Hot Investor Mandate 2: Major Life Science Investment Firms form New Venture Vehicle, Seeking China Angle

1 Jun

In 2017 a new investment vehicle was launched by a healthcare focused venture capital firm and a major global strategic player in the life science industry. The firm generally seeks to make equity investments into emerging life science companies in seed and venture stages; however, the fund also considers commercial-stage companies, depending on the opportunity. The investment size of the USD fund ranges from $5 – $25 million. For the RMB fund, typical investment size is RMB 30- RMB150 million. The firm currently focuses on China-based companies or overseas businesses with a China angle.

The firm is looking for new investment opportunities across a wide spectrum of life science sectors, including Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Biotech R&D Services, Medical Technology and Healthcare IT. The firm is agnostic to disease indications but is most interested in areas with large market potential, including Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue, Diseases of the Eye and Oncology. Rare diseases are generally less of interest. The firm is open to invest in both small molecules and biologics, and it looks for all classes of devices. The funds are most interested in companies in preclinical and early-clinical stage, but they are open to companies in late-clinical and growth stage, on a case-by-case basis.

The firm will invest in both private companies and public companies. The firm is looking to be an active investor, sometimes taking a board seat post-investment.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email mandates@lifesciencenation.com

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