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04/04/2018

• Sofinnova Crossover Fund 1 is the largest healthcare crossover fund focused on Europe.
• With this new fund, Sofinnova Partners actively pursues the strategy to broaden its Life Sciences platform to invest across the value chain, from seed stage to late-stage companies.
• Bpifrance* and CNP Assurances acted as sponsors for the fund.

Paris, France – April 4th, 2018 — Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences, announced today the launch of Sofinnova Crossover I with €275 million ($340 million), above the original first close target of €250 million. With this new fund, Sofinnova Partners goes one step further in the execution of its growth plan, aimed at expanding its coverage across the Life Sciences space with dedicated sector teams.

Pursuing a strategy Sofinnova Partners has successfully applied for decades with its early-stage focused Capital Funds, Sofinnova Crossover I will invest in the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The fund will focus primarily on therapeutic and game-changing companies driven by experienced management. As a lead or cornerstone investor, the fund will seek to invest in about 15 late stage private and public companies. About 80% of the investments will be made in European companies, with the remaining 20% outside of Europe primarily in North America. A dedicated, highly experienced team of four partners will invest Sofinnova Crossover I, leveraging on Sofinnova Partners’ wider experience, track record and organizational support. This new fund attracted premier international investors, predominantly sovereign funds, insurance companies, corporations and family offices. Commitments came from Europe, including France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, and Switzerland but also from Asian investors in China and Singapore. In addition to Bpifrance* and CNP Assurances, investors include a major Chinese biopharmaceutical company, the Danish State Investment fund, and family offices like Fidim or KCK representing leading industrial families in Europe and Asia.

Antoine Papiernik, Chairman of Sofinnova Partners, said, “With the launch of this new crossover activity, Sofinnova builds upon its unique early stage track record. Many of the companies we initially funded have become over the years large, billion-euro companies, and we have gained invaluable experience in helping them to the next level. This fund will complete our investment platform across the life-sciences value-chain, allowing us to fund companies from the seed stage to the late-stage.”

Jacques Theurillat, Partner in the crossover team at Sofinnova Partners, added: “The European healthcare market has matured with hundreds of late stage private and public companies looking for growth capital, and Sofinnova Partners, with its name, track record and experience, is particularly well positioned to identify the best European deals and transform them into global leaders.”

Triago acted as placement agent and Clifford Chance Europe LLP acted as legal counsel on Sofinnova Crossover I.

* Bpifrance directly and with the “Investment for the Future” Program, managed by the SGPI and operated by Bpifrance

About Sofinnova Partners
Sofinnova Partners is a leading European venture capital firm specialized in Life Sciences. Based in Paris, France, the firm brings together a team of professionals from all over Europe, the US and China. The firm focuses on paradigm shifting technologies alongside visionary entrepreneurs. Sofinnova Partners seeks to invest as a lead investor in start-ups and corporate spin-offs and has backed nearly 500 companies over more than 45 years, creating market leaders around the globe. Today, Sofinnova Partners has over €1.9 billion under management.

10/07/2015

Sofinnova Partners Renewable Chemistry Start-up Award, presented at Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, recognises the most promising renewable chemistry start-up. The Top 5 companies have been selected by popular vote online and the winner will be selected at Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology by an industry jury. – RESULTS HERE !

The Renewable Chemistry Start-Up Award is supported by Sustainability Consult, the leading agency for bio-economy communications and public relations.

24/06/2014

10-12 December 2014
Four Seasons, Prague, Czech Republic

Veleslavínova 1098/2a
110 00 Praha 1-Staré Mesto
Czech Republic

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This invitation-only conference for senior executives from medical device companies in Europe, provides a private and exclusive setting for networking and partnering. The agenda will include high-level panel discussions with keynotes from industry and academic leaders, as well as social networking events.

Who Attends?
Attendance to the Bohemian Medical Device Summit is by invitation only. Invitations are limited to CEOs and senior executives from medical technology companies and senior executives with responsibility for R&D, Licensing, M&A and Business Development from major medical device manufacturers. The conference is NOT open to service providers, such as CROs, data support, consultancy companies, banks, law firms, VCs, or funding companies.

http://www.bohemiansummit.com/

02/05/2014

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