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Nanoco Group is a global leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, with c 560 patents. Focus applications are advanced electronics, displays, bio-imaging and horticulture.
The settlement ends all global litigation with Samsung, including the lawsuits in China and Germany. After deducting litigation costs, Nanoco will retain over $90m (£75m) net proceeds. The settlement will be paid in two equal tranches, one receivable by 5 March 2023 and the second by 3 February 2024. Nanoco intends to return a ‘material’ proportion of the proceeds to shareholders once the second payment has been received. Importantly, Nanoco retains full freedom to operate in all markets, territories, products and material types.
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Nanoco Group has signed the final agreements to settle the litigation with Samsung on a no-fault basis for the alleged infringement of the group’s intellectual property, with Samsung paying Nanoco $150m (£125m) in cash. Nanoco’s H123 performance relating to the organic activities was slightly ahead of management’s expectations. We have revised our estimates to reflect both the settlement, which includes £3.0m in licence revenues recognisable in H223 and takes the group from negative to positive EBITDA for FY23, and the H123 trading update.
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