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virgin.com

Investments

31

Portfolio Exits

8

Partners & Customers

10

About Virgin Group

Virgin operates in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays, and health & wellness.

Headquarters Location

The Battleship Building

London, England, W2 6NB,

United Kingdom

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Latest Virgin Group News

Oppenheimer’s grandson urge action to stop AI and climate ‘catastrophe’

Feb 16, 2024

Some of the world’s most powerful people have come together in an open letter to call on leaders to address issues like climate change, the pandemic, unregulated AI and the impending threat of nuclear war. Charles Oppenheimer, J. Robert Oppenheimer’s grandson, was among signatories like the Virgin Group’s Richard Branson and former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Released Thursday, the letter was put together by The Elders; a human rights organization launched by Branson and former South African president Nelson Mandela. The world is in ‘grave danger’ “Our world is in grave danger,” the letter ( via CNBC ) reads. “We face a set of threats that put all humanity at risk. Our leaders are not responding with the wisdom and urgency required.” “The impact of these threats is already being seen: a rapidly changing climate, a pandemic that killed millions and cost trillions, wars in which the use of nuclear weapons has been openly raised […] There could be worse to come. Some of these threats jeopardize the very existence of life on earth.” The letter calls upon world leaders to consider a longview strategy, and to demonstrate  “determination to resolve intractable problems, not just manage them, the wisdom to make decisions based on scientific evidence and reason, and the humility to listen to all those affected.” The letter also included a call to action, as the undersigned called on world leaders to restart nuclear arms talks, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, sign an equitable pandemic treaty, and to work towards making AI a force for good as opposed to something feared. Also backing this message is the Future of Life Institute, a not-for-profit organization set up by Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn and MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark. “The old strategy for steering toward good uses [of new technology] has always been learning from mistakes,” Tegmark told CBNC . “We invented fire, then later we invented the fire extinguisher. We invented the car, then we learned from our mistakes and invented the seatbelt and the traffic lights and speed limits. But when the power of the technology crosses a threshold, the ‘learning-from-mistakes’ strategy becomes awful.” Perhaps that is why this open letter is now deemed necessary. Featured Image: Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

Virgin Group Investments

31 Investments

Virgin Group has made 31 investments. Their latest investment was in Virgin Voyages as part of their Private Equity - II on September 07, 2023.

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Virgin Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/7/2023

Private Equity - II

Virgin Voyages

$550M

No

3

6/12/2023

Series A

Oova

$10.3M

Yes

4

8/17/2022

Private Equity

Virgin Voyages

$550M

Yes

3

7/14/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

6/14/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

9/7/2023

6/12/2023

8/17/2022

7/14/2022

6/14/2022

Round

Private Equity - II

Series A

Private Equity

Series A

Series B

Company

Virgin Voyages

Oova

Virgin Voyages

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Amount

$550M

$10.3M

$550M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

4

3

10

10

Virgin Group Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Virgin Group has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Virgin Mobile Latin America on August 23, 2023.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/23/2023

Acquired

$99M

1

2/8/2023

Divestiture

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$99M

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10

10/14/2020

Merger

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$99M

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10

7/3/2020

Asset Sale

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$99M

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10

5/21/2018

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

Date

8/23/2023

2/8/2023

10/14/2020

7/3/2020

5/21/2018

Exit

Acquired

Divestiture

Merger

Asset Sale

Acq - Fin

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Virgin Group Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

Virgin Group acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was Virgin Atlantic on December 13, 2021.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

12/13/2021

Other

$99M

$731.25M

Corporate Majority

1

8/12/2016

Debt

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$99M

$99M

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10

10/8/2012

Other

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0

5/15/2008

Debt

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$99M

$99M

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10

7/8/2005

Other

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0

Date

12/13/2021

8/12/2016

10/8/2012

5/15/2008

7/8/2005

Investment Stage

Other

Debt

Other

Debt

Other

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$731.25M

$99M

$99M

Note

Corporate Majority

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Sources

1

10

0

10

0

Virgin Group Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Virgin Group has 10 strategic partners and customers. Virgin Group recently partnered with Hippo Digital on December 12, 2023.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

12/6/2023

Partner

United Kingdom

Hippo Digital and Virgin Trains Ticketing plan future app developments

Mark Plowright , Director of Virgin Trains Ticketing , says : `` We 're thrilled that Virgin Trains Ticketing and Hippo have collaborated to offer our customers a high-quality and award-winning product , making train travel more rewarding and helping people save money .

1

2/15/2022

Partner

United States

Virgin Group and Agilyx form partnership to produce lower carbon fuel

OSLO , NORWAY : Virgin Group and Agilyx are forming a strategic partnership to research and develop lower carbon fuel facilities to help address plastic pollution and the global transition to net zero .

4

1/19/2021

Partner

Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia Announces Banking Agreement With The Saudi Investment Bank

Commenting on the partnership and strategic plans , Erik Dudman Nielsen , Group CEO , Virgin Mobile said : `` Providing an outstanding customer experience is at the heart of the Virgin Mobile brand promise and we are excited to enter our new strategy of expanding into mobile financial services through our partnership with The Saudi Investment Bank .

1

11/18/2020

Partner

Canada

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10

7/18/2019

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

Date

12/6/2023

2/15/2022

1/19/2021

11/18/2020

7/18/2019

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

United States

Saudi Arabia

Canada

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Hippo Digital and Virgin Trains Ticketing plan future app developments

Mark Plowright , Director of Virgin Trains Ticketing , says : `` We 're thrilled that Virgin Trains Ticketing and Hippo have collaborated to offer our customers a high-quality and award-winning product , making train travel more rewarding and helping people save money .

Virgin Group and Agilyx form partnership to produce lower carbon fuel

OSLO , NORWAY : Virgin Group and Agilyx are forming a strategic partnership to research and develop lower carbon fuel facilities to help address plastic pollution and the global transition to net zero .

Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia Announces Banking Agreement With The Saudi Investment Bank

Commenting on the partnership and strategic plans , Erik Dudman Nielsen , Group CEO , Virgin Mobile said : `` Providing an outstanding customer experience is at the heart of the Virgin Mobile brand promise and we are excited to enter our new strategy of expanding into mobile financial services through our partnership with The Saudi Investment Bank .

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Virgin Group Team

26 Team Members

Virgin Group has 26 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ivan Izikowitz

Founder

Current

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