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SV Life Sciences is a leading international life sciences venture capital firm. SVLS affiliated funds have been investing in life sciences companies since the early 1980s and the firm closed its first dedicated life sciences fund in 1994.


The SVLS team manages five private venture capital funds with approximately $1.9 billion of capital under management. The firm employs a diversified strategy within life sciences in order to selectively capitalize on an expanding opportunity in biotech, medical devices and health-care services. SVLS has offices in Boston, London and San Francisco.



SV Life Sciences News

Sale of Convergence Pharmaceuticals - 12 January 2015

SV Life Sciences Fund V notes that Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) acquired Convergence from its owners, SV Life Sciences and others, for a possible total of $ 675m - $200m upfront and $475m of milestone based payments.  Convergence Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for chronic pain.

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Oncoethix Exit - December 2014

SV Life Sciences Fund V notes that Merck acquired Oncoethix from its owners, SV Life Sciences and others, for an upfront payment of $110m. Additional milestone payments of up to $265m are contingent upon clinical and regulatory events being achieved. Oncoethix is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing innovative cancer drugs.


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