Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 3: Large Pension’s PE Arm Targeting Small CROs for Add-On Acquisitions – February 5, 2013

5 Feb

A private equity investment arm of a pension plan located in Canada, which has over $100 billion in total assets under management, is looking for new opportunities in the life science sector, and is currently targeting add-on acquisition targets for one of the firm’s portfolio companies. The pension’s equity investment size will vary depending on the size of the add-on target, however the firm is looking to acquire a strategic partner for their portfolio company as soon as possible.

The PE arm is currently looking for firms in the biotech R&D services sector. More specifically, they are seeking small, clinical-focused contract research organizations (CROs), and are most interested in firms that specialize in the areas of cardiology and endocrinology.

The fund is currently only seeking firms for acquisition, and thus is only looking for firms that are interested in a buyout or recapitalization transaction. The pension is seeking firms that have around $2-5 million in EBITDA.

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