Investment Principal, Early Stage Healthcare

Job title : Investment Principal, Early Stage Healthcare
Location : London
Job-type : Permanent
Contact : Ed Chamberlain
Call : Ed
Email : email Ed
Reference : J8711

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 in which they invest help to develop life-changing technology. In-line with fundraising activity they are now looking to add an Investment Principal 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