LONDON, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Advent Life Sciences today announced the closing of Advent Life Sciences Fund II (ALSF II), a £145.5M (USD 235M) venture capital fund raised to seed and build life sciences companies in the UK, Europe and the US. The Fund will back entrepreneurs and early-stage and mid-stage companies with the potential to deliver first- or best-in-class breakthrough products for unmet medical needs. The Fund, which quickly exceeded its target, was raised entirely from independent financial investors including funds-of-funds, pension funds, and family offices.
"We thank our returning and new LPs for the strength of their support, which allowed us to raise the commitments for this Fund in a matter of weeks" said Raj Parekh, General Partner. He added, "The interest from LPs and demand for the Fund, particularly in current markets, is in large part a recognition of the scientific and medical entrepreneurs, CEOs and Management teams whose commitment, vision and energy is enabling our portfolio companies to bring important medical innovations to patients. It is a privilege to work with them."
About Advent Life Sciences
Advent Life Sciences is one of Europe's leading venture teams investing in life sciences businesses. The team consists of 11 professionals with extensive scientific, medical and operational experience, and a long-standing track record of entrepreneurial and investment success across the UK, Europe and the US. The Firm invests in a range of sectors within life sciences, principally in new drug discovery, enabling technologies, and med tech. Realisations in the last three years include Algeta, Avila, CN Creative, EUSA, Micromet. Current investments include Acutus, Biocartis, Cellnovo, f2G, NeRRe, Versartis. For more information, please visit http://www.adventLS.com
SOURCE Advent Life Sciences