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Hot Investor Mandate 2: Family Office with USA and UK Offices Seeks to Invest Up to $5M in Early-Stage Therapeutics Companies with Preference for Platform Technologies

24 May

A family office investment vehicle with offices in the USA and UK is looking to provide equity capital to USA-based therapeutic companies. The firm usually invests in Series A or B rounds, and will consider to participate in a seed round of financing. The firms typical deal size is variable, generally going as high as $5 million for an initial investment.

The firm is currently looking for companies developing Therapeutics. The firm is opportunistic in terms of sub-sector and indication though they do have a preference for companies with platform technologies. The firm is willing to invest in companies with a lead asset in preclinical through Phase II of clinical trials. The firm’s portfolio includes oncology, the microbiome, pain, neurological and rare diseases biotech companies.

The firm looks to invest in companies with experienced management teams. The firm is capable to act as either a lead or a co-lead investor and generally seeks board or board observer rights. As a pro-active investor, the firm will assist in the growth of a company, recruit new talents, develop preclinical, clinical and IP strategies.

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Hot Investor Mandate 2: VC Arm of Japanese Pharma Invests in Early-Stage Therapeutics and Platform Technologies in a Wide Range of Indications, Including CNS

19 Apr

A corporate venture subsidiary of a Japan pharmaceutical is looking to provide equity capital to seed and venture stage companies in the life science space, and invests across North America & Europe. The firm is looking to provide companies with $5 million over the lifetime of the investment and plans on making 2-3 investments over the next year.

The firm is currently looking for companies developing Therapeutics and Platform Technologies. The firm is looking for companies in this sector working with small molecules, vaccines and biotherapeutics. Indications of interest include nephrology, cardiovascular, immunology, metabolic disease the firm is especially interested in companies working with therapies for CNS disorders such as ALS, inflammation, fibrosis, NASH and orphan indications. Ideal companies will have assets in preclinical stages of development.

The firm strongly prefers that the company has a strong management team with experience in the industry. The firm historically has only invested as a co-investor although they are capable and looking to take a lead position if the correct opportunity arises. The firm is looking to allocate to companies that will eventually be able to partner long term with its parent company.

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Hot Investor Mandate 4: Large Quebec-Based Firm Seeks Early-Stage Single Asset/Platform Technologies in Therapeutics and Revenue-Generating Medtech Companies

22 Mar

A development capital fund of 30+ years of investment experience actively seeks opportunities in the life sciences. The firm’s mission is to provide returns to its 600,000+ shareholders, and contribute to Québec’s economic growth through investments in small and medium-sized businesses from all industrial sectors. Its evergreen fund structure ables the firm to take a long-term approach on investments. Allocations in co-syndicated deals start at $1M but mostly range from $3-10M. The firm could co-lead investments. The firm seeks to invest in businesses with a significant presence in Québec, defined as having over half of its employees based in the province, or significant activities in the province.

The firm has been a consistent life sciences investor for the past 30+ years. The firm is interested in both single asset and platform technology companies across a wide range of therapeutics including small molecules, biologics, cell therapy, gene therapy, etc. The firm is agnostic to therapeutic areas and invests at multiple development stages from pre-IND activities to Phase III. In medical devices and diagnostics, the firm invests only in profitable companies or those with an approved product.

The firm is looking for experienced management teams with expertise in the indication area. It will consider first-time-CEOs who have been able to attract seasoned professionals on the board and SAB.

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