Investment Summary

Exits Targacept

On April 1, 2006, invested in life science company Targacept from Easton Capital Investment Group

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Life Science sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in North Carolina.
Investment Fate
  • Targacept merged with another company in 2015.

Investment Summary

Date 2006-04-01
Target Targacept
Sector Life Science
Sellers(s) Easton Capital Investment Group
Deal Type IPO

Target

Targacept

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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Targacept, Inc. is a R&D pharmaceutical company. Targacept is involved with the development and commercialization of drugs based on selective activation of a previously unexploited class of targets - neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (NNRs). These drugs offer a new way to treat various major CNS and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders including Alzheimer's Disease, depression and ulcerative colitis.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Easton Capital Investment Group

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Venture Capital Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 200M USD
Size Small
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Easton Capital Investment Group is a private investment firm that targets early-stage venture capital to later-stage growth capital investments. Easton will consider opportunities across a range of industries but generally invests in the healthcare industry, including biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, and healthcare services. Easton looks to commit $0.50 to $10 million per transaction. Easton Capital was formed in 2000 and is based in New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 20
Sector (Life Science) 4 of 10
Type (IPO) 3 of 6
State (North Carolina) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 6 of 20
Year (2006) 2 of 3
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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