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BioMedPartners raises CHF75m in first closing of new healthcare venture fund

BioMedPartners has held the first closing of BioMedInvest III, the firm’s third equity venture capital fund, at CHF75 million. 

BioMedInvest III is a healthcare venture capital fund which invests in private early-to-mid- stage companies in Switzerland, Germany and neighbouring countries of the European Union. 

“We are delighted that the continued success of BioMedInvest convinced many of the major investors of the previous funds to commit also to BioMedInvest III. Among these are the European Investment Fund (EIF) on behalf of the ERP-EIF Dachfonds as cornerstone investor, and the Berner Kantonalbank, BEKB. In addition we could gain several important new private investors.” says Dr Markus Hosang, General Partner at BioMedPartners. 

“We are proud of having been able to establish BioMedPartners as a leading venture group over the last ten years. Taking into consideration the challenging venture capital market environment in Europe, this is a major milestone for the future of the Swiss Life Science Cluster,” adds Thomas Moeller, General Partner at BioMedPartners. 

“The expertise and successful investment track record that the BioMedPartners team brings to the table will enable it to translate innovative science into new companies, products and economic benefit and future growth. Most importantly, these investments will provide novel and effective therapies to patients in need.” says Dr Andreas Wallnöfer, previous Head of Clinical Research & Exploratory Development at F Hoffmann- La- Roche AG, who joins BioMedPartners as a Partner. 

The BioMedPartners team includes experienced R&D and venture capital professionals, and has access to an extensive network of industry experts and scientific leaders. 

The new fund will continue BioMedPartners’ successful strategy of investing in innovative biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies that have a strong science and technology base, an innovative product portfolio addressing unmet medical needs, a competent leadership and a promising business perspective. 

With a target size of CHF120-150 million, BioMedInvest III will invest in 12-16 private companies, supporting them not only by providing funds, but also by having members of its strong management team taking board responsibility in its portfolio companies, and by providing access to its extensive network of industry experts and scientific leaders. 

The fund will start to invest immediately, and the final closing is foreseen for early 2018. 

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