Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 2: PE/VC Hybrid has High AUM, Wide Range of Interests

2 Oct

A private equity / venture capital firm which was founded in 1994 and is based in the Western US manages a total of 7 funds with a combined AUM of $2 billion. The typical investment size is anywhere from $5 – $10 million initially, and up to $20 million over the lifetime of the investment. The firm provides both equity investments and convertible notes to companies located all over the globe. They plan to make 2-3 investments over the next 6-9 months.

The firm is interested in companies in biotech therapeutics & diagnostics, medtech, and biotech R&D services. They are also interested in other organizations in the biotech space, such as agricultural biotechnology or industrial biotechnology. In terms of subsector and indication, the firm is entirely opportunistic; however, they are not interested in companies that do not have a viable proof-of-concept for their technology, and strongly prefer to invest in companies that have entered into clinical trials.

The group prefers to invest in experienced management teams, and generally provides a professional to serve on company’s board of directors, in addition to assisting with operational activities. The firm will consider all management teams on a case-by-case basis, and may consider rearranging the management team if necessary.

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