Sunday, April 5, 2020

"life science" - Knowledge Bank Results

Indiana’s Boomerang names new venture partner

Boomerang Ventures has appointed former ClearObject CEO John McDonald as its newest ventures partner.

Sofinnova Partners brings in ex-PwC exec Carroll as new head of fundraising, IR

European life science venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners has a new fundraising and investor relations head after bringing in ex-PwC exec Robert Carroll.

Yellow Wood names second partner this year with promotion of CFO Pizzi

Yellow Wood Partners has named its second new partner this year with the promotion of CFO Tracey Pizzi.

BGF names first executive chairman, promotions as Sir Nigel Rudd prepares to leave role

BGF founder CEO Stephen Welton has been appointed executive chairman at the firm, with Sir Nigel Rudd set to retire as chairman this summer.

Data software specialist eClinical Solutions gets Summit Partners backing

Summit Partners has picked up a minority stake in eClinical Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based enterprise software and software-driven clinical data services.

Frazier Healthcare hits $617m final close for latest life sciences fund

Frazier Healthcare Partners has hit a $617m final close for its third dedicated life sciences fund.

Sofinnova Partners promotes Krel to partner of industrial biotech team

Life science-focused venture capital house Sofinnova Partners has promoted Michael Krel to partner of its industrial biotechnology team.

Blackstone raises $3.4bn towards first life sciences fund since Clarus buyout

Private equity giant Blackstone Group has registered over $3.4bn of commitments for its latest life sciences focused fund, putting it three-quarters of the way to goal.

Texas Teachers said to commit $420m to alternatives

The Texas Teacher Retirement System reportedly made $420m of capital commitments to a number of fund managers in December last year.

HealthCare Royalty Partners hits $1.83bn final close for Fund IV

HealthCare Royalty Partners has announced the final close its latest fundraise on $1.83bn of capital commitments.

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BVCA names Silverfleet veteran MacDougall as chair amid ‘unprecedented challenge’ of coronavirus

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Embattled Dave & Buster’s restaurant, arcade chain turns to private equity amid coronavirus woes

Private equity firms are reportedly in talks with embattled restaurant and video game arcade chain Dave & Buster's in the wake of the business shuttering its outlets amid the coronavirus crisis.

Debt-heavy Neiman Marcus ups bankruptcy preparations following coronavirus closure

Private equity-backed Neiman Marcus Group has reportedly stepped up preparation for bankruptcy as the US luxury retail chain continues to reel from debts racked up through its $6bn leveraged buyout.

Rubicon crosses $1.2bn for Fund III to destroy initial fundraising goal

A stellar fundraise from Rubicon Technology Partners has seen it smash its target for its third software-focused fund by pulling in more than $1.2bn for the vehicle.

KKR agrees to back insurance finance specialist Kilter with up to $500m

KKR has agreed to invest up to $500m in Kilter Finance, which specialises in financing life, annuity and health insurers.

Japanese cosmetic brand ETVOS eyes Asian expansion with L Catterton investment

Japanese cosmetics brand ETVOS has picked up a "significant" investment from the Asia fund of consumer-focused private equity house L Catterton.

Ancala Partners taps new €735m fund to back UK care home business Holmleigh

Ancala Partners has picked up a majority stake in UK care home business Holmleigh through its recently-closed €735m second European infrastructure fund.

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