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This is where we share our own and our portfolio companies’ press releases as well as relevant Sunstone articles, analyses and SoMe posts.

5 latest press releases

Sunstone Life Science Ventures is looking for a Student Assistant

We are looking for a student to join our team for approximately 8 hours a week. As part of the team, you will play a pivotal role in the management of our deal flow, which lies in the order of 400-500 opportunities every year. Alongside management of our deal flow...

Synendos Therapeutics Appoints Scientific Advisory Board

Synendos Therapeutics (Synendos), a biopharmaceutical company focused on restoring the natural functioning of the endocannabinoid system to treat Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders, today announces the appointment of well renowned CNS experts to form its...

MinervaX provides clinical and leadership update

MinervaX, a privately held Danish biotechnology company developing a novel vaccine against Group B Streptococcus (GBS), today announces clinical progress on its maternal GBS vaccine as well as multiple additions to its leadership teams. MinervaX is developing a...

Ascelia Pharma Signs Clinical Collaboration
Agreement With Taiho Oncology, Inc. for the Development of Oncoral in Combination with LONSURF®

Ascelia Pharma AB (publ) (ticker: ACE) today announced that it has signed a clinical collaboration agreement with Taiho Oncology Inc., a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The collaboration concerns an upcoming global Phase 2 clinical study in gastric...

Galecto Announces First Patient Treated in Phase 2a Trial of the Oral LOXL2 Inhibitor GB2064 in Myelofibrosis (the MYLOX-1 Trial)

Galecto, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLTO), a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel treatments for fibrosis and cancer, today announced the treatment of the first patient in a Phase 2a trial of its oral LOXL2 inhibitor GB2064 in myelofibrosis. Myelofibrosis, a...

5 latest articles

Who is in the driver’s seat of our industry?

A recent analysis from Pharma Intelligence | Informa 2021 highlights the current trends of pipeline products (top panel). We have subsequently surveyed Sunstone’s incoming deal flow for the same period and noted the correlation for the top 3 categories with oncology...

US IPO: Value recognition? Not really! Trading liquidity? Yes!

We previously looked at M&A of VC funded private and listed companies in the EU and US (https://bit.ly/3EU4n8H). Listing EU companies in the US is perceived as more attractive or beneficial – but is it reflected in the numbers?  Recently, we decided to take a...

Why would you do a US IPO?

We recently compared EUR >50M M&A’s of VC funded EU and US drug developing companies and concluded that a substantial difference exists between the EU and US (https://bit.ly/3uftQmU). Previously we have also looked at EU M&A’s before or after an IPO....

M&A multiples in the US – should you go west?

Sunstone has previously investigated the return multiples of venture capital funded companies HQ’ed in Europe (https://bit.ly/3n0bd3B) and concluded that when the total invested amount exceeds EUR 50M, the return multiple tends to stay below 5 in M&A transactions....

Best country for sourcing new deals?

Do you also in your mind have a priority list of destinations to visit once the world normalises and you can get back on a plane? If so, and if you are a Venture Capitalist, you may also be wondering which countries have been creating most Life Science M&A...

Why are we investing in Drug Development and hesitating with regards to Medical Devices or Diagnostics?

Part of the answer is obviously that our past experiences and successes fall within Drug Development – but also that both MedTech and Diagnostics seem to have a lower likelihood of getting to an exit once you have invested. Defining the field for Medical Devices and...

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Why would you do a US IPO?

We recently compared EUR >50M M&A’s of VC funded EU and US drug developing companies and concluded that a substantial difference exists between the EU and US (https://bit.ly/3uftQmU). Previously we have also looked at EU M&A’s before or after an IPO....

Best country for sourcing new deals?

Do you also in your mind have a priority list of destinations to visit once the world normalises and you can get back on a plane? If so, and if you are a Venture Capitalist, you may also be wondering which countries have been creating most Life Science M&A...

To IPO… or not to IPO

We have recently added 12 venture funded companies to our M&A analysis of European therapeutic companies acquired post-IPO. As expected, those companies were acquired at a later developed stage. As previously highlighted most European venture capital funded...

Modest interest in Human Safety!?

We have previously highlighted that most European venture capital funded therapeutic companies are acquired after receiving less than EUR 45M in venture capital funding. It also appears that companies are acquired either before EUR 10M have been invested or after an...

Beating the odds

What do you think? Let us know in our feed on LinkedIn:  Using Pitchbook® we have identified 56, EUR >50M, M&A transactions of VC funded companies developing therapeutics from 2010 to 2020 and have modelled the investor cash flow in each of the companies....

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