Ilika specialises in the rapid discovery of new materials for the energy, electronics and biomedical sectors. The company invents and tests materials to investigate their potential, every day commercial use, reducing discovery times from ten years to a number of months. Within each sector the company concentrates on increasing performance, efficiency, and energy storage, striving to meet societal needs. The Company has been successful in attracting large multinational partners such as Toyota, Shell and NXP to co-fund the route to commercialisation and to market products incorporating materials developed by Ilika upon a global scale.


Ilika - ED Investor Forum September 2015
Published: Sep 25 2015

Graeme Purdy, Chief Executive Officer, explains to investors how Ilika work with OEMs to develop new patentable functional materials and how their solid state battery development is progressing.
Of Material Interest
Published: Sep 17 2010

Ilika exploits a high speed materials discovery technology, High Throughput Technology (HTT), developed at the University of Southampton

Their primary focus is on $ multi-billion market opportunities in the cleantech energy sector, and they work with an impressive list of partners in Joint Development Programmes

The business is revenue-generating, has a low burn rate and offers significant upside potential through royalties on end-product sales


Foreign buyers gorging on UK stocks

Document can be downloaded here: UK plc ‘going for a song’

Being a shareholder in a company that receives a juicy takeover offer is a marvellous feeling. Something that many fortunate investors have experienced over the past 3 years. Thanks to a spate of M&A bids by deep pocketed overseas buyers – partly triggered by the June 2016 Brexit result, which sent the £ tumbling and adversely affected the FTSE.

Consequently today, given this trend is unlikely to end anytime soon, we’ve highlighted 30 possible acquisition ideas in the attached research paper. Spilt equally between large and smallcap stocks – covering a broad selection of industries.

What’s more we believe most of these businesses are underpinned by strong fundamentals and substantial upside in the event of predatory interest.

According to Factset Mergerstat/BVR, the average bid premium paid for such deals between 2004-14 was 30% – with the figure trending upwards since the global financial crisis.

Happy investing. Published 27th August 2019