Nexus Life Science Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Nexus Life Science Partners’ most common sectors for investment are life science (72%) and medical products (29%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%). In total, Nexus Life Science Partners has invested in 5 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Nexus Life Science Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Abgenix for $2.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15

Nexus Life Science Partners

424 West, 33rd Street, Suite 520,
New York, New York 10001
United States
www.merlinnexus.com
invest@merlinnexus.com

Nexus Life Science Partners is a private equity firm that targets private and public healthcare companies located within the United States and around the world. The Firm's focus is on the growth segments of the healthcare industry. In particular, Nexus looks for product-driven life sciences companies developing breakthrough therapeutics for clinical needs, positively altering disease course and associated costs. The firm seeks for each private investment a potential for liquidity within 24 months after initial investment, as well as a 2-3 times return on invested capital. Nexus Life Science Partners was formed in 2001, and is based in New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Healthcare Services, Life Science, Medical Products

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
Sell (0.0/yr) # 19 - - - - - 19
vol $6.3B $6.3B
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gentium SpA 2013-12-20 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Villa Guardia, Italy · www.gentium.it
Cymabay Therapeutics, Inc. 2013-11-29 - IPO
Newark, California · www.cymabay.com
Calypso Medical Technologies, Inc. 2011-09-19 10M USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.calypsomedical.com
Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc. 2011-07-07 525M USD Add-on Acquisition
Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.salientsurgical.com
Orthovita, Inc. 2011-05-16 316M USD Add-on Acquisition
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.orthovita.com
Gemin X Biotechnologies, Inc. 2011-03-22 225M USD Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.geminx.com
Dov Pharmaceutical, Inc. 2010-07-19 - Trade Sale
Somerset, New Jersey · www.dovpharm.com
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2009-04-02 - PIPE
South San Francisco, California · www.sunesis.com
Kosan Biosciences, Inc. 2008-05-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Hayward, California · www.kosan.com
Cytogen Corp. 2008-05-09 - Trade Sale
Princeton, New Jersey
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Life Science 1 (100%) - 5 (71%) -
Medical Products - - 2 (29%) -
Total 1 - 7 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 7 (100%) -
  California 1 (100%) - 3 (43%) -
  Washington - - 1 (14%) -
  Texas - - 1 (14%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (14%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (14%) -
Total 1 - 7 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture - - 3 (43%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (29%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (14%) -
PIPE 1 (100%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 1 - 7 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (53%) 5.0B (94%)
IPO 5 (26%) -
Trade Sale 4 (21%) 345M (6%)
Total 19 $5.3B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.2B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.1B
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $6.3B
Largest Abgenix, Inc.
$2.2B (2005-12-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
10 100%

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