|In 2020, The Trendlines Group made its largest sale of a portfolio company (ApiFix) since its IPO on the Singapore Exchange in November 2015.
Early this month (Nov 2021), it announced an even bigger exit -- the 100% sale of its 26.9%-owned portfolio company, OrthoSpin Ltd.
It's the 10th exit and it fetched a total consideration of US$79.5 million in cash, and sets Trendlines up to pay a dividend for the first time.
At a 3Q2021 business update yesterday, Trendlines Chairman Todd Dollinger signalled that a couple more large exits are on the horizon:
"We have 62 companies in our portfolio and very importantly, 20 of those are advanced-stage companies, companies that have really started to prove themselves in the world and companies that we look forward to doing great things in the near term."
Co-Chairman Steve Rhodes added: "We're in a different place than we were five or six years ago. Today, we have a portfolio that has many more mature companies. We have some 20 advanced companies that we think could be candidates in the not distant future for exciting developments as well."
For more, watch the video of the 3Q2021 update here.