Hot Investor Mandate 2: Japanese PE Looks Globally for Early-Stage Life Sciences Innovations

7 Dec

A private equity firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with multiple offices throughout North America and Asia is currently making new investments from three main funds: SV5 Series (JPY 75 billion; 2016 vintage), Asia Technology Fund VI (USD 150 million; 2013), and Technology Partners V (USD 260 million; 2012). The firm has about JPY 429 billion AUM (USD 4.3 billion). The firm has a dedicated life science investment team and invests in venture stage companies. The firm invests in various stages, typically start-up and early stage. For life science companies, the firm generally allocates USD 3-5 million per round. The firm is currently focused on opportunities in the USA and Japan.

The firm invests opportunistically in the life sciences. The firm seeks to invest in innovative therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices. For therapeutics, the firm generally invests in novel platform technologies and considers both small molecules and biologics. The firm is indication agnostic and will consider orphan diseases. The firm is also agnostic to the stage of development, but typically invests in companies with a lead asset in clinical trials. For medical devices, the firm is also opportunistic and generally invests in devices that are in the clinic. The firm generally only invests in new IP/NCEs, and does not invest in repurposed or reformulated products.

The firm generally requires a seat on the board of directors or observers.

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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