Bringing Home the Bacon: A Look at Recent Life Science Exit Data

 
Life Science; Venture Capital
September 03, 2010 Posted by:
Posted by Scott McCabe, September 13, 2010 at 9:58 AM
"Jon, this is a terrific article. It is well-written and supported by very compelling data. I am very impressed by SVB’s research and regularly visit your website. Your article caught my attention because I used to market pre-M&A/IPO wealth management solutions to C-level execs of venture backed tech companies. I monitor the exit markets regularly looking for signs of life. Today’s IPO market is tenuous at best given the jittery public markets. Furthermore, I question whether it’s prudent for management to allocate the substantial time and financial resources towards going public. I believe their energy is better spent focusing on growing their business. The M&A route does offers some intrigue largely driven by the significant cash holdings sitting on the balance sheets of corporate America. We are seeing signs of life in this area with companies like Hewlett Packard being somewhat aggressive. I believe others will follow once Washington provides some clarity on simple minor things like … taxes! In any event, thanks for your article. SM"
Posted by Jonathan Norris, September 15, 2010 at 6:45 PM
"Thanks Scott - appreciate the feedback. We all hope these Big Exits continue to come with regularity! Jon"

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