Technology

Oxford Metrics plc

Market Cap (£m) 134.4
Listing AIM

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Company Description

Oxford Metrics’ (OM) business is based around technology for obtaining data from sensors and other devices, managing and analysing that data, and then delivering it in a way or form that creates value. Through Vicon, its main subsidiary, OM is the global leader in motion tracking software and solutions operating across four key areas: Industrial, Life Sciences, Entertainment and Location-Based Entertainment. It counts many of the world’s leading manufacturers, universities, and film and games makers among its customers and users.

Investment Summary

OM's core capabilities of Sense, Analyse and Apply become increasingly important, creating new opportunities to exploit OM's technology and skills. We believe that Location-Based Entertainment, where OM is supplying technology to a number of virtual reality based entertainment venues and ventures, is just the first such opportunity. On the M&A front, prior to the disposal of its asset management software business, Yotta, for £52m, OM was already actively searching for suitable acquisitions. OM now appears very well positioned with substantial M&A firepower and a mix of recovering and growing end markets.

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Company Management Team

  • Nick Bolton

    Chief Executive Officer 

    Nick joined pre-IPO Oxford Metrics in 1995 and spent four years establishing the company's motion capture products in the entertainment market. In 1999, he left to pursue a series of successful product management and marketing roles within international technology businesses, including Micromuse and start-up Lexicle.  In 2002, he joined AIM-listed Mediasurface, with responsibility for all the company's marketing activities and in 2005, returned to lead Oxford Metrics.

  • David Deacon  

    Chief Financial Officer

    David joined Oxford Metrics in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining he was CFO of AIM-listed Mediasurface for five years where he successfully floated the business in 2004 and concluded the disposal of the business in 2008 to Alterian plc. Prior to this he held senior financial positions with R.L Polk & Co, Wonderware Inc. and Kalamazoo Computer Group plc.