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VC Playbook: 4BIO Executives Discuss Targets For The Investment Firm’s New Fund
Dmitry Kuzmin, managing partner, and Owen Smith, investment director, talk to In Vivo about 4BIO’s approach to venture investing in the biopharma sector: successes, red flags and targets for its second fund.
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In Vivo's Deal-Making column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in April 2021. Data provided by Biomedtracker.
Catherine Owen joined Bristol Myers Squibb in September 2019, tasked with overseeing the integration of Celgene and BMS’s international businesses. She talks to In Vivo about managing the merger of teams from two very distinct companies during a global pandemic. Owen, who is passionate about career growth and mentoring, also highlights the importance of talent development and sponsorship – even in times of uncertainty, when business as usual goes out the window.
More option deals, greater use of alternative remedy clauses and aggressive diligence of assets. Geoffrey Spolyar, special counsel at Cooley, spotlights some of the changes he is seeing in pharma and biotech partnership agreements and explains why these trends matter in 2021.