16 August 2010 IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) (“IP Group”), the developer of intellectual property based businesses,
is pleased to announce that it has led a funding round in University of Cambridge clean
technology spin-out company Amantys Limited (“Amantys” or “the Company”).
Amantys is developing power electronics products that are suitable for numerous clean
technology markets, offering energy efficiency with increased reliability and reduced costs.
Amantys’ first product will be focused on increasing reliability and reducing cost in wind
turbine converters. The technology is based on award-winning research and development
work carried out by Dr Patrick Palmer at the University of Cambridge’s Department of
Alan Aubrey, Chief Executive of IP Group, said: “We are very pleased to have completed
this investment in Amantys, our first investment in a spin-out from the University of
Cambridge, which we believe has very exciting technology addressing a large market and is
supported by a strong management team.”
Amantys is chaired by Pete Magowan, who was a main board director of ARM Holdings plc,
while its two other directors, Bryn Parry, Managing Director, and Mark Snook, Technical
Director, also held senior management roles within ARM.
Further information will be disclosed in due course.
For more information, please contact:
IP Group www.ipgroupplc.com
Alan Aubrey, Chief Executive Officer +44 (0) 20 7444 0050
Liz Vaughan-Adams, Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0) 20 7444 0062 /+44 (0) 7979 853 802
Ben Atwell, John Dineen +44 (0) 20 7831 3113
About IP Group
IP Group is an intellectual property (IP) commercialisation company that specialises in
commercialising university technology. Founded in 2001, IP Group listed on AIM in October
2003 and moved to the Official List in June 2006. It has made two acquisitions to date -
Techtran, a company set up to commercialise university intellectual property under a long
term contract with the University of Leeds, in 2005 and Top Technology Ventures, an
investment adviser to early stage technology venture capital funds, in 2004.
IP Group has formed long-term partnerships with ten universities - the University of Oxford,
King's College London, CNAP/University of York, the University of Leeds, the University of Bristol, the University of Surrey, the University of Southampton, Queen Mary (University of
London), the University of Bath and the University of Glasgow.
The Company's portfolio is diverse with exposure to five main sectors - Energy &
Renewables, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Pharma & Biotech, IT & Communications and
Chemicals & Materials. To date, thirteen portfolio companies have listed on the AIM market
of the London Stock Exchange, one on PLUS Markets and there have been four trade sales.
For more information, please visit our website at www.ipgroupplc.com.