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"life science" - Knowledge Bank Results

Warburg Pincus makes “major” investment into gene and cell therapy company

Global private equity house Warburg Pincus has made a “major investment” into Polyplus-transfection SA, a developer of technology for gene and cell therapy.

Sofinnova seals €108m final close for Italy-focused biotech fund

European life sciences investor Sofinnova Partners has reached a €108m final close for its Italy-focused Telethon Fund, beating its initial target.

VC lobbying pays off as UK government reveals £250m tech startup coronavirus rescue package

Venture capital-backed UK startups facing a bleak future due to the coronavirus crisis have been given a lifeline by the UK government in the wake of sustained lobbying from the industry.

Blackstone backs biopharma business Alnylam with up to $2bn

Blackstone has agreed to provide biopharma business Alnylam Pharmaceuticals with up to $2bn to support the company's development of medicines targeting patients suffering from debilitating diseases.

Deerfield raises $840m fund targeting cutting-edge drug, medtech development

Deerfield Management Company has hit an $840m final close for its second Healthcare Innovations fund, which will target investments in cutting-edge drug development, medical devices and healthcare tech.

Biopharma backer VenBio soars past Fund III target to reach $394m final close

Biopharma development investor VenBio Partners has soared past its target for its third life sciences fundraise to close the vehicle on about $394m.

Foresite Capital powers on with fifth fundraise, eyes up to $705m

US venture capital house Foresite Capital has raised more than $278m of commitments for its fifth fundraise targeting the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

NEA raises $3.6bn for latest fund amid partner appointment

New Enterprise Associates has raised $3.6bn for the final close of its 17th venture fund, as it promotes Liza Landsman to general partner.

LSP raises €600m to close ‘Europe’s largest life sciences VC fund’

LSP has closed what it claims is Europe’s largest venture capital fund focused on the life science sector on €600m.

BGF scores 3x return on Vysiion Group exit

BGF has achieved a three times return on its investment in outsourced IT services provider Vysiion Group, through a sale to trade buyer Exponential-e.

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Blackstone hits $4.6bn hard cap for biggest-ever PE fund dedicated to life science deals

Blackstone has raised $4.6bn for the biggest-ever private equity fund dedicated to life sciences investments, hitting its hard cap for the vehicle.

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

Satori Capital, a Texas-based private equity house it says is founded on the principles of "conscious capitalism", has agreed to back investment firm Mountain Cove Capital Management.

Beauty industry veteran Pamela Baxter named as MidOcean operating partner

Private equity and credit investment house MidOcean Partners has brought in veteran beauty industry executive Pamela Baxter as an operating partner and executive board member.

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

Growers Edge Financial has raked in $40m for its Series B round to help it to grow into new markets in the US.

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

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