AW healthcare beat: $1.4bn in biotech/medtech deal making

One deal towers above the rest in our look at the $1.41 billion private capital activity in healthcare for the week of Nov. 16-20.

After operating as the venture capital arm of UK pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) since 1985, SR One cemented its spinoff status by closing its first independent fund.

Oversubscribed at $500 million, the fund was cobbled together with support from a "pool of global institutional asset managers, endowments, foundations, pension funds and family offices," according to SR One. GSK made the largest investment in the fund, but the other players . . .

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Sergio Barreto

Sergio Barreto is about 70% journalist, 30% tech geek. As an editor for The ABIS Group, he produces daily newsletters for leading healthcare and technology companies. With BMV Digital, he provides WordPress-based web developments services. Here at Alternatives Watch, he wears both hats - handling IT and occasionally writing about the intersection of alts, healthcare and tech.
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