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Phillip Bassett

Senior Advisor- Investor Relations

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Philip serves as Investor Relations Consultant for the DDF.

Phillip is also the founder and managing partner of Brightwell Partners LLP (Brightwell), a firm focused on opportunities where financial and social returns combine in a single proposition. Since its launch two years ago, Brightwell has been involved in over $2.2bn of fundraisings, including Syncona, a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the Battle Against Cancer Investment Trust to form a leading global investor in new medical technologies.

Prior to founding Brightwell, Philip spent over 20 years at Permira, a leading European Private Equity firm where he was the partner in charge of the investor side of the business and involved in over €25 billion of equity fundraisings. Whilst at Permira he also oversaw in excess of €1 billion of co-investment syndication.

Philip lives in Oxford with his family and is involved in a number of arts and medically focused charities. He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant.

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