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17 August 2015

UK activity bolsters biotech investment from PE, VC firms $

dna-163466_1280 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector increased for the second month in a row in July to reach its highest point of 2015 so far new research shows.

20 July 2015

Strong Canadian performance helps boost global PE, VC biotech investment $

flasks-606612_1280 Strong investment in North American biotech companies saw global private equity and venture capital backing within the sector almost double in June compared to the same time last year.

9 June 2015

Weak US investment drags down global PE, VC biotech figures $

lab glass Weaker transcation volume held back the overall value of private equity and venture capital investments in the biotech sector last month, new research suggests.

7 May 2015

PE, VC Biotech investment jumped in April despite year-on-year slump $

biotech Strong US growth helped private equity and venture capital biotech investment numbers jump more than 80 per cent month-on month in April, new research shows.

13 April 2015

Biotech sees second month of declining investment from PE, VC firms $

venbio_sq.jpg Private equity and venture capital investment activity targeting the global biotechnology sector declined in March for the second month in a row, new research shows.

12 March 2015

Biotech PE, VC value up on 2015 despite monthly value drop $

lab petri life science clinic The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting global biotechnology companies fell by 48 per cent in February compared to the previous month despite a year-on-year gain.

9 March 2015

Biotech VC funding largely targeting new drugs over improving existing treatments $

bio Venture capital funding of biotechnology businesses is heavily focused towards novel drug R&D rather than improving existing treatments, new research suggests.

10 February 2015

Weak start to the year for global biotech investment value $

biotech virus lab The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector decreased in January compared to the previous month despite a rise in volume. A total of $455m was invested in biotech companies over the four weeks, down 82 per cent from a high base of $2.58bn in December according to[...]

17 February 2014

Mega buyout boosts biotech private equity activity $

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting biotechnology companies started 2014 on an impressive note, leaping to its highest point in the last 12 months.

17 September 2013

Fundraising for life science VCs continues decline in 2013 $

Fundraising by life science venture capitalists continued to decline during 2013, with estimated fundraising for the first half of the year falling to $1.3bn, corresponding to an annualized rate of $2.6bn.

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