4BIO Capital - Ventures II Launch Media Coverage
Media Coverage of the Ventures II Launch
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Rare genetic diseases are a significant burden on society through both uncurbable, often fatal genetic diseases in adults and children as well as a large cost on society through disability and childhood mortality. Existing therapeutic platforms do not address the issue adequately and are often symptomatic. Advanced biotherapeutics are key to addressing the challenges of modern-day healthcare – spiraling cost of long-term chronic illness and lack of cures. 4Bio is a London-based firm focused on private equity and venture capital in Life Sciences. 4Bio invests into advanced therapies addressing high unmet medical and social needs. 4Bio’s investment focus pertains to the largest segments across the new generation of therapeutic platforms including gene therapy, cell therapy, RNA-based therapy, targeted therapy, and microbiome.
Bonnefield is dedicated to preserving farmland for farming across Canada. Founded in 2009 to address a growing need in the farm community, they have quickly grown to become the leading institutional investor in Canadian farmland with CAD$900 million under management. Owner of more than 124,000 acres across four private funds, Bonnefield invests in portfolios of high-quality “core” farmland. Primarily through sale-leasebacks with leading farmers, Bonnefield works to ensure that these multigenerational farmers maintain control of operations, while investors benefit from annual rental income and capital appreciation. Diversification is achieved by investing across numerous farming regions with differing agricultural characteristics and risks, ESG factors, and exposure to both different farmers and crops. These Canadian based strategies should act as a natural hedge to both our changing climate and inflation.
Halstatt is a private investment firm owned by members of the prominent Barron Collier family in Naples, Florida. Beginning with more than 1.3 million acres of Florida land, the family has specialized in real estate transactions for more than 100 years. Leveraging their network, reputation, and strong track record in Florida and more recently the greater Southeastern U.S., they began managing third-party capital in 2011 to generate premium returns for both the family and their investors. Their fourth Fund is focused on taking advantage of the migration shifts to the Southeastern U.S. along with demographic changes that effect the future of real estate needs. They have always been tactical in their investment programs, and Fund IV expects to have investments in build-for-rent homes, warehouse and storage, distressed real estate, and dislocated assets.
Platinum is a $20 billion Australia-based equity manager established in 1994. Platinum has one core investment style – to seek out companies whose true worth and prospects are yet to be fully recognized by the market. Historical results show that the approach has worked in different economic climates and withstood the test of business cycles. With a focus on achieving strong long-term absolute returns (rather than simply by comparison to a benchmark index), Platinum looks beyond short-term market turbulence caused by events of a transient nature to seek out ‘unfashionable’ companies whose actual worth is greater than the value implied in their present share price. Platinum offers: Global, Asia, Europe, and Japan long/short equity strategies, as well as sector focused strategies in Healthcare, Technology, and Consumer brands.
Our team has more than 100 years of experience working to partner institutional investors with institutional-quality asset management firms. We have successfully represented investment strategies in global, emerging market and small-cap equity, fixed income, opportunistic real estate, hedge funds, private equity, and natural resources. We have developed a thematic approach to finding opportunistic investment teams with significant expertise in growing market sectors.
Rob graduated from the University of Illinois in 1985 and received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1990. He began his career in corporate finance helping clients structure balance sheets, raise capital for acquisitions, and develop creative solutions for interest rate, currency, and other risk exposures. Rob joined SEI Corporation in 1990 as a consultant to institutional investors. He went on to manage and advise institutional clients first at Merrill Lynch in 1995, then at UBS Global Asset Management where he also served as advisor on new investment strategies, bringing institutional client needs and objectives to bear on product development.
Casey graduated from Georgetown University in 1993 and received his MBA from Northwestern University in 2000. He began his career at SEI Corporation in 1993 as a Research Analyst, eventually becoming a Consultant and Director of US Equity Research. Casey joined Frontier Partners, Inc. in 1997 to assist institutional asset managers raise capital. As a Partner at Frontier, he spent 20 years working with institutional managers in a marketing, sales, and relationship capacity. Casey also co-Founded Timpani Capital Management, a US small-cap growth manager based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has extensive experience partnering with best-in-class managers and some of the most sophisticated pensions, foundations, endowments, family offices, and consultants in the country.
Will attended Southern Methodist University from 1978-1981. He began his career with ABT Financial Services in 1982, followed by Mackenzie Investment Management. Will spent 9 years at Templeton Worldwide, where he became Managing Director, developing their international distribution platform. Then at Scudder Investments, Will restructured the firm’s international sales strategy, then moved to Prudential International Investments, where as Senior Managing Director he created the firm’s third-party global business, and redesigned their non-proprietary distribution platform. In 2003, he was a founding member of both WynVale Financial Group LLC, and later WynVale Financial Distributors.
Bill graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Finance in 1986. He began his career in the investment management industry in 2000 at Waddell & Reed, where he led the firm's entrance into the sub-advised/DCIO space for their newly formed intermediary business. He then joined Frontier Partners where he had a similar role. More recently, he was a senior member of intermediary distribution team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where he had broad national accounts and sales responsibility for the firm's largest Sub-advised, Defined Contribution and Insurance relationships. He has extensive experience in working with investment teams across the asset class spectrum and engaging with sophisticated investors/professional buyers.
4BIO Capital Joins Investor Syndicate in CARISMA Therapeutics’ Second Closing of $59 Million Series B Round
Walter Global Asset Management, in partnership with Bonnefield Financial’s management team, acquires Canadian farmland asset management leader.
4BIO Capital’s review of AAV gene therapy clinical trials published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
Media Coverage of the Ventures II Launch
4BIO Capital raises $50 million in first close of new advanced therapies fund. 4BIO Ventures II fund solely focused on advanced therapies.
Redpin Therapeutics secures initial closing of $15.5 million in Series A financing. 4BIO Capital and Arkin Bio Ventures lead first close joined by Takeda Ventures and existing investors.
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