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The Role of Private Equity in Life Sciences


  • Jeff Greene
  • Dennis Purcell
  • Brian Edelman
  • Doug Giordano
  • Richard Ruback
  • Dean Mihas
  • Tim Opler
  • Tom Cahill
  • Glen Giovannetti


In a roundtable published in this journal a year ago, there was a clear consensus that the R&D function in big pharma was inefficient and in need of major restructuring, possibly through increased investments by venture capital and private equity firms. In this discussion, an accomplished group of industry practitioners begins by looking at the prospects for both venture capital and private equity to play meaningful roles in financing early- and mid-stage drug development. In so doing, they explore questions like the following: Copyright Copyright (c) 2010 Morgan Stanley.

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  • Jeff Greene & Dennis Purcell & Brian Edelman & Doug Giordano & Richard Ruback & Dean Mihas & Tim Opler & Tom Cahill & Glen Giovannetti, 2010. "The Role of Private Equity in Life Sciences," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, vol. 22(2), pages 8-35.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:22:y:2010:i:2:p:8-35

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