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Sofinnova Partners sells its stake in Corvidia in $2.1bn deal

Life sciences venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners has sold its portfolio company Corvidia Therapeutics to Novo Nordisk for $2.1bn.

Spain’s Ysios hits €155m for third life sciences fund, could raise up to €200m

Spanish early stage investment house Ysios Capital has hit €155m for its third life science fund - and could go as high as €200m for the vehicle.

AI-driven protein pioneer Protera gets Sofinnova Partners-led Series A round

Protera, an AI-driven startup designing and developing new proteins, has closed a $5.6m Series A financing led by European life sciences venture capital major Sofinnova Partners.

Harrison Street expands Europe team with ex-CPPIB, Franklin Templeton investors

Real asset alternative investment specialist Harrison Street has expanded its European asset management team with two new hires.

Thoma Bravo makes strategic investment into Exostar

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired Exostar, a secure business collaboration platform for the aerospace and defence, life sciences and healthcare industries.

Blackstone hires former FDA commissioner McClellan as latest senior advisor

Blackstone has hired former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Mark McClellan as its latest senior advisor.

Yoo Capital hits first close for £400m-targeting UK real estate fundraise

UK real estate investment house Yoo Capital has hit a first close for its £400m-targeting sophomore investment fund.

Cowen Healthcare Investments beats target with $493m Fund III close

Cowen Healthcare Investments has raised $493m for its third flagship investment vehicle, beating its initial $400m target.

Blackstone pulls past $4.2bn for latest life sciences fundraise

Private equity giant Blackstone has pulled in more than $4.2bn for its latest life sciences fund, putting it within a whisker of reaching its fundraising goal.

Mérieux Equity, Korys launch US, Europe biologics investment funds

Mérieux Equity Partners and Korys have launched a new healthcare and nutrition venture capital platform, saying Covid-19 has raised public and government awareness of the importance of biologics research.

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New Nordic life science firm Eir Ventures seals first close for debut fund

New Nordic life sciences venture capital investor Eir Ventures has hit a €76m first close for its debut fundraise.

Satori Capital buys into hedge fund manager Mountain Cove Capital Management

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Beauty industry veteran Pamela Baxter named as MidOcean operating partner

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Growers Edge harvests $40m Series B round from group of VC firms

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Fintech AI client retention platform Senso gets $3m VC-led investment round

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