execution for Lumasiran in Hyperoxaluria Type 1. The main detractors from the NAV in the month were PTC Therapeutics, Turning Point and Ultragenyx. PTC Therapeutics sold off heading into a catalyst rich second half of the year with data read-outs for several key projects. Turning Point shares were weak after departure of the CFO. Ultragenyx shares fell heading into their earnings report. Unquoted Portfolio During the month of July there was a net capital call made from our investment in the venture capital fund, SV Fund VI, to reflect the need to follow-on in the current portfolio of investments within this Fund. Therefore, during the current financial year to date IBT has received net distributions totalling £5.4m and the Fund has generated a net IRR of 23.4% since the date of the Trust's first investment. The remaining investments held in the unquoted portfolio within the Trust have not had any notable event since last month. Top quoted investments by NAV% Gilead NAV% by Development Stage Mid cap = USD 2 - 10BN Small cap < USD 2BN The global rollout of the vaccine bodes well for short to medium term economic recovery. Given the healthcare/biotechnology sector's relatively stable and visible earnings, combined with the accelerating pace of innovation, we are optimistic about the biotech sector's mid to long-term performance. This forecast is not a reliable indicator of future performance Performance Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Your capital is at risk. Note: All performance data are calendar year to date and are quoted net of all costs to the Company. NAV and Share Price Over Five Years Share Price (p) Fund Facts *Excludes 25 companies held by SV Fund VI FACTSHEET - JULY 2021 Lead Investment Manager Ailsa joined SV Health in 2006 and was appointed as Joint Lead Fund Manager of the Trust in March 2021. Ailsa has a BSc (Hons) in Biology from the University of Manchester. She was awarded the IMC in 2002 and the Securities Institute Diploma in 2007. Marek Poszepczynski Lead Investment Manager Marek joined SV Health in 2014 and was appointed as Joint Lead Fund Manager of the Trust in March 2021. Marek has an MSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Business Management from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Kate Bingham Managing Partner SV Kate joined SV Health in 1991 and represents the team of investment professionals managing the unquoted portfolio. Kate is a Managing Partner at SV Health Investors, has a first class degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, and graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA. Share Codes Performance Fee: See page 31 of the Annual Report 2020 Continuation Vote: At AGM in 2021; every two years Year / Interim End: 31 August / 28 February Contact Us Lucy Costa Duarte IBT-IR@svhealthinvestors.com Managing Partner SV Houman joined SV in 2016 and represents the team of investment professionals managing the unquoted portfolio. Houman is currently Head of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Carl Harald Janson Senior Adviser Carl Harald joined SV Health in 2013 and continues to act as Senior Adviser to SV Health. Carl Harald qualified as a Medical Doctor and completed a PhD at the Karolinska Institutet, and is a Certified Financial Analyst from the Stockholm School of Economics. Objective The investment objective of International Biotechnology Trust plc (the "Company") is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing primarily in biotechnology and other life sciences companies that are either quoted or unquoted and possess the potential for high growth. The Company invests in companies whose shares are considered to have good prospects, with experienced management and strong potential upside through the development and/or commercialisation of a product, device or enabling technology. AIFM and Investment Manager SV Health Managers LLP was appointed Investment Manager of the Company on 1 January 2005 and Alternative Investment Fund Managers ('AIFM') on 21 July 2014. Between November 2000 and December 2004, Schroder Ventures Life Sciences Advisers (UK) Ltd, was adviser to the Investment Manager of the Company during that period, Schroder Investment Management Ltd. SV Health Managers LLP's venture capital business advises six venture capital funds with capital commitments of over USD 2bn which primarily invest amounts of between USD 1m and USD 20m in North America and Europe, but will consider innovative investments in other regions. SV Health Managers LLP manages the SV7 Impact Medicine Fund, a specialist USD 265m venture capital biotech fund and the Dementia Discovery Fund, a GBP 250m venture capital fund aiming to discover and develop breakthrough treatments for dementia. SV Health Managers LLP is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 409119). Further information is available on our website www.svhealthinvestors.com. This financial promotion is issued and approved by SV Health Managers LLP ("SVHM"). Notwithstanding that this document is being provided to you as a financial promotion, you should be made aware that the opportunity described in the document is not suitable for all investors. It should not be relied upon to make an investment decision; any such investment decision should be made only on the basis of the fund scheme documents and appropriate professional advice. The value of investments, and the income from them, may go down as well as up, and is not guaranteed, and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall. Investors should bear in mind that investment in biotechnology shares can be subject to risks not normally associated with more developed markets or stocks. Investing in the biotechnology sector carries some particular risks and investment in the Company should be regarded both as long term and as carrying a high level of financial risk. In addition, there is no guarantee that the market price of shares in investment trusts will fully reflect their underlying NAV and it is not uncommon for the market price of such shares to trade at a substantial discount to their NAV. This document has been prepared and is only made available to recipients who may lawfully receive it in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and rules and binding guidance of regulators. Every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of the data used in this document but no warranties are given. Full details of the Company, including risk warnings, are published in the Investor Disclosure Document and Key Information Document which are available on request and at www.ibtplc.com. SVHM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Attachments