Altus Partners is delighted to be retained by our client a leading venture and early stage healthcare investor. They make an impact through investing into Healthcare investments across Europe, these are typically within MedTech and Nutritional Health. The companies they invest in help to develop life-changing technology. In-line with fundraising activity they are now looking to add an Investment Director to the investment team.
As part of the firm’s growth objectives, we are looking for somebody with strong investment experience and knowledge and interest in life science. This is an ideal role for somebody who believes in the firm’s mission for sustainable and mindful growth and in being part of a firm with a strong culture.
The role will include, but by no means be limited to the following:
Identify industry trends in life sciences: innovative therapeutic areas, health economics challenges & opportunities, M&A activity, regulatory environment, etc.
Maintain and expand existing network (industry veterans, KOL’s, successful entrepreneurs and management teams) in the life sciences space by attending industry specific/ investor conferences and help source new emerging technologies
Build partnerships with other leading life sciences/MedTech investors with a view to forming successful syndicates
Build a close working relationship with Operating Partners
Identify, review/test & analyze the potential in MedTech ventures by being able to see the potential of the market, the management team, the technology and the exit pathway
Conduct formal due diligence processes with special emphasis on technology potential & risk for early stage MedTech ventures, in coordination with the investment team
Design optimal investment structure and negotiate investment terms, including valuation and governance rights
Communicate investment cases and due diligence conclusions in a compelling manner to the Investment Committee
Continuously monitor progress of potential future/pipeline investments
Track performance of portfolio companies
Support Operating Partners in building and growing the portfolio company’s business by providing all relevant materials, knowledge, analysis, etc.
Investigate life sciences subsectors, forming a view on possible exit potential
Assess exit windows (via M&A mainly) thanks to knowledge of potential buyers’ requirements and appetite
Help facilitate exit discussions and terms negotiation
Experience in investment analysis and portfolio management, ideally private equity
Strong financial acumen & corporate finance
Expertise in life sciences, preferably MedTech
Track record in value creation
Ability to design and process and commit to timetables
Resourceful to lead projects independently
Recognizes indicators of successful management teams (leadership skills, track-record, performance, market reputation) but can also identify early any pitfalls (e.g. lack of commercial acumen)
People management & development experience (manage, coach and develop Associates or Analysts)
Stays wired by pro-actively contacting the network and reaching out to management teams of companies with potential new investment opportunities
Experience in managing and networking with external advisors, ideally in healthcare (KOLs, medical experts, MedTech industry players) to identify attractive early stage life sciences opportunities (from Series A) and to assess their potential
Lives and breathes the life sciences innovation world by developing close ties and remaining connected with successful founders/innovators/entrepreneurs
Interest & Knowledge in areas such as cardiology, vascular, respiratory, neurostimulation, critical care, robotics/AI