The direct secondaries firm has hired three investment professionals and opened an office in Bavaria to help it manage the 23-asset portfolio.
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Atlas Venture, healthcare specialist Clarus Ventures and SV Life Sciences led the first round of financing for the company, with Atlas’s Bruce Booth to serve as its board chairman.
The venture capital firm’s latest fund will invest in technology and life science businesses in North America and Western Europe.
Yuki Kashiyama founded a biotech group and worked for Boston Consulting Group as a biotech and pharma consultant.
The listed blood thinner manufacturer, which supplies major pharmaceuticals, will once again invest in a TPG Biotechnology fund.
The latest funding will be used to help Ginkgo take its synthetic biology technology into new markets, including human health.
The raise includes new investment from Rock Springs Capital, Invesco Asset Management and Health for Life Capital, alongside existing investor PureTech.
Arboretum Ventures and Baird Capital co-led the Series A financing round for the Michigan-based tumour sequencing operation specialist.
The fund will target early stage Indian and South-East Asian companies focused on life sciences, last-mile healthcare delivery and healthcare IT.
Life Sciences Partners’ fifth vehicle easily surpassed its initial $170 million target and has already invested around a third of the proceeds in nine investments.