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Hercules hires managing director of life sciences group

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a specialty finance company providing venture debt and equity to venture capital and private equity-backed technology and life science companies, has appointed Janice Bourque as managing director in the life sciences group in Hercules’ Boston office.

Bourque has over 25 years of experience in financial services and life sciences.

Most recently, Bourque served as an advisor to Commons Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. In this position, she provided strategic corporate investor fundraising knowledge and supported Commons Capital and Oxford Bioscience Partners’ new joint venture, Commons Global Health Fund, which focuses on healthcare investments for developing and emerging countries.

Prior to that, Bourque was senior vice president and group head of east coast life sciences at Comerica Bank where she managed the group responsible for providing debt financing to life sciences companies.

"In anticipation of continued growth in our portfolio and to support new investment originations in the second half of the year, we are actively making additions to our team of experienced investment professionals in each of Hercules’ life sciences, technology, and lower middle market groups," says Manuel A. Henriquez, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Hercules. "Janice will play an important role as we continue to expand our life science portfolio in both Boston Massachusetts, and Palo Alto, California. Janice has a strong industry network and has demonstrated an ability to identify high quality life science companies for investments at the right time."

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