13TH ANNUAL EUROPEAN LIFE SCIENCES CEO FORUM PARTNERING AND INVESTING IN BIOTECH & PHARMA INDUSTRY 19TH - 20TH FEBRUARY 2020, HILTON ZURICH AIRPORT HOTEL, SWITZERLAND SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS FOR THE #Sachs_ELSCEO FORUM
Torreya is a global investment banking boutique serving companies in the life sciences industry. Since our inception in 2007, we have advised clients on more than $100 billion worth of deals for biotechnology, branded pharmaceutical, generic pharmaceutical, and life sciences companies. Our partners are senior industry bankers and executives, with deep experience, knowledge, and networks. We are a partner of choice for companies seeking discreet, conflict-free, and knowledgeable advice on M&A, pharmaceutical asset sale, capital markets, and licensing transactions. Torreya is differentiated from most other life sciences advisory practices by the breadth of its global presence. Over half the transactions on which we advise are cross-border. Torreya has offices in London, Mumbai, and New York, and affiliate offices on six continents.
Novo Ventures is a global team of investment professionals employed by Novo affiliates that supports Novo Holdings’ investments in private, public and structured product opportunities in the life sciences industry. Novo Holdings A/S is a private limited liability company wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. It is the holding and investment company of the Novo Group, comprising Novo Nordisk A/S and Novozymes A/S, and is responsible for managing the Foundation’s assets. Novo Holdings is recognized as a world-leading life science investor with a focus on creating long-term value. As a life science investor, Novo Holdings provides seed and venture capital to development-stage companies and takes significant ownership positions in growth and well-established companies. Novo Holdings also manages a broad portfolio of diversified financial assets.
Biotechgate is a global, comprehensive, life science database covering the Biotech, Pharma and Medtech industries. There are currently over 36,000 company profiles on the Biotechgate database. Biotechgate is commonly used to find product pipelines, collaboration partners, in/out-licensing opportunities and information about technology platforms, management details, new business leads and financing rounds. In addition, our licensing deals database supports companies in negotiating their licensing agreements.
Citigate Dewe Rogerson is one of the world’s leading strategic communications consultancies. Our Life Sciences team has established a reputation for excellence spanning financial, corporate and scientific communications; this has enabled us to become trusted advisors and to build a broad portfolio including some of the most innovative and exciting international life sciences companies. Our clients are at all stages of development, from start-up to multinationals, and our activities are focused on delivering campaigns that support corporate objectives. As a result, we have been involved in major corporate transactions and events in the life sciences sector over the past decade such as IPOs, other public and private fundraisings, and M&As.
Recent IPO transactions: ABIVAX (Euronext Paris - €60m), OSE Pharma (Euronext Paris - €21m), Nordic Nanovector (Oslo – NOK575m), Midatech Pharma (London AIM - £32m), Abzena (London AIM - £20m), arGEN-X (Brussels - €42m), Pixium Vision (Euronext Paris - €39.5m), Crossject (Euronext Paris - €17m). Other recent financings: Abingworth (£225m ABV VI), Rigontec (€14.25m Series A), Calcivis (£4.5m fundraising), ViraTherapeutics ($3.6m - Series A). Recent M&A: Heptares (up to $400m acquisition by Sosei), Prosonix (up to £100m acquisition by Circassia), bioquell (Sale of subsidiary for £44.5m).
Edison is an international advisory firm with around 450 corporate clients and 110 people working from offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney and Wellington. The team consists of 80 analysts, investment and logistics professionals with experience in capital markets, investor roadshows and communications. Healthcare is Edison’s largest sector, with 16 analysts covering over 100 biotech and medtech stocks across the UK, continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
FreeMind is a consulting group whose goal is to assist in maximizing potential to receive funding from non-dilutive sources. Established in 1999, FreeMind is the largest consulting group of its kind working with academics and Industry alike. FreeMind's proven long-term strategic approach has garnered its clients over 1.5 billion dollars to date.
Our expertise in applying for grants and contracts extends throughout every government mechanism open to funding the life sciences including all NIH institutes, DoD, NSF, FDA, CDC, BARDA, etc., as well as private foundations. FreeMind's knowledgeable and experienced team of Client Strategists and Project Managers are dedicated to guiding non-dilutive funding efforts from identification of the most suitable opportunity through to submission and subsequent award. Our team of experts will assist in making non-dilutive funding a key tool in a long-term financial strategy.
Instinctif Partners is an international business communications consultancy. With a track record of delivering truly creative programmes, the Life Sciences practice focuses on enhancing the value proposition for companies seeking investment, partnerships or customers. Our core skill is working with clients to communicate the value of their science and innovation to key stakeholders through the most relevant channels: crafting communications solutions that showcase each company, product or technology. Specifically, we are unique in offering specialist expertise seamlessly across corporate, financial, healthcare and marketing communications with outreach programmes to media, industry, professional, public, financial and investment communities. Our service offering covers all communications disciplines including strategic counsel, PR, IR, media relations, public affairs, crisis communications, internal communications, marketing, advertising, copywriting, design, research and event management. Our globally integrated and dedicated life sciences team serves clients around the world from our headquarters in London, and bases across Europe, AsiaPac and the USA. https://instinctif.com/eu/
ONTARIO BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION ORGANIZATION
The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) founded in 2009, is a not-for-proﬁt, membership based organization engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of Ontario’s human health science companies positioning Ontario as a leader in the international marketplace. OBIO advances this goal through collaborative partnerships with industry, the investment community, academia, patients and government.
The Life Sciences-Series - Launched in 2014 four issues of the Life Sciences-Series appear annually. Based on the three pillars – technology, financing, investment – the issues combine current topics of life sciences with knowledge and networking from corporate financing and capital market. The mission: Building a cross medial bridge between the life sciences and the financial industry by the help of the quarterly Life Sciences issues, the monthly digital newsletter LifeSciencesUpdate
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland. Members of the SECA include equity investment companies, banks, corporate finance advisors, auditing companies, management consultants, lawyers and private investors. https://www.seca.ch/
Swiss Biotech unites the four leading biotech regions of Switzerland (BioAlps, BaselArea, Biopolo Ticino and Greater Zurich Area). The regions have early on combined efforts with the SWX Swiss Exchange which holds a leading position in terms of life-science listings and services.
The National Industry Association named Swiss Biotech Association Represents more than 150 companies to date and acts as the operational arm for the marketing alliance. Swiss Biotech raises Switzerland’s profile as an economic center in Europe and profiles the biotech industry with its key research institutions and companies.Swiss Biotechs’ mission is to spread the message of Switzerland as one of the top biotech locations in the world. This will be achieved by presenting a comprehensive picture of the drivers of biotechnology including research, education, economics, finance and industry. The bases for success in biotechnology are the critical mass of research institutes and accelerated technology transfer. The early integration of industry and well-trained workforce is another critical success factor for rapid economic growth. More than 40 technology parks throughout the country support the increasingly important and successful TechTransfer process. http://www.swissbiotech.org/
TIBEREND STRATEGIC ADVISORS, INC.
Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc. is a corporate communications firm providing media strategy and execution for life science companies – biotech (therapeutics), medical devices and diagnostics.We work with both public and private emerging growth companies: 1. To enhance valuation 2. To build visibility for partnerships and strategic alliances http://www.tiberendstrategicadvisors.com/