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Oxford spinouts are riskier but more valuable than Cambridge peers – study

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Spinouts from the University of Oxford receive pre-money valuations that are on average £4m higher than their University of Cambridge counterparts but they are 2.5 times more likely to go bust, research suggests.

On top of better valuations, data compiled by accounting firm Price Bailey found that University of Oxford spinouts have more equity capital to tap into.

The research shows that between 2012 and 2022 the University of Oxford generated 99 spinouts, almost double that of the 54 produced by the University of Cambridge.

“We don’t believe that these valuation figures are driven by sector valuation norms and, therefore, what this indicates is that generally University of Oxford spinout businesses attract higher valuations than both Cambridge, and other universities across the UK,” said Chand Chudasama, partner at Price Bailey....

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