Fri, Feb 24, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Vulpes Investment Management announces launch of Vulpes Life-Sciences Fund

Thursday, March 01, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Over the past 12 years, the Vulpes partners have acquired significant stakes in a small number of selective, largely UK-based, life-science companies which they believe offer a huge discount to fair value.

These assets will now be offered in a fund structure for co-investment, continuing our plan to move all the partners’ significant assets into fund structures available for external investors.

Summary of Vulpes Life Sciences Fund:

• Small number of companies where IP/technology around diagnostics or drug discovery is very large compared to valuations
• Use of expert advice in proteomics to asses value
• Advise companies in business acumen to increase commercial value

“The UK venture capital market in life sciences in the UK can be very undervalued compared to the world class ideas coming out of UK universities and research institutes which has left the sector somewhat orphaned. We see great potential value in lifescience companies housing world-leading research and development and making significant advances in the treatment of a number of major diseases” said Stephen Diggle, Founder. “The Vulpes Life-Sciences Fund will focus on a select group of companies that possess significantly undervalued intellectual property in both diagnostics and discovery, and will use Vulpes’ experience and expertise to help maximize their commercial value”.

Vulpes Investment Management launched on 1st April 2011 and now has 5 funds open to investors: Long Asian Volatility and Arbitrage Fund, Russian Opportunities Fund and Testudo Fund; the Creo European Investments Fund and now the Vulpes Life Sciences Fund. The Vulpes Agricultural Fund will be added to the platform in the coming months. Corporate website:Source

(press release)

PD

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Swiss investors take fund seeding and acceleration into their own hands[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Banque Bonhote, a 200-year old Swiss private bank, last year launched a community of investors - heads of Swiss family and advisory offices and wealth managers - with the aim of co-investing in the kind of managers they wanted to invest in, either by way of s

  2. K2 Advisors : Why We Like Activist Hedge Fund Strategies and Some Thoughts on Alpha[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Rob Christian, Senior Managing Director, Head of Research K2 Advisors, Franklin Templeton Solutions, writes on Harvest Exchange: When d

  3. Ex-Navy SEAL backed by Mario Gabelli, Jean-Marie Eveillard and other value giants off to strong start[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: Sententia Capital Management is not your average value focused hedge fund. The fund was founded by Michael Zapata, a former Navy Seal Team 6 Officer and has attracted funding from some of the best-known names in the value space. Mario Gabelli, Jean-Marie Eveillard from First Eagl

  4. Europe - 1 trillion euro non-performing loans are clogging EU lending channels[more]

    From Centralbanking.com: As much as 1 trillion euro of non-performing loans (NPLs) are still clogging the lending channel in the European Union. An EU asset management company (AMC) could address market failures in the secondary market for NPLs as part of a suite of measures designed to tackle the b

  5. Investing - Hedge funds' novel approach: investing for longer at lower returns, U.S. hedge fund Delta Partners lifts stake in Bellamy's, Hedge funds stockpile cobalt, electric carmakers on battery alert, Facebook is racking up the likes among the world's biggest hedge funds, Einhorn affirms gold on Trump uncertainty[more]

    Hedge funds' novel approach: investing for longer at lower returns From FNLondon.com: Hedge funds are known for making short-term bets, dipping quickly in and out of markets to take advantage of swings in prices. But, under pressure to innovate, some big-name managers are looking at ways