Jul 7, 2011

ZIOPHARM Oncology: Why This Tiny Biotech Has Attracted Fidelity And Other Big Investors
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For a variety of reasons, one could say that ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP), a tiny little-known biopharmaceutical company developing several anti-cancer drugs, is now several notches above its peers in the highly volatile and competitive biotech industry.

It has, first of all, attracted several of the largest big-name investment groups, a nearly impossible task to achieve for most small biotechs. Fidelity Management, which leads a list of reputable institutional investors that has accumulated shares in ZIOPHARM, is now the largest shareholder with a 13.75% stake.

The second largest shareholder with more than 12% is Intrexon Corp., whose Chairman and CEO Randal J. Kirk, a widely known leader in the life sciences industry whose reputation as a founder of several successful biotech companies and savvy deal maker is almost unmatched. Other big shareholders include Merlin Biomed Group, which has purchased a 3.64% stake; BlackRock Fund Advisors (BLK) and BlackRock Institutional Trust which, combined, own more than 3% of the stock; Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, which has a 2.9% stake interest; Vanguard Group, with 1.29%; and the Middle East money group, Abu Dhabi Investment, which owns 1.50%.

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