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Investments

26

Portfolio Exits

4

Funds

2

About Lansdowne Partners

Lansdowne Partners Limited is an alternative investment management organization founded in 1998. The company today has 18 partners and approximately 90 employees and manages assets for a diversified client base.

Lansdowne Partners Headquarter Location

15 Davies Street

London, England, W1K 3AG,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7290 5500

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Latest Lansdowne Partners News

Raspberry Pi gets a slice of funding with $45m deal after pandemic sales boost

Sep 21, 2021

The company behind Britain’s best-selling computer has raised $45 million after sales of its DIY-device rose sharply during the pandemic. The maker of the Raspberry Pi received the new capital from Lansdowne Partners, the investment firm, and the Ezrah Charitable Trust. The funding round values Raspberry Pi’s trading wing at $500 million and the Cambridge-based company will use the money to accelerate product development and to market its devices to more businesses and consumers. The Raspberry Foundation was established in 2008 by a team of academics and entrepreneurs as a non-profit organisation to promote computing and coding, particularly to young people. Inspired by the BBC Micro and ZX Spectrum, they created a low-cost computer the size of a credit card aimed at teaching schoolchildren about programming. The no-frills computer became an overnight sensation when it was launched in 2012 and to date it has sold about 42 million units. More than half of Raspberry Pis are used in industrial and commercial applications. The company manufactures its products in the UK, ships more than seven million devices annually and last year generated underlying earnings of £11.4 million. It has been profitable every year since its launch, delivering more than £30 million for the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Its cheapest computer is the Raspberry Pi Zero, which sells for $5 and its main product is Raspberry Pi 4B, which starts at $35. Eben Upton, 43, chief executive and co-founder, said that the new capital would “enable us to scale to meet future demand”. He added: “We are seeing strong demand from consumers as they use our PCs to access the internet for work and entertainment, and even faster growth from industrial companies globally as they design Raspberry Pi into their innovative Internet of Things applications.” Peter Davies of Lansdowne Partners said it had been tracking Raspberry Pi for years. “The commercial and human impact it has achieved in its first decade has been extraordinary,” he said.

Lansdowne Partners Investments

26 Investments

Lansdowne Partners has made 26 investments. Their latest investment was in Raspberry Pi as part of their Unattributed on September 9, 2021.

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Lansdowne Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/21/2021

Unattributed

Raspberry Pi

$45M

Yes

Ezrah Charitable Trust

6

7/6/2021

Unattributed

ViewAR

Yes

Breeze Invest

1

5/25/2021

Seed

Helsing

Yes

Robert Gentz, and Rubin Ritter

1

4/16/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

3/1/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

9/21/2021

7/6/2021

5/25/2021

4/16/2021

3/1/2021

Round

Unattributed

Unattributed

Seed

Series A

Series C

Company

Raspberry Pi

ViewAR

Helsing

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Amount

$45M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Ezrah Charitable Trust

Breeze Invest

Robert Gentz, and Rubin Ritter

Sources

6

1

1

10

10

Lansdowne Partners Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Lansdowne Partners has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Vaccitech on April 30, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

4/30/2021

IPO

$991

2

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Date

4/30/2021

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Exit

IPO

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

2

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Lansdowne Partners Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Lansdowne Partners acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was IDAGIO on April 23, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/23/2021

Series B

$21.18M

Acq - Fin

1

Date

4/23/2021

Investment Stage

Series B

Companies

Valuation

Total Funding

$21.18M

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

1

Lansdowne Partners Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Lansdowne Partners has 2 funds, including Lansdowne Princay Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/14/2020

Lansdowne Princay Fund

$198.5M

2

8/9/2017

IST Cube

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/14/2020

8/9/2017

Fund

Lansdowne Princay Fund

IST Cube

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$198.5M

$99M

Sources

2

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Lansdowne Partners Team

2 Team Members

Lansdowne Partners has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Snow.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Alexander Snow

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Chris Hodgens

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Name

Alexander Snow

Chris Hodgens

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Status

Current

Former

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