Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 1: Family Office Seeking Experienced Management Teams

23 Jan

A hybrid family office and operating company based in the Southeastern United States is looking to make direct investments in the life science space. The firm is funded and led by a successful life science entrepreneur who started and sold several companies in their career. The firm can make investments ranging from approximately $500,000 to $100 million into companies and due to its funding structure has no requirements for holding period or capital structure. The firm makes investments in the forms of equity, controlling interest, in-licensing, MBO/LBO, growth capital and is also willing to co-invest. The firm is looking for companies located around the globe and makes around 5-15 investments in a given year.

The family office is looking for companies in sectors of Biotech Therapeutics and Diagnostics, Medtech, Heathcare IT, R&D Services, and Biotech Other. The firm is willing to consider all indications including orphan diseases; though they have some additional interest/experience is areas of Women’s Health, GI, Oncology, Cardiovascular, and Personalized Medicine including Proteomics and Genomics. The firm is most interested in companies that are in Phase II or later, nearing commercialization where the firm is capable of utilizing its operating company to scale up the company’s sales, marketing and distribution. That being said, the firm has made earlier stage investments in the past and is open to considering highly innovative and compelling early stage companies. The firm is also interested in companies developing consumables/reagents, service providers, food and nutraceuticals.

The firm looks to work with management teams with experience and grit and generally looks to take a board seat although it is not a requirement. The firm looks to leverage the use of its operating company to assist the company’s sales marketing and distribution efforts as well as providing assistance in operations management.

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