Hot Investor Mandate: Large Japanese Chemical Company Seeks Investment, M&A, Licensing Opportunities in Clinical Diagnostics, Research Tools, and Materials

2 Aug

A global chemical company has established a successful USA office that has grown to become the corporation’s main sales, marketing, and business development center in North America. In addition to a variety of other markets, the group serves the chemical, petrochemical and bioscience markets. The group has recently started a corporate venture initiative with a $300M budget to make strategic investments into both pre and post-commercial companies. The group is flexible in terms of structuring investments and may employ equity investments, M&A and licensing agreements. The group targets investment sizes from $100k – $5M for early stage companies and $10M-$50M for commercial-stage companies.

In terms of the healthcare and life science sectors, the group is most interested in companies working in diagnostics and research tools. The group is particularly interested in clinical diagnostics including IVDs and next generation platforms (NGS, liquid biopsy, LC-MS, point-of-care testing, digital PCR), separation media and connected devices and wearable medical sensors. The group is also interested in advanced materials including materials for secondary batteries, thin-film for electronic devices, separation (inorganic/organic/polymers) and composites. The group is agnostic to indication area, but has a particular interest in cancer, metabolic (including diabetes) and kidney disorders as well as reproductive health.

The group has no strict company or management team requirements and invest in both early and later stage opportunities. Board observer status is required along with an investment.

If you are interested in more information about this investor and other investors tracked by LSN, please email

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: