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Life Sciences Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Clemens Van Blitterswijk Frits Van Der Have Rudy Dekeyser


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Total investments 146
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 92
Rounds per year 6.08
Lead investments 44
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 43
Key employees 11

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Therapeutics
  • Medical Device

The venture was found in Europe in The Netherlands. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Amsterdam.

The fund was created by Clemens Van Blitterswijk, Rudy Dekeyser. The overall number of key employees were 10.

Opposing the other organizations, this Life Sciences Partners works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2007. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2014.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Life Sciences Partners, startups are often financed by Kurma Partners, Idinvest Partners, VI Partners AG. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Ysios Capital, Idinvest Partners, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Novartis Venture Fund, LSP BioVentures, Gimv.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Therapeutics, Biopharma. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Santarus, Hyperion Therapeutics, Merus Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ImCheck Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$113M13 Jun 2022 Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Ariceum Therapeutics

Health Care
$29M08 Jun 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Health Care
Medical Device
$26M09 Feb 2022 Galway City, County Galway, Ireland


Health Care
Medical Device
$76M16 Dec 2021 Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands


$80M02 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

HotSpot Therapeutics

Health Care
Life Science
$100M29 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

DNA Script

Health Care
Life Science
$165M26 Oct 2021 France, Ile-de-France, France

Egle Therapeutics

Health Care
$47M22 Oct 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Health Care
Medical Device
$8M14 Oct 2021 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


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