Hot Investor Mandate: Global Alternative Asset Manager Invests Up to $50M in Life Science Companies of All Stages of Development, Most Interested in Disruptive Therapeutics

3 Mar

A diversified, global, alternative asset manager with multiple offices across the globe has billions of dollars under management. The firm is invested equally in the private and public markets, and within the private markets, the firm seeks to invest across the entire private healthcare company lifecycle, from seed to cross-over. Initial check sizes can range from $5 – 50m and will largely depend on the stage of the company. With seed stage companies, the firm can invest $1-5m. In general, the firm ascribes to the approach of doubling the size of their prior round investment in each subsequent round (from Seed -> Series A -> Series B -> Series C -> IPO), subject to milestone achievement. The firm is currently focused on USA and Western European opportunities.

The firm’s primary investment focus is disruptive therapeutics-focused companies. The firm is most interested in genetic medicines (DNA, RNA, protein-targeted therapies including gene therapy, gene editing, oligonucleotides, and small molecule approaches), precision/targeted oncology (DNA damage repair/synthetic lethality, driver/resistance mechanisms), differentiated immunotherapies (gamma-delta T-cell-targeted, bispecific T-cell engagers, new efforts at drugging difficult checkpoints/targets), CNS disorders and autoimmune disorders (new targets of interest). The firm may consider therapeutics indications outside of CNS, oncology, and autoimmune disease on a much more selective basis. In terms of stage of development, the firm is open to pre-clinical opportunities from the lead optimization phase and beyond (discovery phase will be considered too early). The firm may consider opportunities outside of therapeutics including medical devices, diagnostics, tools and digital health, but will be much more selective.

The firm has no particular company or management team requirements. The firm is willing to lead rounds but can act as a follow-on – the firm may seek board representation when acting as the lead investor. The firm seeks to hold shares of their private company investments long after their successful IPO.

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