Metacrine Secures $50 Million Growth Capital Facility from K2 HealthVenturesSeptember 18, 2019
Metacrine, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on building an innovative pipeline of best-in-class drugs to treat liver and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced it has entered into a loan and security agreement for up to $50 million with K2 HealthVentures (K2HV), a healthcare-focused specialty finance company.
“This financing bolsters our capital position and flexibility as we enter a period of accelerated activity around the advancement of our best-in-class FXR agonists for treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and inflammatory bowel disease,” said Ken Song, Chief Executive Officer of Metacrine. “We chose to partner with K2HV because they are an experienced team of healthcare investment professionals who appreciate our desire to strategically deploy capital for clinical development as well as opportunistically expand our pipeline.”
Evelo Biosciences Secures $45 Million Debt Financing from K2 HealthVenturesJuly 25, 2019
Evelo Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVLO), a biotechnology company developing oral biologics that act on cells in the small intestine with systemic therapeutic effects, today announced that it has entered into a loan and security agreement for up to $45 million with K2 HealthVentures (K2HV), a healthcare investment firm.
“We are pleased to announce this agreement, which increases our financial flexibility as we advance our clinical portfolio of oral biologics in inflammation and oncology,” said Jonathan Poole, chief financial officer of Evelo. “Throughout their investment process and collaboration with us in structuring this transaction, the K2HV team has demonstrated a deep understanding of Evelo and our novel technology platform.”
K2 HealthVentures Launches New Investment Company with Industry-Leading Team and $400 Million Initial Capital CommitmentMay 21, 2019
-- Will seek to advance development and fuel growth of life sciences and healthcare companies with dual goals of profit and purpose --
K2 HealthVentures (K2HV) announced today the launch of a new specialty finance company that will provide long-term debt, equity, and intellectual capital to private and public life sciences and healthcare companies. With substantial initial funding and a permanent capital base, which is expected to grow significantly over time, the firm will initially target investments ranging in size from $10-50 million. A key principle of K2HV’s charter is its commitment to devoting a portion of investment profits to fund underserved and underinvested areas in the healthcare space, both in the US and globally.
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