Friday, March 10, 2017

The GPP I and BMVF Funds

Headquartered in Connecticut, Great Point Partners is an investment management firm that specializes in the healthcare industry. Great Point Partners (GPP) was founded in 2003 and has invested in more than 100 healthcare businesses. 

The firm operates two separate divisions – one that focuses on private companies and one on public companies. 

Hedge funds are a limited partnership of investors that make investments. One type of hedge fund is the equity long/short hedge fund. Long/short hedge funds invest in the stock market buy buying and selling stocks.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Clinical Supplies Management Begins European Expansion

Great Point Partners is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm that targets both the public and private health care sectors. For over a decade, Great Point Partners has invested in firms that are advancing the quality and accessibility of innovative health care products. 

A recent growth recapitalization facilitated by GPP has allowed Clinical Supplies Management (CSM), a provider of clinical trial services and solutions, to expand its offerings across the Atlantic Ocean. In December 2016, the company announced the acquisition of Theorem Clinical Research-Clinical Supplies (TCS), a German clinical services firm. Headquartered in Frankfurt, the former Chiltern International subsidiary provides services for the full clinical life cycle, including packaging, reconciliation, and distribution. Its inclusion within CSM’s growing portfolio will greatly enhance the firm’s ability to serve clients throughout western Europe. 

The new partnership between CSM and the Theorem team not only will allow CSM to increase its European presence, but also provides TCS with a gateway to North American clinical clients and resources. Following the acquisition, TCS executive director RĂ¼diger Weber will draw on his expertise in the sector to head the bourgeoning European operations of CSM.