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GP Bullhound advised Oxbotica on USD 47m growth investment led by bp ventures

Bringing universal autonomy to the world.

London, 12 January 2021 - GP Bullhound acted as financial advisor to Oxbotica on a USD 47m growth investment led by bp ventures, with participation from a consortium of investors including Tencent, BGF, Halma, Hostplus, Venture Science, existing investor IP group, and funds advised by Doxa Partners.

Oxbotica is one of the world’s leading autonomous driving software companies, uniquely capable of delivering autonomy to any vehicle, in any location, at any time. The company has built a complete autonomy ecosystem offering navigation, mapping, perception, user interfaces, fleet management and other features required to operate vehicles autonomously in any environment.

The company was co-founded by Professor Paul Newman (Director of the Oxford Robotics Institute) and is powered by a team of world class engineers, including renowned experts in robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Oxbotica plans to use the funds to fuel a raft of exciting new deployments, including several this year, spanning across areas such as mining, port logistics and other industrial domains where significant autonomy transformation is currently happening.

Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO at Oxbotica, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome our new investor base and excited to embark on this journey together. The investment and strategic fit will allow us to further scale and deploy our solution across a wide range of commercial applications. With their extensive experience of managing complex funding processes, GP Bullhound has been a key partner to us in closing this successful round.”

Sven Raeymaekers, Partner at GP Bullhound, and Javed Huq, Director, commented: “It has been a true pleasure to support Oxbotica throughout this exciting time of the company’s journey. This fresh capital coupled with the strength of its expanded investor base will enable Oxbotica to continue to develop and deliver its truly remarkable technology platform and build a transformational company.”

This represents GP Bullhound’s 21st transaction in the last 12 months, of which 15 were completed in the software space, including Bridgepoint’s $160m investment in Sendinblue, CVC’s $200m investment in EcoVadis, Wavecrest Growth Partners’ and Beringea’s $29m investment in EDITED, and the acquisition of Assetic by Dude Solutions, among many others.

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