Investment Summary

Three Arch Partners and EW Healthcare Partners Invest In LipoSonix

On July 11, 2004, Three Arch Partners and growth capital firm EW Healthcare Partners invested in medical products company LipoSonix for 27M USD

Investment Highlights
  • This is Three Arch Partners’ 4th and EW Healthcare Partners’ 7th transaction in the Medical Products sector.
  • This is Three Arch Partners’ 3rd and EW Healthcare Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Three Arch Partners’ 9th and EW Healthcare Partners’ 13th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Three Arch Partners’ 7th and EW Healthcare Partners’ 8th transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • LipoSonix was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2008 for 150M USD.

Investment Summary

Date 2004-07-11
Target LipoSonix
Sector Medical Products
Investor(s) Three Arch Partners
EW Healthcare Partners
Deal Type Venture
Deal Value 27M USD

Target

LipoSonix

California, United States
website
LipoSonix is developing technology for noninvasive cosmetic surgery applications. LipoSonix was acquired by Medicis Pharmaceutical.

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Investor(S) 2

Investor

Three Arch Partners

San Mateo, California, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1993
PE ASSETS 1.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Three Arch Partners is an investor in healthcare companies, including medical devices, diagnostics, and healthcare services. Three Arch primarily invests in early stage companies, however the Firm will consider select later stage investments. Three Arch typically invests alongside others and looks to commit $100k to $15 million per investment. Three Arch Partners was formed in 1993 and is based in San Mateo, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 27
Sector (Medical Products) 4 of 15
Type (Venture) 9 of 21
State (California) 7 of 16
Country (United States) 9 of 26
Year (2004) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-07-04 AccessClosure

Santa Clara, California, United States

AccessClosure, Inc. is a medical device company that is pioneering innovative access site management products designed to address the complex challenge of vascular closure during interventional and diagnostic procedures.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-09-01 Nuwellis

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Nuwellis is an early-stage medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing the C-Pulse System for treatment of Class III and ambulatory Class IV heart failure. Nuwellis was founded in 1999 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Investor
DESCRIPTION

Essex Woodlands Health Ventures is a growth equity and venture capital specialist investment firm focused on opportunities across the healthcare sector. Specific areas of interest include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare services/IT. Historically, Essex invested primarily in early and later-stage situations; however, today the firm also makes growth capital investments between $20 - $60 million in companies valued between $50 - $250 million, as well as private investments in public entities (PIPEs). Essex Woodlands was formed in 1985 and offices in Palo Alto, California; New York City; Houston, Texas; Shanghai and London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 59
Sector (Medical Products) 7 of 24
Type (Venture) 12 of 32
State (California) 8 of 20
Country (United States) 13 of 50
Year (2004) 5 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-06-22 Proteus Digital Health

Redwood City, California, United States

Proteus Digital Health is a developer of digital products that collect and aggregate various behavioral, physiological and therapeutic metrics. Proteus Digital Health is based in Redwood City, California.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-04-11 Benu

San Mateo, California, United States

Benu. is a provider of workforce management, benefits, payroll, and private healthcare exchange solutions to employers. Benu was founded in 2000 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Buy -