NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, reported today that, as of September 30, 2014, its net asset value and net asset value per share were $120,158,974 and $3.85, respectively. The firm has made significant new investments in new emerging areas of science. It has seen growth within its portfolio as its companies continue to execute in their respective industries.
Key events for the three months ended September 30, 2014:
- Received notification of its first milestone payment from Amgen's acquisition of BioVex Group, Inc., totaling approximately $2.1 million; FDA accepted a Biologics License Application ("BLA") by Amgen, who acquired our portfolio company BioVex, after the successful completion of its Phase III clinical trials of an important malignant melanoma treatment that may reach the market for cancer treatment in the near future;
- Enumeral Biomedical Corp. completed the transition to a publicly traded company raising over $21 million in the process; and
- New investments in the third quarter of 2014 include TARA Biosystems, Inc. and Accelerator IV-New York Corporation ("Accelerator"). Accelerator will provide the infrastructure and resources to leverage New York City's entrepreneurial spirit and academic firepower to build new companies while TARA Biosystems will use its stem cell-derived, organ-on-a-chip platform to provide a more effective process for evaluating the safety and efficacy of new therapies and drug compounds.
|SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL POSITION|
|Sept. 30, 2014||June 30, 2014||December 31, 2013||Sept. 30, 2013|
|Net Asset Value per Share||$3.85||$3.87||$3.93||$4.18|
"In the third quarter, we continued to make progress developing the technologies and providing the financial and technical support across a variety of our portfolio companies. In addition, new investments in TARA Biosystems and Accelerator this quarter represent innovative new additions to our growth strategy, broadening our reach and supporting the development of the New York biotech community," said Doug Jamison, CEO of Harris & Harris Group, Inc. "Additionally, with progress at Adesto, D-Wave, Enumeral, HZO and PWA, we believe each remains on track to play an integral role in creating value for our shareholders in the future."
Shareholders may be interested to know that we have posted our Quarterly Letter to Shareholders on our website. It may be accessed directly at http://ir.hhvc.com/letters.cfm.
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