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BioPharma Credit PLC


BioPharma Credit PLC

  • Price (USD)0.9698
  • Today's Change0.008 / 0.81%
  • Shares traded170.88k
  • 1 Year change-0.02%
  • Beta0.2640
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About the company

BioPharma Credit PLC is a United Kingdom-based, closed-ended investment trust. The principal activity of the Company is to invest in interest-bearing-debt assets with a contractual right to future cash flows derived from royalties or sales of approved life sciences products. The Company's investment objective is to generate long-term shareholder returns, predominantly in the form of sustainable income distributions from exposure to the life sciences industry. The Company seeks to achieve its investment objectives through direct or indirect exposure to debt assets. Its diversified portfolio is primarily secured by cash flows derived from sales of approved life sciences products. The Company holds a majority of its investments through its financing subsidiary, BPCR Limited Partnership. Its portfolio of investments includes senior secured corporate loans, senior secured royalty loans, unsecured convertible bonds, and equity. The Company's investment manager is Pharmakon Advisors L.P.

  • Revenue in USD (TTM)127.78m
  • Net income in USD108.88m
  • Incorporated2016
  • Employees0.00
  • Location
    BioPharma Credit PLCBeaufort HSE, 51 New North RoadEXETER EX4 4EPUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 139 247 7503
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Management group(s)Pharmakon Advisors L.P.
AIC sectorDebt - Direct Lending
Launch date27 Mar 2017
Share typeOrdinary Share
StructureInvestment Trust
Base currencyUSD


To generate long-term shareholder returns, predominantly in the form of sustainable income distributions from exposure to the life sciences industry. The Company will seek to achieve its investment objective predominantly through direct or indirect exposure to Debt Assets, which include Royalty Investments, Senior Secured Debt, Unsecured Debt and Credit Linked Notes.

Managed by

Pedro Gonzalez de Cosio, Pablo Legorreta, Martin Friedman

Management & contract fees

Annual management fee is 1% of NAV. The performance fee is calculated as 10% of returns, subject to High Watermark and a 6% preferred return hurdle with 50% catch up.

Peer analysis

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Biopharma Credit PLC127.78m108.88m1.28bn0.0012.140.9551--10.000.07930.07930.0931.010.0925--3.56--7.88--7.90--87.57--85.21------0.00---5.59---4.69------
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Fidelity China Special Situations PLC-585.89m-617.71m1.40bn0.00--0.9572-----0.985-0.985-0.9352.44-0.291-------30.684.14-32.674.37--75.68--71.92---2,060.940.068832.90-171.04---176.09----17.08
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust PLC108.30m97.31m1.42bn0.0010.930.9708--13.140.09630.09630.11151.080.1003--232.36--9.01--9.03--91.57--89.86------0.00--134.61--146.13------
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Syncona Ltd280.56m259.10m1.47bn0.005.730.8791--5.220.31310.31310.34012.040.1804--40.90--16.667.1716.787.24--92.4192.3579.67----0.008.40-76.20-26.29-83.37-35.19----
Data as of Dec 08 2022. Currency figures normalised to BioPharma Credit PLC's reporting currency: US Dollar USD

Institutional shareholders

40.24%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Newton Investment Management of 31 Dec 2021136.38m10.17%
Adage Capital Management LPas of 31 Dec 2021130.85m9.76%
Sarasin & Partners LLPas of 13 Oct 202269.50m5.18%
M&G Investment Management of 31 Dec 202167.22m5.01%
Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management of 02 Sep 202228.81m2.15%
Credit Suisse Asset Management (Schweiz) AGas of 02 Sep 202225.57m1.91%
Pyrford International of 02 Sep 202225.29m1.89%
Columbia Management Investment Advisers LLCas of 02 Sep 202220.64m1.54%
Aberdeen Asset Managers of 02 Sep 202218.53m1.38%
JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA (Investment Management)as of 02 Sep 202216.66m1.24%
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Data from 30 Jun 2022 - 30 Sep 2022Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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